Sambroso Sambroso brings a very special Sunday session to The Forge for the London Jazz Festival featuring some of the finest Cuban and jazz musicians London has to offer.
The Sambroso All Stars kick off proceedings, serving up a feast of the finest Cuban grooves with a jazz flavour and featuring Omar Puente, Roberto Pla, Justin Thurgur, Nick Smart, Chris Montague and all led by Oreste Noda.
The party continues with Gerardo De Armas & Su Rumbache, blessing us with their rootsy concoction of Afro-Cuban drumming and singing, led by renowned rumba master and ex-Yoruba Andabo singer Gerardo de Armas. For this special performance, Gerardo will be joined by bassist Gary Crosby, saxophonist Denys Baptiste, pianist Jonathan Idiagbonya and trumpeter Jay Phelps.
The evening culminates in an almighty Cuban Jam featuring all the above artists and probably more!
Throughout the day, DJs Joel Verdecia (El Flecha) and Javier 'La Máquina de Cuba' will be keeping your feet busy with their top selection of Cuban tunes, plus rumba classes from Damarys Farrer and Idalberto Alcala and traditional Cuban food.
2. THE FIRST SUMMER / O PRIMEIRO VERAO - Dir. Adriano Mendes. Portugal, 2014, colour, English subtitles. Trailer: https://youtu.be/SUaOd3ghIUs
3. FORBBIDEN FLIGHTS / VUELOS PROHIBIDOS - Dir. Rigoberto Lopez. Cuba, 2015, colour, English subtitles.
4. NOT SO MODERN TIMES / TIEMPOS MENOS MODERNOS - Dir. Simon Franco. Argentina / Chile, colour, English subtitles. Trailer: https://youtu.be/dvs1WuslxfY
5. ME DICEN CUBA - Dir. Pablo Massip, Cuba, 2014, colour, English subtitles.
We are delighted to announce that Morenada Bolivia Unida (https://www.facebook.com/morenadaboliviaunidalondon) will be performing on Saturday 21 November during the special event to celebrate 25 years of The London Latin American Film Festival. The event is free. Don’t miss it!
Peña en Pradera (Party in Pradera). Join us for this Cuban Fiesta at the Pradera Restaurant. Come and enjoy the rich flavour of traditional Cuban food, drinks (mojitos, Cuba libre...) and all this will be accompanied by the rhythm of Cuban Son with contagious music from the group Tumbao Tivoli.
Don't miss Gabriel Temo's special Chilindrón de Chivo (stewed goat) cooked in Santiago de Cuba Creole style.
SPACE IS LIMITED. TO RESERVE contact Pradera restaurant directly. Tel. +4420 8340 9400. To make your reservations leaves message specifying your name, time of arrival and the number of people. For reservations greater than 15 people a deposit of £5 per person is required. ****
Saturday, 17 October 2015 at 21:00 - Sunday, 18 October 2015 at 04:00 The O2, Peninsula Square, SE10 0DX, London
CONFIRMED! The long awaited, and highly anticipated return to the UK of the one and only Alexander Abreu Y Havana D’ Primera!
BEAT THE ONLINE BOOKING FEE AND BUY YOUR TICKETS DIRECT FROM THE CONCERT DJS NOW: RICH, JIM & JAVIER. Prices: Adv - £26; On The Door - £30.
Alexander Abreu y Havana D' Primera are an extraordinary musical force of nature who, since their formation in 2008, have taken the world by storm. Three albums in, and their hugely popular hits, Pasaporte, Al Final De La Vida, Despues De Un Beso and Me Dicen Cuba, to name but a few, are loved across the Latin world, and in Europe and the States as much as they are in their native Cuba.
★ FREE ENTRY
Sunday 4 October 2015
@ Pradera Restaurant 14 High St, London, N8 7PB
Station: Hornsey Rail Station Buses: 144, W3, 41
Have you heard of Gabriel Temo and his Chilindrón de Chivo (stewed goat)? On 4th October between 2-8pm you can enjoy a 'Peña en Pradera' (Party in Pradera) with the rich flavors of Temo’s food cooked in Santiago de Cuba Creole style. The restaurant will also be serving its best cocktails (Mojitos, Cuba Libres…) and all this will be accompanied by the rhythm of Cuban Son with contagious music from the group Tumbao Tivoli.
In the Pradera restaurant you can also enjoy traditional tapas and paellas. Don’t miss this and much more. We look forward to seeing you there! This Cuban fiesta ‘Peña en Pradera’ is the first in a series of events that will take place in Pradera restaurant.
Alguna vez has escuchado de Gabriel Temo y su chilindrón de Chivo? El próximo 4 de octubre de 2-8pm podrás disfrutar de una agradable ‘Peña en Pradera’ con el rico sazón de Temo, y su comida criolla al estilo santiaguero. Acompañado de los mejores cocteles del restaurante, (Mojitos, Cuba libre...) y el ritmo del son cubano con el grupo Tumbao Tivoli, quienes traerán sus contagiosa música para cantar y bailar.
En el restaurante Pradera también podrá disfrutar de sus tradicionales tapas y paellas. No te lo pierdas, esto y mucho más. Te esperamos! Esta fiesta cubana ‘Peña en Pradera’ será el comienzo de una serie de eventos que tomaran lugar en el restaurante Pradera.
