Music

At a time when Shakira, Carlos Vives, J Balvin and Maluma are some of the hottest artists in the planet, it is easy to forget that it was an indigenous folklore singer who kicked the global door open for Colombian artists. Totó La Momposina was known worldwide long before today’s Colombian...
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Puerto Rican Salsa at its best
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From garage parties in Panamå to the awards ceremonies of Miami, how did an obscure Caribbean genre that was shunned by radio stations and banned by the authorities become one of the most influential genres in global dance music. Here's how it happened...
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When quintessentially English band Clean Bandit was recently rocking X Factor with their latest hit ‘Rockabye,’ few watching would have known that the country that invented its catchy beat was banned from playing it for years. Not many even realise that the beat has a name and a history. Only those...
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Emeris is one of Europe’s best Latin percussionists and the epitome of the Latin immigrant who has earned success in London through his craft. Chilled, good humored, and professional, he is a master in Colombian folklore, especially in the music from the Pacific coast. He now co-directs a new...
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Cuba's new Jazz queen comes into her own in her exquisite UK debut album
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With 1.5 billion YouTube views, a 3x platinum debut album in Mexico and a second album premiering at #1 all over Latin America and several Grammys, what makes Jesse and Joy one of Latin America's biggest emerging acts? As they prepare to release their first dual language album in the UK, the...
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After two months voting by the public and the verdicts of over 20 judges, here are the results of the Latin UK Awards 2016/17 in the Music categories.
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As the Reggeatón beat continues to generate global party anthems, and mainstream music sees Latin influence on an unprecedented scale, we thought we'd pay tribute to this incredibly appealing and uniquely Latin beat, with the best party tracks of 2016. These ten tracks are enough to get your...
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Music fans and dancers unite in their passion for Salsa's vinyl at London's Tate Modern 'Salsoteca' event
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Following its successful debut at The Tate Modern, La Clave will reproduce Jose Luis Seijas' 'Salsoteca' - an installation paying tribute to Colombia’s mythical vinyl-sharing.. As Seven London-based Salsa vinyl collectors select their best vinyl artwork to display and the best Salsa...
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The renowned Grammy winning Venezuelan band LOS AMIGOS INVISIBLES hit London with a bang on Sunday 21st Nov with an energetic show at the Islington Assembly Hall.
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Joe was one the faces of New York’s Latin music movement in the late 60’s and 70’s. He recorded some of the biggest hits of Latin Soul, Boogaloo, Salsa and Funk, including ‘Gypsy Woman’ and ‘Subway Joe.’ He has become a cult artist, but unlike many other cult musicians, Joe is still recording and...
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