La Linea ’15 – The London Latin Music Festival – April 2015 – Updates

9 Apr
  • Jacobo Serra added as support for Jorge Drexler at Union Chapel on Tuesday April 21
  • Brazil’s Emicida added to La Linea ’15 with a show at Rich Mix on Friday 24 April
  • Wara (unplugged) and DJ Callum added as support for Ana Tijoux at Rich Mix on Thursday April 30
  • Cerys on 6: La Linea producer, Andy Wood, chats with Cerys Matthews on Easter Sunday on BBC Radio 6 Music. click below to listen to a clip

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02n9f1l
Or for the full interview (from 60 mins in until 90 mins) click below
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05pl1dp

  • Andy Wood will also be bigging up La Linea ’15 on the Robert Elms show on BBC London 94.9 on Friday 17th April at 14.00
  • Morgan Szymanski & Alejandro Escuer will be appearing on Radio 3’s In Tune on Tuesday 21st April at 16.30

The London Latin Music Festival
April 2015
www.lalineafestival.com

Tuesday 21 April – Jorge Drexler + support from Jacobo Serra – Union Chapel
Tuesday 21 April – Z’ikr – Leicester Square Theatre
Thursday 23 April – Plaza Francia – Koko
Thursday 23 April – Morgan Szymanski & Alejandro Escuer -Purcell RoomSouthbank Centre, Part of Year of Mexico in the UK 2015
Friday 24 April – Mextronica – Village Underground. Part of Year of Mexico in the UK 2015
Friday 24 April – Emicida – Rich Mix
Saturday 25 April – Mexrrissey – Barbican Hall. Part of Year of Mexico in the UK 2015
Sunday 26 April – Mexacustico Rich Mix. Part of Year of Mexico in the UK 2015
Monday 27 April – Buika – Barbican Hall
Thursday 30 April – Ana Tijoux + support from Wara (unplugged) + DJ Callum – Rich MIx

La Linea – The London Latin Music Festival was created by Como No in 2001 to showcase the Latin contribution to the wider musical world and to celebrate new artists, new collaborations and new projects. It also recognises and responds to London’s growing status as one of the world’s great Latin cities, home to many Latin artists and a hungry and diverse audience. La Linea takes place each April in a range of venues across Central London from clubs to concert halls, presenting music that ranges from hip-hop to contemporary classical and all manner of points of connection in between.

As ever La Linea touches many Latin music bases but as the fifteenth year of the London Latin Music Festival coincides with the Year Of Mexico in the UK, Mexico is a particular focus in La Linea’s quinceanera.

A curious and heart-warming fact is that our very own Steven Patrick Morrissey (aka simply Morrissey, or Moz) has a huge Mexican fan base which places him and all his works at the centre of La Linea ’15 with Mexrrissey re-casting the Morrissey/Smiths songbook via an all star Mexican line up. Mexrrissey begins a La Linea UK tour at the Barbican on 25 April. Mexrrissey band members will perform their own music acoustically for Mexacoustico at Rich Mix on 26 April. A mighty host of the best in Mexican electronica dance music will rock Village Underground in Mextronica on April 24. But the La Linea Mexican programme begins in a completely different key with Morgan Szymanski and Alejandro Escuer performing guitar and flute duets from Mexico and Britain’s contemporary classical repertoire at the Purcell Room on April 23.

In the rest of the programme, alongside Buika who continues to expand her repertoire way beyond her Spanish flamenco roots at The Barbican on April 27, there is Uruguayan Oscar winner, Jorge Drexler at Union Chapel on April 21; the Chilean Ana Tijoux from the hip-hop underground at Rich Mix on April 30; the UK debut of Plaza Francia taking the sound of the Gotan Project to the next level with two of the original Gotans plus the French provocateur, Catherine Ringer, ex- Rita Mitsouko at Koko on April 23 ; and star producer Youth (ex-Killing Joke) presents the project Z’ikr that he has developed with Karen Ruimy tracing the eastern roots of flamenco at Leicester Square Theatre on April 21.

Jorge Drexler
+ Jacobo Serra
Tuesday 21 April 2015
7pm
Union Chapel
Compton Avenue, London N1 2XD
£20 in advance
http://www.comono.co.uk/live/jorge-drexler/
http://www.unionchapel.org.uk/

Making his La Linea debut is Montevideo-born Jorge Drexler. He came to international fame in 2004 when his song Al Otro Lado del Río from the film The Motorcycle Diaries became the first non-English language song to win an Oscar.

His music draws from many roots, a mix of traditional Uruguayan styles such as candombe, murga, milonga and tango fused with bossa nova, pop, jazz and electronic music and bound together by thoughtful lyrics most often returning to the universal topic of love and reflections on identity, race and religions.

Artists as diverse as Shakira, Mercedes Sosa, Omara Portuondo, Victor Manuelle, Neneh Cherry, Pablo Milanes, Ketama, Maria Rita, Adriana Varela and Bajofondo have all recorded songs by Drexler.

Drexler added to his trophy cabinet in 2014 by winning two Latin Grammys for last year’s album Bailar en la cueva , which reached number one in eleven countries, and the same record is also nominated in the Grammys this year.

Jacobo Serra in support specialises in melodic and soulful folk-pop. His music is highly influenced by the likes of Chet Baker, Dylan, The Beatles and more recently by Ron Sexsmith and Rufus Wainwright.

Artist Website: http://jorgedrexler.com/
Artist Facebook: https://es-la.facebook.com/JorgeDrexlerOficial
Artist Twitter: https://twitter.com/drexlerjorge

Youtube Links:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYmy7QpIoWU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfhEKpFiepM&list=PLmvRas1BZp0nDH7zRHCNK8PysJF6hKJ1G

Zik’r
Tuesday 21 April 2015
7.30pm
Leicester Square Theatre
6 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BX
08448 733433
£20
http://www.comono.co.uk/live/zikr/
http://www.leicestersquaretheatre.com/

Zik’r has been created by celebrated musician and producer Youth (Pink Floyd/Killing Joke), together with the acclaimed flamenco dancer and singer Karen Ruimy. The show follows the ancient tradition of eternal music and follows Flamenco’s journey from India to Spain.

