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hat lovely weather we have had so far this summer! Let’s hope it holds up this month because there are plenty of outdoor activities in which to spend our leisure time. From cinema al fresco with bella Mexican actress Ana González Bello in Portobello Road to opera al fresco opposite a beautiful lake with the powerful voice of Puerto Rican Ana María Martínez and even outdoor salsa dancing in Brixton and Spitalfields markets.

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Get ready to shake your body at the Batuke festival with the beat of Afro-Latin rhythms. Take one of their many workshops and then try out new steps at the Notting Hill Carnival. Should the rain makes its appearance, Ronnie Scott’s will be the place to have an intimate night with two delightful lusophone artists scheduled this month: the distinctive guitar of João Bosco on his 40 year career celebration tour and Brazil’s very own Aretha Franklin, Tania Maria. Football fans will be delighted to hear that on 15th August, acclaimed journalist Guillem Balagué will be launching the paperback of “Another Way of Winning’ (Otra forma de ganar) — the first international biography of Barça’s successful manager Pep Guardiola, based in conversations

with him, his former players and Pep's closest friends. Former player of FC Barcelona, Guardiola became Barça’s coach in 2008 and it could not have gone better for the club. Barça won the treble of La Liga, the Copa del Rey and the Champions League in his first season as manager — and he became the youngest UEFA Champions League-winning manager ever! Guardiola quit as Barcelona manager, after achieving 14 titles in four years in charge of the club. Balagué, famous for having access to sources that no other football journalist does, has a light, engaging style that allows the reader to appreciate the highs and lows of Pep’s time with Barcelona. With a prologue of Sir Alex Ferguson, this is a book that will fly off the shelves. Pop singer, actress and former Disney channel star, MexicanAmerican Selena Gomez will play her first world tour and London could not be missed off her schedule. Her teenage fans will be pleased that not one but two dates have been confirmed at the beginning of September — which are selling fast. Edinburgh Festival, “Dalston House” interactive installation of Argentine Leandro Erlich, Latin American theatre and more cultural activities will be found in this issue. Keep reading and enjoy the summer!

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m Person

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Winning

AnotheR Way of

Text: Jhonny Rodriguez Photos: John Quintero

The paperback of Another Way of Winning by the Spanish journalist Guillem Balagué, will be released on August 15th. It is a biography of the manager Pep Guardiola, who came to revolutionize the world of football during his four years leading the Barcelona Football Club. His message not only been taken by the football fans but also it has been very well received in the business world because of its parallel between his work in the changing room and in business management. This work, along with his recent book about Leonel Messi, better known as the best footballer in the world, has made us to choose Guillem Balagué as our Personality of the Month.

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m Person

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Guillem Balagué, knows about football, speaks about football, makes predictions in this sport, we can say that he breaths and oozes football. He has shown his expertise in his books about Pep Guardiola and his latest book about Messi, which is about to be realeased. But he also speaks and knows the human side of his characters and that is the part that Plan Latino Magazine wants to highlight in this interview with the Spanish journalist.

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Why write a book about Pep Guardiola, a wellknown person who has been extensively written about already? When the Editorial proposed me the idea to write this book about Pep, I told them that I would do it only if I could speak with him. He did not speak to anybody but somehow he said yes and that was what I was looking for. I did not want to know Pep the coach but Pep the person. Who was the private person, the public one?; I wanted to know what kind of relationship he had with his team and his leadership style. I wanted to know his methodology of work, how he won the matches, when he took the decisions and why. That was what I wanted to write about. Were you and the Editorial looking for a specific reader? I believe that when we write we have to enjoy it. If you are going to work in this kind of projects that lasts at least one year or more, you have to like the subject matter. Therefore, I really did not think who was going to read it; I just thought about the satisfaction of writing and knowing more about the secrets of success of Pep Guardiola. Who do you think have read it? This book has reached several audiences. From the coaching side, I have received a lot of messages from coaches who have read it. I also know that it has been read by footballers as they admire him enormously so they like to know how he works. Also, other audiences are the football fans and the general public who see it as an example of leadership and success. What is the secret of his success? Pep Guardiola has good communication skills, a character that has evolved with his sporting career or perhaps it’s just a born skill! He has used these skills positively, many people fail to do that but Pep Guardiola uses it to win matches. He has those two special attributes that help him make easy contact with his players who rely on him because being an exfootballer can create a good synergy. In the end they trust him as they see how hard he works. So, what is his secret? Exactly that: his hard work, his ability to work, his character. What makes him more than a coach, I think, is that he represents a series of attitudes that are not present in society nowadays, so everybody takes him as a model and as an example to follow although Pep has never wanted that.

Why other way of winning when Pep Guardiola had won almost everything with Barcelona? We all know that when Pep was managing Barcelona, the success on the field was achieved when it was about winning matches but the winning was done on his terms. His team played with distinction and elegance, thinking also that they had to play for the fans. Not winning for winning’s sake. When he won the Champions League in Wembley against Manchester United, one of the most spectacular matches in Europe, he said to one of his friends “I made a mistake”, meaning that he does not enjoy success. It is another way of winning, winning but suffering and here is the origin of the title. How do you see that way of winning? I am passionate about seeing those contradictions in people. Pep Guardiola is a person of absolute uncertainties and brutal doubts, a contradiction that, as mentioned in the book, makes him more Spiderman

that Superman. He saves the film in the end because he wins the matches, but he suffers because of it. To put it another way, he has the powers but does not know how to use them, like Spiderman, he is not the perfect man. But what also interests me is how tactically he managed to win, how he used his senses to make two strategies placements of players, moving or looking for space in different parts of the pitch and then he won the matches. Leaving Pep Guardiola for a moment, what is your way of winning? I am very glad that people have read my book; I am waiting now for the paperback which is going to be released on August 15th. Actually, I have written a new chapter and now Pep Guardiola is with Bayern Munich, already the Barcelona era is gone. My new book about Messi is my other way of winning, writing stories but told by the characters, their families, their friends and all the people who surround them. AUGUST 2013 | PLANL AT INO

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concert

S TA R TS DA N C E

Worldwide, multi- platinum selling singer and actress Selena Gomez will embark on a 56 city world tour in support of her summer album Starts Dance, which was released on 19 of july, 2013, through Hollywood records. She will be jetting to the UK to play a London show at Hammersmith Apollo.

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elena fans stateside have been in a frenzy since she premiered the single ‘Come & Get It’ and made her debut television performance of the song on the 2013 MTV Movie Awards.

Hammersmith Apollo 45 Queen Caroline Street W6 9QH - London T: 0844 249 4300

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6:30PM

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“I couldn’t be more excited to tour again but this time around the world,” said Selena. “This has been such an interesting few months. My music has grown and I want my fans to see a new side of me. Can’t wait to see y’all on the road!” As an artist, Selena has already sold more than 10 million singles in the U.S., along with three RIAA-certified top ten debuting gold albums, and three #1 Billboard Dance Singles. Her previous album, When The Sun Goes Down with Selena Gomez & The Scene was released on 28 of June, 2011 and was certified gold in November of that year. Born July 22, 1992 in Dallas, Texas, Selena started acting at age seven when she landed a role in the popular television series “Barney & Friends,” on which was a regular for two seasons. There she met her best friend, actress/singer and fellow Hollywood Records recording artist Demi Lovato. Their connection has endured. “I was very lucky to have had the opportunity to go through so much with Demi,” says Selena. “We have known each other for so long now that we’re more like sisters.”

show, Selena and her cast mates won a 2009 Emmy Award for Outstanding Children’s Program. “I don’t think I’m too much like Alex,” Selena says. “She gets into a lot of trouble, and my parents would never let that happen. Overall she’s confident and doesn’t let anyone negative get in her way, which is a good quality to have.”

She landed her first feature film role in 2003, when she was cast in the sci-fi action adventure film “Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over.” Selena went on to lend her voice to “Horton Hears a Who!” in 2008, and made guest appearances on “Hannah Montana” and “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.”

Her busy schedule in front of the camera did nothing to dampen her musical dreams. Selena recorded three songs for the “Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie” soundtrack, as well as tracks for “101 Dalmatians,” “Another Cinderella Story” and “Tinker Bell.” But she had broader ambitions. “I have always loved music and write all the time, but to make a career out of it seemed scary,” she says. “I focused more on acting at one point, which blessed me with my show and other projects I had the honour of working on. Now I’m putting more into my music.”

But she made her greatest impact as an actress starring as girl wizard Alex Russo in the hit Disney Channel series “Wizards of Waverly Place,” which premiered in 2007. For their work on the

With a new album, hit shows, and more movies on the horizon, she’s not done dreaming. In the years ahead, Selena plans to push her career to astronomical heights.

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JAZZ

louie vega & the elements of life

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Gospel and Blues. The lyrics are deeper now and are bringing more conscious messages to the world. Joining Elements Of Life on this album are singers Lisa Fischer and Cindy Mizelle, and poets: Ursula Rucker and Oveous Maximus as well as percussionist Luisito Quintero (Vega produced his last two albums). Singer/songwriter, and global DJ Anané.

he Album showcases 17 brand new tracks from Elements Of Life that tastefully traverse the sounds of Afrobeat, Jazz, Latin, R&B, Gospel, Soul, Blues, Brazilian and World Music all woven with the golden touch of Grammy Award winning Producer, Artist, DJ Louie Vega. The second disc includes “EOL Soulfrito” an homage to Fania Records through interpretations and remixes of classic Fania songs performed by the Elements Of Life in a 33-minute sound collage as well as six more bonus tracks. Louie Vega connected with the legendary Fania Records after doing the smash club remix of his uncle Hector Lavoe’s “Mi Gente” track back in 2008.

Vega concludes, “It’s a true honour for me to be the first new artist album signed to Fania Records in years. It really comes full circle now, being able to be on same the label as my uncle Hector Lavoe was on and also as the Fania All Stars who are also great inspirations for me. Fania Records is to Latin music what Motown is to R&B and Soul, so to be even a small page in this Wencyclopedia of music is a dream come true for me.”

