Movimientos - 6th July

Via the Latin America Network

Thanks to all those that came to the last event, LAB for presenting “Favela Rising”, DJ Cliffy for smashing the dancefloor, and those who participated in the acoustic jam upstairs. We also raised £150 which will go towards the completion of the film “La Otra Campaign” about the Zapatistas in Mexico (look out for more info in the future about that).

This month we have a triple bill of documentary films about Colombia from three different perpectives, education, the peace communities, and US involvement in the region, as well as speaker Sue Branford, specialist on the region.

Downstairs special guest DJ Deoh will be laying down some hot urban rhythms as well as the usual eclectic blend of all Latin styles by resident DJs. And after it’s success last time we will be introducing some special guest Colombian singers, after the films upstairs, in the “Latin acoustic lounge”.

Please also see details of other upcoming fundraising events, music nights and info on a special conference about social movements in the region coming up in July (Not one to be missed).

Please forward on and spread the word…….thanks………

“A politically inspired night of Latin Fusion, Tropical Funk & documentary films on Latin America”

@The Salmon and Compass, 58 Penton Street, Corner of Chapel Market, Angel, Islington, N1

7pm – 2am

Free Entry!

Music downstairs from 7pm:
The finest in Afro-Latin, Cuban, Brazilian, Salsa, Hip Hop, Reggaeton, Cumbia, Mambo, Ska, Carioca & future Latin beats

Hosted by DJs Arias & Springfield with Lazou & MC Greenpapi (Stylo Prohibido)

Guest DJ DEOH (Nuevo Ritmo/Heatwave) with special guest MCs

Upstairs from 7pm:
Documentary films on Latin America by independent film makers, presented by solidarity and support groups based in the UK

This month we have 3 films about the struggle in Colombia and speaker from Latin America Bureau – Sue Branford :

Empire in the Andes (50mins, Barricade Films)
Which takes a critical look at the strategies and effects of US foreign and economic policy in Latin America, especially in Colombia and Ecuador.

Mi Voz La Que Esta Gritando/Thats My Voice That Is Shouting (2004, 38mins, Dir: Jose Ariel Diaz)
Made as part of the Universidad Viva Campaign against the privatisation of education, the criminalisation of social protest and the abuse of human rights in the Colombia Education community.

Hasta La Ultima Piedra (Dir. Juan José Lozano)
This new documentary from Colombian filmmaker Juan José Lozano is a tribute to life and pacific resistance in times of war. This work shows us the courage, at times to point of abnegation, of this handful of men and women who fight in order to live and farm their land in peace. Presented by Peace Brigades International (
and after the films….

Upstairs from 10.30pm:
Latin Acoustic Lounge: chilled, traditional, soulful latin acousitc vibes from special guests Veronica Arcila & Johanna Marin from Anglo-Colombian band V-Ro……..

For links to the organisations that we work with please check our website:

Other events, conferences, clubnights and links

Justice For Colombia BBQ Fundraiser – Saturday 24th June
From 1pm-6pm
The garden of 9 Arkwright Road, London, NW3 6AB (nearest tube stations Hampstead or Finchley Road).

Guests will include three Colombian trade unionists and TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber and music will be provided by a five-piece salsa band and DJs. Big screen for those who want to watch the football match. £10/£7concs – including food.

Beyond Vision Fundraiser – Wednesday 5th July
7pm-11pm @ the Bread and Roses pub, Clapham
Betond Vision Photography project is an organization that work using photgraphy as a socially engaged practice with people at risk of social exclusion especially in the developing world. The project works with street children in Ecuador, and a selection of their photography will be on display at the Bread and Roses throughout May and the private view will be a fundraising event to raise valuable funds for Beyond Vision’s next trip to Ecuador in September. Free/donations.

Latin America: Social Movements Fight Back – Saturday 15th July
1pm-7pm, University of London Union, Malet Street, London. As a wave of protest sweeps across Latin America, bringing new political prospects in place of the failed model of neoliberal economics, join the Radical Activist Network and War on Want to celebrate the continent’s social movements. The main speaker will be Oscar Olivera from Cochabamba, Bolivia, along with Sue Branford, Hilary Wainwright, Andy Higginbottom and others. More info:

Whose Rules Rule? 2006 – World Development Movement Conference Saturday 8 July
Friends Meeting House, Euston Road, London 2– 5.30pm
Shouldn’t water be a human right, not a commodity? Join us at this year’s Whose Rules Rule conference, to discuss the issues, get your questions answered and take action.

With Oscar Olivera (La Coordinadora, Cochabamba, Bolivia), Suresh Saila (Adviser,Tamil Nadu water board), Benedict Southworth (Director of WDM)

Plus a debate: Privatisation or public control?

For more information and to book your free place please visit or call 0800 328 2153

¡MAS RICO! Saturday July 1st
Previous Movimientos guests host a Saturday night latin party mixing up Reggaeton, Salsa, Zouk, Latin Hip Hop, Merengue, Bachata, Dancehall, Soca, Urban Latin & Tropical Fusions. Resident DJs are DJ Loco (Barrio Latino, Barrio Fino), Steve M (Que Rico!, Barrio Fino) & Mark Wimmers (Que Rico!) + live percussion. Check on (an excellent site for an overview of Latin events and music in London)