Karen Ruimy and Youth are joined by an ensemble of extraordinary multi talented musicians bringing together Qawali, Egyptian and Moroccan traditional sounds, with the wild intensity of the flamenco spirit. Zik’r’s lyrical Inspiration has been found in thirteenth century Sufi mystics, the poetry of Lorca and the native mystical traditions of dance and music throughout Europe, Middle East and India. The name of the show is taken from the Islamic incantation to Allah during prayer.

Artist Website: http://karenruimy.com/
Artist Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KarenRuimy
Artist Twitter: https://twitter.com/KarenRuimy
Artist Instagram: http://instagram.com/karenruimy/
Youtube Links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dp0DcsnCWA0
Soundcloud Links:https://soundcloud.com/zikr-3
https://soundcloud.com/nathan-graves/karen-ruimy-siguiyiras-part-2-atjazz-3-ways-remix-um/s-ptvXS?in=nathan-graves/sets/karen-ruimy-remixes-west/s-ptvXS

Plaza Francia
+ support
Thursday 23 April 2015
7pm
Koko
1a Camden High St, London NW1 7JE
08444 999 999
£17 in advance
http://www.comono.co.uk/live/plaza-francia/
koko.uk.com <http://koko.uk.com>

The UK debut of Plaza Francia. Eduardo Makaroff and Christoph H. Muller (Gotan Project), two-thirds of the world renowned band who broke the tango mould earlier this century, have linked up with Catherine Ringer, the iconic french muse of the band Rita Mitsouko to create a brand new progressive tango sound.
Plaza Francia present a mesmerizing live experience – a shared chemistry between French sensuality and the passion of tango. It’s more than tango, it’s France meets Argentina, Piazzolla meets Santana whilst Piaf dances with Messi.

Plaza Francia release their debut CD, A New Tango Songbook, on Because.

Artist Website: http://www.plazafrancia.tv/
Artist Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/plazafranciamusic
Artist Twitter: https://twitter.com/plaza_francia

Youtube Links:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-ts=1421828030&x-yt-cl=84411374&v=u_nnxfCPhgI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jcuaza3IJqU

Morgan Szymanski & Alejandro Escuer
Thursday 23 April 2015
7.45pm
Purcell Room
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX
0844 875 0073
£15
http://www.comono.co.uk/live/morgan-szymanski-alejandro-escuer/
http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/

Mexican flautist Alejandro Escuer is one of the country’s foremost exponents in a booming contemporary music scene. His many recordings, teachings and work with composers and ensembles such as Onix and Luminico have led to an international reputation and praise as one of the greatest and more creative players of our time. He is joined by exceptional guitarist Morgan Szymanski in a varied and distinct programme showcasing some of the masterpieces of British and Mexican composers. The evening features works by John Dowland, Benjamin Britten, Alejandro Escuer, Eddie McGuire, Gabriela Ortize, Stephen McNeff and Armando Luna.

“Rewarding, alluring, imaginative” – The New York Times
“Exceptional…extraordinary musical imagination. With demonic force and passion”. – Classical Music Review
“ A player destined for future glories – Classical Guitar
“One to watch” – BBC Music Magazine

Artist Website: http://www.morganszymanski.co.uk/shows/
http://www.alejandroescuer.com/
Artist Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Morgan-Szymanski/
https://www.facebook.com/aescuer
Artist Twitter: https://twitter.com/MorganGuitarra
https://twitter.com/alejandroescuer

Youtube Links:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzYw4hxXdc0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJChmoQfFpg

Mextronica
Featuring Compass (Mexican Institute of Sound & Toy Selectah), Chico Sonido, Santos DJ, Lao
+ support
Friday 24 April 2015
10pm – 4am
Village Underground
54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3PQ
£15 advance
http://www.comono.co.uk/live/mextronica/
http://www.villageunderground.co.uk/

The edge that cuts from Mexico’s thriving electronic dance movement. Toy Selectah, from its centre, has assembled a line-up from the three points of the scene Tijuana, Mexico City and his Monterrey home. The night features a live debut for Compass, Toy’s project with Camilo Lara’s Mexican Institute of Sound where the Mexican beat-makers have added their special sauce to collaborations with musicians in New York, LA, London, Sao Paulo, Kingston, Tokyo, Beijing, New Delhi and Mexico.

Representing Tijuana, Santos DJ, showman; Chico Sonido the neo-retro Mexico City crate digger; Lao

Compass Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-cl=85114404&x-yt-ts=1422579428&v=Awxj7X3kLdE

Toy Selectah
Artist Website: https://soundcloud.com/toyselectah
Artist Facebook: https://es-es.facebook.com/ToySelectah
Artist Twitter: https://twitter.com/toyselectah

Santos:
Artist Website: https://myspace.com/santosproyect
Artist Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/santosstj
Arist Twitter: https://twitter.com/santosstj
Links: https://soundcloud.com/santos-1

Chico Sonido:
Artist Website: http://chicosonido.com/2011/
Artist Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CHICOSONIDO.paisadelic
Artist Twitter: https://twitter.com/chicosonido
Links: https://soundcloud.com/chicosonido/sets/nalga-bass

Lao:
Artist Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/laobass
Artist Twitter: https://twitter.com/laurorobles
Links: https://soundcloud.com/lao
http://www.redbullmusicacademy.com/people/lao

Youtube Links:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKcd4yTTjCo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1X595MS2yg

Emicida
Rich Mix
Friday 24 April
8pm
35-47 Bethnal Green Road
London
E1 6LA
020 7613 7498
£16.0 in advance
http://www.comono.co.uk/live/emicida/
richmix.org.uk

Melodic and rhythmically diverse, progressive and political while still spitting fire – Brazilian MCs refuse to let rap be mere entertainment. Emicida, like his hip-hop partner Criolo, comes from the outskirts of Sao Paulo and adds his own outstanding socially-aware rhymes to grooves that juggle and mingle funk with Brazilian rhythms like forro and maracatu.

