ARRIBA LA CUMBIA! ParranDay of the Dead Special : 1st November @ The Forge,Camden - FREE ENTRY
with UK Vallenato Kings(feat Nirk Molina & Eddy Parra) + Zambo (Afro-Peruvian power trio) +Dj's Russ Jones aka Hackney Globe Trotter & Carlitos aka In.DJ.nous (Arriba la Cumbia! hosts).
A perfect excuse to celebrate dia de los muertos o dia de todos los Santos.... Porque No estaba muerto, andaba de parranda!
Día de Todos Santos is also known as Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead and is celebrated in Latin America and many other countries around the world with a similar versions by having special days for honoring the dead. These celebrations occur in various countries in Central and South America, Europe and Asia, where they celebrate the holiday according to their own local customs.
Arriba la Cumbia! presents UK Vallenato Kings, The band play traditional instruments that make up the sound of Vallenato , those instruments one from Africa (drums), other from the indigenous (Guiro) and the last one from Europe (Accordion) represent a mix of cultures, races and sounds that just make this music unique. Support comes from afro-peruvian power trio Zambo. On the decks Dj Russ Jones aka Hackney Globe Trotter + Carlitos aka In.DJ.nous (Arriba la Cumbia! hosts)
This band comprised of some of the finest musicians of this genre led by Nirk Molina from Monteria, Colombia one of the shining lights of the traditional Colombian/cumbia and vallenato London scene. On the other side well known musician Eddy Parra 'Fuerza Vallenata' one of the pioneers of Vallenato music in London.
The rise in popularity of cumbia and tropical sounds just continues. The band plays traditional Vallenato music along with cumbia, a popular folk music of Colombia also added as a category in the Latin Grammy Awards.
NIRK MOLINA & UK VALLENATO KINGS
Nirk Molina "UK's King of Vallenato" one of the shining lights of the Colombian/cumbia and vallenato London scene. Playing in many of the established London tropical bands he has now put his own outfit together playing a mix of folkloric cumbia and Vallenato cumbia classics and his own compositions.Nirk Molina with his fusion of pop vocals and traditional Colombian vallenato the traditional music of the Colombian rural people. He embodies the very soul of Latin America Vallenato, which originated in the Valle de Upar in northeastern Colombia, has roots in African, European, and native Colombian music. It uses native bamboo flutes, African-inspired drums, and German accordions. For many years the music was looked down upon in Colombia because it was associated with poor people and minority groups.However, Molina and other artists have brought it into the mainstream and have also introduced it to audiences around the world. Molina and vallenato' s mix of cultures is the living proof of the equality of all people."
His music carries the fusion of African rhythm and Latin melody. Their background is based on different rhythms of black Peruvian music such as Festejos, Landos, Socavones, Zamacuecas and also includes rhythms from La Lima Criolla such as the famous Peruvian vals,and the Marinera Limeña with the constant sounds of drums, (congas, cajón, bongos, cajita,etc.. ), and the mélody of classical and modern strings exploring new sounds (classical or electric guitar and electrónic bass), melódic voices and energétic dancers.
Dj RUSS JONES aka Hackney Globe trotter
The musical adventures have seen Russ djing literally all around the world to hosting his own festival in East London and festival stages at the likes of Glastonbury and Bestival. There have been mixes on BBC Radio 1, 6Music and more. A number of compilation CDs including the ground breaking Future World Funk series and a couple of releases with the Basement Jaxx . There is currently a weekly podcast on www.SOASRadio.org and he still hosts a monthly party with a whole plethora of amazing tropical bands and DJs.
Dj sessions showcasing a wide range of musical styles fused with global & Latin rhythms – A musical bridge between past and present of latin american music from traditional roots and fusion to classical hits and emerging global artists around the world. (Arriba la Cumbia! - Latinos in London Radio)
FUNKLORE / AFRO-LATIN/ CUMBIA /PARRANDA/ TROPICAL / SAMBA/BOOGALOO/BULLERENGUE / RUMBA / CURRULAO /REGGAE/ELECTRO/ FUNK AND MORE...
Live music, Dj's, Latin food & Drinks + More to be announced soon.
Curated by Arriba la Cumbia!
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[Dj Russ Jones & Carlos Nino]