Celebrating Cinco De Mayo with a mix of international live music, female mariachis, DJs, traditional dance, food and decor with a Mexican twist!
Candeleros are flying in from Madrid with their modern twist on psychedelic cumbia and afro-latin rhythms alongside female-fronted mariachi duo Las Guadalupes and Jari Castillo. DJs Coco Maria, Gypsy Box and Cal Jader will be bringing the vibes from the decks throughout out the day, and with traditional dance from Mestizo Folklore and Atlachinolli Aztec Dance, this is set to be an almighty fiesta.
Psychedelic folklore with a modern twist
With origins in Venezuela and Colombia and now based in Madrid, Candeleros are proof that cumbia has truly arrived in Europe for good. Infusing punk energy into their contemporary interpretation of traditions, this six-piece band will take you on a journey through the vibrant and immensely rich musical culture of the Afro-Latin Caribbean, fusing merengue, champeta, salsa, and son, with bullerengue and cumbia in a ritual of Latin American percussion and soaring surf guitar riffs.
Traditional Mexican mariachi
Empowering women through art and music, female-fronted Mexican duo, Las Guadalupes, have been playing traditional Mexican music together for years, with mariachi performances all over the world.
Latin rhythms from up and coming local artist
Mestizo Folklore Group
Traditional Mexican footwork with colourful costumes and original attire
A London-based dance group, specialising in Mexican folkloric dances. A visual explosion of music and colour, filled with incredible power and energy. Each of the performances aims to highlight some of the most famous Mexican Folklore dances of the region represented. Current choreographies include Mexican zapateado (footwork) from the regions of Jalisco and Veracruz.
Vibrant, ritualistic Aztec dance
A pre-hispanic Mexica dance group representing the timeless splendour of Aztec culture. The Aztec dance, as we know it today, has its origins in the cultures that were developed along the ancient Mesoamerican world, where the dances were one of the most important components of sacred, ceremonial rituals. Atlachinolli share their vibrant culture with the world to show the splendour of the Aztec people is still alive, the language still spoken and the dances still danced.
Coco Maria (Worldwide FM)
Cumbia & vintage tropical vinyl
With her origin in the North of Mexico, Coco Maria has been shaking down the Berlin scene with her eclectic collection of Latin & Caribbean records. Her soulful selections, mixed with her unconditioned energy behind the decks will keep your feet busy while sending your mind wandering to the warmer sides of the musical world.
Gypsy Box (Mexico)
Electro Cumbia meets Balkan trail-blazer
Originally from Mexico, Gypsy Box has resided in Spain for years, where he has set himself apart as one of the pioneers of the Balkan-Cumbia scene in Europe. A tireless traveler, he has already toured half the world carrying this Latin-Balkan signature sound and making everybody move on the dance floor.
Cal Jader (Movimientos)
Latin beats and tropical treats
Cal Jader is one of the musical activists, founders and original 'dancehall caballeros' behind Movimientos. With his trademark blend of red hot 'classico' latin beats, uptempo carnival rhythms, tropical bass, and fresh global sounds he is helping to soundtrack London's thriving underground scene with residencies across the capital.
CINCO DE MAYO
Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration observed to commemorate the Mexican Army's unlikely victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla. Outside of Mexico the date is now associated with the celebration of Mexican culture. Join us as we celebrate the music, dance, culture, cuisine and history of the Mexican nation.
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