Latino Life UK

Latino Life UK Follow

⭐️We champion and promote Latin culture and talent with the LUKAS and we’re behind LA CLAVE FEST in London⭐️

374 Followers  503 Follow

Share Share Share

SURVIVING VENEZUELA ‘Surviving Venezuela: Smuggling Dreams’, directed by Anglo-Peruvian Alexander ‘Lali’ Houghton is a TV documentary filmed in 2017 for ‘Witness’, Al Jazeera. It was short listed for a Rory Peck Award (2018), as well for the Foreign Press Association Award, (FPA) considered to be the Oscars of the Journalism world, in the ‘TV News Story of the Year’ category. Corina J Poore interviews Lali Houghton.

by Corina J Poore


26 Dec 2018.  21:00

Come out to play at Gabeto's Booxing Day Xmas Detox, featuring 2 rooms of the best latin music in North London coolest party spot. All etnicities bienvenidos!! The main room will be a Reggaeton party affair with a mix of the latest latin sound to hit the mainstream, mixed up with the latest party anthems! So expect tunes by J Balvin, Cardi B, Ozuna, Bad Bunny, Pitbull, Drake and the likes! With the very best Latin DJs: Jose Luis, Luigi Sanchez and Pipe Ramos. Also London number one party starters te Latin Fun machine will be present with their animations! Percussion by O.C. and expect surpeises on the night

The second room will be hosted by London premier Bachata party B.O.S with Ramiro Zapata, Daniel Chong and Gabriel Bravo, delivering a mix of Bachata with touches of Salsa and Kizomba, as well as a few surprise shows.

Tickets from £5 in advance

Table bookings and large groups 07986 948118

Open from 9 to 3

Over 18 only. R.O.A.R

Gabeto, The Stables Market, Camden Market, Chalk Farm Rd, Camden Town, London NW1 8AH
The Rhythm is Gonna Get You London!

@OnYourFeetUK the Musical, based on the lives of Gloria Estefan and Emilio Estefan is coming to the London Coliseum next June. Get your tickets now! 
1,2,3 On Your Feet! Get ready to Conga as the Queen of Latin Pop Gloria Estefan brings her biographical musical.

Watch the teaser trailer for @OnYourFeetUK now! We can’t wait for it to come to London in June!

When it comes to Colombian Music, Discos Fuentes is the daddy. Since 1934 this seminal label has been home to some of Colombia’s biggest commercial artists, yet it was never afraid of the experimental and the weird. When it came to doing a top ten, we turned straight to international record dealer, collector and DJ Toni Arellano aka Tostoni whose passion for tropical sound is only matched by his massive LP collection. In keeping up with this Colombian special, we invited him to select his top 10 Discos Fuentes vinyls and he came back with a phenomenal mix of rarities and classic LPs. Enjoy!

1. My all time favorite album cover from Fuentes, from the LP Calor by Afrosound. A collective of musicians inspired by the Chicha sound coming from Peru and Ecuador - an answer to the funk and rock coming out of the US. An excellent production, aimed at the dance floor from beginning to end. In the cover one of the many fail models that posed for the label, from behind with a afro taking a lead role!

2. The Conjunto Miramar revolutionized Cumbia when it fused it with the Salsa of Cuba, Puerto Rico and New York. Here they mixed Charanga and Guaguanco with Cumbia costeña to an explosive result. One of my Discos Fuentes favourites with a great art cover to boot!

3. The Corraleros were the spine that brought together the Discos Fuentes sound. Their national and international success made them the most succesful group in the history of the label. Here they are in a beautiful picture next to the Fuentes delivery van with the logo just outside the vinyl factory in Medellin. Classic!!! 4. Nueva York, the jewel of all the cities conquered by the Corraleros abroad and reason for the background of this classic album cover “En New York”. Here they are, elegantly dressed on an autumn afternoon, sitting casually in the park. I love the detail of the yellow “stairs” under the feet of the musicians!

