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¡VAMOS! SUMMER 2012 is a collaboration between JungleDrumsOnline and Como No showcasing the best and hottest Latin Events in London.

Publishers Juliano Zappia Andy Wood Editor-in-chief Andy Wood Art Director Thellius Zamprogno CollaboratIONS Laura Agustin Ceviche CoNTACT info@vamos-london.co.uk More listings and updates at vamos-LONDON.COM

WELCOME! to London, one of the great Latin Capitals of the world. You know you’re a true Londoner not just by the fact that you don’t have any Olympic tickets but also because you’re open to everything that this greatest of cities can show you. Even if you’re more at home with a Full English than a Full Brazilian Vamos has got something for you. Vamos is a handy pocket guide and an indispensable website bringing you the best in live shows, exhibitions, films, flavours, parties and much more. In this guide the listings appear month by month, coded by artform, with handy sections on eating out, parties, the soundtrack to the summer and all the venues where the fun takes place. For completely up to date listings check our website at www.vamos-london.com and also sign up there for our monthly eflyer for the pick of the best. Ready for a true London Latin Experience? Then let’s ¡Vamos!

© ¡VAMOS! All rights reserved. All information was checked at time of going to press. The pubisher cannot be held responsible for any errors or changes made by the promoters.

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GABY MORENO supporting VAN DYKE PARKS Barbican Hall | 7.30pm, from £15 As a girl, the Guatemalan singer-songwriter devoured albums by Robert Johnson, Louis Armstrong, Nina Simone and Ella Fitzgerald, she discovered an affinity for the vintage African American sounds of the 20s, 30s and 40s and combined them with the sound of the Latin music she loved from the same era.

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DUDAMEL CONDUCTS SIMÓN BOLÍVAR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF VENEZUELA Southbank Centre / Royal Festival Hall |7.30pm, from £15 Arguably the world’s greatest conductor leading the world’s best orchestra in a programme of Beethoven and Britten. Concert is also screened live for non-ticket holders in Clore Ballroom at Southbank Centre.

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LATIN AMERICAN MUSIC The Forge | 3pm, £10 An afternoon of inspiring Latin American music featuring Diego Laverde Rojas on Colombian harp, Mauricio Velasierra on Andean flute, Camilo Menjura on guitar, Carlos Barcenas voice, Wilmer Sinfontes on Venezuelan percussion and Mariano Ortiz on accordion. In aid of Sarah’s Rural Libraries Project in Cajamarca, Peru. LONDON’S GUIDE TO THE LATIN SUMMER

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SIMÓN BOLÍVAR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF VENEZUELA FAMILY CONCERT Southbank Centre / Royal Festival Hall | 7.30pm, from £8 A sensation wherever they play, the exuberant Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra performs a concert especially for families in Royal Festival Hall. An introduced performance of popular classical and Latin-American music for an orchestra, conducted by young conductors from Venezuela’s El Sistema.

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SIMÓN BOLÍVAR STRING QUARTET Southbank Centre / Purcell Room | 6.30pm, from £8 A one-hour concert by the young Venezuelan quartet, formed from the top players in the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra.

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DUDAMEL & SIMÓN BOLÍVAR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF VENEZUELA / Open Rehearsal Southbank Centre / Royal Festival Hall |12.30pm, free but ticketed Experience the SBSOV in rehearsal as conductor Gustavo Dudamel puts the orchestra through its paces. This working rehearsal gives an insight into how this unique orchestra prepares for a concert. ¡VAMOS! 7


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FLAVIO RENEGADO + DJ MADERA VERDE Bedroom Bar | 8pm , £5 adv

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THE DARK SIDE OF LOVE

UK launch for Flavio Renegado’s ‘Minha Tribo e’ o mundo’. His music connects African and Caribbean rhythms with textures of American hip hop, the energy of electronic music and the trickery of samba. .

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Roundhouse / Dorfman Hub | Times vary daily between 4pm and 8pm, £5 - £12.50

BACK2BLACK FESTIVAL

An intense and atmospheric exploration of young love staged deep in the underground hub of the Roundhouse. A promenade performance created by Brazilian director Renato Rocha with fourteen London teenagers. Rocha is known for his work with Companhia Bufomecânica and his schooling of the young actors in City of God.

