Sunday, 9 June 2013

The Afro-Latin Lounge

The new issue of Songlines, July 2013 (#93, pictured right), is on sale in the UK from today and on its way to overseas subscribers. The free 15-track compilation CD with the issue includes tracks from the ten Top of the World albums including Ravi Shankar, Femi Kuti and The Hot 8 Brass Band, plus an exclusive playlist by Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger.
This edition also comes with a bonus CD featuring some of the best singers and instrumentalists from the world of mugham, the classical music of Azerbaijan.
The main features in the issue include: an interview with Mick Jagger written by his brother, Chris; the Top 25 Mali albums; desert stars Etran Finatawa; Frisian fado singer Nynke; a Guide to Azerbaijani mugham; Beginner’s Guide to Irakere, plus the latest news, event listings and CD, DVD, book and world cinema reviews.
This issue’s podcast features music by Ali Farka TourĂ© and Peter Tosh, Nigel Williamson with the top five albums from our Mali cover feature and Tim Cumming discusses Frisian singer Nynke. Download the podcast here.
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Songlines Music Awards 2013 Winners’ Concert – Friday, December 13 2013
Following last year’s sell-out concert at London’s Barbican Centre, we’re delighted to announce this year’s winners’ concert on Friday December 13 featuring all four winners.
We've got a limited number of discounted tickets available to Songlines elisters until June 30. Call +44(0)20 7638 8891 quoting ‘Songlines offer’ or visit the Barbican website and use the code 13123 to claim your discount (20% off).
Click here to watch our official Songlines Music Awards 2013 winners video.
You can still purchase the official Songlines Music Awards 2013 for only £1.99 if purchased with any other world music album (offer available until June 30). Click here to buy.

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El Rumbon Cubano is back on Friday 14th June
TWO rooms - salsa and bachata - party until 4am
Orquesta Sabor Cubano live - watch their new video HERE!!

Dance the night away to the mighty Orquesta Sabor Cubano, directed by Rey Crespo and featuring a stellar line-up of Cuban musicians. Also in the Salsa Room DJ Green Papi (Oriente Star Sound) will be on the decks playing the best timba and salsa until 4am. Plus the legendary Fadi K will be teaching a rueda class at 9pm (improvers/intermediates & advanced).

Downstairs in the Alcadanz Bachata Room, there'll be Dominican style bachata classes with Simon Lord Bachata. Plus DJ Julian Mr M and DJ Dani K until 4am.

All this and more at El Rumbon Cubano - watch the latest Rumbon video here!
The Latin Groove Lounge Club, (Nightclub Kolis Entrance)
1 Archway Close, London, N19 3TD (opposite Archway tube).

Entry: £10
Doors open 8.30pm, classes 9-10pm, party til 4am

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Baila Londres - Saturday 22nd June
Cuban Party Summer Special!

The weather is finally warming up and it's time for the Baila Londres Cuban Party Summer Special! Not one, but TWO of London's favourite Cuban DJs - DJ Javier 'la Maquina de Cuba' and DJ Green Papi (Oriente Star Sound) - will be on thedecks playing your favourite Cuban salsa and timba until 4am.

Plus for those who enjoy salsa but have not had much experience at rudea - it's time to have a go! Javier will be teaching a fun beginners rueda class - Rueda con Sabor - from 9-10pm.

All this plus the usual Baila Londres good vibes, friendly people and true Cuban party atmosphere at The Latin Groove Lounge Club (right opposite Archway tube)
1 Archway Close, London N19 3TD

Doors open 8.30pm - DJ til 4am
Entry £8 (includes dance class)

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Rosas and Ictus
Anna Teresa De Keersmaeker and her company Rosas present for the first time at Sadler's Wells the full-length version of Drumming which features music by prolific American composer and pioneer of minimalist music Steve Reich. His powerful score is brought to life with breathtaking precision by contemporary music ensemble Ictus, whilst 13 dancers will showcase De Keersmaeker's energetic choreography.