Over the last ten years Emicida has gone from freestyling in Sao Paulo’s underground battle scene, via making his own tapes and beats with a makeshift home set up, to viral success across Brazil, becoming the first Brazilian rapper to play Coachella, an appearance at Montreux Jazz, releasing a video with Neymar and composing tracks for Max Payne 3 and FIFA.

His recent album O Glorioso Retorno de Quem Nunca Esteve Aqui (The glorious return of who was never here) is a statement of where he is from and mixes genres like samba, soul and brazilian funk with rap,and lots of percussion. The album features collaborations with Rael, Pitty, MC Guime, Juçara Marçal, Fabiana Cozza, Quinteto em Branco e Preto and Wilson das Neves.

Website http://www.emicida.com/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/EmicidaOficial
Youtube https://www.youtube.com/user/emicida

Mexrrissey *
Barbican Hall
Saturday 25 April 2015
7.30pm
Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
020 7638 8891
£15- £25
http://www.comono.co.uk/live/mexrissey-mexico-goes-morrissey-2/
http://www.barbican.org.uk/

“Nothing the world holds could match the love waiting for me in Mexico City” Morrissey

In Mexico Morrissey has always been a prophet with honour. His songs of love, loss and longing, with powerful imagery and metaphors have found a huge audience and chimed with generations raised on rancheras and mariachis and their singers who were not afraid to cross the line.

Now the love can be returned, with a band made in Mexico City reinventing Morrissey’s songs south of the border. Together they sound like a brass and accordion led combo from the smallest village with the biggest bleeding heart.

The first of the gang is Camilo Lara, the force inside Mexican Institute of Sound, who together with Sergio Mendoza (Orkesta Mendoza/Calexico), has put together a team of musical gunslingers from Mexico’s finest bands.

Andy Wood, Director of the La Linea Festival in London approached Camilo Lara with the initial idea to put together Mexrrissey. Andy says, “ It just felt like time. I had a sense of the feeling for Morrissey in Mexico and the way that his music could connect with so much in Mexican music. It was time to return the love and Camilo was the man who could round up the right posse of dirty pretty things.”

Camilo takes up the story, “I always thought that there were these invisible lines between what Morrissey and Manchester represents and what Mexico City and Mexican pop culture has. And if these are tiny coincidences, we’re making them a little bit bigger on this occasion with a concert of broken hearts and forgotten dreams.”

Sergio Mendoza made the arrangements, “I think we’re taking a really big risk with all these arrangements and the way we’re really flipping these songs.” One starting point was to either find a song with a Mexican connection or something that Camilo and Sergio could imagine recasting with a Mexican flavour. There are some obvious selections like Morrrissey’s paean to the country Mexico. Another starting point was to simply select a song that they were big fans of such as Vicar in a Tutu, Everyday is Like Sunday or Bigmouth Strikes Again. Camilo Lara says “I think for the people that know the songs (which is probably everyone!), I’m sure that they will be amazed that the songs can go into these directions of cumbia and boleros and sound actually as if they were written in that style. Though it’s the words, the playful turns of phrase, and the sighs that are the trickiest to translate into Spanish. Camilo adds “We try to get a glimpse of the poetry in Morrissey’s work and to capture the irony, the anger and the happiness at the same time, that has been a challenge.”

Taking us on a journey of love, loss and longing is an incredible team of big hitters from Mexico’s rock and pop world, who immediately said yes to Mexrrissey’s invitation. There is underground legend Chetes (Zurtok) on guitar, Jay De La Cueva (Moderatto /Titán) on bass, Alejandro Flores Café Tacuba’s violin player, Alex Escobar on trumpet (Twin Tones), Ricardo Najera on drums (Furland) and Camilo Lara adding his trademark sampling and electronics. Ceci Bastida (Tijuana No!) plays keyboards. Vocals are shared between four of the band who also add other flavours live from a range of traditional instruments. Viva Mexrrissey – Ven Armaggedon!

Part of Year of Mexico in the UK 2015

Produced by La Linea – The London Latin Music Festival in association with the Barbican.

UK tour in association with Music Beyond Mainstream.

Mexacoustico
Ceci Bastida, Chetes, Jay de la Cueva, Alejandro Flores, Alex Escobar, Ricardo Najera, Camilo Lara + special guests
Rich Mix
Sunday 26 April 2015
Doors 8pm
35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA
020 7613 7498
£10 in advance
http://www.comono.co.uk/live/mexacustico/
http://www.richmix.org.uk/

An intimate evening with some of Mexico’s leading musicians and songwriters playing from their own songbooks. The line-up includes Ceci Bastida of Tijuana No, Chetes from Zurtok, Jay de la Cueva of Titan with virtuoso input from Café Tacuba’s violinist Alejandro Flores and the trumpet of Alex Escobar (Twin Tones) and Ricardo Najera (Furland) on drums. Expect something stripped down and surprising from Camilo Lara of Mexican Institute of Sound and other special guests.

Artist Info:
Ceci Bastida:
Facebook:www.facebook.com/CeciBastidaMusic
Twitter:https://twitter.com/cecibastida
Links: www.youtube.com/user/cecibastida
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFmVOiCHBrA#t=19

Ricardo Najera:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ricardonaj
Band Links: https://soundcloud.com/furland
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1HWAQuJsGQ

Alejandro Flores:
Links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_shCQLASadY

Sergio Mendoza:
Band Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/orkestamendoza.a
Band Twitter: https://twitter.com/smylaorkesta
Links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aP-5cq5b154

Chetes:
Facebook: https://es-la.facebook.com/ChetesOficial

Camilo Lara:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Instituto-Mexicano-del-Sonido-IMS/103449746472
Twitter: https://twitter.com/camilolara
Website: http://institutomexicanodelsonido.tv/?lang=en
Links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrFaCTl8Ud8

Jay De La Cueva:
Instagram: http://instagram.com/jaydelacueva
Links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ufo5cChEksM

Buika
+ support
Monday 27 April 2015
7.30pm
Barbican Hall
Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
020 7638 8891
£15 – £24
http://www.comono.co.uk/live/buika-3/
http://www.barbican.org.uk/

Buika is blessed with a remarkable voice; raw and smoky but with a tenderness that hits right at the heart. Buika first rose from Spain’s contemporary flamenco scene but her riveting stage presence, her wide range and the sense that anything could happen when she is in the room have latterly drawn comparisons with the live shows of Nina Simone.
This concert follows the recent release of her book of poetry and stories and the impending debut of a new album. Her previous appearance at La Linea in 2013 was completely sold out.

