Brazil in the UK

Criolo confirma retorno a Londres com cinco shows na Inglaterra

2015 foi um ano recheado de atrações brasileiras nas casas noturnas, teatros e pubs de Londres. Entre os que mais atraíram público foi o rapper Criolo, que esgotou os ingressos para o show de lançamento do álbum Convoque Seu Buda, no Village Underground, em janeiro. A mesma casa também recebeu o show dos Mutantes, em novembro.

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O sucesso do show de Criolo - que teve direito a fãs chorando emocionados na plateia durante a apresentação - garantiu ao artista uma vaga especial no line up do já tradicional festival La Linea

O pai dos hits "Não Existe Amor em SP", "Convoque Seu Buda" e "Grajauex" volta a se apresentar na capital inglesa no domingo, dia 24 de abril, a partir das 7pm, no Koko (Camden Town). Abertura do rapper Baloji e DJ D.Vyzor. Os ingressos custam 20 libras e já estão disponíveis para venda online (clique aqui para garantir o seu). 

Brasil na Inglaterra
Em 2015, quem também se apresentou no La Linea foi o amigo e parceiro de Criolo, o rapper Emicida, uma das maiores revelações do rap nacional nos últimos anos. Em 2014, foi a vez do cantor, compositor e multinstrumentista Ed Motta, com abertura da jovem musicista Dom La Lena, representar a musicalidade do Brasil no evento.

Convoque Seu Buda - UK tour
Além da apresentação em Londres, Criolo e sua trupe também sairão em turnê pelo interior do Reino Unido, como extensão das atividades do festival. Já estão confirmados shows nas cidades de Cambridge (Junction 2), dia 21 de abril; Bristol (The Lantern at Colston), dia 22; Leeds (Belgrave Music Hall), dia 23 de abril; Manchester (Band On the Wall), dia 26.

La Linea 2016
Promovido pela produtora Como No, o evento especializado em música latina surgiu em 2001 e acontece em diversos palcos de Londres e interior da Inglaterra. O Festival vem anunciando as primeiras atrações de 2016 pelo site oficial. 

Além de Criolo, o público irá conferir em abril shows da cubana Daymé Arocena, da argentina La Yegros, os mexicanos do Calexico e os aclamados chilenos Chico Trujillo - que também fazem nova apresentação depois de show sold out no The Garage.  

Enquete: qual foi o melhor show brasileiro do ano em Londres?

A ElevenCulture.com está preparando uma matéria especial para a série Retrospectiva 2015 e você pode participar dela. Se você mora em Londres e/ou curtiu shows musicais de artistas brasileiros durante o ano de 2015 na cidade, envie sua opinião e ajude-nos a eleger o melhor show do ano!

Além dos internautas que estão votando na enquete online, haverá o juri técnico com voto aberto de jornalistas e DJs brasileiros residentes em Londres. O resultado será revelado em Janeiro aqui na Eleven.

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Os indicados
Entre os indicados estão pesos pesados da música brasileira, que deram o que falar esse ano durante suas turnês europeias. Entre eles, Caetano Veloso e Gilberto GilMarcelo D2, O Rappa, Azymuth, Os Mutantes, Joyce Moreno, Ed Motta, Eliane Elias e Bebel Gilberto.

Também foram indicados artistas e grupos da cena independente como CrioloEmicida, Rodrigo AmaranteBoogarins, Autoramas, Lucas Santtana, Aleh Ferreira, Dom la Lena e Tropkilazz. 

Além de nomes conhecidos em Londres, artistas brazucas que movimentaram a cena musical na capital inglesa, como Nina Miranda, Flávia CoelhoAdriano Adewale, Marcelo Andrade, Monica Vasconcelos, Zeu Azevedo, Grumatá Trio, entre outros.  

Como votar?
Para ver a lista completa dos indicados e participar da enquete que vai eleger o melhor show brasileiro do ano em Londres, clique aqui. (Se estiver no Smarthphone, acessar pelo Chrome e estar logado no Facebook).

