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THE London Latin

Music Festival

hosted by and featuring

Gilberto Gil

Fri 20 Jul, Hackney Empire Ondatrópica Feat. Quantic, Mario Galeano & more The past, present and future of Colombia’s tropical cumbia sound.


Criolo Macy Gray Luiz Melodia Mart’Nalia Marcelo D2 Amadou & Mariam & more

Image © João Wainer

Part of London 2012 Festival

Old Billingsgate Market Fri 29 Jun – Sun 1 Jul

World Circuit Records presents

OUT NOW! on World Circuit Records {2CD/2LP/Download} Cumbia, the irresistible rhythm of Colombia. This set brings together thir ty of the greatest recordings made by Colombia’s legendar y record label, Discos Fuentes, between 1954 and 1988.


16-27 April 2012 THE London Latin Music Festival Monday 16 April




Céu + Curumin + Lucas Santtana + DJ Marco

Barbican Hall Silk Street EC2Y 8DS 020 7638 8891 £15-£26

Morgan Szymanski –


Sketches of Mexico 07

Roberto Pla Latin Ensemble

Bolivar Hall 54-56 Grafton Way W1T 5DL 08444 771 000 £10

Friday 27 April



+ DJ Johnny G

+ Sala and The Strange Sounds HMV Forum 9-17 Highgate Road NW5 1JY 0844 847 2405 £20 Adv £23 Door

Islington Assembly Hall Upper Street N1 2UD 08444 771 000 £20 Adv £23 Door

Tuesday 24 April

+ Lokkhi Terra Thursday 26 April

Koko 1a Camden High Street NW1 7JE 0844 847 2258 £17 Adv £20 Door

Saturday 21 April


Juan De Marcos Afro Cuban All Stars

Barbican Hall Silk Street EC2Y 8DS 020 7638 8891 £15-£26

Thursday 19 April

Wednesday 25 April

Friday 27th April 08

The London Lucumi Choir

+ Gerardo y su Rumba Ache Rich Mix 35-47 Bethnal Green Road E1 6LA 020 7613 7498 £7 Adv £10 Door

Che Sudaka

+ Los Chinches + DJs Cal Jader (Movimientos) vs Sacha Dieu (Stranger Than Paradise) Village Underground 54 Holywell Lane London EC2A 3PQ 08444 771000 £10 Adv £13 Door

on tour

Céu + Curumin

Wednesday 18 April St George’s Hall Bristol 0845 402 4001 Friday 20 April Band on The Wall Manchester 0845 2 500500 Sunday 22 April Warwick Arts Centre Coventry 024 7652 4524 Monday 23 April The Sage Gateshead 0191 443 4661 Tuesday 24 April Komedia Brighton 0845 293 8480 More information, videos, music and online ticket sales for all shows



Is for life not just for La Linea

La Linea is supported by the Arts Council of England Lottery Fund

Como No, as well as being the producer of the La Linea festival since its inception in 2001, promotes a year round programme of the best of music and dance of Latin origin and other things we like. In 2012 we have produced an extensive European tour by Danza Contemporanea de Cuba, who perform in the UK from the end of this month, and shows by Los Van Van, Amadou & Mariam, Orchestra Baobab and Baloji. In July we are producing Ondatropíca for the British Council, the band brings together the best of old school Discos Fuentes era Colombian musicians with a younger generation under the musical direction of Quantic and Mario Galeano of Frente Cumbiero with performances at Hackney Empire on July 20 and as part of BT River of Music at the Tower of London on July 22. Other summer highlights will feature in Vamos – our online and in print guide to London’s Latin summer produced with Jungle Drums. On Saturday November 3 we present the long awaited return of Oscar D’Leon and his full Venezuelan band in London’s autumn salsa event at the Roundhouse. For details of this and all other events please sign up for our regular e-newsletters at

Thanks to: Movimientos, Instituto Cervantes, Canning House, Latinolife, Simon Ryder, Vaughan Pendred, Mike Donovan, Matt Snowball, Juan Carlos Gonzalez, Johanna Zuleta, Nadia Ruzzier, Seb Merrick and to all of the venues involved. PR Kartel Creative Production Laura Agustin Design Russ Slater & Thellius Zamprogno hecho by






Portuguese cult heroes bring their unique take on the bluesy fado tradition to London



Fri 27 Apr

DEOLINDA Union Chapel, Islington • 7.30pm “Next time Deolinda visit our shores, I hope a few more of Mariza’s sizeable UK audience check them out.” Howard Male, the Arts Desk

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Monday 16 April 8pm Barbican Hall Silk Street EC2Y 8DS 020 7638 8891

Madredeus Pedro Ayres Magalhães’ Madredeus is onstage again after a six year sabbatical, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the start of their brilliant career. Tonight’s show marks the return to active duty of Portugal’s most atmospheric and enduring musical export. Together with the keyboards of long time member Carlos

