Since they revolutionized Urban Latino music five years ago with their breakthrough debut album, Calle 13 has always spoken to their fans loudly and clearly. Whether it was a dare to become a street-fighter, a shocking spin through a tango of sin, or call to the downtrodden to stand up for their rights, the game was the same. Calle 13 will be at Hackney Empire this 8th July alongside with special support by Wara + Dj Quantic + Movimientos Dj’s (Cal Jader & Arias)
The winners of 10 Latin Grammy awards, two conventional Grammys, two Billboard Latin awards and one from MTV Latin America, the fraternal Puerto Rican duo Calle 13 (‘kai-yay tray-say’), René Pérez Joglar (Residente), and Eduardo José Cabra Martínez (Visitante), is more than just a band. They are poets, satirists and political activists whose hip-hop edged Latin has moved far beyond the reggaetón scene they were once bracketed with to draw on South American folk music, Afro-beat, a touch of ska and much, much more.
Support comes from London based Wara with a heady- mix of Cuban funk, tropical rhythms and urban beats , Latin DJs Cal Jader & Arias (Movimientos) and a DJ set from Cali, Colombia based Tru Thoughts’ producer, Quantic playing soul, jazz, electonica, Latin and Reggae in an unmissable bill of funky Latin sounds as the night runs from 8pm until 2am.