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Latinos @ Our Big Gig 2013 : 14 July [FREE]

Latinos @ Our Big Gig 2013 : 14 July [FREE]

Latinos in London will be part this year of Our Big Gig 2013 bringing together latin american community and Londoners showcasing all the best of their Latin musicians and Bands mixed with different nationalities. We are proud to present a special guest part of this festival, now in their European tour coming direct from Venezuela 'BIG MANDRAKE' plus more local bands to support this show including a special closing with open mic and Jammin for guests to interact with our top Latin musicians. Check below the full line up and more TBC.

Our Big Gig, takes place from 11th–14thJuly, will see the whole country celebrate and enjoy music, showcase new and existing talent and increase participation in music making. From school halls to concert halls-local communities and event organisers are being encouraged to get together, pick up instruments and programme gigs in their local areas for a UK wide music celebration.

Launched by Communities Minister DonFoster,along with performersfrom the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, Our Big Gig builds on the success of previous annual Bandstand Marathon events. The initiative is coordinated by arts organisation Superact and last year’s event marked the closing of the London 2012 Games with 9,000 people take part in the simultaneous playing of Coldplay’s ‘Viva La Vida’ across the UK.

Our Big Gig 2013 will give members of the public the opportunity to attend free gigs in their local community, as well as participating in a range of musical activities particularly for those who are new to music. Hundreds of events across the UK between the 11th–14thJuly will take place in indoor and outdoor performance spaces and local people can choose where they want to hold their event with an aim to showcase unique local music talent in unusual places.

The Our Big Gig initiative has today issued a call out for community event organisers to sign up to and get involved in putting on a gig in their area, bringing together diverse groups of people and celebrating their achievements as a community. 


BIG MANDRAKE : An special guest direct from Venezuela in European tour landing in the UK for a special show. They are one of the pioneering bands of the SKA in Venezuela. In 20 years of uninterrupted independent music have made 3 albums, have participated in major collected in Venezuela and abroad and has to his credit 7 international tours taking their music to more than 12 countries and thousands of young people from different nationalities.

APEX : The music style cultivated by Apex is primarily Melodic Alternative Rock which is characterized by its harmonic hooky big choruses and Ruben’s baritone voice.

ADRIAN GARCIA & THE LATIN FUNKERS:  Mexican, Pop-Rocker and Mariachi fusionist Adrian Garcia plays bright and easy listening music with an energetic show; He will take you to a ride from all his music inspiration, from pop to latin and rock to RnB, ballads, etc.  If you see him live, you will enjoy his strong performances and will sing and dance along with him!  Feel free to cry, jump and shout his original songs and famous covers in his own version by this musician bandido accompanied this time by his fellow musicians The Latin funkers!
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MIGUEL ANGEL: Colombian Rock & Pop with a Tropical blend from the Atlantic Coast.

In.DJ.Nous : Dj sessions with 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 artists. From la Gran Colombia across the borders as one! FUNKLORE / AFRO-LATIN/ RASQA /CUMBIA /CHICHA/PARRANDA/ TROPICAL / BULLERENGUE / RUMBA / MAPALE / CURRULAO /REGGAE/ELECTRO.

More artist to be announced.

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