Preview: Pacific Colombian Immersion with Canalón de Timbiquí & Family Atlantica @ Palm 2 (London, 19th July 2017)

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There are gigs and there are cultural experiences. What you can expect to enjoy and take delight in on the 19th of July at Clapton’s Palm 2 is the latter: a full-immersion in everything Colombian from food to dance and music.

From 6.30PM on, the East London venue will be wrapped in the yellow, blue, and red of the Colombian flag. The flavours, rhythms, and dance moves coming from the Pacific coast of the South American country will permeate in every corner of Lower Clapton and you can have plenty of them thanks to a one-off event.

It will all start with a popular Afro-Colombian song and dance workshop. Then, you’ll have the opportunity to eat up and drink the traditional food from the region, and finally, the grand finale, with a performance of the two hosts.

Directly from Timbiquì, Nidia Gongora and El Canalón will bring the sound of the Pacific Ocean to London. Their music is built on melodies, vibes, and instruments of the Cauca region and links together Latin and West African sounds.

While Family Atlantica doesn’t need any introduction. Since its birth, the band led by Luzmira Zerpa and Jack Yglesias, has brought Tropical feelings and wild dances to the London music scene. They’ve become one of the most recognised names in the UK when it comes to partying, blending together Pan-Atlantic grooves.

Get ready to have some pure and vibrant good times, and if they specified in the event description to “bring comfortable clothes”, there must be a reason… 

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