On Elements Of Life Eclipse, which was 4 ½ years in the making, Vega kept the style of the earlier albums (African, Jazz, Latin, World) but has added Soul, R&B,

Performing for the first time in London since 2005 Jazz Cafe present legendary producer Louie Vega’s critically acclaimed live orchestral project.The album was release dated in March, 2013, and is the first new artist album Fania Records has released in years.

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TANIA MARIA

Brazilian Jazz will captivate Londoners in an exquisite evening. Text: GABRIELA NIETO Photos: Courtesy Ronnie Scott’s

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ania Maria has played virtually every important jazz festival in the world and has appeared on countless television and radio programmes and boasts 25 album releases. Her music style is mostly vocal, sometimes pop, often jazzy, and includes samba, bossa, Afro-Latin, Pop and Jazz fusion. Nominated in 1985 for a Grammy Award in the category "Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female", Tania established herself as a highly renowned jazz singer as well as a hugely influential proponent of Brazilian music.

One of the most seductive voices from Brazil arrives this month in London to keep us in the summery mood. Largely unknown to mainstream audiences, but a legend in the jazz world, Tania Maria will perform four concerts at London’s (if not Europe’s) Mecca for live jazz: Ronnie Scott’s.

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Tania Maria's career straddles three decades. Her metalworker father’s passion for music was such that he created opportunities for her talent to flourish – at just 13 Maria fronted a band of professional musicians organized by him. It was as piano accompanist for her father’s weekend jam sessions where Maria first absorbed the rhythms and melodies of samba, jazz, pop music and Brazilian chorinho. Maria has never worked in anyone else's group.

the late American guitarist, Charlie Byrd, who recommended her to the late Carl Jefferson, Head and Founder of Concord Records. The label provided her with her first international commercial success with her 1984 album “Come With Me”, and continued to record her music and promote it to an international audience.

The Ronnie Scott's All Stars

Based in New York since the '80s, Maria still sings the pop and blues-influenced music that brought her fame, releasing several albums in the '90s. Her first album of the new millennium, Viva Brazil, was also released by Concord Records in 2002.

jazz band, who is comprised of some of the greatest musicians on the U.K. scene — led

An evening at Ronnie Scott’s is always a wonderful experience. This intimate, legendary venue where history seeps from the walls, is the perfect setting to listen Tania’s rhythmic piano playing and brilliant scatting, with bassist Marc Betraux and drummer Hubert Colau.

by formidable pianist James Pearson, and featuring a revolving line-up of the cream of local talent (such as British

Maria's four sisters also had musical talents, but they eventually grew from their impoverished roots also to become professionals, following the same path as Maria. Two years of Law School, marriage and children were not enough to suppress the musician in her. In 1969 she released her first album in Brazil Apresentamos, followed by Olha Quem Chega in 1971. In the late '70s she moved to Paris and expanded her career, touring internationally. During one concert in Australia, her formidable musical precision and freewheeling spirit caught the attention of

WHEN

Friday 23rd August and Saturday 24th August, 6pm and 10.30pm

WHERE

Ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith Street, Soho,W1D 4HT

bassist Sam Burgess and Portuguese drummer Pedro Segundo).

Admission

£25.00 - £45.00, plus £2.50 Booking fee. Dinner not included.

Transport Tottenham Court Road, Leicester Square

TICKETS

www.ronniescotts.co.uk T: 0207 439 0747 AUGUST 2013 | PLANL AT INO

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OPERA From the streets of

Ana Maria Martinez

Buenos Aires to London

Beautiful

Latin Voice

Al Fresco

Riverside Studios Crisp Road Hammersmith London W6 9RL 020 8237 1111

Grammy award winning, Ana Maria Martinez, will be the stellar headliner at Opera Alfresco as part of Live by the Lake at Kenwood House.

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£7.50 (£5 concs.)

Sun 18 Aug

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Photos: Tom Specht na Maria Martinez is an operatic soprano from San Juan, Puerto Rico. A graduate of the Juilliard School with Bachelor and Master of Music degrees and alumna of the Houston Grand Opera Studio, Martinez won the Pepita Embil Award at the 1995 Operalia II, first prize in the 1994 Eleanor McCollum Auditions and Awards from Houston Grand Opera. In the 1993 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions she was a first place district and first place regional winner and national finalist. Martinez offers candid encouragement to young singers as a contributing editor to Classical Singer Magazine. She is the recipient of the National Association of Latina Leaders’ Ground breaking Latina in Music award. Her recollections and reflections are profiled in Latino Wisdom: Celebrity Stories of Hope, Inspiration, and Success

Date

Sat 17 Aug

to Recharge our Mind, Body, and Soul by Cathy Areu, published by Barricade Books. Her dramatic range has distinguished her as one of today’s most sophisticated lyric sopranos. Her career spans the world’s leading opera houses, concert halls, recording studios and movie theatres, and she continues to engage her audiences both with her signature roles and with new and exciting debuts on stage. For many seasons Ms. Martinez has enjoyed collaborating on multi-city concert tours with tenor Plácido Domingo which has taken them to all corners of the globe. Highlights of their collaboration include concerts at the Ravinia Festival, the Salzburg Festival in an all-Zarzuela concert recorded live entitled Amor, Vida de Mi Vida, to a Gala performance at the Teatro Real in Madrid in celebration of the tenor’s birthday, and for a performance at The White House. Martinez has performed at the world’s major opera houses: the New York Met,

Royal Opera House Covent Garden, La Scala in Milan, L’Opera nationale de Paris and the Staatoper in Vienna. Festival appearances include Glyndebourne and Salzburg and organizers are delighted to welcome Ms Martinez to Kenwood this August, 2013. Ana Maria Martinez will be accompanied by the ENO Concert Orchestra and an outstanding line-up of soloists – Wynne Evans, David Kempster, Fiona Murphy and Kai Rüütel. They will perform some of the greatest arias from the world’s most famous operatic composers: Bizet, Rossini, Handel, Mozart, Puccini, Verdi and Wagner and many others will be featured in this stunning concert.

Kenwood House

Hampstead Lane, Hampstead - London NW3 7JR Saturday 31st August 7:30 PM

aria de Buenos Aires, is the only opera written by the Master of Tango Astor Piazzolla and the only tango opera in the world. It was written in 1968 and tells a story of a young woman born in a poor area of the city. She moves into the city centre and gets swept up into the world of music, dance, sex and crime and dies young – all of this in Act 1. The second act finds her spirit wandering round the town and commenting on it – including a chorus of psychoanalysts. She is finally reborn in a miraculous fashion which gives a kind of happy ending to the story. “María de Buenos Aires,” is an intense cocktail of poetry, tango music and dance that is performed by a contralto, an operatic

JOSE GANDIA (UK/Spain) “DUENDE” DIRECTOR

baritone and one male actor. But it’s the fourth voice — the bandoneón, the soulful South American accordion — that calls the shots and, to borrow Ferrer’s words, “burns in the back of your throat.”

ALEXIA MANKOVSKAYA (Belarus/UK) “MARIA”

Opera at Home is bringing Maria de Buenos Aires to Riverside Studios in London as part of the Tete-a-Tete Festival. This performance of Piazolla’s masterpiece will be a collaboration crossing the borders of different art forms. Together with visual artist Joanna McCormick and NonSuch Dance Company, Opera at Home will create a visual and musical event that will bring the streets of Buenos Aires to London’s riverside.

JULIAN ROWLANDS (UK) BANDONEON

VICTOR SGARBI (UK/Brazil) “SPARROW” MARIA SHATALOVA (Russia) “SHADOW OF MARIA”

JESUS REINA (Spain) VIOLIN FRANCESCA ROCHE (UK) DANCER JENNIFER ROBINSON (UK) DANCER AMANDA BATES (UK) DANCER DARREN ROYSTON (UK) CHOREOGRAPHY HENRIETTE RIETVELD (Netherlands) CO- DIRECTOR

GALA:

Dali's muse

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ala is a puppet-opera inspired by the aged Gala Dali's rapacious relationship with Jeff Fenholt, a young actor then playing the role of Jesus Christ Superstar on Broadway.

In a collaboration springing from the 2012 Puppetry in Opera Conference, Tête à Tête works with Isobel Smith (Grist to the Mill), and puppeteers together with singers from Trinity Laban on a longer commission from Festival favourite Ergo Phizmiz following his 2012 Lite Bite Care in the Community.

Riverside Studios Crisp Road Hammersmith London W6 9RL 020 8237 1111

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7.00pm

£7.50 (£5 concs.)

Fri 2 Aug

7.00pm

£7.50 (£5 concs.)

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ART LEANDRO ERLICH

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A master of OPTICAL

ILLUSION ARTISTof the

uncanny

Beyond Barbican, a summer programme of world-class arts featuring pop-up performances, commissions and collaborations across east London, is coming to an end. Don’t miss the chance to experience this brilliant installation by Argentine artist Leandro Erlich.

Text: Gabriela Nieto Photos: Courtesy of Barbican Art Gallery

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nternationally known for his captivating, threedimensional visual illusions, Erlich was commissioned by the Barbican to create a public off-site installation on a disused lot in Dalston that has largely remained vacant since being bombed in the Second World War. The work resembles a movie set, featuring a real-size façade of a late nineteenth-century Victorian terraced house. The façade lies horizontally on the ground and visitors are invited to walk, lay or sit on it as they please. A series of large lightweight mirrors give the impression that they are standing on, suspended from, or scaling the building vertically. It is one of those bafflingly brilliant cultural oddities that has to be seen to be believed. “When we watch films we are wowed with the special effects. We loose track of how these things were made and I believe it's important not to hide the trick”, shared the artist. Born to a family of architects, Erlich’s playful installations challenge our perception of reality and spatial notion within the places we inhabit. His impeccably constructed architectural scenarios deliberately mix the real with the fictional to tease our sense of perception. He did it before in 1999 with “Swimming Pool” (now permanently exhibited at the 21st Century Museum of Art of Kanzawa, Japan since

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2004) where visitors look down into a seemingly full pool of water with fully clothed people walking around the bottom of the pool, completely dry. How? The trick can be seen from below. The blurry vision of looking up when “underwater” is recreated using a thin piece of glass with water running over top of it. With “Carousel” (shown at the Liverpool Biennial in 2008), Leandro mounts a typical one-bedroom apartment — complete with bathroom, kitchen and dining area — onto a real time spinning carousel, with the daily objects moving up and down like horses do on merry-go-rounds. “Dalston House” captivates both kids and adults alike and it is impossible to resist the temptation of being photographed sitting comfortably on the edge of the window of this three-storey house or hanging from the cornice. “People explore their own creativity within the work and it feels very empowering. For me, this is the best feedback I can get as an artist, to see the public engaged, enjoying, that they will remember the experience.” Come along with friends or family (and your or camera). You will feel the urge to tweet your snapshot or post it on Facebook.