Beatriz Nunes • Vocals Pedro Ayres Magalhães • Guitar Carlos Maria Trindade • Keyboards Jorge Goncalves • Violin Luís Clode • Cello António Figueiredo • Violin

Maria Trindade, and the strings of Jorge Varrecoso, António Figueiredo and Luís Clode (two violins and cello, respectively), Pedro Ayres Magalhães reactivates the Madredeus project with the discovery of an amazing new voice: that of Beatriz Nunes. Tonight’s very special show presents highlights of the group’s catalogue. Madredeus play two sets with an interval.


min + Lucas + DJ Marco Thursday 19 April Doors 7pm Koko 1a Camden High Street NW1 7JE 0844 847 2258 £17 Adv £20 Door


+Curumin +Lucas Santtana +DJ MARCO

Maria do Céu Whitaker Poças is a stunning singer songwriter whose pure voice connects bossa, electronica, samba and dub and has made her the biggest selling Brazilian recording artist in the UK. Céu is supported by the funky upbeatness of Curumin and his samba soul. From the same São Paulo electro-dance scene as CSS and Telepathique he knows how to get any party started. Opening the show is Lucas Santtana with his ethereal electronica he is an outstanding singer-songwriter from Brazil’s new generation.

Céu Céu • Lead Vocal Lucas Martins • Bass, Vocal Dustan Gallas • Keyboards, Guitar, Vocal DJ Marco • Turntable, MPC Curumin: Drums, MPC, Vocal Curumin Curumin • Lead Vocal, Drums, MPC Zé Nigro • MPC, Vocal Lucas Martins • Bass, MPC, Vocal Lucas Santtana Lucas Santtana • Voice, Acoustic Guitar, Monome Caetano Malta • Acoustic Guitar, Bass Bruno Buarque • MPC & Samplers


Saturday 21 April Doors 7pm Islington Assembly Hall Upper Street N1 2UD 08444 771 000 £20 Adv £23 Door

Roberto Pla Latin Ensemble + DJ Johnny G

La Linea proudly presents a special anniversary show celebrating the twenty-five years since Roberto Pla founded his Latin Ensemble in London. The indisputable guvnor of Latin Music in the UK, tonight aided by a stellar big band, he is going to party like its 1987. Born in Barranquilla, Colombia, Roberto studied music at the National University of Bogota, going on to tour Latin America and the States with Orquesta Lucho Bermudez. After session work in New York, he moved to London and the rest is our shared history of Latin Music in the capital from Sonido de Londres to Joe Strummer. A special show for the dancers on one of London’s great ballroom floors. Colombian salsa DJ Johnny G will play an opening set. Roberto Pla • Band Leader, Percussion Indira Roman • Vocals Alfonso de Jesus • Vocals Graciela Rodriguez • Vocals Oswaldo Chacon • Vocals Dave Pattman • Percussion Satin Singh • Percussion Vancho Manoilovich • Drums Jose Volga • Piano Elpidio Caicedo • Bass Rob Leak • Saxophones

Mike Lasargire • Alto Saxophone Paul Booth • Tenor Saxophone Peter Wareham • Saxophones Eddie Rieband • Trombone Nick Mills • Trombone Paul Taylor • Trombone Eikel Venegas Hernandez • Trumpet Neil Waters • Trumpet Steve Dowson • Trumpet Sid Gauld • Trumpet


Tuesday 24 April Doors 7pm Rich Mix 35-47 Bethnal Green Road E1 6LA 020 7613 7498 £7 Adv £10 Door

The London Lucumi Choir + GeraRdo y su Rumba Ache

Led by director / arranger Daniela Rosselson De Armas – who studied Spiritual Song in Matanzas, Cuba – The London Lucumi Choir sing songs from the living tradition of Santeria (also known as Lucumi) brought to Cuba from West Africa. Tonight the group celebrate the launch of their new CD. Gerardo y su Rumba Ache share the stage with the choir. Also, screening a film on Rumba In Matanzas. Screening at 7.30pm “Matanzas: Growing into Music” (Dir. Geoff Baker/ 60 mins) Presented in association with Movimientos.

