Arriba La Cumbia!


Ladies and gentlemen: Arriba La Cumbia! is back at The Forge!

Probably the UK’s only dedicated Cumbia party with live music & DJs, with a global twist.

Top London-Venezuelan multi-percussionist Wil Sifontes & His Latin Sound will be bringing the best Salsa, Cumbia and tropical sounds from Latin America to London. On the decks, DJ Russ Jones (aka Hackney Globetrotter) & DJ Carlitos Niño will bring the best of the tropical rhythms, Cumbia, Baile funk, Ragga and Moombahton to bring the house down!

Wil Sifontes & His Latin Sound

Wimer Sifontes From Caracas Venezuela, is one of London’s most accomplished, outstanding and prolific percussionists. He has played in some of the most prestigious international festivals around the world, such as Womad Festival, Glastonbury Festival, Beijing International Festival and the Kijanii Festival in Nairobi. As well as touring extensively throughout South America and Europe, with Afro-Venezuelan groups Autoctono and Entreverao,

Wimer is both an excellent musician and teacher, and has featured as guest percussion workshop leader in Southampton University, and Kenyatta University in Nairobi Kenya, also at The CALARTS Intstitute in Los Angeles, where he has guided the recently formed Salsa bands. Wimer has established himself as one of the UK’s leading Latin percussionists.

DJ Russ Jones

Dj Russ Jones aka hackney globe trotter, one of the top DJ's in town with an eclectic material from travelling extensively and appearing at world beat clubs in every remote corner of the world, in Beijing, Moscow, Sao Salvador, Oslo, Istanbul, Tokyo and Sao Paulo – then taking it to the big metropolises of New York, Paris, Rome, Amsterdam and London. Festivals are always a favourite and Russ has hosted and programmed stages and played at Glastonbury, Bestival, Montreaux, Womad, Big Chill, Chicago World Music Festival, Isle of Wight.

Over the last couple of years he has been hosting his own radio show at which was recently sighted by Time Out London as podcast of the week and there have been guest mixes, interviews and shows on BBC Radio 1, 6Music (The 6Mix), The World Service and the Asian network.Russ Jones has forged a new direction in mixing global beats and world/dance music.

DJ Carlitos Niño 

Colombian Architect and music aficionado to London's Latin entrepeneur and online radio DJ his music sessions showcase 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. Latin Fusion, Moombahton & Global Beats

FREE ENTRY! from 7pm until 1am!

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