Gilberto Gil and Back2Black bring together over thirty Brazilian and international groups over three days, presenting Brazilian black culture on four stages in Old Billingsgate market, on the banks of the Thames. Among the artists participating are Luiz Melodia, Marcelo D2, Criolo, Mart’nalia, Emicida, Arnaldo Antunes, Virginia Rodrigues, Femi Kuti, Roots Manuva and Fatoumata Diawara.

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POETRY PARNASSUS FESTIVAL Southbank Centre, free and paid events The world’s most exciting poets, rappers, spoken word artists, singers and storytellers are gathering for this huge event that will make history as the largest poetry festival ever staged in the UK. Including Raul Henao (Colombia) , Alejandra del Rio (Chile), Lia Colombino, Paulo Henriques Britto (Brazil) and Rocio Ceron (Mexico). 8

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Old Billingsgate | Doors 6pm, from £35

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LATIN AMERICAN FILM SERIES: CINEMA IN THE MAKING Instituto Cervantes each Friday in June 5pm / free with advance reservation A series of feature films organised by the Instituto Cervantes from the selection made for the San Sebastián and Toulouse Film Festivals. More listings and updates at

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ELIO RODRIGUEZ & DOUGLAS PEREZ CASTRO Breese Little Gallery Thu - Sat |12noon - 6pm, free Two Cuban artists who “carnivalize” everything they touch by turning it into celebration, chaos, performance, entertainment, and humour. They are capable of “cannibalising” and devouring everything.

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PABLO PICASSO PRINTS British Museum / Room 90 | Daily 10am - 5.30pm, free Discover Spain’s most important set of Picasso prints in this exciting new show. The Museum has recently acquired a complete set of Picasso’s Vollard Suite – 100 etchings produced between 1930 and 1937. The only complete Vollard Suite held by a public museum in the UK.

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Chisenhale Gallery | Wed - Sun 1 - 6pm, Thu 1 - 9pm , free

HAVANA RUMBA

A first UK solo exhibition for the Argentina born artist Amalia Pica, featuring newly commissioned works of sculpture, photography, installation and performance. The exhibition elaborates upon Pica’s ongoing interest in the social act of listening, sites of celebration and technologies of mass communication.

An intoxicating cocktail of Rumba, Salsa, Rum and Reggaeton. Juventino “El Chico Divino”, the stunning latin hearthrob singer and dancer from Charanga Habanera, Cuba’s Timba super group, Eric Turro “El Maestro”, and Osvadys “the don of Reggaeton”. With live band Sonora La Calle.

Udderbelly | Various Times, £25

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DANIEL MORDZINSKI EXHIBITION OF INK AND LIGHT

Tate Britain | Sat - Thurs 10am - 6pm, Fri 10am - 10pm, £14

Instituto Cervantes | Mon - Fri 10am 6pm, Sat 10am - 3pm, free

Picasso remains the twentieth century’s most important single artistic figure, a towering genius who changed the face of modern art. In a major new exhibition at Tate Britain, Picasso & Modern British Art explores his extensive legacy and influence on British art.

Daniel Mordzinski, the writers’ photographer, has been working for more than 30 years on an ambitious ‘human atlas’ of Spanish and Latin American literature. Mordzinski has taken portraits of the main protagonists of Spanish letters of three generations.

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Gilberto Gil Criolo Luiz Melodia Marcelo D2

Old Billingsgate Market, London, EC3 Fri 29 Jun – Sun 1 Jul barbican.org.uk/back2black Part of London 2012 Festival Produced by the Barbican, Zoocom Events and Serious

Mart’nalia Emicida Tono Flavio Renegado Arnaldo Antunes Edgard Scandurro Natasha Llerena & more

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CAMERATA VOCAL MUSICA AUREA Bolivar Hall | 7pm, £12, £8 concessions A choir of young singers from Santiago de Cuba. Their repertoire includes a wide range of styles from the Renaissance to the contemporary. They perform works by Monteverdi, Mozart, Bach, Mendelssohn, Ravel and Rimsky-Korsakov, and Cuban composers as well as popular boleros set to wonderful choral harmonies.

