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Rhythm Passport presents
Lakuta, Native Sun, The Family Atlantica Duo & DJ Pete on the Corner
Friday 28 April
All orders will be subject to a fee of £1.50 except if your tickets are free or if you are a member
In a nutshell
Come feel the tropical heat! Lakuta, Native Sun and the Family Atlantica duo join forces for a one-off gig.
Rhythm Passport bring you a one-of-a-kind Friday night featuring three of the most exciting world music collectives on the scene right now.
Tropical cyclones Lakuta, Afro-soul/hip hop group Native Sun, and the Family Atlantica duo will thunder into London, ready to tear up the dancefloor with their infectious Afro-Latin rhythms and Caribbean beats. These three ensembles bring an uptempo repertoire and inspired musicianship to the Rich Mix stage, yet represent completely distinct ways to embody the exciting traditions coming from West & South East Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean Islands.
On the decks we have Pete on the Corner (On the Corner Records). Having spent years exploring music cultures and traversing the African continent’s musical hotbeds and bassment adventures far and wide as an eclectic party DJ, he certainly knows how to make a dancefloor move.
What to Expect
On the last Friday of April, the inimitable Lakuta will visit London. Pack your bags for the Bank Holiday, leave your daily grind at home and head down to Rich Mix to regenerate your inner groove with Brightonian Tropical beats!
The night kicks off with the stirring Venezuelan rhythms of the Family Atlantica duo, followed by the live sounds and visuals of hip-hop/Afrobeat group Native Sun, before Afrocentric collective Lakuta take the stage! Stick around for world bass from DJ Pete on the Corner. We'll work our way through funk, soul, Afrobeat, Latin, Caribbean and more on this exciting night.
Lakuta is a Brighton based collective of world-class musicians, DJs and producers, with members hailing from Africa, Asia and Europe. Their exciting music features rousing lyrics, and has its roots in traditional Afrobeat, but is infused with everything from Latin rhythms to western funk and soul.
Native Sun is a London based group led by rapper Mohammed Yahya, born in Mozambique, and singer-songwriter Sarina Leah born in London with Caribbean roots. Their sweet melodies fuse addictive head bouncing hip-hop undertones, conscious bilingual lyrics and catchy hooks - perfect for a climate in need of an uplifting message.
The Family Atlantica Duo represents the core of the celebrated Family Atlantica band. London born Jack Yglesias (The Heliocentrics, Quantic live) is the band leader, producer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist. His wife Luzmira Zerpa is a traditional Venezuelan musician, poet and singer with a magical voice acclaimed by Manu Chao.
DJ Pete On the Corner heads up On the Corner Records. After spending years exploring music cultures and traversing the African continent’s musical hotbeds as an eclectic party DJ he created the OtC label, which has been endorsed by a broad church of tastemakers - from Gilles Peterson to Laurent Garnier.
Rhythm Passport is a free online magazine and events listings for open minded, curious, fun loving people who want to discover music from around the world.
What people are saying
'Rousing lyrics are matched by an infectiously danceable bed of sound: a frivolous, uplifting spirit and a steely core.' - Rachel Aroesti, The Guardian
'We are premiering the video for their debut single ‘Bata Boy’- an upbeat anthem for LGBT equality and individualism… Produced by the acclaimed Nick Faber, ‘Bata Boy’ sets an exciting and afrocentric tone for the upcoming album.' - AFROPUNK
On Native Sun:
'Sarina's light, airy vocals and Mohammed's gritty delivery are a match made in musical heaven, and with a real message in their lyrics there really isn't anything not to like here. Check it out for yourselves.'
On Family Atlantica Duo:
'...re-unites rhythms and motifs that have ebbed and flowed back and forth across the Atlantic ocean over the centuries.' - Miles Cleret, Soundway Records
Why does Rich Mix matter?
'Because it’s an enriching mix! In a city becoming more and more of a cultural “ghost town”, it’s good to have some places where you can still feel at home, and enhance yourself and your community. It’s a venue that sates your cultural thirst offering you original events and promoting diversity in the East End.'
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Things you should know
Suitable for ages 16+
This event is wheelchair accessible.