"De Keersmaeker's artistry and intelligence can't be overstated" EVENING STANDARD
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SampledSampled Fri 28 & Sat 29 Jun
Hip hop, ballet, tango and contemporary dance - all in one show
Sampled offers the rare opportunity to see a wide variety of different dance styles in just one evening. This year's programme includes the world renowned Stuttgart Ballet, hip hop favourites Storyboard P and Vagabond Crew, a new work from contemporary choreographer Alexander Whitley, National Youth Dance Company and Tango World Champions direct from Argentina.Sutra
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Sheron Wrayis looking for two dancers to participate in a research project.

August 19thto Sept 7th. It is a professional development opportunity - bursaries will be given to cover travel (at the very least) over this three week period.
Embodiology: The Total Africological Concept of Improvisation
To improvise is to embrace uncertainty, and since life is uncertain, with the exception of its certain termination,
harnessing unbounded creativity within the constraints of any circumstance produces radiant aliveness.
This work follows on from the artistic director's consistent creative path of over twenty years of engaging dance,
music and technology through improvisation, and the objective of this project is to train a group of eight dancers
in the art of structured improvisation informed by African practices that leads to performance, Embodiology. This
research culminates in three informal performances but it will go on to serve a larger strategic project with ADAD
and the Texterritoryperformance platform which I created with Fleeta Siegel that involves the audience’s
participation via handheld technology. The training of performers in the art of performance improvisation,
sharpened by West African performance strategies, effectively leads to more efficient creative development
processes whereby the cohesion of intent and outcome are aligned more effectively – thus reducing production
time. This is not the rationale for the research, however it is a notable outcome.
The Undertaking
A group of dancers is selected to take part in the workshop-performance which takes place between late August
and early September 2013. Embodiology is conceptually linked to West African dance practices – Yoruba and
Ewe. Improvisation, in this case involves working with a distinctive dance vocabulary, engaging in
decision-making and competitive play while complex rhythm operates as the omnipotent structuring feature.The
artists work together four days per week, including the musicians on two of those days in a dance studio space
and during one session each week there is an extensive reviewing of video documentation. The conversations
about the work form another type of documentation of the development process. A project journal is kept by the
artistic director in order to facilitate a comprehensive means to see the arc of evolution of the Embodiology
method. It is expected that a concise vocabulary will evolve to illuminate the method extending what the
workshop-leader brings to the beginning of the process.
An informal showing demonstrating the Embodiology performance method is presented in a 30-40 minute piece
performed at GDA, Dance East, with a small excerpt at the Place in Touch Wood. The performance space
permits the audience to view the performance from any side – this porosity is also drawn from a West African
aesthetic. Of particular interest are the aesthetic values in West African dance performances that permeate into
forms of dance practiced throughout the African Disapora; Hip Hop and similar hybrids arising out of urban
To apply please send CV and covering letter by email to by 24thJune.

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All BBMM2013 can be found at The week's events listings are below
Looks like we’re hopefully now into the sunny summer season! But don’t just stay outdoors lapping up the sun – come indoors and support the BBMM and non-BBMM events taking place.
Yesterday’s BBM Songs of Empowerment & Socio-Political Awareness Quiz was such an enjoyable experience, we’ll see if we can programme a repeat performance in July at our Friday/Saturday base Coming Soon Club in Wembley.
Those that attended the Quiz were urged to email details of the British conscious acts they highlighted, and you can do the same - send to: We’ll either use it an expanded quiz or post a link to a list of acts, many of them unsigned, to look out for. Presently, we’re realing feeling Thabo And The Real Deal. Click to discover their ‘World War Free’ track.
We talked a bit about reggae at the Quiz, and you can join in deliberating further on the subject at next Thursday’s Can Roots & Culture Reggae Save The British Youth In The 21st Century? Debate.

Look out for a BBMM radio show kicking off shortly. Lastly, we introduce our Veteran’s Front Room talks programme on Friday June 14 with the first guest being former D’Influence member, record producer/remixer and founder of the Urban Music Seminar Kwame Kwaten.
Please find below a list of BBMM and BBMM recommended events over the coming week. Please plan ahead and support by attending!