‘A husky roar of a voice that envelops the listener like a great blast of muffling Andalusian heat’. Daily Telegraph

‘Luminous…magnificent…superb!’ New York Times

Artist Website: http://www.conchabuikamusic.com/
Artist Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BuikaMusic?fref=ts
Artist Twitter: https://twitter.com/buikamusic

Youtube Links:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-ts=1421828030&x-yt-cl=84411374&v=lUUKUcUmb24

Ana Tijoux
+ support
Date: 30th April
Time: 8pm
Venue: Rich Mix
Venue Address: 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA
Venue Box Office: 020 7613 7498
Tickets: £15 in advance
http://www.comono.co.uk/live/ana-tijoux/
http://www.richmix.org.uk/

One of the most respected MCs in any language, Ana Tijoux has been winning over fans around the world since her debut 1977 bubbled up from an underground sensation into mainstream recognition after being featured on the hit TV show Breaking Bad and favourited by Radiohead’s Thom Yorke.

Ana Tijoux’s latest album, Vengo, released last year showcases the nimble MC over lush, golden-era hip-hop production rooted in traditional Latin instrumentation. Rolling Stone named her performance at SXSW one of the best concerts of last year’s festival, while the New York Times has called her “South America’s answer to Lauryn Hill: equally skillful at singing and rapping.” Born in France to Chilean parents in political exile during Pinochet’s dictatorship, Tijoux moved back to Chile as a teenager and found a home in the emerging hip-hop scene of Santiago.

In concert, Tijoux takes the stage with a full band that brings to life the intricate arrangements of the new album, a whirlwind trip through hip-hop, jazz, and funk, spiced with a bit of politics and her great sense of humour that has led audiences around the globe fall in love with her.

Support comes in the sound of a special acoustic set from La Linea Anglo- Cubano local heroes Wara.

Venue Website: http://www.richmix.org.uk/
Artist Website: http://www.anitatijoux.com/
Artist Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anitatijoux
Artist Twitter: https://twitter.com/anatijoux

Youtube Links:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_hyPFcubyU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WvYiThxh2c

Mexrrissey UK Tour – April 25 – May 1

5 Feb

Mexrrissey UK Tour – April 25 – May 1 Mexrrissey On Tour

Mexrrissey UK Tour
April 25 – May 1
London, Nottingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Coventry, Manchester

“Nothing the world holds could match the love waiting for me in Mexico City” Morrissey

In Mexico Morrissey has always been a prophet with honour. His songs of love, loss and longing, with powerful imagery and metaphors have found a huge audience and chimed with generations raised on rancheras and mariachis and their singers who were not afraid to cross the line.

Now the love can be returned, with a band made in Mexico City reinventing Morrissey’s songs south of the border. Together they sound like a brass and accordion led combo from the smallest village with the biggest bleeding heart.

The first of the gang is Camilo Lara, the force inside Mexican Institute of Sound, who together with Sergio Mendoza (Orkesta Mendoza/Calexico), has put together a team of musical gunslingers from Mexico’s finest bands.

Andy Wood, Director of the La Linea Festival in London approached Camilo Lara with the initial idea to put together Mexrrissey. Andy says, “ It just felt like time. I had a sense of the feeling for Morrissey in Mexico and the way that his music could connect with so much in Mexican music. It was time to return the love and Camilo was the man who could round up the right posse of dirty pretty things.”

Camilo takes up the story, “I always thought that there were these invisible lines between what Morrissey and Manchester represents and what Mexico City and Mexican pop culture has. And if these are tiny coincidences, we’re making them a little bit bigger on this occasion with a concert of broken hearts and forgotten dreams.”

Sergio Mendoza made the arrangements, “I think we’re taking a really big risk with all these arrangements and the way we’re really flipping these songs.” One starting point was to either find a song with a Mexican connection or something that Camilo and Sergio could imagine recasting with a Mexican flavour. There are some obvious selections like Morrrissey’s paean to the country Mexico. Another starting point was to simply select a song that they were big fans of such as Vicar in a Tutu, Everyday is Like Sunday or Bigmouth Strikes Again. Camilo Lara says “I think for the people that know the songs (which is probably everyone!), I’m sure that they will be amazed that the songs can go into these directions of cumbia and boleros and sound actually as if they were written in that style. Though it’s the words, the playful turns of phrase, and the sighs that are the trickiest to translate into Spanish. Camilo adds “We try to get a glimpse of the poetry in Morrissey’s work and to capture the irony, the anger and the happiness at the same time, that has been a challenge.”

Taking us on a journey of love, loss and longing is an incredible team of big hitters from Mexico’s rock and pop world, who immediately said yes to Mexrrissey’s invitation. There is underground legend Chetes (Zurtok) on guitar, Jay De La Cueva (Moderatto /Titán) on bass, Alejandro Flores Café Tacuba’s violin player, Alex Escobar on trumpet (Twin Tones), Ricardo Najera on drums (Furland) and Camilo Lara adding his trademark sampling and electronics. Ceci Bastida (Tijuana No!) plays keyboards. Vocals are shared between four of the band who also add other flavours live from a range of traditional instruments. Viva Mexrrissey – Ven Armaggedon!

Part of Year of Mexico in the UK 2015

Produced by La Linea – The London Latin Music Festival in association with the Barbican.
UK tour in association with Music Beyond Mainstream.