The London Lucumi Choir Daniela de Armas • Lead Vocals Nana Aldrin Quaye • Lead Vocals Mish Aminoff • Lead Vocals Juanita Euka • Lead Vocals Randy Lester • Tumba, Conga, Quinto, Guiro, Cajon Piqui (Raudelis) • Tumba, Conga, Quinto, Guiro, Cajon, Bembe Hammadi Rencurrel • Tumba, Conga, Quinto, Guiro, Cajon, Bata Jim Le Messurier • Bata, Bembe Chris Mannis • Bata, Bembe Choir: 20 Singers

Gerardo Y Su Rumba Aché Gerardo • Lead Vocals Nana Aldrin Quaye • Backing Vocals Davide Giovannini • Backing Vocals Olga • Backing Vocals Randy Lester • Tumba, Conga, Quinto, Guiro, Cajon Piqui (Raudelis) • Tumba, Conga, Quinto, Guiro, Cajon, Bembe Hammadi Rencurrel • Tumba, Conga, Quinto, Guiro, Cajon, Bata Jim Le Messurier • Bata, Bembe Chris Mannis • Bata, Bembe


Wednesday 25 April 7.30pm Barbican Hall Silk Street EC2Y 8DS 020 7638 8891 £15-£26

Juan De Marcos

Afro Cuban All Stars + Lokkhi Terra

The first time in London for seven years for the mighty Afro Cuban All Stars and their leader Juan de Marcos Gonzalez. Juan de Marcos has been a key figure in Cuban music for the last twenty five years first as a founder of Sierra Maestra and then in bringing together the artists who became Buena Vista Social Club and latterly introducing a raft of new Cuban artists as a label boss and impresario. Dubbed “The Quincy Jones of Havana” this is a rare, rare visit for his big band the Afro-Cuban All Stars presenting the past, present and future of the Cuban sound. Lokkhi Terra play an opening set. Led by pianist Kishon Khan their extraordinary London sound blends Cuban rumba with Bengali folk, Afrobeat on Latin and Asian instruments and samba with Indian classical. Juan De Marcos Afro Cuban All Stars Juan de Marcos Gonzalez Cardenas • Director Yaure Muñiz Rumayor • Trumpet Igort Rivas Comas • Trumpet Lazaro Amauri Oviedo Dilout • Trumpet Yoanny Pino Facenda • Trumpet Laura Lydia Gonzalez Abreu • Bass Clarinet Gabriel Hernandez Cadenas • Piano Gliceria Gonzalez Abreu • Keyboards Antonio Juvencio Portuondo Martinez • Timbales Rolando Salgado Palacio • Congas Jose Antonio Moreaux Charon • Bass David Alfaro Garcia • Keyboards Jose Gil Piñera Leygoniel • Cantante Emilio Suarez Martinez • Cantante Evelio Galan Castellanos • Cantante

Lokkhi Terra Kishon Khan • Piano/Keyboards JImmy Martinez • Bass Tansay Omar • Drums Oreste Noda • Congas Yusuf Mahmoud • Tablas Phil Dawson • Guitar Justin Thurgur • Trombone Graeme Flowers • Trumpet Finn Peters • Flute Sohini Alam • Lead Vocals Javier Camilo • Lead Vocals, Bongos Aanon Siddiqua • Vocals


Thursday 26 April 7.30pm Bolivar Hall 54-56 Grafton Way W1T 5DL 08444 771 000 £10

Morgan Szymanski Sketches of Mexico

Multi-award winning virtuoso Mexican guitarist Morgan Szymanski launches his latest recording project: Sketches of Mexico. A unique collaboration combining Mexican music and the work of twenty visual artists from Europe, Mexico and China. A visual and auditory journey not to be missed! Morgan Szymanski • Guitar Joe Fairweather Hole – VJ Sketches of Mexico Music by Julio Cèsar Oliva (1947) 1. La Zona Del Silencio (Durango) 2. Trompetas (Jalisco) 3. Yucatán 4. Guanajuato 5. El Tepeyac (Himno A La Virgen De Guadalupe) 6. Jaranas (Veracruz) 7. Lagunas Mágicas (Montebello, Chiapas) 8. La Rumorosa (Baja California) 9. Tenochtitlán (Ciudad De México) 10. Puerto Vallarta 11. Puerto Escondido (Oaxaca) 12. Río Grijalva (Chiapas) 13. Tzintzuntzan (Michoacán) 14. Teotihuacan 15. Acapulco 16. Los Volcanes (Popocatépetl-Ixtaccíhuatl) 17. Cancún 18. Flor De Culiacán (Sinaloa) 19. Ensenada (Baja California) 20. Tijuana

Six Mexican Songs Music by Manuel M.Ponce (1882 -1948) Cuiden Su Vida Scherzino Mexicano Estrellita La Pajarera Por Tí Mi Corazón Valentina Artworks by: Mexico- Alvaro Verduzco, Siegrid Weise, Salvador Lopez, Ana Garcia, Gordon Ross, Fernanda Gavito, Carla Ramos, Elisa Alcocer, Citrico Grafico, Andres Almeida. UK: Catherine Hope-Jones, Martin Barnes, Jane Williams, Ben Crawford, Nancy Blackmore, Natalie Abadziz, Alex Cox, Sally McKay. China: Martin Barnes Ireland: Peter Crann Portugal: Elisa Lima All artworks are for sale, for more information on artists please visit