Friday June 7
Red Tails' (12) Screening + Q&A @ Flash Musicals Theatre. 6pm (starts with refreshments).
Post-screening Q&A topic is: "Racism: 20 years after Stephen Lawrence's death, and 68 years after the end of World War II, how far have we come?"
In the presence of the Worshipful The Mayor Of Harrow Cllr Nana Asante and Mayoress Ms Awula Serwah.
Flash Musicals Film Club screens a film on the first Friday of the month, followed by a discussion on a topic inspired by the film. There are light refreshments before screening, plus complementary popcorn! Cost: £5 (adults) online, £7 at door (adults), £2 (children).
Flash Musicals Youth Theatre, Methuen Road, Edgware, Middx HA86EZ (Edgware tube/bus station). To book tickets online click here or for further information, please contact Terry Revill. Email: T: 07956 846375/020 8930 993.

Saturday June 8
After Leveson, is Citizen Journalism the Answer? media conference. 10am-4pm. Click for info/booking.
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Network/History & Social Action Publications has a stall selling books, including accessible biography of African-British classical composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor at the Whitgift Foundation Heritage Festival day event in Market St in Croydon Town Centre. Contact Sean Creighton.

Afrikan Liberation Day event marking the 50th anniversary of the founding of the OAU (Organisation of African Unity). Keynote delivered by Elder KB Asante, a former aid to Kwame Nkrumah who was present at the All-Afrikan People’s Conference in 1958 and the Founding Conference of the OAU in 1963, where he worked as head of administration. 5-9pm
The West Indian Association of Service Personnel (WASP), 163 Clapham Manor Street, London SW4 6DB
Free. Organised by Pan-Afrikan Society Community Forum (PASCF), BTWSC & Convention People’s Party (CPP UK & Ireland)
For further information: 07944 204 955 or
Thursday June 13
Can Roots & Culture Reggae Save The British Youth In The 21st Century? Debate. 6.30-8.30pm
Although Dr Robbie Shilliam (host, Queen Mary, UoL), Kwaku (chair, BBM/BMC) and the Lion Den Fam are on the panel, your input as an attendee is definitely welcome on the night! All welcome - it's about love, respect, music, history, sociology, faith and life style - not to be missed! Free. Click to book.
Arts One Lecture Theatre/ArtsTwo Building, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS

Friday June 14
Veteran's Front Room: Talking Vinyl & Music Industry Memories With Kwame Kwaten BBMM2013 Sessions @ Coming Soon Club, Wembley. 6-8pm
We are very proud to announce that the first subject of our Veteran's Front Room: Talking Vinyl & Music Industry Memories session is none other than Kwame Kwaten - a musician, DJ, producer, remixer, songwriter, lecturer, manager, former member of the D'Influence band and production team, and founder of the Urban Music Seminar, which grew from humble beginings to occupy two days at the Royal Festival Hall.

This is an up close and personal encounter with Kwame in the settee, as he reminisces about how he discovered Shola Ama, who went on to win a best female Brits Award; the acid jazz scene and getting signed by the US branch of Atlantic Records; life on the road and in the studio with D'Influence; remixing and supporting Michael Jackson, his teaching and community work. If we're lucky, he might just spin us some of the records he's been involved in. Join us for this free, and relaxed talks programme within the intimate confines of the Coming Soon Club.
5 -7 Wembley Hill Road, Wembley Triangle, HA9 8AF