Join us for this Cuban Fiesta at the Pradera Restaurant: Tapas - Music - Bar . Come and enjoy the rich flavour of traditional Cuban food, drinks (mojitos, Cuba libre...), live music and much more. The event is sponsored by the Pradera restaurant www.praderarestaurant.com and organized by Cubacheche www.cubacheche.co.uk and Cubanos en UK www.cubanos.org.uk
Estación de tren mas cerna: Hornsey Rail Station Autobuses: 144, W3, 41
Te invitamos a participar en la Fiesta Cubana en el restaurante La Pradera. Ven a disfrutar del rico sazón de la comida criolla cubana, bebidas (Mojitos, Cuba libre...), música en vivo y mucho más. Este evento está auspiciado por el restaurante La Pradera www.praderarestaurant.com y organizado por Cubacheche www.cubacheche.co.uk y Cubanos en UK www.cubanos.org.uk
Cupo limitado! Reserva tu espacio por adelantado! Escribe a Cubanos en UK
Did you miss Wara at Fiesta at The Forge? Catch them in full on our LIVAMP page! http://www.livamp.com/forge/And don't miss all our world events this summer: https://uk.patronbase.com/_Forge/Productions?category=WORL
Based in London and lead by the veteran composer and singer Piki Bosch, Kandela Mi Son is the perfect blend of energy and passion, bringing pure Cuban music to events throughout the UK.
Piki began his career touring Cuba but also has shared international stages with world famous Cuban artist such us Eliades Ochoa, Candido Fabre, Conjunto Son 14 and Cheo Feliciano. With influences from legends such us Celia Cruz or Buena Vista Social Club, this band is spectacular on the stage and their vibrant performances stir up a real buzz whenever they play. Collectively, the band have more than 20 years of industry experience and are full time, highly skilled and professional Cuban musicians.
9:30pm The Cuban Jam
+Delicious Cuban food will be available all day by Javier La Rosa
Forge Music and Arts Venue 3-7 Delancey Street, NW1 7NL London
FIESTA AT THE FORGE
12:00pm + DJ Yaimara Riaño Preval
- Naked studios London will be in the house projecting fresh image from Cuba
All day delicious traditional Cuban food
3:00pm - Piñata para los niños con chocolate y caramelos
4:00pm Dj Igor Cardona
6:00pm - Eliane Correa & Wara With their debut album 'Leave To Remain' receiving a 4 star review in The Guardian, a sold-out album launch at the Jazz Café, various performances on the BBC World Service and BBC Radio 3 and a highly successful 10-date UK tour in the pocket, WARA have been turning heads with their high-energy fusion of traditional Latin genres and the varied influences of London's musical landscape. Mixing old mambo horn lines with reggae, bringing hip-hop to timba and ragga to cumbia, the fiery blend brings the heat to the dancefloor.
The band are a nine-piece with a scorching melting pot of identities with backgrounds spanning Cuba, Argentina, Venezuela, Chile, Spain, Germany and the UK. Formed in 2009, they soon found that they were doing something nobody else had tried: using their music as a platform to twist stereotypes, bend genres and combine stories in a provocative, upbeat and intelligent way.
Influenced by the fieriest of contemporary Havana's Timba and Songo ("Cuban salsa") sounds, borrowing their biting horn lines from the times of the mambo and cha-cha-cha, whilst also covering pan-Latin genres such as Reggaetón and Merengue, Wara also have one foot in London's vibrant global underground: from Ragga, Dancehall and Reggae beats picked up off the Afro-Caribbean scene to grooving Funk, Ska and bass-heavy Hip-Hop. The multicultural vibe that makes London so unique is abundantly present in their sound.
“Wara are young musical revolutionaries who simply ignore convention…they represent the true sound of contemporary Latin London in the 21st century“ - Lubi Jovanovic (UK Latin DJ/Promoter/Journalist)
"There are cool, drifting vocals (…) and rapping (…) with lyrics about the realities of immigrant London life. Then they suddenly change the mood and pace mid-song, the brass kicks in, and they head out for the dancefloor." - Robin Denselow, **** The Guardian
"Socially conscious, upbeat and joyous…" - Songlines 2013
"They mash Cuban jazz-funk, clubby beats and smart hooks – lead track 'Flesh And Bone' is a Latin-London blast." Single of the week - Metro
"Wara are at the cutting edge… of the musical pulse." Lopa Kothari, BBC Radio 3
"A work of Latin-London genius, an album whose impeccable fusion between experimental form and insightful content makes it a compelling, unique and socially important release." ***** Sounds and Colours
"Wara combine music, words, joy, and social awareness in such a way that as you listen to them your feet can't keep still and neither can your brain, and that's got to be a good thing!" - Ian Macmillan, The Verb, BBC Radio 3
The Fisherman and his Wife is a new comic opera for children. The Fisherman is struggling to put food on the table and his life is further complicated by his cruel wife. When he finds a talking fish that can grant wishes, the Fisherman’s life changes very quickly… but is all what it seems.
Family friendly performance suitable for children of all ages.