Artist Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mexrrissey
Artist Twitter: https://twitter.com/mexrrissey

Youtube Links:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-ts=1421828030&x-yt-cl=84411374&v=CiGlrGF49Ok

La Linea Festival: www.lalineafestival.com www.twitter.com/lalineafest

Tour Dates

Barbican Hall
Saturday 25 April 2015
7.30pm
Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
020 7638 8891
£15 – £25 (plus booking fee)
www.barbican.org.uk/

Royal Concert Hall at Rescue Rooms
Monday 27 April 2015
7.30pm
25 Goldsmith Street, Nottingham NG1 5LB
0845 413 4444
£12.50
www.rescuerooms.com/

The Lantern
Tuesday 28 April 2015
8pm
Colston Street, Bristol BS1 5AR
0844 887 1500
£16
www.colstonhall.org/the-lantern

Cambridge Corn Exchange
Wednesday 29 April 2015
7.30pm
Wheeler Street, Cambridge CB2 3QE
01223 357851
£17.50, Students £12.50
www.cornex.co.uk/

Copper Rooms SU venue (Warwick Arts Centre)
Thursday 30 April 2015
8pm
University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL
024 7652 4524
£16
www.warwickartscentre.co.uk/

Gorilla
Friday 1 May
Time: 7.30pm
54-56 Whitworth Street West, Manchester M1 5WW
0161 907 9000
£17 (inc £2 booking fee)
www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk

La Linea ’15 – The London Latin Music Festival – April 2015

5 Feb

The London Latin Music Festival
April 2015
www.lalineafestival.com

Tuesday 21 April – Jorge Drexler – Union Chapel
Tuesday 21 April – Z’ikr – Leicester Square Theatre
Thursday 23 April – Plaza Francia – Koko
Thursday 23 April – Morgan Szymanski & Alejandro Escuer -Purcell RoomSouthbank Centre, Part of Year of Mexico in the UK 2015
Friday 24 April – Mextronica – Village Underground. Part of Year of Mexico in the UK 2015
Saturday 25 April – Mexrrissey – Barbican Hall. Part of Year of Mexico in the UK 2015
Sunday 26 April – Mexacustico Rich Mix. Part of Year of Mexico in the UK 2015
Monday 27 April – Buika – Barbican Hall
Thursday 30 April – Ana Tijoux – Rich MIx

La Linea – The London Latin Music Festival was created by Como No in 2001 to showcase the Latin contribution to the wider musical world and to celebrate new artists, new collaborations and new projects. It also recognises and responds to London’s growing status as one of the world’s great Latin cities, home to many Latin artists and a hungry and diverse audience. La Linea takes place each April in a range of venues across Central London from clubs to concert halls, presenting music that ranges from hip-hop to contemporary classical and all manner of points of connection in between.

As ever La Linea touches many Latin music bases but as the fifteenth year of the London Latin Music Festival coincides with the Year Of Mexico in the UK, Mexico is a particular focus in La Linea’s quinceanera.

A curious and heart-warming fact is that our very own Steven Patrick Morrissey (aka simply Morrissey, or Moz) has a huge Mexican fan base which places him and all his works at the centre of La Linea ’15 with Mexrrissey re-casting the Morrissey/Smiths songbook via an all star Mexican line up. Mexrrissey begins a La Linea UK tour at the Barbican on 25 April. Mexrrissey band members will perform their own music acoustically for Mexacoustico at Rich Mix on 26 April. A mighty host of the best in Mexican electronica dance music will rock Village Underground in Mextronica on April 24. But the La Linea Mexican programme begins in a completely different key with Morgan Szymanski and Alejandro Escuer performing guitar and flute duets from Mexico and Britain’s contemporary classical repertoire at the Purcell Room on April 23.

In the rest of the programme, alongside Buika who continues to expand her repertoire way beyond her Spanish flamenco roots at The Barbican on April 27, there is Uruguayan Oscar winner, Jorge Drexler at Union Chapel on April 21; the Chilean Ana Tijoux from the hip-hop underground at Rich Mix on April 30; the UK debut of Plaza Francia taking the sound of the Gotan Project to the next level with two of the original Gotans plus the French provocateur, Catherine Ringer, ex- Rita Mitsouko at Koko on April 23 ; and star producer Youth (ex-Killing Joke) presents the project Z’ikr that he has developed with Karen Ruimy tracing the eastern roots of flamenco at Leicester Square Theatre on April 21.

Jorge Drexler
+ support
Tuesday 21 April 2015
7pm
Union Chapel
Compton Avenue, London N1 2XD
£20 in advance
http://www.comono.co.uk/live/jorge-drexler/
http://www.unionchapel.org.uk/

Making his La Linea debut is Montevideo-born Jorge Drexler. He came to international fame in 2004 when his song Al Otro Lado del Río from the film The Motorcycle Diaries became the first non-English language song to win an Oscar.

His music draws from many roots, a mix of traditional Uruguayan styles such as candombe, murga, milonga and tango fused with bossa nova, pop, jazz and electronic music and bound together by thoughtful lyrics most often returning to the universal topic of love and reflections on identity, race and religions.

Artists as diverse as Shakira, Mercedes Sosa, Omara Portuondo, Victor Manuelle, Neneh Cherry, Pablo Milanes, Ketama, Maria Rita, Adriana Varela and Bajofondo have all recorded songs by Drexler.

Drexler added to his trophy cabinet in 2014 by winning two Latin Grammys for last year’s album Bailar en la cueva , which reached number one in eleven countries, and the same record is also nominated in the Grammys this year.

Artist Website: http://jorgedrexler.com/
Artist Facebook: https://es-la.facebook.com/JorgeDrexlerOficial
Artist Twitter: https://twitter.com/drexlerjorge

Youtube Links:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYmy7QpIoWU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfhEKpFiepM&list=PLmvRas1BZp0nDH7zRHCNK8PysJF6hKJ1G

Zik’r
Tuesday 21 April 2015
7.30pm
Leicester Square Theatre
6 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BX
08448 733433
£20
http://www.comono.co.uk/live/zikr/
http://www.leicestersquaretheatre.com/

Zik’r has been created by celebrated musician and producer Youth (Pink Floyd/Killing Joke), together with the acclaimed flamenco dancer and singer Karen Ruimy. The show follows the ancient tradition of eternal music and follows Flamenco’s journey from India to Spain.