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SUMMER STUNNER ALLNIGHTER Scala. | 7pm - 6am, £15 (non-members), £12 (members) The night begins with your choice from up to 28 masterclasses at all levels. Followed by dancing in 4 rooms (Salsamax, Viva Cuba, Zouk Central & Bachata Rosa) and featuring the European Salsa Open Championships Grand Finals. Djs Salseando, Big Les, Sylvester, Sol, Dr Jim, Dani K, Amir, Tony Lara.

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Having lived in London for a fews years now, I’ve got two favourite clubs in town, Guanabara in Covent Garden to dine and dance and Floridita in Soho for the drinks and dance a lot of salsa! This Summer I can’t wait to check out Back2Black Festival with Gilberto Gil and Marcelo D2!

Thiago Soares Principal Dancer with the Royal Ballet.

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LONDON GOES LATIN O2 / Greenwich Peninsula | 12noon 2am / from £15 A one off Latin Music and Dance Event at The O2, featuring the best of UK and World dance teachers, performers, DJs, international dancers, bands and singers. Unlimited beginners lessons, 70+ masterclasses, 25 showcases, 15 DJs, 8 zones of dance, 6 live bands, 1 world record. LONDON’S More listings GUIDEand TO THE updates LATINat SUMMER

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SERGIO MENDES 02 Indigo | from One of the great innovators in Brazilian music performs his greatest hits including tracks such as ‘Mas Que Nada’, ‘Night and Day’, ‘Magalenha’.

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BRAZILIAN DAY Roundwood Park | From 12 noon, Free A full free day of the best of Brazil in music, dance and food in North West London.

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AFRO-CUBAN FIESTA - THE JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS & PEDRITO MARTINEZ

Ondatropica @ Hackney Empire

Ondatropica picture by brian cross

Barbican | 7.30pm, from £15 This special concert explores the connections between the American jazz big band tradition and Afro-Cuban jazz. The JLCO with Wynton Marsalis are joined for the concert by acclaimed Cuban percussionist Pedrito Martinez plus Ariacne Trujillo, and Jhair Sala.

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ONDATROPICA Hackney Empire |8pm, from £10

Rare London show for the acclaimed Afro Cuban vocal ensemble from Camaguey.

Led by Quantic and Mario Galeano, Ondatrópica cradles the talents of some greats from the seventies golden age of Medellin’s Discos Fuentes such as Michi Sarmiento on sax, Wilson Viveros on timbales and Pedro ‘Ramaya’ Beltran on flute alongside a breaking wave of young tropicalistas to create a new Caribbean sound spanning the generations.

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CREOLE CHOIR OF CUBA Momo | Doors 8pm, £10

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Visit without leaving London 50 Broadway Market

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SUMMER HIGHLIGHTS PINTA

8 - 10 June A one stop shop for the best in contemporary Latin American Art on show in Earls Court for three days only. See page 06.

Prometheus Awakes Hotel Medea Picture by Ludovic Des Cognets

23 June

Bound to be a stunning show from Barcelonan mad men La Furas del Baus who came to London-fame by chasing their audiences with chainsaws in Docklands in the 1980s, now collaborating with Graeae. See page 06.

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SIMÓN BOLÍVAR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF VENEZUELA 23 - 26 June

Worthy of all the praise they get and more, the product of Venezuela’s El Sistema play some all to rare London shows. See page 07.

BACK2BLACK

RIO ARTISTS OCCUPATION

6 July - 4 August Rio artists occupy the streets, stages and squares of London in collaboration with London artists. See page 12.

29 June - 1 July Rio’s famous celebration of the African roots of popular music brings a galactic line up to fishtastic Old Billingsgate. See page 08.

Sergio Mendes 14 July

The man who brought jazz and funk to bossa nova is back - Mas Que Nada. See page 14.

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Hotel Medea Pic by Flávia Correia // Arias Noguera pic by chris christodoulou

HOTEL MEDEA Southbank Centre / Hayward Gallery (not every night) | 11.45pm, £40 An overnight experience with a live DJ, hot chocolate and twisted games of hide and seek, exploring the dark revenge myth of Medea. The show runs from midnight to dawn, with breakfast included.