Jornal de Londres promove concurso para artistas brasileiros ilustrarem capa



Estão abertas as inscrições para a 'Mostra BO 2016'. Mas o que é isso? Por meio de um edital, o jornal Brasil Observer convida ilustradores, grafiteiros, designers e artistas brasileiros a desenharem as capas da publicação mensal durante o ano de 2016.

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Além de ganharem destaque no periódico - distribuído nos principais estabelecimentos brasileiros e em estações de metrô de Londres -, os artistas selecionados receberão uma ajuda de custo de R$500,00 e ganharão uma expo. Os trabalhos serão expostos na Embaixada do Brasil na capital inglesa. Haverá ainda premiação extra para o trabalho mais votado pelo público: uma passagem aérea de ida e volta para o Reino Unido.

Gostou da ideia? As inscrições estão abertas até o dia 5 de janeiro. Para participar, acesse o site oficial.

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Bixiga 70 anuncia turnê europeia e estreia no Reino Unido; veja datas

Lançado em setembro de 2015 em território nacional mas ainda inédito na Europa, o disco III do coletivo Bixiga 70, que procede o compacto 100% 13, gravado ao vivo no estúdio da banda, em São Paulo, vem acendendo holofotes internacionais ao grupo instrumental. Os brasileiros assinaram com o selo Glitterbeat Records e agora se preparam para rodar a Europa no início de 2016. 

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A turnê de lançamento do novo álbum do Bixiga fará sua estreia europeia pelo Reino Unido, onde se apresentam pela primeira vez, na sexta, dia 29 de janeiro, no palco principal do Rich Mix (espaço de world culture onde tocaram recentemente Emicida e Tulipa Ruiz) e no dia seguinte, 30, seguem para Glasgow (Escócia), onde são atração no festival Celtic Connections. A tour ainda vai passar por cidades da Bélgica, Holanda, Espanha, França e Dinamarca. Ingressos para os shows no UK já estão à venda (aqui e aqui). 

Elogiado em mídia inglesa por jornais como The Guardian e Evening Standard, o Bixiga 70 vem colecionando menções honrosas e ganhando 4 estrelas em revistas especializadas como a Songlines, Mojo, The Wire e a R2. A revista Sounds and Colours elegeu III como o melhor disco da América Latina em 2015. 

Afro-latin-jazz  

A Eleven ouviu III essa semana. Os metais e a percussão são os grandes anfitriões nesta obra multifacetada, onde o ouvinte mergulha num mar de sonoridades mistas, vindas do oeste africano, Caribe, do Norte/Nordeste do Brasil. Como disse Chico Buarque, “a música brasileira não exclui, assimila”.

Mais do que uma banda brasileira de afrobeat, o Bixiga 70 mostra em seu novo trabalho mais confiança em suas composições e orquestrações, proporcionando momentos relaxantes em meio a explosões controladas de improvisações e deliciosos solos, deixando se revelar a amalgama de influências musicais dos seus integrantes. III é uma visita guiada ao sons de candomblé, música indígena, guitarrada, afro-funk, jazz, carimbó, cumbia, música Malinke, com a sempre nobre presença da percussão afrobrasileira. 

Gozando de ótima fase, o coletivo de 10 músicos faz parte de uma geração de artistas e grupos brasileiros, como Emicida, Criolo, BNegão e os Seletores de Frequência, IFA Afrobeat, Metá Metá, Orquestra Rumpilezz e Orquestra Afro Sinfônica, só para citar alguns, que vêm bebendo da herança afro-caribenha e apresentando novas possibilidades sonoras, reacendo com beleza a chama das culturas ancestrais no país.


