London, UK- Mexican American band Los Lobos and Cuban rap group
Orishas will be playing in London on Wednesday 13 July. The concert is part of
the The Somerset House Series.
With a fistful of Grammy’s and worldwide acclaim for the chart topping hit La
Bamba, Los Lobos deliver an eclectic, solidly satisfying blend of Mexican roots
and rock. They worked with greats such as Bobby Womack and
Blades they have a terrific number of great albums under their belt.
Orishas are a young Cuban band based in Paris and Madrid, who fuse
traditional Cuban music with contemporary musical styles producing Afro Cuban
percussion and chants with turntable trickery and hip hop, pointing the way
forward for Cuban music.
The courtyard of Somerset House, one of London’s most impressive buildings,
has played host to an inspirational line-up for the past few years. The Somerset
House Series has effortlessly established itself as a unique event in the
summer’s live music calendar. For the past four years, sell out crowds have seen
performances from Lambchop, Orbital, Jorge Ben Jor, Royksopp, Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man, Goldfrapp, Calexico, Yo La Tengo, PJ Harvey, Lemon Jelly, Bebel
Gilberto, and Belle & Sebastian, amongst others. It is a chance for everyone to
innovative artists in an utterly unique location.
Other concerts scheduled:
Doves plus Louis XIV Wednesday 6 July
Queens Of The Stone Age plus support Thursday 7 July
Super Furry Animals plus Zabrinski & DJ Andy Votel Friday 8 July
Sigur Ros plus Amina Sunday 10 July
Bright Eyes plus The Faint Monday 11 July
Bloc Party plus The Kills & The Cribs Tuesday 12 July
To book tickets by phone: 0870 145 1120
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Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.