WHEN Until 4th August 2013

Opening hours:

Mon–Wed: 11am– 6pm, Thu & Fri: 11am–8pm, Sat & Sun: 10am–8pm

Address

1-7 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL

Admission FREE

Transport Dalston Kingsland (overground)

www.barbican.org.uk

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Other Memorable Interactive Installations

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nteractive installations are not to be left alone. They are meant to be explored, to play with and to be enjoyed. These are works of art on their own, but the participation of visitors brings a new perspective. They become alive with their help and in return, they turn into an experience for the participant — usually with quite moving results. If you like “Dalston House” try to catch the following installations if you have a chance.

“The Phoenix is closer than it appears” (KUNSTEN, Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg, Denmark, 2011) and "Infinite Rock" (Sharjah Biennial, 2013) by German artist Thilo Frank. Large mirrored boxes with green fluorescent lights and a swing hanging in the centre. Sitting on the swing is quite an experience, with your own image being repeated into infinity, evoking an egotistical but fragile emotion.

"We’ll See How All Reverberates" (Sharjah Biennial, 2013 by Mexican artist Carlos Amorales. This installation is based on the organic shapes of Alexander Calder’s mobiles, but in place of abstract forms, thirty-five different cymbals are suspended from the ceiling. The cymbals are intended to be played by exhibition visitors as well as by professional musicians, transforming the quiet of the gallery space into a noise that is harmonic or chaotic.

“Scattered Crowd” (Messe Frankfurt, 2002) by New Yorker choreographer William Forsythe Thousands of white balloons are suspended within large architectural spaces, such as museum foyers, banks or stations (e.g., King’s Cross in 2009), inhibiting the beauty of space and but boosting human emotions. Participants are encouraged to inflate a balloon and add it to the work. Will be shown at the Hellerau European Centre for the Arts in Dresden from 17th to 20th October 2013

Cut Piece (1965) by Japanese artist Yoko Ono This piece was performed in Kyoto, Tokyo, New York and
London. It is usually performed by Yoko Ono coming on the
stage and in a sitting position, placing a pair of scissors in
front of her and asking the audience to come up on the
stage, one by one, and cut a portion of her clothing (anywhere
they like) and take it. The performer, however, does not
have to be a woman. “Cut Piece is about freeing yourself from yourself…
Traditionally, the artist’s ego is in the artist’s work. In other words, the artist must give the artist’s ego to the audience. I had always wanted to produce work without ego in it. I was thinking of this motif more and more, and the result of this was “Cut Piece”. Instead of giving the audience what the artist chooses to give, the artist gives what the audience chooses to take. That is to say, you cut and take whatever part you want; that was my feeling about its purpose. “Cut Piece” was recently re-enacted at Southbank Centre in June this year during Yoko Ono’s Meltdown arts festival, with Canadian singer Peaches taking the stage.

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FILM

Did you know?

SPECIAL

All of the amateur actors were recruited from favelas (slums) in Rio de Janeiro, and a couple of them actually lived in the Cidade de Deus (City of God) itself.

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The director said once that if he knew the dangers of filming in a favela in Rio de Janeiro, he wouldn't have done the movie. Voted movie of the year by Empire magazine in 2003. It would be 6 years before another foreign language film tops the list: Let The Right One In.

Summer has arrived in London after three years of absence. Warm evenings with a refreshing breeze and hardly any drizzle, offer a perfect setting to be enjoyed outdoors. On this issue we want to highlight a few movies that warrant re-visiting.

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PAN’S LABYRINTH (EL LABERINTO DEL FAUNO)

(2006)

Dir. Guillermo del Toro (Mexico, Spain)

n the fascist Spain of 1944, after Franco’s victory, an eight-year-old girl, Ofelia, is sent along with her heavily pregnant and sick mother to live in the countryside with her new stepfather — a ruthless captain of the Spanish army and a loyal supporter of the dictator. Sadistic Captain Vidal is not fond of the girl or his new wife. Vidal worries obsessively about the newborn, which had better be a boy for the sake of both females). During the night, little Ofelia meets a fairy who leads her into an eerie but captivating fantasy world where she meets an old faun in the centre of a labyrinth. He tells her that she is a princess from a kingdom in the underworld, but must prove her royalty by surviving three gruesome tasks. If she fails, she will remain mortal, never to return home to her family as the princess she is — and will never meet her real father.

Did you know?

Her attempts at the tasks get her in trouble with her stepfather, who, together with his fascist troops, are determined to exterminate resistance fighters who hide in the hills and woods. Staff at the cottage where Ofelia lives tries to conceal her escapades from the angry captain.

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spite of being offered double the budget , provided the film was made in English. He didn't want any compromise in the storyline to suit “the needs of the market". In fact, he gave up his entire salary as a director to see this film become realised in the way that he conceived it.

Stephen King attended a screening of the film and sat next to Guillermo del Toro. According to the director, King squirmed when the Faun chased Ofelia. Del Toro compared the experience of seeing King's reaction to winning an Oscar.

This enchanting film won the BAFTA for Best Film not in the English Language. It was also nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2007. Sadly, it lost to the German “The Lives of Others”, but won three Oscars for Art Direction, Cinematography and Make-up.

CITY OF GOD (CIDADE DE DEUS) (2002)

Dir. Fernando Meirelles & Kátia Lund (Brazil)

WHEN

Wednesday 21st August 2013, around 8.30 pm

WHERE

WHEN

Wednesday 14th August 2013, around 8.30 pm

WHERE

Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane
Peckham London
SE15 4ST

Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane
Peckham London
SE15 4ST

ADMISSION

£12.00 + £1.20 Booking = £13.20

TRANSPORT

Peckham Rye (overground and rail)

ADMISSION

TICKETS

£12.00 + £1.20 Booking = £13.20

TRANSPORT

www.rooftopfilmclub.com

Peckham Rye (overground and rail)

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ased on a true story and set in a lawless slum of Rio De Janeiro between 1960 and 1980, "City of God" tells the story of two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood who take different paths: one becomes a drug dealer and the other a photographer. Zé Pequeno (Li’l Zé) owns the city by causing violence and fear as he wipes out rival gangs without mercy. Ruthless greed for power of these gangs turns the streets into a battlefield. Buscapé is a frail and scared young boy and his only way to keep out of trouble is by exposing the brutality of the slum through his pictures. Things are out of control between the last two remaining gangs and police are terrified to go near the slum (and the ones who do, go mostly to collect bribes). Residents are lucky if they live to the age of 20. Violence escalates and more people get dragged into this world of crime that doesn’t seem to end. Welcome to the City of God, a favela where even God would fear to tread .

We hear Buscapé telling Marina how "he never took a hot bath". This was not scripted. Rodrigues and Moretto were talking off camera during a pause in the shooting. The boy (who lived on the slums) was telling her about his life. The scene where the gang prays before the war was not scripted either. During the shooting a young boy, who used to be in a real gang, asked the director if the group was not going to pray like they always did before any important confrontation with the enemies. Meirelles told him to lead the prayer as they shot the scene.

Winner of BAFTA for Best Editing and nominated to four Oscars (including Best Director and Best Cinematography), this beautifully shot film is a gem that shouldn’t be missed.

TICKETS

www.rooftopfilmclub.com

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Two Mexican directors were also nominated to the Oscars in 2007. Alejandro González Iñárritu for “Babel” (Best Direction and Best Motion Picture) and Alfonso Cuarón for “Children of Men” (Best Editing and Best Writing).

THE CITY- MADRID (2002)

(Running time 41 min.
Video)

lyrical, passionate love letter to the city where director Patrizio Guzmán was a film student and found sanctuary after fleeing Pinochet’s Chile, returning many years later to take stock. It brims with powerfully poetic images and moments of magic that work contagiously on the viewer, capturing local denizens’ gestures and intellectual discussions in cafes, the city’s hedonistic youth in search of the next thrill. The flowing movements of flamenco dancers and the play of light and shadow are a visual feast.

WHEN

Friday 2nd August 2013, 8.30 PM and Wednesday 7th August 2013, 6.10 PM

WHERE

BFI Southbank Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XT

ADMISSION

£12.10, £8.50 concs + booking

TRANSPORT Waterloo

TICKETS

www.bfi.org.uk

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he less you know about this film before you watch it, the better. It is beautifully scripted and filmed to take you by surprise through an emotional journey. One of my favourite films of last year.

RUST AND BONE (DE ROUILLE ET D’OS) (2012) (Dir. Jacques Audiard)

Jacques Audiard is the director of the superb, Oscar-nominated movie masterpiece Un Prophète (A Prophet). Matthias Schoenaerts is completely believable as an emotionally handicapped, primitive macho man who means well but inevitably ends up making a mess of everything. Stunning Marion Cotillard (Oscar-winning actress for her role as Édith Piaf in La Vie en Rose in 2007) delivers a powerful but contained performance of a strong-willed woman who refuses to be a target for compassion. His lack of sympathy and understanding is almost an advantage for her. Although they have almost opposite characters, they find each other in their mutual experience of being different from the rest.

Did you know? This film is based on a novel, who’s main character was a man. The director felt he had enough men in his previous movie A Prophet (set in a male prison in France) and decided to change the role for a woman. Marion Cotillard was shooting Rust and Bone and The Dark Knight Rises at the same time.