Hotel Medea @ Hayward Gallery

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ONE HACKNEY FESTIVAL Clissold Park 11am - 7pm / free

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A day of celebration to welcome the Olympic Torch to Hackney. Featuring collaborative performances by Hackney groups and artists from Fundição Progresso in Lapa and by Rio’s leading disabled carnival group Embaixadores da Alegria.

THE BIG DANCE CARNIVAL

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Crystal Palace Park 12.30pm / free Paraiso School of Samba opens the Big Dance Carnival with a parade at 12.30pm followed by a show on the stage of Crystal Palace Concert Bowl at 1pm. vamos-london.com


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BT RIVER OF MUSIC AMERICA’S STAGE Tower of London | Americas’ stage 11am -10pm, free with £3 ticket processing fee BT River of Music welcomes the world to London with a once-in-a-lifetime weekend of free music at landmarks along the River Thames. Latin American artists appearing include Ondatrópica (Colombia), Carlinhos Brown (Brazil), Roberto Fonseca (Cuba), Aurelio Martinez (Honduras).

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BBC PROMS: JOSE HERNANDO ARIAS NOGUERA & EGIDIO CUADRADO Royal Albert Hall |10.15pm, from £12 Born in London of Colombian descent, 2012’s young BBC Radio 3 Music Academy apprentice is self-taught 20-year-old accordionist, singer and guitarist José Hernando Arias Noguera. Performing with his mentor Egidio Cuadrado the Colombian accordion king.

Roberto Fonseca (BT River of Music America’s Stage) @Tower of London

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AMAZEME Southbank Centre / Clore Ballroom | Daily 10am - 10pm, free Marcos Saboya – creates aMAZEme, an installation featuring a maze made up of thousands of books, taking particular inspiration from writer Jorge Luis Borges. LONDON’S GUIDE TO THE LATIN SUMMER

Arias Noguera @Royal Albert Hall

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SAMBA CEILIDH Southbank Centre / Clore Ballroom | 3pm, free A unique collaboration brought to you by Lawnmowers Theatre Company (UK), Opaxoro da Apae (Brazil) and Orchestra Sertão (Brazil). Drawing on the rich popular North East traditions of Brazil and England. They invite you to dance Ciranda, Samba de Roda, Lawnmowers Two Step and more.

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CANDOCO UNLIMITED Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall | 8pm, from £10 Candoco Dance Company present an evening of bold new dance featuring twelve disabled and non-disabled performers from the previous, current and future Olympic Nations - China, UK and Brazil. 22

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Jorge & Mateus @ Royal Albert Hall

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CONFERENCE: WORLDS TOGETHER Tate Modern, £395 A three-day event providing a platform for educators, artists and cultural professionals from all over the world to debate important issues, exchange ideas, and shape an agenda for the future of learning and the arts. Contributors will include the Brazilians Michel Groisman, Gabriela Duvivier and Elisa Bracher.

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JORGE & MATEUS Royal Albert Hall |7.30pm, from £10 Their feel good anthems are a heady mix of country and pop with a liberal dose of Brazilian sunshine stirred in. More listings and updates at

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CD, LP & digital. Out on June 25

“possibly the most important figure on the Brazilian pop scene” CAETANO VELOSO

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SOUNDS FOR LATIN LOVERS Wherever you go in London’s Latin Summer there are certain tunes that are going to follow you. Here is the Vamos pick of the albums that are going to make London’s summer Latin.

Criolo Nó na Orelha

Criolo

Seu Jorge Musica para Churrasco Vol 1

400,000 Brazilians can’t be wrong, or at least not the ones who downloaded this cracking debut release from the thinking man’s Seu Jorge. When Criolo sings the achingly beautiful Não Existe Amor Em SP (Love doesn’t exist in Sao Paulo) you don’t care you just want to be there. Catch him at Back 2 Black in London in June. Sterns (released June 25)

“This’ll be the album to launch Seu Jorge into the big time” writes the Guardian somewhat missing the point. This is in fact the coolest man on the planet’s bid to make the ultimate album to get the twisted fires started at a Brazilian barbecue. But whether it’s sirloin in Rio or Turkey Twizzlers in Fashionable SE22 his baritone is really cooking this time. Wrasse (out now)

