War on Want, MARSM UK and Movimientos Present: Wara & Kallemi.
A dynamic double bill showcasing some of the most powerful Latin American and Palestinian acts on the scene. From piercing Cuban conga to unapologetic Arabic hip-hop, dembow and folklore, this electrifying lineup celebrates the revolutionary power of music from Latin America to the Middle East.
Playing deep into the rhythms of urban Latin America, Wara is an award-winning musical outfit that fuels its signature sound with bass-heavy dembow, biting synths and hip-hop.
Led by producer and composer Eliane Correa, the band formed in 2010, and has since become known for powering a Latin American narrative that celebrates regional music cultures such as mambo and cumbia. With backgrounds spanning from Cuba to Congo, Venezuela and Chile, Wara’s performances are a musical homage to their heritage; provocative and potent, a Pan-Latin powerhouse that’s paving a way of its own.
Kallemi (كلّمي) Band Member Showcase
One of the most exciting bands to emerge out of Palestine’s burgeoning indie and alternative music scene, Kallemi makes their UK debut with individual showcases by its members.
Emerging from diverse musical paths, three powerful women celebrate their roots, heritage and future. Through microtones and flows that pack a punch to distorted rock guitars and soulful synths, Kallemi was born on the path between Basel and Ramallah, and hasn’t turned back since.
DJing on the night will be the special guest Leila Moon.