Friday 27 April Doors 9pm–2am HMV Forum 9-17 Highgate Road NW5 1JY 0844 847 2405 £20 Adv £23 Door


+ Sala and The Strange Sounds Amaral’s distinctive sound comes from the connection between spectacular vocalist Eva Amaral and guitarist Juan Aguirre who have been composing together since the nineties. Their style of pop rock is fused with Latin beats and complex poetic lyrics and draws from melodic Spanish folk traditions. They have sold two million records and twice won the award for best Spanish group in the MTV Europe Awards. In 2010 the Spanish Ministry of Culture granted them The National Prize for Contemporary Music and at the end of 2011 they won song of the year in The Rolling Stone Spain awards for the title track of their last album Hacia lo Salvaje – Entering the Wild. A rare chance for London audiences to catch them. Support comes from the upbeat, energetic and melodic Sala and The Strange Sounds + DJs

Amaral Eva Amaral • Lead Vocals , Acoustic Guitar Juan Aguirre • Electric Guitar, Keyboards Jaime García Soriano • Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Acoustic Guitar Chris Taylor • Bass Toni Toledo • Drums Sala & The Strange Sounds Sala Elassir • Lead Vocal, Guitar Kjetil Hallre • Drums Jose Luna • Bass Pablo Oliva • Lead guitar


Friday 27th April 9pm-3am Village Underground 54 Holywell Lane London EC2A 3PQ 08444 771000 £10 Adv £13 Door

Che Sudaka + Los Chinches

+ DJs Cal Jader (Movimientos) vs Sacha Dieu (Stranger Than Paradise) First London headline show for Barcelona based, Colombia and Argentina derived, Che Sudaka. Their explosive live show is a cocktail of reggae, ska, punk, hip-hop and rumba, sung in seven languages. Support comes from the Thames delta chicha sound of Los Chinches and a great DJ line up. Che Sudaka Kachafaz • Voice, Megaphone Leo • Voice, Spanish Guitar Sebastian • Bass Sergio Morales • Keyboards, Accordeon, Sampler, Backing Vocals Jota • Guitar, Backing Vocals

Los Chinches Marty Shtrubel • Guitar, Vocals Garrick Finngani • Guitar, Vocals Eleni Hassabis • Keyboards, Synth, Vocals Thibault Remy • Bass • Vocal Alejandro Martinez • Timbales, Vocals Nelson Marquez • Bongos Kieffer Santander • Congas Carlos “Kanti” Kena • Vocals, Guiro, Percussion

Have you seen and heard our story wheel? La Linea - The London Latin Music Festival presents

‘A Story Of Latin Music In London’

A fascinating virtual slide show depicting 70 years of the capital’s love affair with Latin music. Narrated by Mark Coles, of BBC Radio 4 Today Programme, and using the innovative Soundcloud Labs Story Wheel application. Starting in the 1940s with Cuban bandleader Don Marino Barretto performing to pilots on Salisbury Plain before the Battle of Britain, moving into the 1950s with Edmundo Ros teaching then-Princess Elizabeth and her sister Margaret to dance. From Gilberto Gil’s time spent in political exile in London and Héctor Lavoe performing his first ever London show in a packed pub in 1975, to the present day, maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner that I love Latin Music so.

WRASSE RECORDS Brazilian singer-songwriter and actor Seu Jorge has released his new album Musica Para Churrasco. This is his party album of pure funk rooted in the 1970s, and one of the strongest records that Jorge has produced. One of Brazil’s most important leading team of singers for decades along with the other rebellious ‘tropicalistas’ such as Caetano Veloso & Gilberto Gil... Recanto is her brand new album and a labour of love by Caetano Veloso, who has written all of the songs. ALSO AVAILABLE THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTIONS Already released: Milton Nascimento & Mercedes Sosa Soon to be released: Caetano Veloso & Jorge Ben

See our story wheel at

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Jane Baloji Birkin Wed 28 nov Village Underground 0871 220 0260 supported by

sings Serge Gainsbourg

Sunday 7 October Cadogan Hall 020 7730 4500

The New Album by The Multi-Latin Grammy Winner


El Sonero Mayor

with his full Venezuelan big band + DJs “A rousing reminder of his continuing status as a salsa legend...Born in Venezuela, massively influenced by Cuban stars such as Benny Moré, D’León is the great salsa allrounder, capable of constantly switching between different styles, or from a croon to a falsetto. A striking figure, with his bald head, black moustache and immaculate grey suit and pink tie, switching from easy-going Cuban-influenced salsa to harder-edged styles, spurred on by the dancers.” The Guardian at Oscar’s last show at The Roundhouse 2008

Roundhouse Saturday 3 Nov 8.30pm until late 0844 482 8008

London’s autumn salsa event

La Linea Progamme 2012  

Programme for the London Latin Music Festival April 16-27 2012