WHEN Wednesday 28th August 2013, around 8.00 pm WHERE Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane
Peckham London
SE15 4ST

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hen two Chicago musicians, Joe (Tony Curtis) and Jerry (Jack Lemmon), witness a massacre, they want to get away from the gangster responsible. Desperate to get a gig out of town, they disguise themselves as women and join an all-girl band heading to Florida. They certainly enjoy being around the girls, especially Sugar Kane (Marilyn Monroe) who sings and plays the ukulele. Ok, I know this is not a Latin film but the translations of its title all over Latin America and Spain are priceless.

SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959)

(Dir. Billy Wilder)

Brazil & Portugal: Quanto Mais Quente Melhor (The more, the merrier) Latin America: Una Eva y dos Adanes (One Eve and two Adams) Spain (Spanish title): Con faldas y a lo loco (With skirts and without thinking)

WHEN Tuesday 20th August 2013, around 8.30 pm WHERE Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane
Peckham London
SE15 4ST ADMISSION £12.00 + £1.20 Booking fee = £13.20 TRANSPORT Peckham Rye (overground and rail) TICKETS www.rooftopfilmclub.com

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THEATRE

MARIA AND TONY

IN LONDON Text: VICTOR SALAMANCA

After a sell-out season in 2008 during its 50th anniversary year, is back to London one of the greatest musical of all time. West Side Story will be at the Sadler’s Wells in August and September and at the New Wimbledon Theatre in November.

Variété

Riverside Studios

Hammersmith 29th August to 1st September

Spanish theatre in Peckham Rye CLF Art Café

The Bussey building – opposite Peckham Rye station Tangram Theatre. Sundays, at 5:00 pm, until 8th September

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Sadler’s Wells Theatre EC1R

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7th August to 22nd September

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New Wimbledon Theatre SW19

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19th to 30th November


ne of the classic of the Spanish golden age theatre, Fuente Ovejuna by Lope de Vega is brought to London by the Chronic Love Foundation CLF Art Café at The Bussey Building. This brilliant tragicomedy, written in 1612 and set in 1476, tells the actual historical incident that took place in the village of Fuente Ovejuna in Castile against the sexual tyranny of their feudal lord Fernan Gomez de Guzman. When a magistrate sent by King Ferdinand II of Aragon arrived at the village to investigate the villagers, even under the pain of torture, responded only by saying “Fuenteovejuna did it”. This play is performed on Sundays and has always a different cast line-up with live bands providing different sound tracks to each show.

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nspired by William’s Shakespeare play Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story explores the rivalry between two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds: Sharks from Puerto Rico and the Jets, a Polish-American working class group. Tony, one of the Jets, falls in love with Maria, the sister of Bernardo, leader of the Sharks. The deep theme, splendid music, beautiful dance scenes, and focus on social problems marked a turning point in American musical theatre. Something’s coming, Maria, America, Somewhere, Tonight and a Boy like that amongst the lyrics written by Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein music. The original 1957 Broadway production, directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins and produced by Robert E.

Griffith and Harold Prince, marked Sondheim’s Broadway debut. It ran for 732 performances before going on tour. The production was nominated for six Tony Awards, including Best Musical in 1957.

tour of Scrooge- the musical. Anita will be played by Djalenga (Chicago, Flashdance, The Rocky Horror Show) and Jack Wilcox (Singing in the rain, Wicked) will be Riff, Tony’s best friend.

In 1961 was released West Side Story the musical film as the same name, directed by Robert Wise and Robbins, starring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris and Russ Tamblyn. The film won ten Academy Awards out of eleven nominations, including Best Picture. Rita Moreno who played the role of Anita, won the Best Supporting Actress Award.

Pepe, the second in command of the Sharks, will be played by the Spanish dancer Javier Cid who trained in the Professional Conservatory of Dance in Madrid. He earned DaDa (Dance and Drama) Awards in London consisting in a scholarship to complete his training at the English National Ballet.

The UK tour includes a high talented cast led by Katie Hall as Maria and Louis Maskell as her lover Tony. Katie has most recently played Christine in the Phantom of the Opera and Cosette in Les Miserables, whilst Louis appeared in the national

This vibrant new cast is directed and choreographed by Joey McKneely using the Jerome Robbins full, original choreography. Joey has worked on Broadway and was the former assistant to Jerome Robbins so he brings the true essence of the original production.

The Chronic Love Foundation, CLF, is a commercial humanitarian company, set up in 2003 by Creative Arts Entrepreneur, Mickey Smith; Drummer, producer, arranger Marque Gilmore; Leading barrister David Malone; and Daige Mahone, ex-vice chairman Sony Black Music.

Story by

Lindsay Kemp

Music & Lyrics

Carlos Miranda

Direction

Kinny Gardner

Choreography

Darrell Aldridge

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ith music and Lyrics by the Chilean composer, pianist, actor and director Carlos Miranda, Riverside Studios Hammersmith presents Variété, an amazing and extraordinary music theatre piece originally written, directed and performed by Lindsay Kemp with his internationally well-known company. It is 1936 in Hamburg, Germany. A travelling naïve joins a sordid circus with an eccentric cast. He plays “The Bird Man”, a successful performance in the show, who has an obsession with the deaf trapeze dancer Maria. On one crucial moonlit he abandons his timidity to finally embrace his violence and create revenge. This is the first time that Lindsay Kemp has ever allowed another company to produce one of his works and it is directed by Kinny Gardner who was in the original cast and has been a soloist in the Kemp Company for over twenty years. Carlos Miranda´s association with Lindsay began with his earliest creation for Rambert Dance Co. He then joined the Lindsay Kemp Company writing the music and collaborating in the creation of various dance-theatre productions that toured Europe, the Americas, Israel, Singapore, Japan and Australia.

The Decorator is back by popular demand

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et in Rio de Janeiro in the swinging sixties, The Decorator is a farce about seduction, revenge and mistaken identity. While the girl from Ipanema is sunbathing at the beach, Marcia, 40 years old from the apartment across the road, is in a very difficult position: Jane, the wife of her lover, has come with the express purpose of taking her revenge by telling Marcia’s husband of his wife’s infidelity. Under pressure, Marcia has a brilliant idea:

Colour House Theatre Watermill Way London SW19 2RD In English: 17 - 18 August In Portuguese: 7, 14, 21 and 28 September

Her decorator is a part-time actor and she hires him to impersonate her husband in front of Jane and then spoils her plan. The Decorator is brought by Stonecrabs Theatre Company with a Brazilian take on Donald’s Churchill comedy played by a trio of Brazilian actors: Tereza Araujo (Brazilian International Press Award 2012); Marcio Mello and Maria Alencar. Directed by Franko Figuereido (Brazilian International Press Award 2011).

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FESTIVAL 9 August to 1 September

EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

HISTOIRE D’AMOUR

LATIN ART

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he Chilean Director Juan Carlos Zagal brings to Edinburgh his “Teatrocinema group” utilising theatre, films, comics, animations, photography and music. Based on the original novel by Régis Jauffret, translated by Carlos Gonzalez and adapted by Juan Carlos Zagal and Montserrat Antequerra, Histoire D’amour tells the story of an English teacher who meets on the underground a woman who he decides will be his wife and mother of his children. Abuse, guilt and perversion are part of this tragedy where responsibility disappears under the shadows of impunity and silence. In a black and white universe, this is a love story overwhelmed by asphyxia, perversion and obsession told from within a tortured mind.

Photos: Eoin Carey

Photos Histoire D’Amour : Montserrat Antequerra

Director and Music Juan Carlos Zagal

WHERE

Art Director Laura Pizarro

Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Designer and Lighting designer Luis Alcaide Decay Multimedia Director

Montserrat Antequerra

Cast Bernardita Montero

WHEN

and Julian Marras

August Thursday 29th Saturday 31th 7:30PM

Co-production Scene Nationale de

Sete, FITAM and Consejo Nacional de las Culturas y las Artes (Fondart)

Photos Don Quichotte du Trocadéro: Patrick Berger

DON QUICHOTTE DU TROCADÉRO

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ose Montalvo’s version of the Cervante’s iconic novel, compiles humour, classic dance, contemporary hip hop and flamenco. It is a dynamic proposal of this great classic of the literature.

If it is the role of the artist to convert a strand of silver nitrate into a portrait, a sound wave into a memory, or an LED into a provocation, then we encourage you to come to Edinburgh in August for a very special occasion filled with pre-recorded mischief, virtual mystery and vivid make-believe.

In Don Quichotte du Trocadero, the character takes the incredible features of the acclaimed comic actor, Patrice Thibaud, surrounded by thirteen talented dancers. Born from the desire to make a weird tribute to the work of Cervantes, the show confronts dance and comedy acts, and re-updating the genre of comedy of art.

Jonathan Mill – Festival Director

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he best classical music, theatre, opera, dance and visual art from around the globe will be, one more time, the main attraction of Edinburgh, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, where it will take place its International Festival from 9 August to 1 September.

It has been over 60 years since this tradition started in Edinburgh and its reputation has crossed all borders that companies have to apply years in advance to ensure a place on it. As sole promoter of its events, the Festival covers all the administration costs of an artist – fees, travel, accommodation, venue hire and the

promotion of the performance. In return, the Festival retains all income from ticket sales. This year, the Festival has invited, among others, two Hispano-American productions: Histoire D’Amour, a Chilean play; and Don Quichotte du Trocadero, from the Spanish choreographer Jose Montalvo.

Choreographer

Jose Montalvo

Set and video designer

Patrice Thibaud

Artistic partners to video

Pascal Minet and Sylvain Decay

WHERE

Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

WHEN August Thursday 29th Saturday 31th 7:30PM

Jose Montalvo’s shows have original features. In 2007, his last Festival appearance with On Danse, dancers appeared to carry an elephant on a flying carpet and an army of tiny horses flew across the audience. His creative universe always expects the unexpected.

