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RUMBA FREESTYLE! Lokandes + Dandaluz + Dj\'s: 12 March [Free Entry]

RUMBA FREESTYLE! Lokandes + Dandaluz + Dj's: 12 March [Free Entry]

SAT. 12 MARCH | RUMBA FREESTYLE! Lokandes + Dandaluz + Dj's [Free Entry]

Spring is here and now is time to join forces between latin america & Spain for our special session of RUMBA FREESTYLE! blending together Latin music and Afro-tropical rhythms and Rumba flamenca with a frenetic burst of sound and colours with the rocky vibes of Camden Town.

SAT. 12 MARCH | RUMBA FREESTYLE! [Free Entry] 5pm
Address: The Forge, Camden 3-7 Delancey Street, London NW1 7NL, London
RSVP +44 20 7383 7808


The night will be a fusion of live music performed by DANDALUZ playing a fusion of rumba flamenca direct from Sevilla, Spain with a Chilean spice; Special guests members of LOKANDES (Phaxsi Coca, Kanti Qena & Kieffer Santander) bringing their Latin grooves and Afro-Andean Fusion. Thereafter the bands will join the stage for an special jamming session mixing rhythms and traditional instruments creating a crossroads between Rumba flamenca, Caribbean music and rock ‘n’ roll.

On the decks Latinos in London Dj's with special guests selecting a wide range of musical styles fused with global & Latin rhythms.

Carlitos Nino (Arriba la Cumbia!, Latinos in London)
Pao Feregrino (Entre dos tierras - Mexico)

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.

DANDALUZ : Rumba / flamenco / Pachanga /Bossa Nova
Energetic new fusion from Sevilla, Cartagena (Chile) and London vibes these guys stir up the riotous melodies and rhythms of Rumba, Pachanga, Flamenco, Salsa and Bossa Nova. Dandaluz live is an intoxicating and colourful experience, they’re the kind of band who can keep you dancing til your feet hurt. Comfortable footware is advised.
More info:
Twitter : @Dandaluces | Facebook : Dandaluz

LOKANDES : Latin grooves & Afro-Andean Fusion.
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 and around the world setting 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.


Catalan gipsies develop a new way of playing flamenco guitar known as the ‘ventilador’, a technique that combines the strumming of guitar strings whilst the palms of the hand drum the rhythm on the body of the guitar. The guitar, the handclaps and certain songs originating from the Caribbean give birth to this new style. In the 1970s a new generation of gipsy rumba emerges, as the scene is enriched with a variety of styles, and keyboards, electric guitars, funky basses and wind sections appear.

However, its true value is how the essence of these songs were used to build a new style. Spanish flamenco guitar player Paco de Lucía brought to Spain a cajón formerly owned by Peruvian percussionist Caitro Soto in 1977 with the purpose of using it as a more reliable rhythmic base in Flamenco. The cajón is the most widely used Afro-Peruvian musical instrument since the late 18th century.


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