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In/Flux (CCI, City, University of London) presents
Monday 26 February
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
An interactive multi-media live performance event addressing cultural identity and diversity featuring WARA – a socially conscious, upbeat and joyous collision of the Latin and UK music scenes.
In/Flux will celebrate and explore the implications of cultural change, as well as showcase various cultural issues surrounding fashion, food, sustainability, identity, gender, and technology. The students of the Cultural and Creative Industries course at City, University of London, highlight culture from their respective home countries (China, Caribbean, Columbia, Bulgaria, Canada, to name but a few) through audio-visual, photographic, and art installations. Changing fitness culture in Bulgaria, Chinese food culture in major cities, Russian style evolution, historical impacts on Hanoi culture today, and digital youth culture in London are explored through audio-visual formats throughout the evening. These cultures will be explored, giving the audience a broader understanding of how the following cultures are formed and what impacts them today. The event will culminate in a live performance by Wara - young musical revolutionaries who simply ignore convention.. they represent the true sound of contemporary Latin London in the 21st century.” (Lubi Jovanovi)
What to Expect
In addition to the diverse mix of audio-visual content, physical installations on the topics of disposable design, gender inequality, and changing cultural representations will be placed around the venue for the audience to enjoy. To tie the international projects back to London, 'Diverse Links' addresses culture in London in terms how different ethnic backgrounds interact and maintain culture when they are surrounded by others. With audio-visual components and spoken word by Carrine Harb, ‘Diverse Links’ illustrates the fact that culture is fluid and ‘In/flux’. Live music and a DJ set will transform your humdrum Monday into a rich evening packed with culture.
Wara have been packing dancefloors and starting parties on the London global scene for the last eight years, and in the last few years they've played at Glastonbury, The Big Chill Festival, Secret Garden Party, Barbican's Blaze Festival, the Roundhouse, Ronnie Scott’s to name a few. The band is fronted by a latina power trio of Eliane Correa (MD Keys) , Congolese Argentinean lead vocalist Juanita Euka and multi-lingual Chilean German Fedzilla on the rhymes, with Alley Lloyd Bass, Alexis Kraniou guitar, Ernesto Marichales kit & electronics.
Eliane Correa is a young Latina pianist, composer and arranger based between London, Havana and Barcelona; trained classically as a teenager at the Luxembourg Conservatoire, she went on to study at the renowned Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana, Cuba, then relocating to London in 2007. During her years in London she has become known mainly for her work as a bandleader/composer/keyboardist in her projects, Wara, En el Aire Project and Eli & La Evolucion. Since 2010 she has also been working as a session pianist for some of the UK’s top Latin bands (Osvaldo Chacón y su Timba, Rene Alvarez & Cuban Combination, Jesús Cutiño among others), and backing internationally renowned Cuban artists such as Pedrito Calvo and Angel Yos. In Barcelona she is currently co-producing and arranging an album for Cuban vocalist Mixael Cabrera, with who she also tours as a session pianist.
Her current work includes curating the London Latin Festival, and she is also the incoming musical director of established and internationally acclaimed West African-inspired interactive show Do You Speak Djembé.
What people are saying
'Wara combine music, words, joy, and social awareness in such a way that as you listen to them your feet can't keep still and neither can your brain, and that's got to be a good thing!' - Ian Macmillan, The Verb, BBC Radio 3
'A work of Latin-London genius, an impeccable fusion between experimental form and insightful content' ***** - Sounds and Colours
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Things you should know
Suitable for ages 16+.
This event is wheelchair accessible.