Tracklist de III:

01. Ventania 
02. Niran
03. 100% 13
04. Di Dancer
05. Machado
06. Martelo
07. Lembe
08. Mil Vidas
09. 7 Pancadas 












BIXIGA 70  - EUROPE TOUR 2016 

  • 29.01.2016 – UK – London – Richmix
  • 30.01.2016 – UK – Glasgow – Celtic Connections
  • 03.02.2016 – BE – Antwerp – De Roma
  • 04.02.2016 – NL – Groningen – Vera
  • 05.02.2016 – NL – Amsterdam – Paradiso
  • 06.02.2016 – NL – Utrecht – Rasa
  • 11.02.2016 – F – Dijon – La Vapeur
  • 12.02.2016 – ES – Madrid – Clamores
  • 13.02.2016 – F – Paris – La Bellevilloise
  • 18.02.2016 – DK – Arhus – Atlas
  • 19.02.2016 – DK – Copenhagen – Global


BIXIGA 70 live in the UK:

Friday, 29 January 2016, 8pm
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA
Tickets: £15 advance + £1.50 booking fee / £18 on the door from (buy it here)
Phone 020 7613 7498

Saturday, 30 January 2016, 7:30pm
Drygate Brewery, 85 Drygate, Glasgow G4 0UT,
Part of Celtic Connections
Tickets: £14 advance + booking fee from (buy it here)
Celtic Connections box office 0141 353 8000

 

Callum Simpson: a DJ behind the new wave of Latin music in London

 

British DJ and producer Callum Simpson (aka Cal Jader) is a passionate researcher of Latin America music and culture and one of the founders of Movimientos Records (UK). This November his label celebrates its 10th anniversary with an amazing series of events all around London. It includes music shows, visuals, films, talks and new releases of bands and artists coming from various countries.

The last Movimiento's show  at The Garage was a massive success. It launched the new album of the iconic Chilean band Chico Trujillo. As part of their 10th anniversary celebrations, they will promote a weekend double header at Rich Mix featuring two nights of the finest international and local Latin American acts and DJs.



On Saturday (7th Nov) the Afro-Colombian big band sounds of Angelica Lopez's Papayera will release their debut album plus a welcome return for psychedelic tropical sounds of Los Chinches.  The Madrid's Cumbia b-boy DJ Caution as well as the original future world funk don and long- standing partner, Russ Jones will be there too. Latinos in London will be joining forces as usual. Whilst sunday (8th Nov) there's the acclaimed and pioneering Afro-Peruvian band Novalima who are jetting in as part of the tour for their new album 'Planetario' presented in association with Como No.

To find out more about the upcoming events and about Simpson's work with the Latin community, ElevenCulture.com interviewed him.

INTERVIEW - CALLUM SIMPSON:

Lívia Rangel - Movimientos is celebrating 10 years promoting traditional and contemporary Latin American Culture in the UK. Tell us a bit about the upcoming mini festival at Rich Mix, please.

Callum Simpson - It's basically an attempt to celebrate the different aspects to our work and a chance to invite all the people that have been part of the 10 year journey in some way. We'll showcasing three of the most exciting London based acts that we work with whilst screening 4 UK premiere documentaries with our good friends from Alborada and Sounds and Colours. On the live front there's Papayera arguably the definitive Colombian party band in London - a 10 piece explosion of Afro-Colombian rhythms, Los Chinches - very dear to us - who've we toured around the UK in 2013 and have released their album on our label and play a London mix of psychedelic Peruvian Cumbia.

As well there is Casa De Cachaca a new formation of players from the samba in London - some of whom were part of one of the first bands we had on at Movimientos called B-Loco. And a range of our favourite DJs from DJ Caution a cumbia and tropical bass specialist from Madrid, producer iZem from Lisbon and locals Russ Jones (Arriba La Cumbia) and Carlitos Nino from Latinos in London. As well as of course headlining on sunday and on tour in Europe - from Peru - Novalima.

On the film front I'm particularly excited to host the world premiere of 'Hip Hop Revolución' by Alborada Films about the underground Hip Hop movement in Caracas whilst on sunday there's a perfect way to warm up for Novalima with a film 'Ritmos Negros del Peru' about the history of Afro-Peruvian music amongst others.

