Movimientos presents Wara + Dj Toy Selectah
Friday 20th June 2014
7pm – 3am
Free before 9pm / £5 before 10pm / £10 after
Summer’s in full swing and we’re dancing 'til the roof blows off at Passing Clouds on the 20th! With an eagerly anticpated performance from Latin turbo-revolutionaries, it’s time to all hail the return of Wara! With support from Gypsy Funk party starters Los Pelos Rizos and Latin soul brigade Los Calendarios, there’s many an audio delight ‘pon the table esta noche. Also, did we mention we have a BIG player in the house
Toy Selectah has already gained international badman status in our book; representing Mexico’s brave new frontier of sound on Diplo’s influential Mad Decent label. And he’s in the house on the decks alongside Cal Jader. With Udigrudi's Brazilian and Tropicalia vibes always ready to charge up the dance upstairs it's going to be a rollicking two floor fiesta in the loving hands of the familia. Enjoy!
WARA (live) - 1st London gig of 2014
Los Pelos Rizos (live)
Toy Selectah (DJ) - Direct from D.F Mexico City
DJ Cal Jader
+ special guests TBA
+ Special film presentation @8pm: Short film special with Diego Quemada-Diez the director of 'The Golden Dream'
Following the release of their debut album ‘Leave to Remain’ and their La Linea supported UK tour, Wara are back with a big Cuban bang to play their first live show of 2014! It's been a busy year for our favourite young musical revolutionaries, what with the album receiving a glowing 4 star review in The Guardian, a sold out album launch at the Jazz Café, and shooting their first music video between the rooftops of Shoreditch and the streets of Havana! Wara’s high energy fusion of traditional Latin and Cuban styles with the sounds of modern London that has been turning heads and ears for a while - catch the vibes before they head off to conquer all manner of festival crowds this summer!
DJ Toy Selectah (Mad Decent / Red Bull Music Academy)
From his role as a key member of one of Mexico's biggest Hip Hop acts Control Machete, and releasing music on Diplo's hugely popular Mad Decent label he is at the forefront of the music scene in Latin America. And has been hugely influential in heralding the revival of new forms of Cumbia through production collaborations with legendary artists like Celso Piña and Los Angeles Azules as well as all the new wave of Mexican musicians
He is currently a regular contributor at The Red Bull Music Academy and is set to make a record alongside Camilo Lara aka Mexican Institute of Sound.
LOS PELOS RIZOS
Gypsy Funk / Swing / Latin rhythms
'Los Pelos Rizos is London’s critically acclaimed Gypsy Funk band with their sound described as: "bursting with layers of eclectic energy wrapped in Latin rhythms". Featuring violin, trumpet, guitars, mandolin, bass and cajon, they have a regular following, a residency at The Troubadour and played to jubilant audiences at The Edinburgh Festival.'
BALDO VERDÚ Y SU TONTO MALEMBE
Baldo Verdú y su Tonto Malembe is a Latin-Fusion Quartet recently formed in London, UK; by Keenan Bailey (bass), Josepph Costi (piano/keyboards), Lya Drummer (drums) and Baldo Verdú (vocals & guitars).
The band, leaded by its guitarist and singer Baldo Verdú, explores the sounds of Rock music in combination with Latin American genres such as Cumbia, Guaracha, Tambor and Latin Funk; as the result of a life-long experience among these music expressions, thanks to the participation in major Latin bands as La Parranda de Lilliam, Conjunto Papa Upa and Fumaça Preta; in parallel with a continuous experience in the Rock scene with bands as Fibonacci and the more recent The BaBy Factory.
Baldo Verdú y su Tonto Malembe sounds of afro venezuelan and afro-caribbean rhythms. Baldo Verdú's guitar adds to the ensemble the funky vibe. The original songs are mainly sung in spanish, a few in english. All of them absorbing the audience into a world of energy, afro - latin folklore and exuberance.
+ Short film special with the director of 'The Golden Dream'
To celebrate Diego Quemada-Diez’s astounding debut The Golden Dream (La Jaula de Oro), in cinemas on June 23rd, join us at 8 pm for a special presentation with the director.
Diego Quemada-Diez - who’s worked on films such as 21 grams and The Constant Gardener as well as with legendary filmmaker Ken Loach - will screen two of his award-winning shorts: A Table is a Table, and I Want To Be A Pilot and talk about his new feature THE GOLDEN DREAM
Friday 20th June 2014