Saturday June 15
Veteran's Front Room: Talking Vinyl & Music Industry Memories With Mark Johnson (DJ Marky J) BBMM2013 Sessions @ Coming Soon Club, Wembley. 3-6pm
The second subject of our Veteran's Front Room: Talking Vinyl & Music Industry Memories session is none other than Mark Johnson aka DJ Marky J - eh, what hasn't this man not done within the music industry?! A DJ, yes. But he's also been a manager, promotions person, a general Mr Fixer! He's a superb raconteur - with marvellous stories of his music industry exploits - come and check out his stories, and tap into his industry connections! Started his career at BBC Radio Birmingham in the early 1970s, worked on the label, management and promotions of the early careers of Bad Manners, Loose Ends, Yazz, and Billy Ocean in the 1980s. A promoter at the Limelight Club and marketing consultant in the 1990s, and a DJ playing locally and internationally in the 2000s
Join us for this free, and relaxed talks programme within the intimate confines of the Coming Soon Club
5 -7 Wembley Hill Road, Wembley Triangle, HA9 8AF
After the Coming Soon Club session, DJ Marky J's inviting you all (or you can meet him directly there) to his repeat DJ gig at Ken's Saturday All Night Happy Hour, where he will be dropping mainly '80s music - from classics, to commercial hits. I was at his first gig at the Thai Silk restauarant bar. It's an intimate space, the accent is on fun, the punters can engage with the DJ, and even ask for requests! 8.30-11.45pm at 94-95 Isabella St, London SE1 8DD (it's literally behind Southwark tube station). 020 7928 511.
Please note: DJ Mark J is among the deckmasters who will be playing at the BBMM2013 wrap up event - Your Fave BBMM Video club night at Upstairs @ The Ritzy on Saturday July 20.
Queen Nzingha Lectures (7): 'Urban' Music, Society and Religion. 7.30-9.15pm
This lecture deals with the musicological and sociological genealogy of grime music and its relation to African Atlantic religious discourse. Click for info/booking.
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Hi Everyone
We are now recruiting again for teachers to begin in September, please can you pass this info on to anyone you think might be interested:
Best wishes,
Miranda Peake
Step into Dance Schools Coordinator
Royal Academy of Dance
SW11 3RA
Tel: 0207 3268036
Step into Dance is a partnership project between The Jack Petchey Foundation and the Royal Academy of Dance.
Hello Everyone
It’s with great honour that we will be hosting our first Platform East Festivaltonight at The Hat Factory, Luton on Thursday 6th June, 7:30pm.
Platform East Festival
Platform East is a unique and vibrant new arts festival celebrating fresh and creative works from emerging and established deaf and disabled artists in theatre, dance, circus arts, comedy and music. The aim of the festival is to give a platform to deaf and disabled artists who are creating new and exciting work to showcase to audiences, producers and programmers in the East and South East region.
We have an amazing line up of artists performing on the night :
Baluji Shrivastav
Laurence Clark
Miriam Dubois
Vince Laws
Signdance Collective International
Please see the E-Flyer below for more details and we look forward to seeing you there, please spread the word to lovely people J see you soon.
Platform East is a new arts festival celebrating vibrant new works from emerging and established deaf and disabled artists.
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The Hat Factory presents a new arts festival celebrating vibrant new works from emerging and established deaf and disabled artists in theatre, dance, circus arts, comedy and music.

Baluji Shrivastav

Baluji Shrivastav

“Sitarist to the stars” Evening Standard
Miriam Dubois

Miriam Dubois

A phenomenal african drummer.
Vince Laws

Vince Laws

"personal and painfully political subject-matter, but his stage presence is so warm, genuine and witty." Francesca Beard

Laurence Clarke

Laurence Clark

"Wit drier than the Navajo desert” The Stage
Sign Dance Theatre

Signdance Collective International

“Signs of Brilliance” Time Out

Platform East

Arts Festival
Thursday 6 June, 7.30pm

The Hat Factory

Bute St , Luton LU1 2EY

£10 / £8 concessions
£5 NUS & Culture Card
£3 under 18s
Buy tickets >>

Box office: 01582 878100

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Best Wishes
Oluwatoyin Odunsi
Associate Producer P/T
The Hat Factory
65-67 Bute Street

Tel: 01582 878115
Over the next two week I will be in the office w/c 3rd June 2013 on Monday 3rd June, Tuesday 4th June, Wednesday 5th June and Thursday 6th June 2013 between the times of 10:30am - 18:30pm and Tuesday 11th June, Wednesday 12th June, Thursday 13th June and Friday 14th June 2013 between the times of 10:30am - 18:30pm.


03/06 | Monday: NORMAL CLASS
THE PLACE (8 to 9:30pm)
06/06 | Thursday: NORMAL CLASS
10/06 | Monday: NORMAL CLASS
THE PLACE (8 to 9:30pm)
13/06 | Thursday: NORMAL CLASS
17/06 | Monday: NORMAL CLASS
THE PLACE (8 to 9:30pm)
20/06 | Thursday: NORMAL CLASS
24/06 | Monday: NORMAL CLASS
THE PLACE (8 to 9:30pm)
>> Attention! 27/06 | Thursday: NO CLASS!
SIOBHAN DAVIES STUDIOS | | +44 (0)77.2060.5126 - (0)74.0177.4244
Salsateca Dance School
Salsateca Dance School
June 3rd 2013


Thursday 6th of JUNE

"LUIS LEMA & ORQUESTA BOMBELE" is one of London's leading Latin American Dance band. Led by the amazing singer Luis Lema from Buenaventura Colombia who has captivated his audiences with his magnetic Voice ,charisma and talent. Luis is supported by professionals musicians from various countries of Latin American such as,Colombia, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Dominican Republic.

