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Music

Eliane Correa and En El Aire Project + London Lucumi Choir

29 April 2017 - 30 April 2017

Details

Info and how to book tickets here

Part of the La Linea Latin music festival hosted by Comono. This event in association with Movimientos.

Eliane Correa is a genre-defying Cuban pianist, composer and bandleader, tipped by Gilles Peterson as one of the freshest new sounds to come out of Havana. The strong presence of Afro-Cuban roots and folk music with batá drumming and rumba rhythms is complemented by the newest grooves of contemporary soul and funk, bringing a fresh take on what is "Latin" and what is "jazz".

Having carved out her career as writer and performer in global urban music collective Wara, Eliane has now released her debut album Rumba Con Flores, a fluid tribute to the past and present sounds of neo-soul, R&B and urban Latino music.

"Ambition, talent to burn and a touch of class." - Songlines

"Redefines some of the innovations currently happening in Cuban music." - Jazzwise

"Effortlessly marries tradition and authenticity with a contemporary edge" - Patrick Forge, Mi Soul

"A singer and pianist with fire in her soul." - John Warr, Afrobase Juice FM

Eliane Correa official website

Watch video of Eliane Correa & El Aire Project perform at Pizza Express Jazz Club last year

Opening the evening is The London Lucumi Choir, formed in November 2006 by Afro-Cuban singer extraordinaire Martha Galarraga of the Conjunto Folklorico Nacional de Cuba and musician Daniela Rosselson De Armas, assisted by Dave Pattman (Omo Aña).

The choir's songs to the Orishas are accompanied by traditional batá drums with original arrangements by MD Daniela.

The new album, their third, is a collection of songs and sequences to the Orishas Obatala and Oshun. Obatala represents the father of all Orisha, the energies of patience, peace, wisdom and purity and a reminder to respect our elders.

Watch video just released of London Lucumi Choir perform the track River/Rezo Oshun from their album River available on Movimientos from 14 April 2017. Pre-order the album here

London Lucumi Choir official website

Contact details

Rich Mix, London

35-47 Bethnal Green Road London E1 6LA

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