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SoundAmerikA! Lokandes & Friends : 5 March

SoundAmerikA! Lokandes & Friends : 5 March

SoundamerikA! is back on Saturday 5th March, a night with a full blend of South American rhythms & global beats including some of the best artists based in London.

Our hosts and one of London's most original Latin bands LOKANDES alongside their friends will bring to Stage 3 (Hackney Empire) their fresh mix of Afro-Andean rhythms, rumba, cumbia, ska and reggae with sweet melodies and super tight grooves to get you on the dance floor and shout the catchy tunes all night. (Rubén Ramos Medina from PANAMA, Kieffer Santander from PERU, Yuri Betancourt Garcia from CHILE Jeanette Rojas from BOLIVIA)

Special guest of the night: THE SHAMANS a young generation of emerging latin musicians playing traditional cumbia, chicha with a rocky London twist.

On the decks : Carlitos Nino - Latinos in London DJ's playing some latin rhythms, tropical beats, and fresh global party sounds for a proper saturday night shakedown.

Food & Drinks available.

FREE ENTRY before 9pm / £5 after.
Open until 2am

Venue: Stage 3 next to Hackney Empire,291 Mare Street,
London, E8 1EJ >> http://www.hackneyempire.co.uk/23/getting-here/getting-to-us.html

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SHAMANS
A young generation of emerging latin musicians from Peru & Chile playing traditional cumbia, chicha with a rocky London twist.
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LOKANDES
An special appereance for an acoustic freestyle session by some members of this great band (Kanti Qena, Phaxsi Coca & Kieffer Santander) plus special guests!

Having supported the likes of legendary South American acts Kjarkas (Bolivia) and Susana Baca (Peru) and following a recent collaboration with Juana Fe's Juan Ayala and supporting Chico Trujillo (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, ska, cumbia, funk and afro-Latin rhythms. The band unites musicians and instruments from Latin America mixed with world musicians and sets their highly original music, alongside socially conscious lyrics and a super tight rhythm section bringing awareness to Latin-American and worlwide cultures.

Lokandes have played Kendal Callling, Secret Garden Party, London Mela, London Green Fair, Glastonbury , Vamos Festival, London Olympics 2012, BBC Mundo, Rhythmtree Festival, Bestival, Royal Festival Hall, Standon Calling, Barbican Dance Nations & Nottingham Contemporary Gallery, among others music venues and festivals in the UK.

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SoundamerikA! is a partnership of www.latinosinlondon.com + Andean Connection
Enquiries to music @latinosinlondon.com
Twitter: @latinosinlondon @lokandes

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