La Linea 09 Brings Cutting Edge Latin Music to London

Always breaking new ground, always crossing the border, world music festival La Linea 09 will presents two world premiere collaborations, five UK debuts, a special focus on music from Catalonia (Spain) and a couple of films.


Orquesta Típica Fernández Fierro
+ Pascal Comelade

Acoustic tango from Buenos Aires
This UK debut for 12-piece acoustic Buenos Aires band driven by 3 violins and four bandoneons is sure to get the pulses beating of anyone who loves tango. Support from acclaimed Catalan composer Pascal Comelade who has worked with Yann Tiersen, PJ Harvey & more.

Tuesday 14 Apr 7.30pm
0844 848 8434

La Linea
Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra
with Omar Puente Group

Venezuela’s finest meet the UK’s best Latin musicians
Members of Venezuela’s acclaimed orchestra collaborate with UK-based ace Cuban violinist Omar Puente and his band in a special show featuring wild improvisation and big band fireworks. Unique live magic.

Royal Festival Hall Southbank Centre
Friday 17 April 9.30pm
0871 663 2500

La Linea
Peret: 50 Years of Rumba Catalana
+ La Troba Kung-Fú

With his vibrant mix of flamenco and Latin American styles, Barcelona’s King of Rumba Catalana and his big band make their UK debut. La Troba Kung-Fú support with their infectious blend of Rumba Catalana and cumbia.

Saturday 18 April 7.30pm
0844 848 8434

La Linea
Vanessa da Mata

UK debut for a great new voice from Brazil. Singer songwriter Vanessa da Mata wrote songs for Daniela Mercury and Chico Cesar, and toured with Black Uhuru before breaking through with her third album Sim and a collaboration with Ben Harper. Presented in association with Jungle Drums.

Sunday 26 April Doors 7pm0870 145 1115

La Linea
Ojos de Brujo
+ Kumar

Hip Hop Flamenkillo
Barcelona’s hip hop flamenkillo collective play their first show in the UK since 2007 and give the live premiere to tracks from their new album Aocaná. Support comes from rising Cuban hip hop star Kumar.

Monday 27 April Doors 7pm
0844 482 8008

La Linea
Spanish Bombs: Tropical Tribute to The Clash

In a highly-anticipated world-premiere concert, appealing to fans of both The Clash and Latin music in general – the legendary band’s repertoire is brought to life by guest vocalists and musicians from some of the hottest Latin bands on the planet. These include members of Café Tacuba, Plastilina Mosh, King Chango, Sergent Garcia, Amparanoia, Alejandro Escovedo and more tba.

Tuesday 28 April 7.30pm
0844 848 8434

La Linea
Alejandro Escovedo
Rare solo show for the great Mexican American singer songwriter.

Bush Hall
Thursday 30 April 7.30pm
08700 600100

La Linea
Café de los Maestros (U)

A must-see ‘Buena Vista Social Club’ for tango fans, which charts the legendary gathering of veteran musicians from tango’s golden age during the 40s and 50s for a concert at Buenos Aires’ Teatro Colón. A labour of love from La Linea favourite, Gustavo Santaolalla. The film is presented before the show by Orquesta Tipica Fernandez Fierro and in advance of the Café de los Maestros live show at Barbican on June 26.
USA/Brazil/UK/Argentina 2008 Dir. Miguel Kohan 90 min.

Barbican/ Cinema 3
Tuesday 14 April 5pm
0844 848 8434

La Linea
Walker (18)

With a score composed entirely by Joe Strummer of The Clash, Alex Cox’s film follows the 19th century Latin American exploits of soldier-of-fortune William Walker. Strummer also plays a small walk-on part in this eccentric, yet serious look at the relationship between the US and Central America. Screened before Tropical Tribute to The Clash.
USA/Mexico/Spain 1987 Dir. Alex Cox 94 min.

Barbican Cinema 1
Tuesday 28 April 5.30pm 0844 848 8434

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
0151 709 3789

Ojos de Brujo
+ Kumar

Fri 1 May 7.30pm

Spanish Bombs: Tropical Tribute to The Clash
Sat 2nd May

Tickets for all shows and more information online at

Author: World Music Central News Department

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