Text: Victor Salamanca Photos: Courtesy Edinburgh International Festival

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MUSIC

The month’s most popular Latin songs ranked by Plan Latino Magazine

Marc Anthony

Band,

new rhythms to the British island Víctor Triviño

Text: Carolina Rogelis Terán

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t has been 9 years since he arrived in London, full of expectations and dreams. Today with his own band and company he is performing in places like Trader´s Vic at the London Hilton Hotel or Salsa Bar on Charing Cross Road. Victor Triviño is the Director and creator of this new proposal to the world. The Latin Mafia Band as he defines with his own words "It is a new sound. We want to be recognised as a Latin Band that is not just salsa but a new vibe, a mix of Latin and European sounds". The Latin Mafia Band has began from scratch and now it is ready to show the Londoners they can represent the energy, music and rhythms of the new Latin wave that is making people from around the world fall in love with Latin America. The band is formed by Victor Triviño, drums and director; Joicel Triviño, timbales; Luisa Santiago, piano and voice; Veronica Monreal, voice; and Mayte Poyato, singer. All of them are living in London for different reasons and have met here to create this new concept. "At the moment nearly all of us live for the music, it is our way of living and we can do it here, but it would be very different if we were living in Colombia, says Victor. When I was in Colombia I had to start studying Computer Engineering but I was not feeling happy. One day I decided to leave the course and started studying music. My family went crazy, because in Colombia is nearly

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impossible to make a living from music, so they considered I was mad and ready to fail. My mum, Luz Marina Acosta was the only one who supported me. I started studying music in Barranquilla, my hometown, but then I felt I needed something more so I decided to come to London and discovered everything I was missing back home, comments Victor about his beginning with the music. When I arrived in London, everything was difficult, I had to pay my rent, my food, everything. I was living on my own and back home my mum told me she will just send me money for the first month, and then it was me and my music. I remember one month after arriving to London, she sent me 40 pounds, the last credit from home. That was just enough for the travel card and some food. But soon, I had nothing left and I had to pay my rent and other things. So I decided to take my drums (a special drum from Colombia that I brought with me) and I started playing music in Oxford Street; I was there alone playing my drums, in a city that it was new to me and with nothing more than my dreams. As soon as I got 5 pounds I left but that day I thought I can make my life here doing what I really like, music". After playing in many places, travelled with bands around Europe, Africa and in the UK playing some Latin, ska and two years at The Lion King Musical, it was time to start his own project.

Plan Latino: When did this project start? Victor Triviño: We have been playing together for many years, especially with my brother who is also in the band. But after playing for some years at Trader´s Vic we decided to show the Londoners what a Latin Mafia Band could do. PL: Why is that, what is the difference with a Lati n Band that we have already known? VT: Well... we have seen how English are attracted to new rhythms and they like the Latin wave, but Latin Rhythms are influenced by many music, African, Cuban, European and we have something special. We all come from Latin America but we all have lived here for a while and that definitely has put a stamp on our music and us. We are a fusion between Latin America and Europe. PL: Why The Latin Mafia? VT: Because we are always the same guys

playing and playing around. We have become a Mafia, in a good sense of music. PL: Who influences you? VT: Many artists, Pitbull, DLG, Carlos Vives, Joe Arroyo all of them are big pioneers on this idea of showing new rhythms to the world. This mix of what the world has become. PL: What could you say to someone that is just starting on music? VT: Believe that you can succeed, work hard and never forget that if you are really passionate and good on what you are doing one day you will reach your goal. PL: Where and when can we see you performing? VT: We always have gigs around London. The Plan Latino in the UK for August will be on the 3rd and 17th, we will be performing at Salsa Bar on Charing Cross and you can follow us on twitter @thelatinmafia

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Come and get it Selena Gomez

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Vivir mi vida – Marc Anthony

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Live it up – Jennifer Lopez ft. Pitbull

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Bailar Contigo – Carlos Vives

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Don’t stop the party – Pitbull

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Zumba – Don Omar

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Llevame contigo – Romeo Santos

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Tu me vas – Prince Royce

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Me siento perdido – Julius M

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Brazilian Music

GREAT TALENTS TOGETHER IN ONE MAN

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CONCERT LINE-UP

WHERE Ronnie Scott’s

Ricardo Silveira (guitar)

47 Frith Street, Soho,

Monday 12th and Tuesday13th August

London W1

6:00 PM

T: 020 7439 0747

PRICE £25 - £40

Kiko Freitas (drums) Armando Marçal (percussion)

ith his music rooted in Brazil’s classic samba and bossa nova traditions, João Bosco combines rock, jazz and other ethnic styles in an eclectic brew that is as inventive and challenging as is the person. It is with great pride then, that Ronnie Scott’s welcomes Joao Bosco, celebrating 40 years as a performer, for his debut performance at the club.

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João Bosco (guitar/vocals) João Baptista (bass)

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oao Bosco is one of Brazil’s most compelling singer songwriters, known as much for his distinctive style as a guitarist as for his versatile voice and as a dynamic performer. An artist that rarely leaves Brazil for extended periods, Bosco is hugely popular in his homeland, yet a secret pearl still to be discovered by a larger international audience. For most of his early career Bosco wrote for Brazilian jazz legend, Elis Regina, contributing to some of her finest material. With his career rise coinciding with Brazil’s military dictatorship (1964-1985), Bosco became one of the main figures of MPB (Música Popular Brasileira) with his work frequently censored. In 1977 he wrote his most personal protest song, “O Bebaido e a Equilibrista” (The Drunkard and the Tightrope Walker), which became the theme song of Amnesty International. Despite his fame in Brazil, Bosco remained unknown to audiences outside the country until he made a guest appearance with jazz guitarist Lee Ritenour in 1988 a few years later, he mounted a major tour of the US. Composer, guitarist, singer and arranger, João Bosco reaches a 40 year career in

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2012. It has been four decades of activity in Brazilian music influencing several generations of singers, guitarists and composers. After releasing an album in 2010 of unpublished songs where he resumed the historic partnership with the poet Aldir Blanc and reinforced the success of the partnership with his son Francisco Bosco. Now “40 Anos Depois” (40 Years Later), the new CD / DVD, is a celebration of his career, bringing new interpretations to its repertoire, with the participation of his peers from the first team of MPB: Milton Nascimento, Chico Buarque, João Donato, Toninho Horta, among others. And what a beautiful collection of songs! There is bossa nova, jazz, samba and so much more! AUGUST 2013 | PLANL AT INO

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Maracatudo Mafua & Aleh Ferreira

on cover

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aracatudo Mafua warms up for the weekend of the Notting Hill Carnival and to celebrate has a fabulous line-up. Special guests Simone Sou will perform a live set with Oleg Fateev, and to bring a soulful mood, Aleh Ferreira blesses the place with his voice. Also, Plus DJ Cal Jader will be popping his tropical sounds as Mafua showcases the songs, which will be recorded soon for their debut album. Oleg and Simone have developed a unique combination between bayan and percussion, and also between Balkan and Brazilian styles, mixing sentimental melodies and vigorous rhythms, a blend of two distinct cultures that sounds like one. Their collaboration is based on curiosity about each others’ musicality and possibilities, looking for new moods and finding a new musical environment: unknown, but familiar and exciting

ON THE ARTISTS Maracatudo Mafua London based group, for the last 4 years has brought Maracatu in its full colours to the UK. Winner of 2012 Dance & Folk in UK, Brazilian International Press Awards, Focus Brasil. The group also engage in educational projects, making this night an opening for their parade at the Notting Hill Carnival.

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Aleh Ferreira Aleh Ferreira is a singer and composer from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The man has the groove of soul, funk, samba and reggae and will indulge the audience in a new set as part of his latest release Aleh + Samba. As a true “carioca” he has music in his DNA, starting his trajectory as part of the Bantus reggae band on the 80’s, whose gigs included opening for “The Wailers”. He was also part of legendary bands such as Black Rio and worked as producer for Cassiano and Tim Maia. In 2002 he had Jorge Mautner as his “musical godfather” and his single Sou do bem showcased in more than 50 countries as part of Putumayo compilation –Brazilian Grooves. Currently he is considered as one of the representatives of Lapa, Rio de Janeiro’s nest of Samba, having worked with great artists such as Robertinho Silva, Marcelinho da Lua, B Negao, Carlos Malta, Wagner Tiso, Marcus Suzano, Moacyr Luz and Marcelo Yuka amongst others. Alongside his gigs and tours, he also works for Mangueira’s youth project “Mangueira do Amanha” and performs in jails as part of educational programmes.

ON THE VENUE Floripa is the nickname of a Balearic style city-island off the coast of Brazil, the short form of the beautiful and unique flower of Ipanema and is also the name of a brand new venue in Shoreditch where Brazil and London come together in a fusion of hedonistic and bohemian cultures. Floripa’s aim is to combine the classic elements of Brazilian cuisine with the best of London’s incredible music scene to re-create the feel and look of a South American beach bar where cocktails can be sipped on the cabanas of Ipanema and Florianopolis.

WHEN Thursday 22nd August 2013, Event starts at 7pm Live Music from 8:30 WHERE Floripa 91-93 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3HZ ADMISSION Free before 8pm £5 after TRANSPORT Shoreditch High Street (overground) TICKETS www.floripalondon.com 02076134228

THE NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL Held each August Bank Holiday since 1966, the Notting Hill Carnival is the largest festival celebration of its kind in Europe. Every year the streets of West London come alive, with the sounds and smells of Europe’s biggest street festival. 

MUSIC Music is at the heart of Notting Hill Carnival, with traditional and contemporary sounds filling the air for miles around. Historically steel bands, Soca & Calypso Music have been at the heart of Carnival but in recent years these have been overtaken by the static sound systems playing anything from Reggae to R&B, Funk, House, Dub and much more. Live stages also feature local bands, top international artists and sounds from around the world – Eddie Grant, Jamiroquai, Wyclef Jean, Courtney Pine and Burning Spear have been among the eclectic line up in previous years.

