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Viva Venezuela! w.  Wilmer Sifontes & Afro-America Project : 5 July

Viva Venezuela! w. Wilmer Sifontes & Afro-America Project : 5 July

Latinos in London Entertainment continue their nights full of latin american shows and amazing artists, this time presenting the best of Venezuelan music in London celebrating Venezuela Fiestas Patrias with traditional music led by Wilmer Sifontes & Afro-America Project the most important Venezuelan band in London playing Afro-venezuelan and Caribbean Rhythms. Alongside we can enjoy the most traditional Venezuelan appetizers as Arepas and cheese tequeños.

This event is also an appeal fundraiser by Wilmer Sifontes & Afro-America Project for James Turner a band's friend to help on his Cancer treatment starting this month. Find more about his story and donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/25azft7r - News article. http://goo.gl/UZagKv.

Wilmer Sifontes & Afro-America project are a group of musicians who bring the popular sound of Venezuela and the traditional instruments to London from Upbeat, danceable Afro-Venezuelan and Caribbean popular rhythms. The band explore and reveal Venezuela’s rich legacy of African and Afro-Caribbean roots music.
 
5 JULY | VIVA VENEZUELA! Wilmer Sifontes & Afro-America Project * CamdenTown / Dj from 6pm - Livemusic from 8.30pm until midnight.
Address: The Forge, Camden 3-7 Delancey Street, London NW1 7NL, London
RSVP +44 20 7383 7808
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/551254805046242/

Venezuela is known for its own tropical sounds and other imported styles, as well as the distinct joropo and llanero music, the country produced the global superstars and also big part of this contribution is part of some of our musicians here in London, one of them is WILMER SIFONTES from Caracas Venezuela, one of London’s most accomplished, outstanding and prolific percussionists. He has established himself as one of the UK’s leading Latin percussionists, and has worked with some of the UK’s leading bands and World music artists. More info: http://www.wilsifontes.com

On the decks Dj Nino aka Carlitos from Latinos in London Ltd & Arriba la Cumbia parties selecting some Venezuelan classics, Salsa and tropical music from Caracas to London! www.latinosinlondon.com / www.mixcloud.com/latinosinlondon

More special guests and full programme to be announced.
Dj from 6pm + Live music by 8pm onwards.

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Curated by Carlos Nino (www.latinosinlondon.com)
Enquiries: music @ latinosinlondon.com
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*MENU: The Forge Cantina serves freshly-prepared modern British cuisine and a new latin american menu including Arepas, Tequenos, Ceviche, Argentinian steak, Chicharrones,etc.. and top quality drinks and cocktails.
http://www.forgevenue.org/cantina/

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WILMER SIFONTES
Wimer Sifontes From Caracas Venezuela, is one of London’s most accomplished, outstanding and prolific percussionists. He studied at The Roberto Marcano School (part of the Association of musicians institute), and Fundacion Bigott, an institute dedicated to the study of Traditional Venezuelan Folkloric music. He also studied with Venezuelan percussionists such as Orlando Poleo, Alberto Borregales and Andres Briceño.

In Venezuela he worked with The Erik Franceski y Su Orquesta salsa band, as well as touring extensively throughout South America and Europe, with Afro-Venezuelan groups Autoctono and Entreverao, playing in countries such as Brazil, Colombia, Germany, Portugal and Spain, finally settling in the UK in 1996.

He has played in some of the most prestigious international festivals around the world, such as Womad Festival, Glastonbury Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Beijing International Festival (China), Bath International Festival (UK), Sea Side Jazz Festival (Croatia) and the Kijanii Festival in Nairobi (Kenya).

Wilmer is both an excellent musician and teacher, and has featured as guest percussion workshop leader in Southampton University, Sussex University, Ulster University in Ireland and Kenyatta University in Nairobi Kenya, also at The CALARTS Intstitute in Los Angeles, The Bath International Festival, The Barbican Centre, The Royal Festival Hall, and places such as Devon and Exeter where he has guided the recently formed Salsa bands.

He has established himself as one of the UK’s leading Latin percussionists, and has worked with some of the UK’s leading bands and World music artists, such as Salsa Celtica, including 2 world and USA tours, celebrated Sitar and Tabla player Baluji Shrivastav, Iranian percussionist Hussain Zahawy, The Elliptics, British-Colombian drum and bass project Side Stepper, and Colombian Latin Grammy award winners Aterciopelados. Most recently he directed and produced the music for ‘Amazonas Spectacular Contemporary Carnival’, as well recording with 'Clasico Latino' who featured Andres Cepeda as one of their special guests in the album, and directed and produced the new album for Conjunto Sabroso 'Ya Tengo Lo Que Queria'.

Wilmer Sifontes is musical director for several projects including UK’s leading Salsa band Conjunto Sabroso, with whom he has toured extensively, as well as backing international Salsa stars such as Fania All Stars legend Adalberto Satiago, Jose Mangual Junior, Maelo Ruiz, Tito Gomez, Tito Nieves, Cano Estremera, Henry Fiol, to name a few. He also directs his own Afro Venezuelan ensemble ‘Afro-American Project’.

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