Karen Ruimy and Youth are joined by an ensemble of extraordinary multi talented musicians bringing together Qawali, Egyptian and Moroccan traditional sounds, with the wild intensity of the flamenco spirit. Zik’r’s lyrical Inspiration has been found in thirteenth century Sufi mystics, the poetry of Lorca and the native mystical traditions of dance and music throughout Europe, Middle East and India. The name of the show is taken from the Islamic incantation to Allah during prayer.

Artist Website: http://karenruimy.com/
Artist Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KarenRuimy
Artist Twitter: https://twitter.com/KarenRuimy
Artist Instagram: http://instagram.com/karenruimy/
Youtube Links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dp0DcsnCWA0
Soundcloud Links:https://soundcloud.com/zikr-3
https://soundcloud.com/nathan-graves/karen-ruimy-siguiyiras-part-2-atjazz-3-ways-remix-um/s-ptvXS?in=nathan-graves/sets/karen-ruimy-remixes-west/s-ptvXS

Plaza Francia
+ support
Thursday 23 April 2015
7pm
Koko
1a Camden High St, London NW1 7JE
08444 999 999
£17 in advance
http://www.comono.co.uk/live/plaza-francia/
koko.uk.com

The UK debut of Plaza Francia. Eduardo Makaroff and Christoph H. Muller (Gotan Project), two-thirds of the world renowned band who broke the tango mould earlier this century, have linked up with Catherine Ringer, the iconic french muse of the band Rita Mitsouko to create a brand new progressive tango sound.
Plaza Francia present a mesmerizing live experience – a shared chemistry between French sensuality and the passion of tango. It’s more than tango, it’s France meets Argentina, Piazzolla meets Santana whilst Piaf dances with Messi.

Plaza Francia release their debut CD, A New Tango Songbook, on Because.

Artist Website: http://www.plazafrancia.tv/
Artist Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/plazafranciamusic
Artist Twitter: https://twitter.com/plaza_francia

Youtube Links:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-ts=1421828030&x-yt-cl=84411374&v=u_nnxfCPhgI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jcuaza3IJqU

Morgan Szymanski & Alejandro Escuer
Thursday 23 April 2015
7.45pm
Purcell Room
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX
0844 875 0073
£15
http://www.comono.co.uk/live/morgan-szymanski-alejandro-escuer/
http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/

Mexican flautist Alejandro Escuer is one of the country’s foremost exponents in a booming contemporary music scene. His many recordings, teachings and work with composers and ensembles such as Onix and Luminico have led to an international reputation and praise as one of the greatest and more creative players of our time. He is joined by exceptional guitarist Morgan Szymanski in a varied and distinct programme showcasing some of the masterpieces of British and Mexican composers. The evening features works by John Dowland, Benjamin Britten, Alejandro Escuer, Eddie McGuire, Gabriela Ortize, Stephen McNeff and Armando Luna.

“Rewarding, alluring, imaginative” – The New York Times
“Exceptional…extraordinary musical imagination. With demonic force and passion”. – Classical Music Review
“ A player destined for future glories – Classical Guitar
“One to watch” – BBC Music Magazine

Artist Website: http://www.morganszymanski.co.uk/shows/
http://www.alejandroescuer.com/
Artist Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Morgan-Szymanski/
https://www.facebook.com/aescuer
Artist Twitter: https://twitter.com/MorganGuitarra
https://twitter.com/alejandroescuer

Youtube Links:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzYw4hxXdc0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJChmoQfFpg

Mextronica
Featuring Compass (Mexican Institute of Sound & Toy Selectah), Chico Sonido, Santos DJ, Lao
+ support
Friday 24 April 2015
10pm – 4am
Village Underground
54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3PQ
£15 advance
http://www.comono.co.uk/live/mextronica/
http://www.villageunderground.co.uk/

The edge that cuts from Mexico’s thriving electronic dance movement. Toy Selectah, from its centre, has assembled a line-up from the three points of the scene Tijuana, Mexico City and his Monterrey home. The night features a live debut for Compass, Toy’s project with Camilo Lara’s Mexican Institute of Sound where the Mexican beat-makers have added their special sauce to collaborations with musicians in New York, LA, London, Sao Paulo, Kingston, Tokyo, Beijing, New Delhi and Mexico.

Representing Tijuana, Santos DJ, showman; Chico Sonido the neo-retro Mexico City crate digger; Lao

Compass Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-cl=85114404&x-yt-ts=1422579428&v=Awxj7X3kLdE

Toy Selectah
Artist Website: https://soundcloud.com/toyselectah
Artist Facebook: https://es-es.facebook.com/ToySelectah
Artist Twitter: https://twitter.com/toyselectah

Santos:
Artist Website: https://myspace.com/santosproyect
Artist Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/santosstj
Arist Twitter: https://twitter.com/santosstj
Links: https://soundcloud.com/santos-1

Chico Sonido:
Artist Website: http://chicosonido.com/2011/
Artist Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CHICOSONIDO.paisadelic
Artist Twitter: https://twitter.com/chicosonido
Links: https://soundcloud.com/chicosonido/sets/nalga-bass

Lao:
Artist Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/laobass
Artist Twitter: https://twitter.com/laurorobles
Links: https://soundcloud.com/lao
http://www.redbullmusicacademy.com/people/lao

Youtube Links:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKcd4yTTjCo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1X595MS2yg

Mexrrissey *
Barbican Hall
Friday 25 April 2015
7.30pm
Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
020 7638 8891
£15- £25
http://www.comono.co.uk/live/mexrissey-mexico-goes-morrissey-2/
http://www.barbican.org.uk/

“Nothing the world holds could match the love waiting for me in Mexico City” Morrissey

In Mexico Morrissey has always been a prophet with honour. His songs of love, loss and longing, with powerful imagery and metaphors have found a huge audience and chimed with generations raised on rancheras and mariachis and their singers who were not afraid to cross the line.