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RESTAURANT

AY CARAMBA The Mexican flavour in Camden Town

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ot only are the hats and terracotta plates the sign of being in a Mexican restaurant. Ay Caramba! is a cosy place where you can enjoy the pleasure of Mexican cuisine for a fair price. It has a vast menu and all dishes are made with high quality Mexican ingredients. Ay Caramba! offers to visitors the authentic tradition of the Mexican gastronomy. Several states of the Aztec country inspire the recipes prepared with imported ingredients, like enchiladas rojas, mole de pollo, ensalada de Acapulco and prawns a la Veracruzana to mention but a few. This along with the decoration of hats, ponchos, ceramics and pictures of Mexican scenes evoke the best of the country of mariachis and corridos. Its gastronomic offer consists of 50 menu items, including aperitifs, enchiladas, soups, salads, tacos, fajitas,

international plates, desserts, delicious margaritas and incredible Cuban cocktails. Ay Caramba! believes in fresh, nutritious, high-quality food. There are no fillers in the food, no shortcuts, and everything is 100% fresh. Only the absolute best quality products and meats are used. But the best ingredient in Ay Caramba! is the excellent service. Friendly and attentive staff make Ay Caramba! a great place to visit any time to taste the best of the Mexican kitchen, accompanied by some very good tequilas. 14-16 Camden High Street London NW1 0JH Tel: 020 7383 7245 www.aycaramba.org.uk

AY CARAMBA R E C O M M EN D S

How to make a Cuban mojito

How to make a Mexican Margarita For each drink

For each drink

100% Colombian Finest

• Double measure white rum • 8-12 leaves fresh mint • 1 teaspoon fine grain brown sugar • 2 teaspoons light brown sugar (or just a tablespoon of caster if you don’t have any brown) • ½ lime cut into segments • Lots of ice • Soda water to top up at the end • Cocktail shaker, measure/jigger, muddler, tall glass, long spoon.

Here’s what you do: 1. Put the lime, sugar and mint in the shaker and smash it all up with the muddler. 2. Add rum and ice, and stir with the spoon. 3. Pour into the glass – my friend added a bit more rum at this point! 4. Top up with soda water. 5. Serve with a mint sprig and straw!

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Single measure of tequila Single measure of lime juice ¾ measure of Cointreau Large flake sea salt and lime slice to garnish Ice Stump-stemmed bowl or margarita glass Cocktail shaker, small plate

Here’s what you do: 1. Chill the glass. 2. Pour enough salt onto the plate that there’s enough to cover it or at least make a ring for the glass rim. 3. Wipe a small amount of Cointreau around the rim of the glass then push the rim into the salt. Do this at an angle and you’ll get a more satisfactory result. 4. Pour the tequila, Cointreau, lime juice and a pinch of salt over ice into the shaker. 5. Shake well and strain into the glass. 6. Garnish the edge of the glass with the slice of lime.

O F F ICIAL IMPORT & DI S TRI B UTION w w w. j o h n y s . c o . u k

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FASHION

Fashion Trade Show Pure London is the UK’s leading fashion trade show which attracts over 12,000 fashion buyers each season. Be sure to attend this August 2013,to discover Spring/Summer 2014 fashion trends from more than 30 Latin companies around the world.

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ure London is the UK’s largest and most influential fashion buying event, presenting more than 1,000 brands offering contemporary womenswear, young fashion, lingerie, swimwear, childrenswear, footwear and accessories. The show is held twice a year, in February and August at London Olympia.

Pure London is the destination for fashion buying advice, thought leadership and autumn/winter trend forecasting. Get the inside information from the likes of world trend forecaster WGSN and Drapers on what consumers are like to want and what trends to buy into for the season ahead.

A number of high-profile Latin companies and fashion businesses will exhibit in Pure London.

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Argento Antico

Atlanta Mocassin

Bariloche

Calzados RIA

Isabel de Pedro

Laino Industry Srl. from Italy mainly promote leather fashion accessories, elegant design and well-treated leather for the brand brings a unique style.

Atlanta Mocassin brand was founded in 1987 in Porto, Portugal. The shoemaking business was initially created to offer casual Moccasin shoe.

Tinta Difusión, S.L. is a Spanish company which has dedicated the last 30 years to the production and manufacture of quality women garments.

Founded in 1947, RIA has become one of the leading brands making "Avarques from Menorca": traditional but at the same time fashionable sandals.

From Barcelona. Isabel de Pedro's S/S'14 collection is inspired by Japan, except to see a stunning range of designs with exquisite prints.

WHERE

WHEN

ADMISSION

Olympia Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London W14 8UX

4th – 6th August 2013 Sunday 4th August 09:30 AM – 06:00PM Monday 5th August 09:30AM – 06:00PM Tuesday 6th August 09:30AM – 04:00PM

£20.00. Entry on the day without a badge.

TRANSPORT

Entry is free to all trade visitors who register in advance

Kensington Olympia

REGISTER

www.purelondon.com

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SPORTS

Pellegrini will join the new signing of the Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho, who at this time claims top spot in the transfer market to the UK with £34 millions.

The UK’s Premier League is the most popular European league in Latin America and is also has the greatest Twitter following. Currently there are players from twelve nationalities among Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries in the League. Some of them have a great chance to be part of a World Cup-winning team in Brazil next year.

TEXT: JOSÉ L. DIAZ

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The summer months are never a calm time in football. The transfer market is very active during this time, some would say at fever–pitch, and the media do their best to speculate and to inform of the possible changes in the pipeline. The transfer curtain closes on August 31, but many clubs in the Premier League have already chosen to strengthen their squad with latino players.

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England, as the inventor of the sport, can be considered the mother of the beautiful game. But in the modern world, the game has several influences and the Premier League nurtures great players. At the time of press there were 59 players, a mixture of old and new signings, from 12 Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries playing in the League. The origin of these players is split between the following countries: ranked by the most numerous, Spain, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Chile. On the bench, the most acclaimed development has been the signing of Chilean engineer Manuel Pellegrini for Manchester City, who came close to directing the club six years ago. There, he will join the new signing of the Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho, who, at this time, claims top spot in the transfer market to the UK at a cost of £34 million (July 2013). Manchester City has been able to fund these very expensive players due to the backing of the UAE investment group which took majority control of the club five years ago. In addition to filling the stadiums, the Premier League fills bars throughout the country with diehard fans. Televised football is now a very important revenue

stream for the hospitality sector and the onus is on the League to provide entertaining games to ensure this part of the financial backing of the game. Between sips of a cold beer, Spanish journalist Eugenio Blanco, based in London, recently brought to light an interesting sociological study of social networking applied to football, which detailed the most-followed personalities and clubs worldwide. For example, the most followed league in Europe is that of the Premier League, with more than two million devotees, more than double that of the Spanish La Liga, "which not only has fewer supporters compared to the Premier League but also has fewer followers on Twitter. "In terms of clubs however, the team that has the most virtual fans is Barcelona, with 9.5 million, whilst in the UK, Arsenal just lead Chelsea, with 2.5 million and 2.4 million respectively. Meanwhile, we can welcome names like Paulinho from Sao Paulo, (Tottenham), the Andalusian Jesus Navas (Manchester City), the Uruguayan Guillermo Varela (Manchester United) or the Mexican Ulises Davila (Chelsea), who originally came from Guadalajara. All of these newcomers to the Premier League hope to have a productive season in readiness for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Season will start on Saturday 17 August, 2013

Season concluding on Sunday 11 May, 2014

Fernandinho

Premier League searches far and wide for young talent and currently Tottenham Hotspur is trying to sign Neymar´s replacement at Santos, a 19 year-old called Neilton. The offer by the North London club is 7 million pounds presently but negotiations can very often take weeks if not months to conclude. Nothing can be confirmed until the start of the new season. Jesús Navas AUGUST 2013 | PLANL AT INO

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Uruguayan independence day falls on the 25th August which is a great opportunity for everyone to open their best bottles of Tannat; the wine considered a national heritage by the Uruguayan people. Text: GERARD ROVIRA

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ts excellent geographic location has consolidated Uruguay’s position as a privileged producer of wines with international standards of quality, not only in the region but also in the world, in the last few years.

THE GREAT URUGUAYAN TANNAT

Its vineyards lie between the 30th and 35th parallels south, just like in Argentina, Chile, Australia and New Zealand, whose grapes and labels are known worldwide. Both the littoral and the central areas host countless wineries whose number increase year after year. They are located mainly in the Departments of Colonia, Carmelo, Canelones, Rivera and Montevideo.

It is a very rare grape. The Uruguayan wineries have been granted international awards for making wines based on this grape. With blends of softer grapes such as merlot, Tannat wines have a unique taste, even better than that achieved in the French countryside, from where this variety arrived in the late nineteenth century.

Uruguay is considered as a country of temperate climate due to its clay soil, all-year sunshine, average rainfalls and temperatures. In this state, vineyards rest on rocky terrains or across the plains featuring soft undulations which are typical of the French landscapes that gave origin to each of the grapes that reached these lands. In addition to the extraordinary knowledge and human quality of those who make Uruguayan wine, the climate and the soil have combined to make a perfect combination for classic grape varieties like Merlot, Cavernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Tannat to be granted awards in the most recent international competitions and contests for these specialities. There is no doubt that the mixture of these factors make Uruguay into an ideal destination for lovers of good wine. People on vacation have the chance to visit several wineries during their tours of the country as well as the chance to sample these ever-improving Uruguayan wines.

In the mid nineteenth century, the Spanish, German, Italian, Swiss and French introduced these grapes into the country to give origin to the first Uruguayan wines. Grapes came from France (tannat and folle noir) brought by the first vintners in the country: Harriague and Vidiella and it was Harriague who planted the first vineyard of tannat in the City of Salto. After 130 years of adaptation, the tannat vines have grown to be typical of Uruguay because Tannat is the grape variety which became best adapted to the Uruguayan soil and climate. This is the reason why it has become the most prominent grape variety in all Uruguayan wineries. Ideal to accompany any table with its purplish soul and body, tannat is the best wine to accompany the food at Uruguayan barbecues, known throughout the world as the most complete and appetizing. Today, after so many years, we can assert proudly that this is a ccgrape that has become a synonym for the Uruguayan soul.

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TRAVEL

Punta del Este

1 what to SEE

the luxury

PENINSULA

Casa Pueblo Casa Pueblo is a beautiful resortmuseum, with an unique architectural heritage. To walk through the Casa Pueblo is one of the most attractive strolls on the peninsula. It is the monumental creation of the Uruguayan painter and sculptor Carlos Páez Vilaró, who has his studio there. Its construction lasted 36 years and was done by Páez Vilaró with his own hands. It is universally called a " live-in sculpture" It has many rooms, facing the sea and the rocks, where painting, sculpture and ceramic exhibitions are usually held.