In the UK, the band is well known from North to South as a leading Latin band spreading the Salsa fever everywhere. Their set it is normally hot and very spicy to make every body dance !!

Salsa class: 7.30pm - 9pm
Club: 9pm til late with the great DJ Johnny Gee and the Orquesta Bombele in live!

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From now on, the Friday Rhythmic salsa class is taking place at the Christ Church Hall!
Big space and friendly astmosphere gathered together to enliven our fantastic Salsa journey!

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After the succes of the previous Salsa Fiestas, this salsa party is really becoming the "must-go to" saturday salsa night in London. Get your diaries out: we're coming back on the 8th of June!

This time, we will have an exclusive Dominican Bachata class, Bachata and Salsa Classes with the top Salsateca instructors and guest teacher, Cristian Lantigua. And as usual, we'll burn up the dancefloor til 2am!
TIME: 6.30pm-2am.
LOCATION: Horse Bar, Waterloo.

NEAREST STATIONS: Waterloo & Lambeth North.
7pm - 8pm: DOMINICAN BACHATA and Bachata
8pm - 9pm: Salsa
"learn more about DOMINICAN BACHATA"

Irene Farre and Javier Bermeo



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2nd festival orquestas
2nd UK Festival de Orquestas

12 Hours of Pure Latin Music & Dance
5 UK Top Salsa Bands Playing Live on the Same Stage.

Top Salsa DJs Erick 'the Saint' & Johnny G.

Salsa & Bachata Dance Classes 2pm to 7pm with Salsateca.

Latin American Food & Drinks Available All Day.

Dancing till 2am.
Please make sure to book early as this will be a highly attended event!


Have a look at our website for more information:

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Cindy Claes Productions is offering two exciting opportunities for young up-and-coming choreographers / dancers / theatre makers to get involved in their new Dancehall theatre production “Is My Whining Winding You Up?”
Two week company placement (unpaid)
17th-28th June 2013
Support the company in rehearsal as they prepare for performance (assisting with note taking, filming of rehearsals, set and props, additional running duties, etc) while having the opportunity to observe a professional company as they develop a production. Assist on the day of the performance (registering VIP’s, backstage assistance, supporting the project manager in monitoring and evaluation). The placement will also include mentoring sessions with the company's artistic director Cindy Claes.
You must be over 18 yrs old and demonstrate a keen interest in this area of work. Please send a letter of support, stating why you would be right for the position to Cindy Claes: by Fri 7th June. Interviews will be held the week of the 10th June.
23rd July 2013
Volunteer assistants required to help support a performance. Main duties to include supporting the project manager in the collection of audience evaluation and feedback through various means: documenting an artist Q&A session on film, assisting audience in completing questionnaires, filming vox pops etc as well as backstage support.
Send a letter of support, stating why you would be right for the position to Cindy
**We welcome applicants who wish to apply for both positions.**
Both the June and July rehearsals/performances are taking place in London / UK .
Cindy Claes
+44 (0)7940017054 ( UK )
+ 32 (0)471677014 ( Belgium )
Twitter: @dancebackpacker

Camp Iroko

One Voice Music & Bombo Productions
15th - 18th August 2013
A music camp which offers indoor and outdoor accomodation, camps fires and all inclusive catering in beautiful Wymondley Woods.

Discount Offer is only £190 all inclusive if paid by 31st tomorrow!!!

£215 if paid between 1st & 30th June after which the standard rate of £245 applies.

To ask a question email us at
To register visit OVM's registration page
For more information visit our Camp Iroko page.

Content of study
The topics we’ll cover include; Afrocuban drumming (from Bata, Bembe, Guiro, Iyesa & Congo), Afrobrazilian drumming (from Ijexa, Candomble de Angola & Candomble de Ketu) plus songs for all these traditions.


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