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Arriba la Cumbia! : 20 March

Arriba la Cumbia! : 20 March

FRIDAY 20 MARCH | ARRIBA LA CUMBIA! Presents official debut of ELPIDIO & SU ALEGRIA ORCHESTRA (UK/Colombian Salsa Dura/Tropical /Cumbia) + LOKANDES (Afro-Andean & Latin Fusion) + NIRK MOLINA (UK Vallenato King - Heavy Colombian Parranda) + Dj Russ Jones & Special guests + Upstairs: Hawaiian Bop @ Passing Clouds [Free before 9pm]
Address: 1 Richmond Rd, Dalston E8 4AA
8pm - 4am - Free before 9pm
£5 before 10pm | £10 After / £8 with e-flyer.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1556576507914540

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Arriba La Cumbia! is back on Friday 20th March a party with Cumbia, tropical, latino and amazonic live bands and Dj's. Our spring season starts with the debut of ELPIDIO & SU ALEGRIA ORCHESTRA playing the best latin, Cumbia, Salsa dura and tropical vibes including a line up of top musicians with additional brass and percussion. On the night the band will be supported by amazing shows by special guests well known band LOKANDES (Afro-andean & Latin Fusion) and NIRK MOLINA (UK VALLENATO KING) playing traditional colombian vallenato & cumbia.

On the decks spinning the best Arriba la Cumbia! special tunes our host Dj Russ Jones aka Hackney GlobeTrotter + In.Dj.nous // Upstairs: Hawaiian Bop with Richio Suzuki & special guests

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ELPIDIO & SU ALEGRIA ORCHESTRA
Official debut of this amazing band in London playing the magic of Salsa dura, Cumbia and tropical vibes of the 80's colombian sound including a line up of top musicians with additional brass and percussion directed by well known musician Elpidio Caicedo bringing the sound of heavy colombian rhythms in London with a Cali style.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Elpidio-su-Alegria-Orchestra/475094845977349?fref=ts

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LOKANDES
Having supported the likes of legendary South American acts Kjarkas (Bolivia) and Susana Baca (Peru) (the latter whom gave a glowing review of the band's performance) and following a recent collaboration with Juana Fe's Juan Ayala (Chile) Lokandes continue to make their mark as one of the truly exceptional live acts emerging from the Latin community in London. Taking the melodies and energy of Andean music and mixing it with Rumba, Reggae, Son, Ska, Cumbia, Funk and Afro-Latin rhythms. The band unites musicians and instruments from Peru, Bolivia, Spain, Colombia, Chile, China and the UK, and sets their highly original music, alongside socially conscious lyrics and a super tight rhythm section bringing awareness to Latin-American and worlwide cultures.

The band had the opportunity to play Kendal Callling, Secret Garden Party, London Mela, London Green Fair, Glastonbury , Vamos Festival, BT London river of live (Olympics 2012) , BBC Mundo, Rhythmtree Festival,  Bestival, Royal Festival Hall part of Southbank winter festival, Standon Calling, Barbican Dance Nations @ Gillet Square & Nottingham Contemporary Gallery among others music venues and festivals in the UK.

Links:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/lokandesmusic / www.facebook.com/lokandesgroup
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/lokandes
Twitter : @Lokandes
Bandcamp: http://latinosinlondon.bandcamp.com/album/lokandes-positive-energy
EPK(Video): http://youtu.be/JXQlvGqGivA
Lokandes' When tradition meets London' Short Film : http://youtu.be/q1jI_TOjR8I
Lokandes @ Winter Festival http://youtu.be/ZehGvZqXXJk
Lokandes @ Bestival http://youtu.be/yzW5ebceDAc

Reviews:
"..An enjoyable listening experience and unique style.."***** Susana Baca
" International Festival Favourites" Metro, UK

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UK VALLENATO KINGS
The band plays traditional Vallenato music along with cumbia, a popular folk music of Colombia also added as a category in the Latin Grammy Awards. This band comprised of some of the finest musicians of this genre led by Nirk Molina from Monteria, Colombia. The band play traditional instruments that make up the sound of Vallenato , those instruments one from Africa (drums), other from the indigenous (Guiro) and the last one from Europe (Accordion) represent a mix of cultures, races and sounds that just make this music unique.

The “Caja Vallenata”, a small drum held between the knees and played with bare hands. It was used by the African slaves brought by the Europeans.
The “Guacharaca”, a wooden, ribbed stick similar to a sugar cane, accompanied by a fork that when rubbed together emits a scraping sound, originally used by Colombian indigenous.
And the accordion of German origin, usually modified in Colombia just for the Vallenatos.

From Monteria, Colombia Nirk Molina "UK's Vallenato King" is one of the shining lights of the Colombian/cumbia and vallenato London scene. Playing in many of the established London tropical bands he has now put his own outfit together playing a mix of folkloric cumbia and Vallenato classics including his own compositions. Nirk Molina with his fusion of pop vocals and traditional Colombian vallenato the traditional music of the Colombian rural people. He embodies the very soul of Latin America Vallenato, which originated in the Valle de Upar in northeastern Colombia, has roots in African, European, and native Colombian music. It uses native bamboo flutes, African-inspired drums, and German accordions. For many years the music was looked down upon in Colombia because it was associated with poor people and minority groups.However, Molina and other artists have brought it into the mainstream and have also introduced it to audiences around the world. Molina and vallenato' s mix of cultures is the living proof of the equality of all people."

LINKS
http://www.starnow.co.uk/nirkmolina
http://vfv477.wix.com/nirk-molina
http://youtu.be/2oL4nq_M0js
http://youtu.be/CGSta1SHS0w
http://youtu.be/q4MFcDUhIFY
http://youtu.be/1oejotBB9Rs

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HOSTED BY DJ RUSS JONES (aka Hackney Globe Trotter)
Russ Jones aka Hackney globe trotter has forged a new direction in mixing global beats and world/dance music with Future World Funk, embracing eclectic cultural styles from mashed-up Brazillian 2-Step, Arabic Hip Hop, Afro-house, vintage reggae, Latin,cumbia and nu-cumbia to ragga, Japanese funk and Ghanian Hip Life to Moroccan Gnawa Dub.
www.hackneygt.com
www.myspace.com/russjonEs1
www.facebook.com/HackneyGlobeTrotter
Twitter : @HackneyGT

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EARLY DJ SET DOWNSTAIRS BY
IN.DJ.NOUS (aka Carlitos)
Dj sessions showcasing a wide range of musical styles fused with global & Latin rhythms – A musical bridge between past and present of latin american music from traditional roots and fusion to classical hits and emerging global artists around the world.
FUNKLORE / AFRO-LATIN/ CUMBIA /ELECTROPICAL
www.latinosinlondon.com
http://www.mixcloud.com/latinosinlondon

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UPSTAIRS: HAWAIIAN BOP.
Hosted by Richio Suzuki & special guests.

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Curated by Arriba la Cumbia!
www.facebook.com/arribalacumbia
www.hackneygt.com
www.latinosinlondon.com
info@latinosinlondon.com
Twitter @latinosinlondon @arribalacumbia @HackneyGTUK
[Dj Russ Jones & Carlos Nino]

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