Punta del Este, Uruguay is known as the St Tropez of South America, thanks to its beautiful beaches, luxury resorts and trendy

Isla Gorriti and Isla de los Lobos Opposite the large peninsula separating the two channels of the Atlantic Ocean and Rio de la Plata, lie the enchanted islands of Isla Gorriti and Isla de los Lobos, inhabited by one of the world's largest sea-lion colonies.

nightclubs that attracts over 400.000 visitors per year. Punta del Este gets transformed in the international Jet-Set meeting point.

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t the beginning of the nineteenth century Punta del Este was only a desert region visited for sailors and fishermen. Nowadays, Punta del Este is an internationally known resort, where you willl find typical families wanting to enjoy the summer as well as celebrities from anywhere in the world. It is the playground of the rich and famous during high season, January, but not exclusively so, and anyone can be see to enjoy it beauty.

2 things to DO 3 when to GO 4 what to EAT

At Brava beach there are many little coves where every year the young people goes and transform it into the "must-go beach". Is the case of Bikini, Manatiales or Montoya beaches located at La Barra. The Brava beach is for the ones who love adrenaline. Ideal for surfers, you can find there the most fantastic waves and the most beautiful people.

For people who like to workout and get fit, Punta del Este is the ideal place. Surfing, windsurfing, tennis, rugby, golf and polo have become popular here. Punta del Este has become an anchorage for yatchs which sail all around the world. If you like running, walking, rollerskating or biking, Punta del Este streets are amongst the safest places in which to practice.

Sources: Wikitravel & puntadeleste.com

Boats and yachts, tourists windsurfing or just swimming, kids playing soccer at the beach, all of this you will encounter as soon as you arrive at Punta del Este, but you will need to drive into the peninsular itself to explore a little bit more of this reagion.

The peninsular divides the sea in two different kind of beaches: the Mansa and the Brava. The first one has calm waters, soft waves and it is ideal for those who like to enjoy windsurfing and swimming. It is also perfect for families because is a safe beach for kids.

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The resort prepares itself all year round to receive more than 400.000 tourists between December and March, offering them important events such as celebrities parties, fashion runways, art exhibitions, movies, performing arts, sports events, concerts, dance galas. At night the atmosphere is exciting and electric, definitely not to be missed.

Seafood in Punta del Este is delicious, although Chivitos, steak sandwiches, and asado, steak, are the locals' favorite dishes. As one would expect in an international resort, pretty much any type of food can be found: sushi, Indian, Italian, French cuisine, etc. There are also grill restaurants that offer exquisite cuts of red meat, offal and sausages.

how to GET THERE More international flights arrive in Carrasco International airport, close to Montevideo and 84 miles far from Punta del Este. There are three bus companies and several private taxi and transfer services connecting the airport with Punta del Este. From London you can fly with Air Europa. The London to Montevideo route is serviced three times a week via Madrid and onboard Airbus 330-200 aircraft with 299 passenger capacity

including 24 business class seats. Outbound flights from LondonGatwick are Monday, Wednesday and Friday – 17.15 to 20.35 to Madrid, then 23.55 to 7.45 onward to Montevideo. Inbound flights are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday – 11.45 to 5.05 Montevideo to Madrid, then 7.55 to 9.10 onward to London Gatwick. AUGUST 2013 | PLANL AT INO

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FESTIVAL Batuke is a unique opportunity to explore the culture of the Luso-African diasporas, Angola, Cape Verde, Mozambique, Sao Tome, Guinea Bissau and its many influences, West Indies, Brazil, Europe and Portugal with UK and international artists teaching, performing and partying till late hours during four days. Artists Petchu & Vanessa, Kwenda Lima, Morenasso & Anais, Sika & Khalifa, Diene Sagna, Kazuza, Hughes & Sheina, Luis Sousa & Debora Lima, Loic & Marie – Laure, Eddy Vents, Feka Sam & Ana Kente, Kemi & Greg, Tania Mendonca, Batuke Project & The Afro Fusion Project. DJs Dj Marito & DJ FABIO – FS Photos: Courtesy Courtesy Batuke Festival

From Friday 23rd to Monday 26th August FRIDAY DAY 1

BATUKE FESTIVAL

DAYTIME - Register from 2.30pm to 5.30pm @ 229 The venue, 229 Great Portland St. London W1W 5PN EVENING WELCOME PARTY a.k.a THE UK NIGHT! @ Vox Club where you can also register from 8pm CLUB: Artists Presentation, Shows, Party - TO

SATURDAY DAY 2

Daytime & evening @ 229 The venue, 229 great portland st., W1w 5pn Register from 9am Workshops: from 10am to 5pm Evening Suit & tie party!

An unique event right in central London Days of inspiring workshops & entertainment

SUNDAY Day 3

MONDAY Day 4

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@ 229 The Venue, 229 Great Portland St., W1W 5PN EVENING - CARNIVAL PARTY 2012! @ Ruby Blue, Leicester Square, London WC2H7BP

Party nights in some of London’s best venues

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DAYTIME - Workshops from 11am to 4pm

DAYTIME - Notting Hill Carnival! Come and join the first ever Carnival parade with Angolan music

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ZOOM JENNIFER LOPEZ AND LIONEL RICHIE CONCERT BRITISH SUMMER TIME - HYDE PARK ( 14TH JULY) Photos: CHARLIE ROUND - TURNER

CESAR LOPEZ AND THE ESCOPETARRA CONCERT COLOMBIAN CONSULATE ( 24TH JULY) Photos: CAROLINA ROGELIS

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TOUR AROUND SCOTLAND 2013

in Spanish!

THE GUIDE BARs UNA CERVEZA POR FAVOR!

RESTAURANTS

Visit Scotland with us this August bank holidayfor only ÂŁ299 and have the perfect oportunity to practice your spoken Spanish travelling with native Spanish speakers. The price includes transport, food, accommodation and entrances to the main places to visit. This weekender coincides with The Edinburgh Festival, so you will see Scotland at its best! Please call us for more info.

Leaving: Friday 23rd Agust 2013 (11:50pm) Coming back: Bank holiday Monday 26th August 2013 Info: 020 8826 9767 - 075 9591 8515 www.viajerosreinounido.com

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THE GUIDE

THE GUIDE

BARS

THE GUIDE

RESTAURANTS

Plan Latino gives the best options of all the top Latin bars in London to make sure you have a great night

Plan Latino will help you find the perfect restaurant that suits your eyes, ears and palate.

FLORIDITA

MADE IN BRASIL

ay caramba

TIERRA PERU

SOHO Originally founded in Havana in the early 20th century, El Floridita was a place where history was made. Today it is Cuba’s most famous and internationally renowned cocktail bar. The Floridita bar boasts the most extensive selection of rums in Europe, leading to the creation of the monthly Rare Rum Club. 100 Wardour Street, London W1F 0TN 020 7314 4000 • www.floriditalondon.com

CAMDEN TOWN Located in the heart of Camden Town, Made In Brasil aims to bring the best of Brasilian and Latino culture, food, drink and music to London. The vibrant interior of Made In Brasil captures the spirit of a Brasilian beach party with natural warm colours, typical décor, unfinished driftwood tables, chairs and floor to ceiling shuttered windows at the back with Copacabana Beach Bar on the ground floor that is perfect for private hire. 12 Inverness Street, Camden Town, London NW1 7HJ 020 7482 0777 • www. made-in-brasil.co.uk

CAMDEN TOWN Ay Caramba is surely the place to check out to satisfy your craving for spicy Mexican Specialities! Using quality ingredients and the best local produce, Ay Caramba brings to London the rich and vibrant taste of Mexican cuisine. Enjoy the famous Streetfood Burritos transformed into a proper mouth-watering dish, Crispy Nachos, Delicious Fajitas, flavour-filled Tacos, and a lot more! 14-16 Camden High Street, London, NW1 0JH 020 7383 7245 • www. aycaramba.org.uk

ESSEX ROAD Delicious and exotic flavours of Peru. ... A restaurant in the heart of Islington serving authentic Peruvian cuisine in a modern and relaxed atmosphere. The traditional food served in a modern, relaxed atmosphere will make you feel like you could be dining in the centre of Lima. Hearty food made with lots of flavour, love and passion. 164 Essex Road, London N1 8LY 020 7354 5586 • www. tierraperu.co.uk

LA PERLA BAR

CUBANA

buen ayre

OPERA TAVERN

COVENT GARDEN La Perla Bar is located in the heart of the West End, just two blocks from Trafalgar Square. The dining room has a large skylight and fantasy mural of La Perla’s mermaid. A display kitchen offers Classic Mexican Dishes and Char - grills. Premium tequilas and rums, are the house speciality.