The list continues in:
Have you see our new LATINOLIFE FOOD SECTION?


London's most celebrated Latin American chef and owner of one of London's finest Latin American restaurants describes his passion for the cuisine of his homeland, Colombia.

by Esnayder Cuartas
A Basque farm lad, who grew uncontrollably to became Europe’s tallest man, 'Handia' swept the boards= at the 2018 Goya Awards. Some say the story is only a myth. Corina Poore talks to directors Jon Garaño and Aitor Arregi about their obsession with finding the truth and turning this tale into a moving drama.
Another great #top10....Fabulous Brazilian artists you may not know...@Martnalia @Lenineoficial @DiogoNogueira @Aline_SCalixto @_robertasa @alicecaymmi @MROFICIAL @MelodiaOficial selected by our Brazil editor Vinicius de Carvalho @KingsBrazil


by Vinicius Mariano de Carvalho

Brazilians love superlatives. The biggest rainforest, the widest river, the richest bio-diversity. Yup, we have a lot to boast about (ignore the one about biggest gap between rich and poor!) and music is no different where our uber-plurality of musical expressions, forms, rhythms, genres and voices challenges anyone to define this prolific field. Brazil is like a musical cornucopia. The likes of Tom Jobim, Joao Gilberto, Vinicius de Morais, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Chico Buarque, Gal Costa, Milton Nascimento, Djavan, Elis Regina (to name a few) took Brazilian music to the world. But here we praise other greats, less known but no lesser.

Zeca Baleiro. 
Zelia Duncan. 
Luiz Melodia. 
Roberta Sá.
Maria Rita.
Alice Caymmi.
Diogo Nogueira.
Aline Calixto. 
We invite you to read the full article at: is your one stop shop for all things Latin in the UK ... whether its great concerts and club nights in the London capital or hispanic cultural phenomenon in Latin America and across the world. Follow us in Instagram!
We loved Last Nights of Havana! If you’re already looking for something to do next weekend, we definitely recommend Last Nights for great live music, food and amazing cocktails 🇨🇺@lastnightsofhavana .
#latinolife #lastnightsofhavana #latinolondon #latinculture #londonsalsa #latindance
Our assistant editor, @lucyjoely is in Jericó, Antioquia, Colombia at the moment with the goal of raising money for @linadulcearte and her lovely family-run artisan chocolate business, ‘Dulcearte de Chocolate’. Lina needs funding in order to renovate her shop to the required standards put in place by the INVIMA which is the national food standard agency in Colombia. Once Lina gains their approval, she will be able to produce and sell her chocolates both nationally and internationally. 
This is your chance to become part of a wonderful success story. Please sweeten up Lina's chocolates with your donations. 🍫
Thank you ♥️ This is the link to the crowdfunding campaign:
We’re looking forward to @che_malambo’s electric performances in the U.K! Get your tickets whilst you can! 🇦🇷🇦🇷🇦🇷 #Repost @che_malambo with @get_repost
London, we are coming for you next! Come see us next week at from July 18-22 at the Sadler’s Wells Peacock Theatre. Tickets available at: Londres, vamos a por vosotros!! Ven a vernos la semana que viene del 18 al 22 de Julio en el Sadler’s Wells Peacock Theatre!!! Entradas disponibles en 
#argentinosenlondres #latinosenlondres #gauchosporelmundo @sadlers_wells @arginuk @angloargentinesociety @latundrarevista @portenauk @latinolifeuk
It’s here! Check out our new July edition of Latino Life featuring exclusive interviews with el @gruponicheoficial and @residente, as well as a list of this year’s LUKAS winners, Latin Moments, La Clave Fest 2018 and much more! 💫

This months issue is also dedicated to discussing the emergence and influence of female reggaetoneras, coupled with a refined Top 10 list of Latina Queens and their best tracks! 🎤 
To view and keep up to date with all of our online editions, go to:
#latinolife #latinculture #gruponiche #residente #carlosvives #anitta #reggaeton #latinmusic #latindance