13244LONDON CELEBRATING LATIN AMERICAN INDEPENDENCES
- 24 jul 2009
Minka is a community and non-profit newsletter. If by mistake we have sent this e-mail please reply 'remove'>MINK'A NEWSUK's Iberian-American NewsletterEnglish edition25 July 2009Celebration of the anniversaries of Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador with the best Andean Music Group: The Kjarkas (2 August 8 pm. Coronet Theatre, Elephant, London SE1)
LONDON CELEBRATING LATIN AMERICAN INDEPENDENCES
On Wednesday 22 London started the celebrations of the Latin American bicentenaries. Around 2,000 people were present at the Scoop by City Hall.
It was the first time that the London Assembly’s Open Theatre was dedicated to celebrate the anniversaries of the Latin American independences.
The event was organised by Ola Latina (arts) and Minka News (media). The two organisations and Nicky Price organised on 20 June a massive Carnaval Latino which was part of the Tottenham Carnival (attended by 80,000 people, according to the BBC).
The anniversaries of the Andean Bolivarian independences are 5’ July (Venezuela), 20’ July (Colombia), 28’ July (Peru), 6’ August (Bolivia) and 10’ August (Ecuador).
The bicentenaries of the first independent proclamations are 25 May and 16 July (Bolivia) and 10 August (Ecuador).
Next year (2010) is 200 years of the independence of Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Mexico and Western California. It is also 200 years since Portugal-Brazil where liberated from France.
EVERY PERSON THAT ENTERED IN THE SCOOP WAS COUNTED. MORE THAN 1500 PEOPLE ATTENDED THE SCOOP BETWEEN 7 PM AND 9 PM.
IN THE AFTERNOON MATICES LATINOS PLAYED MUSIC FROM A GREAT VARIETY OF LATIN AMERICAN COUNTRIES
AT NIGHT ANDEN MUSIC AND DANCES CELEBRATED THE ANIVERSARIES OF VENEZUELA, COLOMBIA, PERU, ECUADOR AND BOLIVIA
RAICES DE BOLIVIA DANCES 'THINKUS' FROM THE NORTH OF POTOSI.
LOKANDES (A PERUVIAN-BOLIVIAN BAND) WAS A BIG SUCCESS. HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WHERE DANCING WITH ITS OWN MUSIC BASED IN THE FUSION OF ANDEAN, AFRO-PERUVIAN AND ROCK RYTHMS
THE SUGAR KINGS FROM CUBA PLAYED SALSA
THE MORENADA PLAYED BY BLOQUE KANTUTA IS A CELEBRATION OF THE FORMER BOLIVIAN BLACK SLAVES WHO DIED IN THE MINES
DANCES FROM THE ORURO CARNIVAL IN BOLIVIA. A CELEBRATION OF 200 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE OF LA PAZ AND SUCRE
DIEGO LAVERDE PLAYED THE ARP WITH MUSIC FROM COLOMBIA, VENEZUELA AND PARAGUAY
THE ORGANISERS OF THE EVENT (OLA LATINA AND MINKA NEWS) ORGANISED ONE MONTH AGO THE CARNAVAL LATINO IN TOTTENHAM
CELEBRATION OF THE BI-CENTENARIES OF QUITO AND LA PAZ AND THE NATIONAL DAYS OF COLOMBIA, PERU, BOLIVIA AND ECUADOR
WITH THE KJARKAS (THE BEST BOLIVIAN MUSIC BAND EVER) AND LOKANDES. SUNDAY 2 AUGUST AT THE CORONET (ELEPHANT AND CASTLE)
CELEBRATIONS OF 200 YEARS OF ECUADOR AT SORRISO: 10 AUGUST
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@ The Notting Hill Arts Club
Movimientos celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Sandinista revolution with a special premiere screening of a new film American Sandinista alongside a Q&A from the director.
Music wise Movimientos presents another choice selection of the best UK and Internation Latin centric and global fusion acts. Casabella bring their uplifting Latin big band sound to the Arts Club for the first time. Demanchena make a welcome return coming direct from Spain with their fascinating musical journey from Flamenco to Central African Katanga styles and Arabic flavours. And Heather McClell also returns with her Bossa Nova driven acousitic Soul. Plus Cabezon Key from Caracas, Venezuela make an exciting London debut with their distinctive brand of Latin rock and experimental guitar driven pop.
On the decks we have a very special guest in the form of world famous Amadou and Mariam producer and Manu Chao collaborator Marc-Antoine Moreau who will be throwing down some essential Afro-centric and global grooves into the mix alongside resident Cal Jader’s selection of Latin underground sounds.
Film screening from 7.15pm
American / Sandinista
(UK Premiere) + Q&A with the director Jason Gore
& ROB POLLINATE
Notting Hill Arts Club
21 Notting Hill Gate, W11 3JQ
(2mins from Notting Hill Gate tube)
From folkloric roots to cutting edge electronic - Movimientos is the sound of London’s Latin alternative!
Movimientos Soundsystem @ Big Chill Festival
We’ll be on the Sailor Jerry Tent on Saturday August 7th @ 1.30pm with some heavyweight Latin beats – soundsystem style – complete with visuals
Check out more info on the festival: http://www.bigchill.net/festival
Karmelas present EL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS
Friday 24th July
Karmelas presents a phantasmagorical cabaret of physical theatre and puppetry brought from the other side of life, a show inspired by circus, love, life and death with a hint of latin humour.
On the 24th of July the Bacon Street Project is going to become a cementery for lost souls and you are all welcome. Welcome to this fantasmagorical caberet, a theatrical ritual where we meet to play and to dance. Come and listen to the stories of Alicia Cubells, Catalina del Castillo and Antoine Guilleron and then join us for the party with DJ Cal Jader.
Friday 24th July
performance starts at 9pm
party until 1am
Brazilian Fever featuring Latino Hideaway
@ Bethnal Green Working Mens Club
Friday 24th July
A night of Burlesque inflamed Brazilian performances with a seductive infusion of Latin passion...
Fun Fun Fun... Dancing Theatre... Come Come Come to a night filled with Latino Hideaways euphoric carnival energy!!!
DJ till late...
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution
Saturday 25 July
2.00 – 4.30pm
Congress House, Great Russell St, London WC1B 3LS (tube station: Tottenham Court Rd)
Entry by optional donation.
Launch of the film ‘American Sandinista’ about the US war of aggression against Nicaragua through the life of US volunteer Ben Linder, murdered by the contra in 1986. + Introduction by director Jason Blalock
Grace Livingstone, author of ‘America’s Backyard: from the Monroe Doctrine to the War on Terror’
Francisco Dominguez, Latin America Department, Middlesex University
Alicia Sandino, charge d’affairs Embassy of Nicaragua (invited)
Further information: Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign, campaigns@...,
Tel: 020 7561 4836
Sunday 26 July
6 – 11pm
50 years of the Cuban Revolution
26 July 2009: celebrating 56 years since Fidel Castro and his revolutionary rebels attacked the Moncada Barracks, sparking the Cuban Revolution.
Latin sounds and party music. DJs and live music
£7/£4 concessions or £10 solidarity price.
Upstairs at The Compass, 58 Penton Street, London N1 9PZ
(nearest tube The Angel, buses 73, 341, 38, 19, 476, 56)
Organised by Rock around the Blockade
020 7837 1688