Now the love can be returned, with a band made in Mexico City reinventing Morrissey’s songs south of the border. Together they sound like a brass and accordion led combo from the smallest village with the biggest bleeding heart.

The first of the gang is Camilo Lara, the force inside Mexican Institute of Sound, who together with Sergio Mendoza (Orkesta Mendoza/Calexico), has put together a team of musical gunslingers from Mexico’s finest bands.

Andy Wood, Director of the La Linea Festival in London approached Camilo Lara with the initial idea to put together Mexrrissey. Andy says, “ It just felt like time. I had a sense of the feeling for Morrissey in Mexico and the way that his music could connect with so much in Mexican music. It was time to return the love and Camilo was the man who could round up the right posse of dirty pretty things.”

Camilo takes up the story, “I always thought that there were these invisible lines between what Morrissey and Manchester represents and what Mexico City and Mexican pop culture has. And if these are tiny coincidences, we’re making them a little bit bigger on this occasion with a concert of broken hearts and forgotten dreams.”

Sergio Mendoza made the arrangements, “I think we’re taking a really big risk with all these arrangements and the way we’re really flipping these songs.” One starting point was to either find a song with a Mexican connection or something that Camilo and Sergio could imagine recasting with a Mexican flavour. There are some obvious selections like Morrrissey’s paean to the country Mexico. Another starting point was to simply select a song that they were big fans of such as Vicar in a Tutu, Everyday is Like Sunday or Bigmouth Strikes Again. Camilo Lara says “I think for the people that know the songs (which is probably everyone!), I’m sure that they will be amazed that the songs can go into these directions of cumbia and boleros and sound actually as if they were written in that style. Though it’s the words, the playful turns of phrase, and the sighs that are the trickiest to translate into Spanish. Camilo adds “We try to get a glimpse of the poetry in Morrissey’s work and to capture the irony, the anger and the happiness at the same time, that has been a challenge.”

Taking us on a journey of love, loss and longing is an incredible team of big hitters from Mexico’s rock and pop world, who immediately said yes to Mexrrissey’s invitation. There is underground legend Chetes (Zurtok) on guitar, Jay De La Cueva (Moderatto /Titán) on bass, Alejandro Flores Café Tacuba’s violin player, Alex Escobar on trumpet (Twin Tones), Ricardo Najera on drums (Furland) and Camilo Lara adding his trademark sampling and electronics. Ceci Bastida (Tijuana No!) plays keyboards. Vocals are shared between four of the band who also add other flavours live from a range of traditional instruments. Viva Mexrrissey – Ven Armaggedon!

Part of Year of Mexico in the UK 2015

Produced by La Linea – The London Latin Music Festival in association with the Barbican.

UK tour in association with Music Beyond Mainstream.

Mexacoustico
Ceci Bastida, Chetes, Jay de la Cueva, Alejandro Flores, Alex Escobar, Ricardo Najera, Camilo Lara + special guests
Rich Mix
Sunday 26 April 2015
Doors 8pm
35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA
020 7613 7498
£10 in advance
http://www.comono.co.uk/live/mexacustico/
http://www.richmix.org.uk/

An intimate evening with some of Mexico’s leading musicians and songwriters playing from their own songbooks. The line-up includes Ceci Bastida of Tijuana No, Chetes from Zurtok, Jay de la Cueva of Titan with virtuoso input from Café Tacuba’s violinist Alejandro Flores and the trumpet of Alex Escobar (Twin Tones) and Ricardo Najera (Furland) on drums. Expect something stripped down and surprising from Camilo Lara of Mexican Institute of Sound and other special guests.

Artist Info:
Ceci Bastida:
Facebook:www.facebook.com/CeciBastidaMusic
Twitter:https://twitter.com/cecibastida
Links: www.youtube.com/user/cecibastida
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFmVOiCHBrA#t=19

Ricardo Najera:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ricardonaj
Band Links: https://soundcloud.com/furland
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1HWAQuJsGQ

Alejandro Flores:
Links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_shCQLASadY

Sergio Mendoza:
Band Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/orkestamendoza.a
Band Twitter: https://twitter.com/smylaorkesta
Links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aP-5cq5b154

Chetes:
Facebook: https://es-la.facebook.com/ChetesOficial

Camilo Lara:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Instituto-Mexicano-del-Sonido-IMS/103449746472
Twitter: https://twitter.com/camilolara
Website: http://institutomexicanodelsonido.tv/?lang=en
Links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrFaCTl8Ud8

Jay De La Cueva:
Instagram: http://instagram.com/jaydelacueva
Links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ufo5cChEksM

Buika
+ support
Monday 27 April 2015
7.30pm
Barbican Hall
Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
020 7638 8891
£15 – £24
http://www.comono.co.uk/live/buika-3/
http://www.barbican.org.uk/

Buika is blessed with a remarkable voice; raw and smoky but with a tenderness that hits right at the heart. Buika first rose from Spain’s contemporary flamenco scene but her riveting stage presence, her wide range and the sense that anything could happen when she is in the room have latterly drawn comparisons with the live shows of Nina Simone.
This concert follows the recent release of her book of poetry and stories and the impending debut of a new album. Her previous appearance at La Linea in 2013 was completely sold out.

‘A husky roar of a voice that envelops the listener like a great blast of muffling Andalusian heat’. Daily Telegraph

‘Luminous…magnificent…superb!’ New York Times

Artist Website: http://www.conchabuikamusic.com/
Artist Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BuikaMusic?fref=ts
Artist Twitter: https://twitter.com/buikamusic

Youtube Links:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-ts=1421828030&x-yt-cl=84411374&v=lUUKUcUmb24

Ana Tijoux
+ support
Date: 30th April
Time: 8pm
Venue: Rich Mix
Venue Address: 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA
Venue Box Office: 020 7613 7498
Tickets: £15 in advance
http://www.comono.co.uk/live/ana-tijoux/
http://www.richmix.org.uk/

One of the most respected MCs in any language, Ana Tijoux has been winning over fans around the world since her debut 1977 bubbled up from an underground sensation into mainstream recognition after being featured on the hit TV show Breaking Bad and favourited by Radiohead’s Thom Yorke.

