In three weeks’ time, Aurelio will bring his soothing Garifuna sound to London. Yet, that won’t be the only treat that we will offer you throughout the evening. Just one hour before Aurelio’s performance, another intriguing artist will make her appearance on stage and delight Rich Mix’s audience.
Many of you will remember Juanita Euka as the charismatic and magnetic front-woman of London-based, upbeat and Latin-sounds-inspired bands like Malambo and Wara, and member of the Afro-Cuban London Lucumi Choir. Still, the Congolese/Argentinian singer has already built a solid parallel solo career, which has allowed her to win the 2017 Edition of Lukas Award.
The annual Latin UK Award, which is “covered by more than 150 press, radio and TV outlets and over 8,000 web and social networking sites”, has reached its 5th edition, becoming an important acknowledgment for all the players embodying and popularising Latin culture in the UK.
So, we are thrilled to announce that Juanita has been awarded as the Vocalist of the Year. Two distinct juries (public vote and an expert panel) have assigned her the prize, and applauded her heartening voice and soulful interpretation of West African and Latin-influenced tunes.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, afrobeat’s rise in global popularity in the past decade has unavoidable. But the genre, with a rich history based on instrumental figures such as Fela Kuti, Tony Allen and Oghene Kologbo dating back to the late 60s, is more than a commercial fad….
La Linea 2017 gets underway tonight with Julieta Venegas and Gizmo Varillas at Barbican. Since 2001, the festival has brought a generous touch of Iberian and Latin American rhythms and dances to London and this edition won’t be an exception. Have a glimpse of what awaits you in the next 12 days and…
There’s no better way to start organising and running events than with artists that you deeply and sincerely admire. That’s why we are simply thrilled to announce that, in partnership with Movimientos, we are giving you the opportunity to enjoy an exclusive performance of Aurelio Martinez and Juanita Euka at Rich Mix on the 1st…