A Mid-Summer Evening’s Live Stream

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On Wednesday, join us on Facebook between 6PM and 10PM (UK Time) and have fun with us at "A Mid-summer Evening's Live Stream".

On the Rhythm Passport and Movimientos pages, we will be ringing up the curtain on talented female singer-songwriters and zigzagging across the Brazilian-Venezuelan musical border with traditional, contemporary and far-ranging tunes.

Throughout the event, we will have the pleasure to host four London-based acts showcasing their connection with Afro-Brazilian and Afro-Latin music.

Starting with all-female percussion-led band LET DRUM BEAT, who are reviving, defying and bringing forward the Afro-Brazilian tradition, blending it with West African, Scottish and London vibes.

They'll be followed by Venezuelan singer/songwriter Luzmira Zerpa (also founder and band leader of Family Atlantica) and her imaginative Afro-Latin repertoire brimming with upbeat songs and stories.

You'll also dance the evening away with DJ AmarAll, a far-reaching Tropical DJ and producer from Sao Paulo, part of the Baila Portuñol collective...

and Miguel Colmenares. The founder and director of the Latin American cultural project colectivo futuro (next to co-founder of Olindo Records) is also an eclectic DJ who has dedicated his heart and needles to spreading Pan-Latin vibes.

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