Ana Tijoux’s latest album, Vengo, released last year showcases the nimble MC over lush, golden-era hip-hop production rooted in traditional Latin instrumentation. Rolling Stone named her performance at SXSW one of the best concerts of last year’s festival, while the New York Times has called her “South America’s answer to Lauryn Hill: equally skillful at singing and rapping.” Born in France to Chilean parents in political exile during Pinochet’s dictatorship, Tijoux moved back to Chile as a teenager and found a home in the emerging hip-hop scene of Santiago.

In concert, Tijoux takes the stage with a full band that brings to life the intricate arrangements of the new album, a whirlwind trip through hip-hop, jazz, and funk, spiced with a bit of politics and her great sense of humour that has led audiences around the globe fall in love with her.

Venue Website: http://www.richmix.org.uk/
Artist Website: http://www.anitatijoux.com/
Artist Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anitatijoux
Artist Twitter: https://twitter.com/anatijoux

Youtube Links:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_hyPFcubyU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WvYiThxh2c

Criolo – New CD: Convoque seu Buda on 19/1/15. Live in London 22/1/15 + Glasgow 21/1/15

19 Jan

NEW RELEASE from STERNS MUSIC

Criolo

Convoque seu Buda

Release: Jan 19th 2015
Format: CD in digipak / Vinyl in gatefold sleeve
Label: Sterns Brasil
Cat.No: STCD2024 / STERNS2024

*Criolo live at Village Underground, Thursday 22 January. Doors 7.30-11pm
Tickets £15 in advance from Songkick, Ticketmaster, Ticketweb and SEE tickets.

NB excellent Time article: http://time.com/3624155/brazilian-rapper-criolo-and-his-social-message/

Now approaching his 40th year, Criolo
is the child of migrants from the North East of Brazil and spent his first years in the ‘Favela das Imbuias’, one of the many shanty towns that surround São Paulo. Despite Brazil’s remarkable growth, a mud-floored shack and polluted drinking-water remain the harsh reality for many, and it’s this reality that continues to fuel Criolo’s passion to speak out on behalf of the dispossessed.

Stacking supermarket shelves and selling clothes door-to-door helped sustain the young Kleber Gomes as he matured from a pre-teen rapper (his first song was written in 1985 aged 10) through seven years of working with “at risk” street children, and on to his first album, the rap-based ‘Ainda há tempo’ released in 2006. But it was 2011 and the stunning ‘Nó na orelha’ that really made the difference.

Initially available in Brazil as a free download and only commercially released in June 2012, the album mixed rap with with other genres including Afrobeat, Reggae and, not least, classic Brazilian song. It has now has received over a dozen awards internationally and Criolo has performed at hundreds of shows throughout Brazil and abroad. The album also gained admirers among his fellow artists, and Cataeno Veloso, Chico Buarque, Ney Matogrosso and Milton Nascimento, have all since collaborated with Criolo.

2013 saw the release of a 10” single ‘Duas de Cinco’. Its chorus, taken from the song “Califórnia Azul” by Rodrigo Campos, a Brazilian artist of the same generation as Criolo, was the starting point for both lyrics and beats, and a disturbingly futuristic video by filmmaker Denis Cisma, cemented its direction. It’s this direction that Criolo’s new album, ‘Convoque seu Buda’ (Invoke Your Buddha) now follows. However attractive the music, however fascinating the mix of styles, what always lies at the centre are Criolo’s hard-hitting and socially conscious commentaries on the state of Brazil today, a state that the street demonstrations erupting prior to the World Cup could only hint at.

Criolo tells the story of the under-privileged in urban Brasil; in songs such as “Cartão de Visita” we look through the eyes of a poor worker who serves at parties for the rich and middle-class, in “Plano de Voo” we see the struggle of street children, and in “Casa de Papelão” we meet a homeless crack addict, expelled from the centre of São Paulo to make way for new luxury apartments (“Buildings will rise and glamour will reap bodies in the crowd”). Elsewhere, as in “Fermento pra Massa”, the archtype musical genre of Brazil, Samba, is co-opted to describe with gentle irony the day a baker was unable to get to work because of city-wide strikes by transport workers.

‘Convoque seu Buda’ is produced by the winning team of Daniel Ganjaman and Marcelo Cabral, and was recorded using the same group of musicians as on ‘Nó na orelha’. Guest artists include Tulipa, a singer-songwriter from São Paulo, the young rapper Sintese and vocalist Jucara Marcal. It was mixed in Los Angeles, California by Mario Caldato Jr., well-known for his work with, among others, the Beastie Boys and Tone Loc.

“Today there are no lips to kiss / No soul to cleanse / No life to live / But there’s money to count”
(chorus: ‘Esquiva da Esgrima’)

l First full-album by Criolo since his massively successful ‘Nó na orelha’

l With many awards and collaborations under his belt, Criolo is currently one of the most vital, popular and socially-relevant artists in Brazil

l Produced by the winning team of Daniel Ganjaman and Marcelo Cabral, and mixed by Mario Caldato Jr., well-known for his work with, among others, the Beastie Boys and Tone Loc.

European concerts, January 2015:

21/01 – Glasgow, ABC (UK)
*22/01 – London, Village Underground (UK)
54 Holywell Lane
Shoreditch
EC2A 3PQ
24/01 – Berlin, Gretchen (GER)
27/01 – Amsterdam, Bitterzoet (NL)
28/01 – Gent, De Centrale (BEL)
29/01 – Paris, Alhambra (FR)
30/01 – Lisbon (PT) venue (t.b.c.)
31/01 – Porto (PT) Casa de Musica (t.b.c.)