Not only that we'll have visuals from our favourite VJ Oddscene and decor from Tropical Angel immersing the venue into a tropical world! 



Lívia - You guys are bringing the amazing Novalima Tour to London! With their third album, Planetario, they are becoming hotter and hotter. I can't wait for this concert...

Callum - Well for a start yes you're right - they are a super hot live act who keep getting better and better and we've had a lot of interest in them from old fans and people who've heard about them for the first time alike. It's appropriate because Novalima have always been there along the way throughout the history of Movimientos - Rafael from the band used to live in London and used to DJ at some of the early Movimientos nights and then 6 years ago we co-promoted their last London show with Como No (with whom we are collaborating on this show).

For me they are one of the pioneers of this new wave of music from the continent that was taking the heritage of Afro-latin and indigenous sounds and giving it a modern twist whilst still respecting the traditions. It's great to find them still going strong on their new album which also features alot of artists we also admire including members La-33, Sidestepper vocalist Eka Muñoz, Pernett and La Mamba Negra, DJ Panko from Ojos de Brujo (Spain), and Kumar (Cuban rapper based in Barcelona). 

Novalima (Peru) - Planetario Tour 2015:

Livia - Let's talk about Movimientos Records. How many artists/bands have you got in the label now? Are there any new releases coming up this year?

Callum - Yes well this year we've just put out an album by Voodoo Love Orchestra a big brass band explosion who play all sorts of funky stuff including Mambo, Cumbia and classic soul. Earlier this year Brazilian influenced Soul and Funk band The Fontanas both of whom are firm festival favourites and regulars at our live events in London. Next up i'm extremely excited to announce the release - in early 2016 of the album of En El Aire Project from Eliane Correa - bandleader of one of our key bands Wara - who's concocted an incredible album of Afro-Cuban Soul and Jazz - like Irakere meets Esperanza Spalding (dare I say!)... watch this space.

Lívia - If you could make a Retrospective of this decade of work, which actions would you put on the spotlight?

Callum - For me the most exciting thing is where we’re at now regularly running events and clubnights at 6 or 7 different key venues around london and programming a ton of acts at festivals around the UK amongst other things. But there has been so many good experiences along the way though from a Cuban Hip Hop tour in 2007, a benefit show with Manu Chao and more recently working alongside the Venezuelan embassy to promote new acts from Venezuela.

There was also a couple of UK tours in 2013 which were hugely important for me and something i'd like to develop more. We toured two bands that we already worked with - Los Chinches and Wara – whilst at the same time starting to release music and develop the record label. The intention has been to elevate artists with a different voice and showcasing different forms of Latin music.

Through all of this we’ve aimed to counter the more mainstream perceptions of latin music, promoting subcultures and alternatives that’s been very important for me. And similarly helping to make this culture relevant to Londoners and accessible to non-latinos.

Brazilian pop singer Tulipa Ruiz playing at Rich Mix (Joga Bola - World Cup Festival):

Lívia - As a british guy - surrounded by all this mainstream industry and all these great pop, punk and rock'n'roll artists - how did the latin culture catch your heart?

Callum - Big question! Well growing up I was into all the pop punk brit-pop indie stuff of course but was always interested in Hip Hop which kind of led me to DJing and buying records - drum n bass, funk & soul and leftfield beats etc and I certainly always had an ear for a bit of bossa nova and brazilian funk without thinking about it too much. I suppose once i got deeper into rare grooves, disco and jazz you start to realise that so much of contemporary music is influence by afro-latin rhythms. Acts and DJs like Jazzanova and Gilles Peterson were also hugely influential to stirring those latin tendencies within me. Throughout the course of 10 years of Movimientos it's been a constant learning curve for me understanding more about traditional rhythms from the continent and I've grown to love the music more and more.

