Somerset House are hosting an incredible festival throughout August called This Bright Land transforming their magnificent courtyard into a wonderland open to all, with joyful day-and-night performances, music, dance, talks, workshops and more, platforming established creatives and grassroots communities.As part of their Friday night party series throughout the month we will kickstart the weekend with a night of femme powered Latinx sounds celebrating some of the cultural activists and acts who are bringing an empowering and affirmative cultural approach to events in London. There will be back-to-back sets of new wave, high energy Latin sounds from two of the DJs at the forefront of the new Latinx scene in London Bushbby from Candela Viva and Ivicore from Popola as well as Movimientos regular Colombian selector Amancai plus a very special performance from exciting new percussion and vocal led group Las Witchas with a mix of dynamic Afro Latin rhythms alongside more guest performers and dance.
Bushbby is a London born and based Colombian DJ, artist, producer and event promoter who explores the sounds and roots of Latin American music.Since 2019, she has quickly established herself as one of London’s Latin music scene’s torchbearers, showcasing an explosive blend of Dancehall, Reggaeton, Cumbia, Champeta and Dembow, inspired by the Colombian-Caribbean and UK sound systems she grew up around. Dedicated to nurturing the Latinx scene, she founded Candela Viva & Epoka, platforms that celebrate the culture’s roots, music, and people through regular events and a bi-monthly show on Threads Radio.
Ivicore is an explosive DJ, Artist, & MC from Venezuela, bringing the hottest tunes from the Caribbean and Latin America, from mash ups, classics to the latest club bangers.Her Popola events create a fiery music ritual to embrace sensuality, diversity & Queer Femme divine energy by celebrating Afro-Latinx-Caribbean music from a femme perspective.
Colombian-born, DJ based in South London. Faithful advocate of South American music and artists and a particular love for Afro Caribbean music.
Witches is a music and arts collective based in London created by Latin American migrant women and the daughters of Latin American migrants. Witchas! fusion bullerengue and other afro latin rhythms to create and experiment with new sounds and to inhabit cultural spaces usually dominated by male presence.