We are so happy to announce that Flawa, the Festival of the Latin American Women in the Arts is coming back to London this 2022. From the 5th to 14th May this year the festival will take place in many venues such as the Rich Mix, the Barbican Centre and the Jazz Cafe, among others.
Luzmira Carpio Live: Mixing contemporary and indigenous rhythms from the Andes, Carpio’s otherworldly soprano soars, sounding closer to a theremin, or the pan flutes that pepper her sound. These vocals – woven over layers of bird sound, guitar, woodwinds and bells – are indebted to Quechua culture; specifically, its devotionals to the goddess Pachamama, or Mother Earth. A testament to her boundary pushing – she has collaborated with electronic artists such as Chancha Via Circuito and Nicola Cruz.
When? 5th May at Barbican Centre, Milton Court
Colectiva & Desta French: A powerful double bill night Colectiva & Desta French at the Rich Mix!
Join us to enjoy the mixture of new rhythms, lyrics and explosive sounds that will keep you dancing all night long!
When? 6th May at Rich Mix
Bullerengue Workshops + Jam Session: Two workshops that explore the Afro Colombian rhythms of Bullerengue through Dance or Drums… To complete the day we will invite you and your friends to a Jam Session for you to show off what you learn and share with the Drum collective of Mbilla Arts and their drum group. Africa & Latin-American together to enjoy a celebrate the sounds and vibrations that put our communities together. All levels welcome.
When? 7th May at Rich Mix
Lido Pimienta Live: Twice Grammy-nominated and Polaris Prize-winning artist, Lido Pimienta. The visionary artist returns to London following the release of her emphatic 2020 album, Miss Colombia. An event co-presented with Rockfeedback.
When? 12nd May at King’s Place
Ms Nina, Manuka Honey & BushBBY: FLAWA and Candela Viva presents an explosive night at the Jazz Café for the first time! A night that promises hot dance floor all night long with perreo powerhouse Ms Nina and Manuka Honey & BushBBY on the decks.
When? 13rd May at the Jazz Cafe
Workshop: Poetry in Performance with actress & writer Gaël le Cornec: Literary events are very important for writers to connect with readers and successfully sharing your work in these events is key to getting more people interested in your writing. In this workshop Gaël le Cornec, an actress and writer, will teach you through exercises and feedback: pace, rhythm, intonation, breathing and some key elements to share your work in front of audiences.
When? 14th May at Rich Mix
Latinx Poetics in Motion: A stellar line-up of Latinx poets, in a multidisciplinary arts night were poetry puts together music and dance. Featuring poets Maia Elsner, Janel Pineda, Yvette Siegert, Sofía Vaisman. The music collective Witchas! will delight us with sang poems and the dance group Somos Chibchas will put movement to some strong lyrics.
When? 14th May at Rich Mix
Find the full program at LAWA
Listen Desde la Tundra PODCAST (with subtitles in ENGLISH)