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Line up announced for La Linea - London’s Latin Music Festival.

Friday, January 31, 2020


We have received the following press release;


20th EDITION OF LA LINEA– THE LONDON LATIN MUSIC FESTIVAL


An exclusive collaboration between the new music scenes of Bogotá and London featuring Steam Down & Theon Cross: Mestizo, Ana Tijoux, Fernando Otero, Dorance Lorza & Sexteto Café and much more for La Linea’s biggest event to date.


“La Linea has spent years building an impressive international reputation as one of the world’s most eclectic celebrations of Latin music” - Time Out

La Linea - The London Latin Music Festival – has unveiled more shows for its milestone 20thedition. Celebrating the bold and the new from across the diverse and increasingly popular Latin music world, this year’s anniversary event will host an array of world exclusive commissions, one-off UK concerts and specially curated shows from April 15th to May 4th across the Capital.

Joining Bebel Gilberto, Juana Molina, Tino Contreras, Sara Correia, Melingo, Lina_ Raül Refree and Weyler: Maradona in Mexico for La Linea 20 is the global premiere of Mestizo – a brand-new collaboration between the new music scenes of Bogotá and London featuring Steam Down, Theon Cross with Colombian musicians at the Electric Brixton. Originating from a British Council exchange programme last September where Theon Cross, Nubya Garcia and Steam Down travelled to Colombia to perform at Bogotá’s Jazz En El Parque, they secured studio time with members of the city’s inspirational independent scene. Now ready to present to the world at La Linea, the result is a brand-new sound that draws on the diaspora roots of the British and Colombian musicians.

Pioneering French-Chilean hip-hop artist Ana Tijoux makes a welcome return to the festival with a concert at the Jazz Café, while Grammy-winning Argentine pianist and composer Fernando Otero will showcase his beautiful compositions and interpretations of repertoire from Astor Piazzolla and Ariel Ramirez at Southbank’s Purcell Room. A classically-trained virtuosic pianist, Otero has developed a unique sound that fuses contemporary-classical soundscapes, improvisation and tango.

A very special 20th anniversary show from one of the most celebrated London-based Colombian bands, Dorance Lorza & Sexteto Café, will take place at East London’s Rich Mix. Having led the way for salsa music in the UK for over two decades, Lorza and his esteemed ensemble remain amongst the finest exponents of the “salsa con vibes” style anywhere in the world.

La Linea will also host a one-day event for Cinco De Mayo at Peckham Levels, celebrating Mexican x USA border culture. Curated by Mexican Londoner Paola Feregrino and Movimientos head honcho Callum Simpson, the ‘frontera’ take-over will offer everything from installations, photography, live music & DJ sets, film and talks, as well as Mexican food, cocktails and tequila. Indie-mambo party starters Orkesta Mendoza headline the music programme with more shows and DJ sets to be announced very soon.

Created in 2001 by Como No, the UK’s main producer of live events from Latin America, to showcase the Latin contribution to the wider musical world and to celebrate new artists, new collaborations and new projects, La Linea has built a global reputation for bringing together a host of outstanding Latin music artists in London every April and May. La Linea 20 is supported using public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Tino Contreras appearance at LaLinea is supported by The Anglo Mexican Foundation.
 

Mestizo is a British Council programme, co-produced with La Linea and supported by the PRS Foundation.

Tickets are on sale now and available from http://www.lalineafestival.com.   


La Linea 2020:

Juana Molina    
Wednesday 15 April
The Jazz Cafe    
£22 in advance
Doors 7pm
https://www.comono.co.uk/la-linea/juana-molina/

Sara Correia  
Saturday 18 April
Union Chapel
£18 in advance
Doors 7pm
https://www.comono.co.uk/la-linea/sara-correia/

Melingo          
Wednesday 22 April
The Jazz Cafe    
£18 in advance
Doors 7pm
https://www.comono.co.uk/la-linea/melingo-6/

LoLA MC Showcase
Friday 24 April
Rich Mix  
£12 in advance        
https://www.comono.co.uk/la-linea/lola-mc-showcase-night/

Fernando Otero
Saturday 25 April
Purcell Room
£17-£27 in advance
Show starts at 7.45pm
https://www.comono.co.uk/la-linea/fernanda-otero/

Dorance Lorza & Sexteto Café
+ El Swing DJs: Gerry Lyseight & Johnny G
Saturday 25 April
Rich Mix
£15 in advance
Doors 8pm
https://www.comono.co.uk/la-linea/dorance-lorza-sexteto-cafe/

Tino Contreras  
Monday 27 April
EartH Theatre  
£20 in advance
Doors 7pm - 10:30pm
https://www.comono.co.uk/la-linea/tino-contreras/

Ana Tijoux
Thursday 30 April
Jazz Cafe
£20 in advance
Doors 7pm
https://www.comono.co.uk/la-linea/ana-tijoux-4/

Mestizo
Featuring Theon Cross, Steam Down, León Pardo, Diana Sanmiguel, N. Hardem, Daniel Michel, Marco Fajardo, Alejandro Cifuentes and more
Friday 1 May
Electric Brixton
£17 in advance
Doors 9pm - 3am
https://www.comono.co.uk/la-linea/mestizo/

Lina_ Raül Refree
Saturday 2 May
Union Chapel
£18 in advance
Doors 7pm
https://www.comono.co.uk/la-linea/lina-raul-refree/

Weyler: Maradona in Mexico
Saturday 2 May
Rich Mix
£15 in advance
Doors 8pm
https://www.comono.co.uk/la-linea/weyler-maradona-in-mexico/

Cinco De Mayo feat. Orkesta Mendoza
Peckham Levels
Saturday 2 May
Free entry
Doors 12pm to 1am
https://www.comono.co.uk/la-linea/orkesta-mendoza-7/


Bebel Gilberto + Fémina
Monday 4 May
Royal Festival Hall  
Doors 7pm  
https://www.comono.co.uk/la-linea/bebel-gilberto-femina/

Information and tickets for all shows http://www.lalineafestival.com

Prices shown are before booking fees

Facebook: lalineafestival

Twitter: @lalineafest #lalinea20

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