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.
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).
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. Leia mais:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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
Esta semana, Londres volta a sediar o festival de teatro latino americano CASA, que retoma suas atividades com nove dias de teatro, música ao vivo, noites de scratch, gastronomia e entretenimento. O país homenageado desta edição será o México, como parte do ano do México no UK. O Brasil será representado pelo novo espetáculo do premiado grupo carioca Café Cachorro, 'OndeNunca Beckett'. A equipe da ElevenCulture.com, com participação especial da atriz e colunista Thais Mennsitieri, estará presente cobrindo os melhores momentos do Festival.
O festival começa nesta sexta-feira, dia 02, com uma noite de teatro e gastronomia colombiana, no Rich Mix (ingressos a partir de 30 libras, clique aqui). A programação segue até o domingo, dia 11, com espetáculos no Barbican e Rich Mix. Ingressos e horários variados (ver programação completa abaixo). Espetáculos terão legenda em inglês, quando necessário.
Programação musical Os shows e DJ sessions acontecerão sempre no badalado Rich Mix. Entre as atrações estão o CASA Concert com o grupo cubano-britânico Los Ministros de la Habana e ainda a Latin JAM com El Combo Latino. Haverá também uma noite dançante voltada, especialmente, para o público LGBT: EXILIO apresenta LATINOS UNIDOS no CASA; e ainda o DJ residente do festival, DJ Chilango.
Brasil no CASA 'Neverwhere Beckett' ('OndeNunca Beckett') marca a estreia no UK do jovem grupo do Rio de Janeiro, Café Cachorro, que financiou sua vinda ao festival via crowndfunding. “Gostaríamos de AGRADECER IMENSAMENTE a todos aqueles que colaboraram com a nossa Vakinha para levar 'OndeNunca Beckett' a Londres! OBRIGADO MESMO! Cada um de vocês é parte dessa realização tão importante pra nós! Estejam certos que vocês soltaram os CACHORROS!”,comemorou o grupo em post no Facebook.
"Costumamos dizer que Beckett é Beckett. É único. E não está inserido em nenhum movimento artístico literário", resume o grupo.
Inspirada na vida e obra do escritor Samuel Beckett - em seus textos, peças, novelas, romances, sua biografia -, três brasileiros questionam a existência nesta obra original e eletrizante. “É um universo misterioso de formas que deslizam, objetos que desaparecem e corpos estranhos. É ousado! É ótimo! É excêntrico e maravilhoso!”, garante a produção do festival.
CASA Latin American Theatre Festival
O projeto foi criado em 2007 por Daniel Goldman para preencher uma lacuna que sentia ser necessária. "Enquanto o cinema, música, artes visuais e a literatura latino americanas estavam desfrutando de um grande sucesso no Reino Unido, o teatro de alguma forma foi deixado pra trás. CASA foi criada para mudar isso, para construir pontes entre duas inacreditáveis culturas teatrais, para criar regular oportunidade para o teatro Latino Americano e artistas latino americanos em UK", explica.
Uma notícia anunciada é que, ao final da edição deste ano, o CASA vai dar uma parada, após 8 anos consecutivos, e só retornará em 2017, quando comemoram seus dez anos, numa edição especial.
CONFIRA A PROGRAMACAO COMPLETA:
Friday 2nd October
7.30pm (RM): Festival Opening Night: Montserrat Premiere + Dinner, Music and Q&A Info | Book
Saturday 3rd October
11.00am (RM): The Day of Debate: Mexican Theatre and Politics Info