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Ondatrópica Ondatrópica

Welcome the new cumbia vision lovingly assembled in Colombia’s Abbey Road (Discos Fuentes) by Quantic, the thinking man’s Damon Albarn, and Mario Galeano. Big hitters from Colombia’s golden age face curved balls from the younger generation and every track is a home run. Catch Ondatrópica live in London at Hackney Empire on 20 July at and BT River of Music on 22 July. Soundway (released July 16)

Cumbia Cumbia

Speaking of Colombia’s lopingrhythmed musical gift to the world, here is a timely reissue of a compilation from the vaults of Discos Fuentes from the seventies. Vacuum packed these tunes sound as fresh as the day they were first canned in Medellin. World Circuit (out now)

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PARTIES MONDAY

GUANABARA TFI Guanabara 5pm | free Eat, drink and dance Brazil every Monday. TUESDAY

ROOTS BRAZIL Barrio Central 6.30pm | free Come to enjoy the DJ’s spinning the other side of Brazilian Music + Samba and Forró Classes ‘till 8pm.

BOSSA NOVA DISCO Guanabara 5pm | free The beautiful sounds of Brazilian jazz and Bossa Nova influenced by great artists including Jobim and Joao Gilberto. WEDNESDAY

KIZOMBA CLUB NIGHT @ El Peñol 10pm till late | £5 Weekly Wednesday Kizomba Classes and Club with Kizomba, Semba, Kudoru and more.

RODA DE SAMBA Guanabara 5pm | £5 Samba circle featuring a top team of musicians from Rio. Before and after the band resident DJ Limao is in charge of the music. THURSDAY

SP #FEELINGS Guanabara 9pm | £5 One night in São Paulo. The economic heart of Brazil is also the main nightlife hotspot, world famous for its club scene. FRIDAY

TANGO CLUB Negracha 7.30pm | from £10 Warm up with a tango lesson or two, before live bands and Djs from Argentina fire up the dancefloor, Buenos Aires style.

RIO VS LONDON Guanabara 7.30pm | £5 A tropical riot of dance sounds and an eclectic mix of global music with a Brazilian twist! Different live bands every week alongside live percussion, Capoeira, DJ’s and samba shows.

CORAZON! Floripa | Free entry before 10pm. £5 between 10 and 11. £10 after. An Afro Latin Tropical Brazilian Block Party with Corazón DJs Nik Weston (Mukatsuku Records), Rob Coley (Soul-Identity Music) and special guests. SATURDAY

LATIN CLUB NIGHT

BRAZIL ROCKS

Tito’s Latin Club (La Pollera Colora) 9:00pm | free before 8:30pm & £5 after Salsa and bachata classes and club. London’s most successful Cuban Salsa classes & Latin Nightclub.

Guanabara 8pm | £10 Capoeira, Brazilian circus performers some of South America and Europe’s leading live music artists and DJ’s make for an unforgettable Saturday night.

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SUNDAY

LIVE BOSSA NOVA & SAMBA SESSION BRASIL BRASILEIRO! Made in Brasil 12pm | free Rudy Rocha provides the laid-back soundtrack at the home of London’s best Caipirinha, right in the heart of Camden.

Guanabara 2pm - 4am | £6 Expect loads of Brazilians creating a very happy and relaxed environment. Forro dancing classes at 7 free of charge.

SALSA N I GHTS SALSA CLASSES Bar Salsa 7pm | £4 Monday night starts at 7pm with top international teacher Super Mario and his team leading salsa dance classes until 9pm. Dj Mario and guest Dj Julian “ the Duke” spin afterwards. Regular salsa nights throughout the week. 96 Charing Cross Rd WC2H OJG

SALSA SALSA Cubana | free Wed and Thu, Fri and Sat free to 11pm £5 after Live Salsa and Latin Music on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10.30pm and on Fridays and Saturdays from 11pm.Featured bands include Palenke, Robin del Castillo and Cuban Combination. 48 Lower Marsh SE1 7RG

night. Including Salsa & Kizomba lessons in 4 rooms on the 3rd Friday of every month. 1 Nine Elms Lane SW8 5NQ