“(...) when we started running events 
and clubnights - the main focus was this 
marriage of music and social issues”


And further to that through studying Latin American politics at university as part of a politics degree I learnt a lot about the history of exploitation that happened and continues to happen in Latin America and I was very much fuelled by a passion in trying to raise awareness of some of the emerging social movements and issues affecting marginalised communities there. It was logical to me as a DJ at the time that we try to do this by combining awareness raising with music which of course has always been so integral to forms of resistance from Andean music to the development of Samba in the favelas. Oppressed peoples always find a way to express themselves culturally and usually it's most powerful through music and dance.

So when we started running events and clubnights- the main focus was this marriage of music and social issues. We always tried to incorporate a socially conscious element so that there was a deeper meaning to the event we’re doing.

Since starting Movimientos I've been inspired by the likes of say Manu Chao, Calle 13 and others who have acted as musical and cultural activists. All cultural art forms have such potential to encourage alternative ways of thinking, and through music this can be immensely powerful.


“All cultural art forms have such potential to encourage alternative ways of thinking, and through music
this can be immensely powerful”
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Lívia - What do you think about the new brazilian music? Do you have any favourite artist or tune?

Callum - I think it's a phenomenally rich period of Brazilian musical history and from the outside it appears there's a strong emerging network of quality new acts around the country - usually taking some influence from their Afro-Brazilian heritage. I love what Criolo is doing with his diverse take on hip hop as well as a very powerful live band, Metá Metá too are an incredibly unique act that blew my mind when they came to Cafe Oto last year, and i've got a soft spot for the 73 year old Dona Onete - something of an amazonian queen mixing carimbo and roots rhythms from Pará with a great young band who give it a really fresh approach.

Also the digital bass scene heralded by the recent Kafundo compilations - appears to be pretty healthy with the likes of acts and producers like Omulu, Os Nelsons and Furmigdub all of whom I play a lot in my dj sets. My favourite tune at the moment (because it's always different!!) is a raggamuffin remix version of Beija Flor by Timbalada - that's about 15 years old now but I've rediscovered it - partly due to DJ Dolores - and it still rocks the dance.

Calle 13


Lívia - Latin America is an enormous continent full of beauty, creativity and talented people as well as poverty, violence and corruption. Which countries have you visited in there? What was your impression about it?

Callum
- I've been in Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela and Colombia at various times. In Brazil last year I was on a carnival exploration with my dear Brazilian amigas Mariana Pinho and Manuela Benini (the best tour guides one could ask for!) and a little DJ tour - visiting along the way Rio, Sao Paulo, Salvador, Recife, Olinda, Aracaju and Brasilia and was lucky enough to be able to connect with many different cultural protagonists in all of these places.

For me the one of the main things that stood out - something i alluded to earlier - was the power of the Afro-Brazilian heritage and the way that it seemed to permeate so many aspects of cultural life there and there seemed to be a new younger generation discovering, exploring and celebrating this rich identity. But of course you could see that the mainstream always looks to 'sanitise' these cultures and marginalise certain communities.

“(In Brazil) you could see that the mainstream always looks to 'sanitise' these (afro) cultures and marginalise certain communities”


When we started Movimientos 10 years ago I visited Colombia with an organisation called Justice For Colombia to hear testimonies of many different people affected by the internal conflict and the insidiuous influence of the paramilitary forces, of course the peace deal that's looks like it's happening there now is only the start of resolving the multitude of issues in the country.

One thing was clear from all of this that the conflict cannot be looked at simply within the context of the country itself because - and this goes for a lot of the problems of the region - there's still a massive issue regarding the influence of outside forces, transnational corporations - new forms of exploitation and colonialism. Whilst these influences may be more subtle are no less destructive in their ability to impact the people of Latin America to direct their own future.

:: Movimientos 10
Date: Sat 7th – Sun 8th November 2015
Times: Sat 12.00 - 03.00, Sun 14.00 – 23.00
Line up: Novalima, La Papayera, Los Chinches, DJ Caution, DJ Russ Jones, Movimientos DJs, Casa de Cachaca, more TBA.
Venue: Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA
Tickets: www.movimientos.org.uk/Mov-10