Movimientos: Carnival Special @ Passing Clouds
Friday 17th February
Live acts: King Lagoon's Flying Swordfish Dancing Band + Let Drum Beat + Burundanga
DJs: Palov (Palov & Mishkin), Arias & Cal Jader, Udigrudi DJs
To celebrate the start of carnival in Brazil Movimientos presents a night of carnival drums, jump up afro-latin roots music and psychedelic tropical grooves. Brighton's finest King Lagoon's Flying Swordfish Dancing Band with very special live show featuring light and aromas, plus all female Brazilian percussion project Let Drum Beat and Newcastle's Burundanga bring a unique mix of Afro-Latin rhythms from Peru to Brazil. On the decks special guest from Athens DJ Palov (from the amazing production duo Palov and Mishkin) joins Movimientos DJs to provide the backdrop mixing up the freshest Latin beats with Samba Funk, Cumbia and Swing, whilst upstairs the Udigrudi host a funky eclectic Brazilian themed affair. All at Dalston's finest boutique live music venue and cultural hub Passing Clouds.
King Lagoon's Flying Swordfish Dancing Band
Exotic sounds and aromas… King Lagoon’s psychedelic Afro-Latin-dancing-music show comes with costumes and light show as well as a smells and effects technician!
An evolving palette of smells, lights, smoke, rocket balloons and even a giant dancing lagoon creature are co-ordinated with an original and varying set of music that transports you to a faraway, fantastical place.
"Most amazing magical show! Packed the tent and got everyone dancing. Highlight of Secret Garden Party!"- Tax Deductible Theatre Company
Let Drum Beat
Formed by Alba Cabral, Penny Elkins and Ursula Tuca Let Drum Beat is all about female percussionists that have gathered their vast set of percussion, joining their afro-latin-brazilian-european heritage to create their own pieces flavoured by a wide diversity of acoustic sounds that goes from tiny bells to heavy drums, energetic and paced rhythms, passing through vocal melodies and spontaneous dance.
This diverse collective of exceptional musicians from the North East creates one of the most distinctive sounds in the UK. An eclectic mix of tropical deep beats. From Afro Latin, Jazz, Cumbia, Cuban Beats to Afro Peruvian Festejo.
+ Documentary film screening: "3 Short Films on Chile"
Three glimpses of Chile in 2011. A video trilogy that hinges around the recent momentous student protest movement—the occupations, marches, demonstrations, street actions and web activism—and its tremendous impact on the country’s political life, as they denounce the most highly privatised education system in the world, and demand the return of free public education.
+ Q&A with director Michael Chanan
Film screening at 8.30pm
£5 b4 10 / £8 after
@ Passing Clouds
1 Richmond Road, E8 4AA
Train: Dalston Kingsland / Junction
Friday 17th February 2012