MAMBO CITY ULU 8.30pm| £10 Second Saturday of each month for Salsa and Kizomba. Two rooms for your dancing pleasure. Malet Street WC1E 7HY

SERIOUS ABOUT SALSA Fiesta Havana 7pm| £4 plus classes Classes until 9.30pm then non-stop dancing to the hottest salsa, mambo, bachata & kizomba from resident Djs JD & Salseando.. 490 Fulham Rd SW6 5NH

SALSA FUSION

Club Colosseum 9.30pm | £10 London’s biggest monthly salsa

229 9pm - 2am / £8 including class One of the best, two Saturday nights a month with the Salsa Room and the Fusion Room. 229 Great Portland Street W1W 5PN

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FOOD &DRINK

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CEVICHE (Peruvian)

CEVICHE pICTURE by Paul Winch-Furness

BEST LATIN FOOD IN LONDON As well as an unquenchable summer thirst for mojitos, caipirinhas and premium Mexican beer brands, Londoners like to get their laughing gear round all manner of Latin tucker. A number of big chains have established themselves in the city in recent years (and some of them are very good) but in a spirit of comestible independence let us point you in the direction of some of London’s unique eateries. 28

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17 Frith Street W1D 4RG 020 7292 2040

cevicheuk.com The new kid in the barrio this year is Don Martin Morales’ diner but its really hit the ground running with Don Ceviche, barbecued anticuchos and more ways with pisco than you thought possible.

Sabor (South American) 108 Essex Road N1 8LX 020 7226 5551

sabor.co.uk Stylish Islington restaurant and patron of Colombian arts in London. Dishes include moqueca de peixe (Brazilian fish stew), conejo en salsa de chocolate (slow-cooked rabbit in chocolate sauce). More listings and updates at

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MESTIZO (Mexican)

50 Broadway Market, E8 4QJ 020 7275 9900

103 Hampstead Road NW1 3EL 020 7387 4064

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Authentic and very popular restaurant in Hackney serving the best parrillada in town - four selections of meats, provolone cheese and mushroom served from a smoldering hot grill. Good Argentine wine list and wallet friendly prices.

Smart modern Mexican restaurant, run by Mexicans, with a slick tequila bar. A range of good specialities but their Sunday brunch with huevos rancheros, menudo, pozole and birria is the one to go to when you are hungry.

El Rincon Latino (Colombian)

Moo Grill (Argentinian)

148 Clapham Manor St, SW4 6BX 020 7622 0599

4 Cobb St, E1 7LB 020 7377 9276

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Long established Spanish-Colombian tapas in Clapham. Good range of dishes with some unusual choices like fried cassava served with chillies and guacamole, veal empanadas and a buzzing atmosphere attracting a vibrant local crowd.

One of the city’s most coveted lunch spots. The signature dish (lomito) is their delicious Argentinian sandwich of beef, chicken or aubergine served with ham and cheese, salad and fried egg.

Also opening this summer we’re looking forward to trying Lima London, headed 197 New King’s Rd,SW6 up by top Peruvian chef Virgilio Martinez, 020 7736 5188 chef patron of Central in Lima and emporiosaopaulo.co.uk Sushisamba which looks set to extend Upmarket Brazilian emporio (delicatessen) the culinary love shared between Brazil and cafe in Parsons Green with an impres- and Japan. sive range of top quality produce from Brazil including guarana, pao de queijo (small cheese breads served hot from the oven), artisan cachacas and feijoada served with a smile by the owner Carminha.

Empório São Paulo (Brazilian)

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EmpóRIO São Paulo pICTURE by Luiz Hara (thelondonfoodie.co.uk)

Buen Ayre (Argentinian)


VENUES Barbican Centre

Chisenhale Gallery

The Forge

Silk Street EC2Y 8DS Barbican 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk

64 Chisenhale Road E3 5QZ Mile End 020 8981 4518 chisenhale.org.uk

3-7 Delancey Street NW1 7NL Camden Town 020 7383 7808 forgevenue.org

Barrio Central

Clissold Park

Guanabara

6 Poland Street W1F 8PS Oxford Circus 020 3230 1002 barriocentral.com

229 Stoke Newington Church Street N16 9HJ Manor House

Parker Street WC2B 5PW Holborn 020 7242 8600 guanabara.co.uk

Bedroom Bar 62 Rivington Street EC2A 3AY Old Street 020 7739 5706 bedroom-bar.co.uk

