Salsa Dura – Old School Salsa Night this 21st May…A tribute to Salsa, It’s Roots & People. Theme: ”Sentimiento De El Barrio”. New Venue added! Check this out
20:00 Viewing of ”Del Son a La Salsa”
22:00 Old School Salsa DJ’s
Johnny G (El Chino, Latin Swing, Wessex House ) – Aquiles – Harold
Please note we will not play Reggaeton, ONLY SALSA ALL NIGHT…
Live Art By Otto Schade (osch) Chilean Graffiti Artist www.ottoschade.com
Door £8 (£5 concessions)
NO DRESS CODE
Stricktly over 18 ID Required @ door
This event will be filmed.
Location: 467 Brixton Road, SW9 8HH
Aims to pay a Homage to Salsa, It’s Roots and People.
By bringing salsa back to it’s origins and to explore Latin culture through visual and performing arts.
At Guaguanco we will be playing Salsa from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s only, because we believe that was when Salsa was at it’s peak, it had creativity, inprovisation, humour, and a raw edge.
Salsa was born in the Barrios of Latin America when the Afro descendants and mestizos started mixing all the sounds of the people and culture around them.
It was characterized by the hard edge and it’s street wiseness, the lyrics reflected the pain, the suffering, the taboos of society, the happiness and Love of it’s people, in essence a celebration of life; The rythms of the Cuban Son, Guaguanco , Charanga, Bomba, Plena, Rumba, Mambo, Cha cha cha, Boogaloo etc. formed what we feel should be called Afro Latin Music as Salsa was a term invented to package it for commercial purposes thus underminding it’s real origins and the richness of the culture that gave birth to it, which was the people at the bottom of society, the Afro decendents, mestizos and the working class.