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Latin summer antics come to London this June

Begin the summer early with strictly good music on the Saturday 9 June. The evening will start with a selection of short film screenings, followed by a number of DJs who will be playing all types of Latin music.


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Mehdy C Ortiz


The compilation, comprising of visual and independent work, focuses on the Latin American events and will be part of an alternative outlook available to the public that seeks a different view on this part of the world.

The organisers of an afternoon called “Alborada x Movimientos Summer Fiesta”, are the team of Alborada, a collective that, like a few others existing in the United Kingdom, want to be an independent voice offering an alternative to that found in the mainstream on Latin American politics, media and culture.

To promote their work, they regularly organise documentary screenings and talks and their next event will take place in London on the 9 June. The short film screenings will take place from 7 pm to 9 pm starting with Truce” (Tregua) by Teilo Vellacott and Alborada’s Pablo Navarrete, which will then be followed by the award winning “The Good Fight” (A Vida é uma Luta).

The documentary “Truce”, will be introduced by the directors and revolves around the Colombian peace negotiations, which is explored through the stories of female FARC guerrillas.

Following this, The good fight which won the award for Best Short Documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival 2017, will be introduced by Director of Photography Neirin Jones. The trailer and more information are available here.

Continuing on from the short documentary screenings, from 9 pm, Alborada Soundsystem DJs will join forces with Movimiento’s DJ Cal Jader and guests, who will be playing Salsa, Samba, Cumbia, Champete, Merengue among many others.

Date and time: 7 pm to 1:30 am on the Saturday 9 June. Location: The Railway Arches, Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green, E2 9HA. More information on the event and tickets, can be found on the Facebook page and Alborada event page.

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