Bolivar Hall 54-56 Grafton Way W1T 5DL Warren Street 020 7387 6727 cultura.embavenez-uk.org

Breese Little Gallery 30d Great Sutton Street EC1V 0DU Barbican breeselittle.com

British Museum Great Russell Street WC1B 3DG Holborn 020 7323 8299 britishmuseum.org

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Crystal Palace Park Thicket Rd SE20 8DT Crystal Palace

Drawing Room Tannery Arts, 12 Rich Estate,Crimscott Street SE1 5TE Borough 020 7394 5657 drawingroom.org.uk

Earls Court One Warwick Road SW5 9TA Earls Court 020 7385 1200 eco.co.uk

El PeĂąol 382-384 Brixton Road SW9 7AW Brixton 020 7274 1919 elpenol.co.uk

Floripa 91-93 Great Eastern Street EC2A 3HZ Old Street 020 7613 4228 floripalondon.com

Hackney Empire 291 Mare Street E8 1EJ Hackney Central 020 8985 2424 hackneyempire.co.uk

Instituto Cervantes 102 Eaton Square SW1W 9AN Victoria 020 7235 0353 londres.cervantes.es

Koko 1a Camden High Street NW1 7JE Mornington Crescent 0870 432 5527 koko.uk.com

London Pleasure Gardens Royal Victoria Docks E16 Canning Town carnavaldelpueblo.com

The Mall Galleries The Mall SW1Y 5BD Charing Cross 020 7930 6844 mallgalleries.org.uk


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Made in Brasil

Roundhouse

Tate Modern

12 Inverness Street NW1 7HJ Camden Town 020 7482 0777 made-in-brasil.co.uk

Chalk Farm Road NW1 8EH Chalk Farm 08444 828008 roundhouse.org.uk

Bankside Bethnal Green SE1 9TG London Blackfriars 020 7887 8752 tate.org.uk/visit/tate-modern

Momo

Roundwood Park

Tito’s Latin Club

25 Heddon Street W1B 4BH Piccadilly Circus 020 7434 4040 momoresto.com

Harlesden Road NW10 3SH Willesden Junction

4-6 London Bridge Street SE1 9SG London Bridge 020 7407 7787 titosperuvianrestaurant.com

National Maritime Museum Park Row SE10 9NF Cutty Sark (DLR) festival.org

Negracha 4 Wild Court WC2B 4AU Holborn negrachatangoclub.com

O2

Royal Albert Hall Kensington Gore SW7 2AP High Street Kensington 0845 401 5045 royalalberthall.com

Tower of London EC3N 4AB Tower Hill btriverofmusic.com

Royal Society

Udderbelly

6-9 Carlton House Terrace SW1Y 5AG Charing Cross 020 7969 5200

Jubilee Gardens off Belvedere Road SE1 8XX Embankment 0844 545 8252 underbelly.co.uk

Scala 275 Pentonville Rd N1 9NL Kings Cross St Pancras 020 7833 2022 scala-london.co.uk

Urdang Academy

Greenwich Peninsula Square SE10 0DX North Greeenwich theo2.co.uk

Old Billingsgate

Somerset House

1 Old Billingsgate EC3R 6DX Monument 020 7283 2800 oldbillingsgate.co.uk

Strand WC2R 1LA Temple 020 7845 4600 somersethouse.org.uk

Victoria & Albert Museum

Ronnie Scott’s

Southbank Centre

47 Frith Street Soho W1D 4HT Leicester Square 020 7439 0747 ronniescotts.co.uk

Belvedere Road South Bank SE1 8XX Waterloo 020 7960 4200 southbankcentre.co.uk

LONDON’S GUIDE TO THE LATIN SUMMER

Finsbury Town Hall, Rosebery Ave EC1R 4RP 020 7713 7710 theurdangacademy.com

Cromwell Rd Islington SW7 2RL South Kensington 020 7942 2000 vam.ac.uk

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