FRIDAY 14 SEPT. l ARRIBA LA CUMBIA! : MANZANA TROPICAL & NIRK MOLINA + DJ RUSS JONES + UPSTAIRS: VERSION EXCURSION & DJ RED GREG @ PASSING CLOUDS.
8 pm - 2.30am Free before 9pm
£5 before 10pm / £8 after 10pm
@ Passing Clouds, 1 Richmond Rd, Dalston E8 4AA
DJS RUSS JONES
UPSTAIRS: VERSION EXCURSION
(Richio Suzuki + 3rd Ball + Special guest: Dj Red Greg)
Don't miss Arriba La Cumbia! this Friday 14th September 2012, a party with Cumbia, tropical, latino and amazonic live bands ready to party hard! Heading the line up with MANZANA TROPICAL with their original songs and cumbia, amazonic and chicha classics direct from the jungle of Peru.
Supported by Uk's King of Vallenato NIRK MOLINA one of the shining lights of the Colombian/cumbia and vallenato London scene.
The rise in popularity of cumbia and tropical sounds just continues every month with ARRIBA LA CUMBIA!! at Passing Clouds.
On the decks spinning the best Arriba la Cumbia! special tunes our host Dj Russ Jones aka Hackney GlobeTrotter + Upstairs Version Excursion+ Guests Dj's
Manzana Tropical is an exciting new Latin act from London playing the form of Peruvian Cumbia known as Chicha. Having been brought up immersed in London’s thriving Latin American musical community young musicians Manuy and Cleyder Figueroa began the project inspired by the heritage of their motherland in Peru.
Their music incorporates a homage to classic Peruvian acts including Grupo Nectar, Los Pakines and Chacalon as well as Latin legends such as Santana combined with a strong London sensibility. Manzana’s live set comprises some re-interpretations of Chicha classics and some original songs.
The band also contains the core musicians from one of the finest Andean fusion acts – Kausary - who have played at most of the UK’s top festivals and have toured extensively in Europe.
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."
DJ HOST l Russ Jones (aka Hackney Globe Trotter)Russ Jones aka Hackney globe trotter has forged a new direction in mixing global beats and world/dance music with Future World Funk, embracing eclectic cultural styles from mashed-up Brazillian 2-Step, Arabic Hip Hop, Afro-house, vintage reggae, Latin,cumbia and nu-cumbia to ragga, Japanese funk and Ghanian Hip Life to Moroccan Gnawa Dub.
Twitter : @HackneyGT
UPSTAIRS : VERSION EXCURSION
Richio Suzuki + 3rd Ball + Special guest: Dj Red Greg
NEXT ARRIBA LA CUMBIA / HGT
9 NOV @ PASSING CLOUDS
Curated by Carlos Nino & Russ Jones aka Hackney Globetrotter
Twitter @latinosinlondon @arribalacumbia