Santuario / Sanctuary Artwork

Santuario / Sanctuary

Various Artists

Movimientos celebrate their 15 year anniversary with ‘Santuario / Sanctuary’ a compilation of 19 tracks from the UK-Latinx community and beyond. Representative of the new scene of artists taking the UK-Latin sound forward into the 21st Century and at the same time raising much needed funds for the UK Latin American community impacted by COVID-19. It includes 10 exclusive tracks specially commissioned for this project and features a range of styles from mutations of Reggaeton, RnB & Hip Hop alongside acoustic Soul, Cumbia, Jazz, Afro-Latin and future tropical electronic sounds.

The compilation stars long standing members of the scene and part of the Movimientos familia like Wara – who contribute a brand new track (and video) ‘Yo No Me Voy’, The Fontanas who get a Chill Baile remix treatment from London based producer Blue Canariñho, Lokandes who showcase brand new material and producers Soundspecies who team up with Venezuelan vocalist Luzmira Zerpa on a track merging Afro-Cuban percussion with deep electronics. Elsewhere there’s exclusive contributions and brand new tracks from new generation acts including Argentinian-British singer Malena Zavela, Colombian-British producers CXLI (pronounced CALI), songstress JSCA, Bristol based Mexican producer Panther Panther and electro-tropical band Xaman X (remixed by British producers Village Cuts), Downtempo meets Dembow with conscious spoken word from new dynamic combination Bushbby and Swuni. Plus there’s plenty of Cumbia from Imperio Bamba, Malphino, and Manchester’s Mama Racho plus stellar cuts from Esteban Card, Holly Holden y Su Banda, Soul / RnB from Stephanie Santiago and Pao Pestana and Reggaeton – Hip Hop from Mike Kalle x Morfius. The compilation also features specially commissioned artwork from British-Colombian artist and activist Janiru.

100% of the profits generated from this project will go toward supporting Latin migrant communities in the UK impacted by COVID-19. We will support the following organisations LAWA (Latin American Women’s Aid), LAWRS (Latin American Women’s Right’s Service) and Apoyo Communitario Sur de Londres Covid-19 to ensure money will go to support workers in precarious situations, vulnerable women affected by the rise in domestic violence and more.

With much of the Latin American community here in the UK already in insecure situations, and with the loss of culturally important spaces like Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, and with the Seven Sisters Latin Village under threat it’s more important than ever to use the power of music and art to fight against injustice & inequality and to help raise up voices of the under represented.

With its origins in the Latin American solidarity movements in the UK and it’s 15 year history of events in the UK Movimientos has always aimed to highlight the issues affecting the continent and the diaspora alongside working with artists, musicians and DJs to use culture as a weapon.

Mastering: Sam Procter / Lismore Mastering
Artwork: Janiru