WATERLOO Cubana, are famous for the freshly-prepared Latin American food, fresh tropical cocktails and smoothies - and late-night live Cuban music!. They’ve also got a refreshing selection of fine wines and beers - including Cerveza Cristal and Bucanero from Cuba, Estrella Galicia from Spain and Pilsner Urquell on draft

28 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7JS 020 7240 7400 • www..cafepacifico-laperla.com

48 Lower Marshall, Waterloo, London SE1 7RG. 020 7928 8778 • www.cubana.co.uk

HACKNEY Buen Ayre is the first authentic Argentine charcoal grill in the country, it gives the great pleasure to be serving a true ‘parrillada’ in this great city, promoting Argentine beef as well as the lifestyle and culture of the neighbourhood grill. 50 Broadway Market London E8 4QJ 020 7275 9900 • www. buenayre.co.uk

COVENT GARDEN Opera Tavern is a beautiful two-storey bar and restaurant in the heart of theatre land. The restaurant is specialised in Italian and Spanish influenced tapas and have a charcoal grill on the ground floor where all manner of tasty meaty treats are cooked up including the very popular mini Ibérico pork and foie gras burger. 23 Catherine St, London WC2B 5JS 020 7836 3680 • www.operatavern.co.uk

BAR SALSA

GUANABARA

FLORIPA

VAPIANO

LEICESTER SQUARE Salsa is a South American bar/restaurant. Our food menu is a delicious selection of Latin infused dishes with something to suit everyone and our cocktail menu has a fantastic selection of classic and specialty cocktails. It is available for private hire everyday of the week and we can arrange food, drink and entertainment packages specific to your party needs including DJs and bands. 96 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0JG. 020 7379 3277 • www. bar-salsa.com

COVENT GARDEN Guanabara is Europe’s largest Brazilian Late Night Venue. Open 7 nights a week with DJ’s, Live Acts and lots and lots of dancing and drinks. Guanabara is proud to source exotic fruits for its cocktails direct from sustainable eco-farms in the Amazon region. Provides a great flavour of Brazil. It also serves up the signature cocktail of Brazil - the caipirinha. 42-44 Hanway Street, London W1T 1UT 020 7636 0359• www.bradleysspanishbar.co.uk

Brixton Floripa mixes all convivialities – a Brazilian influenced restaurant, a bar for the globe, a London bloc party club, an Ipanema-inspired colonial bordello, an idyllic sunset circus and indeed none of the above. Voted Top Ten Coffee Stalls in London by The London Coffee Guide. 91-93 Great Eastern St London EC2A 3HZ 020 7613 4228 • www. floripalondon.com

GREAT PORTLAND STREET Defining the future of fresh casual - a new and refreshing niche in the restaurant industry - Vapiano is an innovative European concept serving made-to-order fire roasted pizzas, fresh, house-made pasta and hand tossed gourmet salads. An established concept with more than 30 worldwide locations and another 100 in development in the United States, Europe and the Middle East. 19-21 Great Portland Street, London W1W 8QB 020 7268 0082 • www.vapiano.de

CUBAN BAR

MEXICAN BAR

SOUTH AMERICAN BAR

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BRAZILIAN BAR

CUBAN BAR

BRAZILIAN BAR

mexican food

argentinian food

brazilian food

PERUVIAN FOOD

ITALIAN - SPANISH

italian food

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THE GUIDE

THE GUIDE

DANCE

THE GUIDE

keep fit and Meet new people dancing away Plan Latino recommends only the best places!

TRAVEL

plan latino gives you the best suggestions when it comes to travel!

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LONDON SALSA SCENE

SASPO

SETOURS

HIGHGATE Dance with Your Heart Salsa & Bachata & Kizomba and Zouk Lessons! Privates, group classes, shows and events. Teachers with more than 20 years of combined experience in Salsa & Bachata. Champions, and have taught in congresses around Europe. Join our monthly party at Expression Studios! 26th of July with this coupon and get £2 off! Expression Studios 39-51 Highgate Road, London NW5 1RT 07424162922 - 07423147775 • www.thelatinpassion.com

GREENWICH Learn with Lee the authentic Cuban-style Salsa (Casino) and Rueda de Casino (The Cuban Wheel). This is an integrated course, where you can develop your salsa week by week. Salsa Lee is one of the UK’s foremost instructors, specialising in developing dancers’ improvisational abilities by tuning into salsa’s rich and spicy rhythms. She is the co-author of “Find the Rhythm – The Dancers’ Guide to Salsa Music”. Greenwich Dance, Borough Hall Royal Hill, London, SE10 8RE, Tuesdays 8:15 - 9:30 PM •079 79 280 283 • lee@londonsalsascene.co.uk

CLAPHAM JUCTION Saspo Tourism Services is an exclusive service for the travel trade, not the consumer, for all ground arrangements throughout Mexico, Central and South America. Since our inception in 1988 we have pioneered a wide range of services in 18 different Latin American countries for our clients within the British and Irish travel industries. SASPO is one of the four founder members of the Latin American Travel Association (LATA). 10 Mysore Road, London SW11 5SB 020 7223 1035 • www.saspouk.com

LIMA - PERU Setours is a 2nd generation family run business, exclusively dedicated to inbound tourism since its inception, and today one of Peru’s most reputable tour operators. The expertise and values of our founders added to our bi-cultural (European-Peruvian) management makes us a company youthful enough to understand what today’s traveler looks for in this fast changing world. Cmdte. Espinar 229 Miraflores, Lima 18 PERU +511 202-4620 • www.setours.com

SALSA TROPICAL

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VESATOURS

HAVANATOUR

TOWER GATE Salsa-tropical Ltd Company provides Corporate Events, Salsa Shows, Children’s Parties, Hen Parties, Wedding Dances, Ladies Styling, Private Lessons, Salsa workshops, Teachers Training, Birthday Parties and Christmas Parties etc. We are based in London. We also provide a specialised 1 day intensive course to speed up your learning and if you want to perform: join our Performance group to get performance experience. Mondays at Abbey Bar, 30-33 Minories Road, London EC3N 1DD 075 28 709705 • www.salsa-tropical.com

HAMMERSMITH Teach many Latin dance styles of salsa from LA Style, NY Style, Cuban and Puerto Rican, as well as Bachata, Kizomba, Cha Cha, Reggaeton, Latin Hip Hop, Merengue etc. We have some the most experienced, qualified and highly trained Latin dance instructors in Europe. Our classes and clubs have won many awards for being the best places to learn to dance. Special event -24th July- SARAH-JANE ABOBOTO group Hammersmith Salsa Club, 11 Rutland Grove, Hammersmith, W6 9DH 7:00 - 11:00PM • 07831 715 368 • info@incognitodance.com

BELEN - COSTARICA Vesatours was founded in 1985 before Costa Rica became one of the world’s top destinations. Our passion for nature drives our tireless quest for partners in tourism industry that adhere to sustainable practices, and who understand our deep concern for the enviroment and our constant conservation efforts. 100 NORTE DE LA PLAZA DE LA ASUNCION DE BELEN +506 2289 0303 • www. vesatours.com

HERTFORDSHIRE Havanatour are one of the world’s leading experts on travel to Cuba. Our UK team have unrivalled knowledge of developments in this fascinating destination. Whatever your requirements, our specialist team of consultants have the expertise to design an itinerary to suit your needs. 3 Wyllyotts Place, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, EN6 2JD 01707 646 463 • www. havanatour.co.uk

TANGO FEVER

ARTHUR MURRAY DANCE STUDIOS

STEAMOND TRAVEL

PATAGONIAS

angel In our teaching, we focus on the skills that will enable our students to create and enjoy their own dance: musicality, and a clear understanding of the concepts of leading and following. Our foundations are traditional but our methods embrace modern techniques and natural, organic movement. 24 Exmouth Market, London EC1R 4QE. René 07530 493 826 • www.tango-fever.com

BAKER STREET - KILBURN As we celebrate 100 years of teaching the world to dance, today there are over 260 Arthur Murray Dance Studios in 21 countries across the globe. Our longevity is a result of excellent customer service, unparalleled social dance instruction techniques and experienced corporate management that carries on the tradition of excellence started by Arthur himself in 1912. 77 Baker Street, London W1U 6RF 020 7486 4511 • www.arthurmurray.com

VICTORIA Travel to Latin America is synonymous with Steamond. Over the past 35 years we have taken thousands of satisfied clients to the region, from Mexico in the north all the way down to Antarctica in the south and looked after them while they’ve been there. From the website, you can tell us about your specific enquiry online, using the form and one of our experts will contact you personally. 60-62 Granville Arcade, Brixton, London SW9 8PR. 020 7730 8646 • www.steamondtravel.com

NEUQUEN - ARGENTINA We are tour operators providing travel assistance and all necessary services for all tourists that want to visit Argentina and Chile, including of course the Patagonia. Our goal is to provide customized itineraries on standard price basis so our customers can get the best of their available time in this region, enjoying the Patagonia at its fullest. Los Crisantemos 113 - 8300 Neuquén - Argentina + 54 299 4330292 • www.patagonias.travel

SALSA - BACHATA - KIZOMBA - ZOUK

CUBAN SALSA

SALSA

TOURS TO SOUTH AMERICA

COSTA RICA

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Guía del Ocio • Agenda Monday

Tuesday

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Wednesday

2

Spokfrevo Orquesta Ronnie Scott’s 147 Frith St Soho, London, W1D 4HT

3

4

Francisco Gutierrez Exhibition

Tequila testing and dinner

Barbican Centre Library Silk Street London EC2Y 8D

ronniescotts.co.uk

barbican.org.uk

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15

Saturday 5

Wahaca, 119 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8UL wahaca.co.uk

ronniescotts.co.uk

13

Los Vivanco

Pablo Neruda’s House

Veracruz Film

Son Jarocho and Beyond

Clasico Latino

eno.org

mexfest.mx

vamosfestival.com

17 Hermeto Pascoal

cubana.co.uk

Ronnie Scott’s 147 Frith St Soho, London, W1D 4HT

Cubana, 48 Lower Marsh, London SE1 7RG

Mexfest Rich Mix 35-47 Bethnal Green Road London E1 6LA

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24

V&A Museum John Madejski Garden Cromwell Rd London SW7 2RL vam.ac.uk

18

Carlos Acosta Classical Selection London Coliseum St Martin’s Ln Charing Cross WC2N 4ES

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Vamos Festival Newcastle Sage Gateshead St. Mary’s Square, W1D 4HT vamosfestival.com

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21

Willy García

Colombia Tierra Querida

Roda de Samba

25

26

Andres Cepeda O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London W12 8TT

Ronnie Scott’s 147 Frith St Soho, London, W1D 4HT ronniescotts.co.uk

27 Viva Peru Cos Bar 148 Queen Victoria Street London EC4V 4BY cosbar.co.uk

Mais Um Village Underground 54 Holywell Ln London EC2A 3PQ villageunderground.co.uk

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14

19 River of Life Centre 12-38 Hatcham Road South Bermondsey London SE15 1TWT

ronniescotts.co.uk

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Barbican Centre Library 147 Frith St Soho, London, W1D 4HT

12

Newcastle Bar Loco 2 Leazes Park Road NE1 4PG

Sunday

Amazon Art Summer Solidarity

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A Taste of Cuba

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10

16

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Friday

9

English National Opera St Martin’s Ln Charing Cross WC2N 4ES

Thursday

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