29 MAY | VIVA COLOMBIA! Tributo al cacique de la junta: DIOMEDES DIAZ w/ UK Vallenato Kings (Nirk Molina & Eddy Parra) - FREE PARRANDA in Camden Town.
Address: The Forge, Camden 3-7 Delancey Street, London NW1 7NL, London
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The Forge serves freshly-prepared modern British cuisine and top quality drinks and cocktails.
HAPPY HOUR 5-9pm
An special live show and tribute dedicated to colombian vallenato legend DIOMEDES DIAZ, also known as EL CACIQUE DE LA JUNTA on his birthday anniversary, we will review his musical history well known for the lyrical depth and musical content that has left a unparalleled legacy in the history of Vallenato in Colombia and the world.
Diomedes Díaz Maestre (26 May 1957 – 22 December 2013]) was a Colombian vallenato singer, song-writer, and composer. His nickname, "El Cacique de la Junta" ("the Chieftain of La Junta"), was given to him by another vallenato singer, Rafael Orozco Maestre, to honor Díaz's birthplace.
A colorful character whose good-luck charm was a diamond tooth, Diaz was born to poor farmers and rose from singing in the fields to becoming one of Colombia’s most recognizable -- and lucrative --voices. Long signed to a worldwide record label, the singer is reportedly Colombia’s top-selling musical act, selling more than 19 million albums in his native country during his nearly 40-year recording career.
Live entertainment will be presented by UK Vallenato Kings (Nirk Molina & Eddy Parra) + on the decks: In.DJ.nous aka Carlitos (Arriba la Cumbia! – Latinos in London Radio).
The band comprised of some of the finest musicians of this genre led by Nirk Molina from Monteria, Colombia one of the shining lights of the traditional Colombian/cumbia and vallenato London scene. On the other side well known musician Eddy Parra 'Fuerza Vallenata' one of the pioneers of Vallenato music in London.
The band play traditional instruments that make up the sound of Vallenato , those instruments one from Africa (drums), other from the indigenous (Guiro) and the last one from Europe (Accordion) represent a mix of cultures, races and sounds that just make this music unique..
A night of classic and traditional Vallenato music along with cumbia, a popular folk music of Colombia also added as a category in the Latin Grammy Awards.
On the decks playing global and latin beats : In.DJ.nous aka Carlitos (Arriba la Cumbia! - Latinos in London UK) + special guests. The rise in popularity of cumbia and tropical sounds just continues.
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UK VALLENATO KINGS
(Nirk Molina & Eddy Parra)
Nirk Molina "UK Vallenato King” one of the shining lights of the Colombian/cumbia and vallenato London scene. Playing in many of the established London tropical bands he has now put his own outfit together playing a mix of folkloric cumbia and Vallenato cumbia classics and his own compositions.Nirk Molina with his fusion of pop vocals and traditional Colombian vallenato the traditional music of the Colombian rural people. He embodies the very soul of Latin America Vallenato, which originated in the Valle de Upar in northeastern Colombia, has roots in African, European, and native Colombian music. It uses native bamboo flutes, African-inspired drums, and German accordions.
For many years the music was looked down upon in Colombia because it was associated with poor people and minority groups.However, Molina and other artists have brought it into the mainstream and have also introduced it to audiences around the world. Molina and vallenato' s mix of cultures is the living proof of the equality of all people."
On the other side of the band from Bucaramanga, Colombia one of the pioneers of Vallenato in London “Fuerza Vallenata” Eduardo Parra playing the wiro and singing the best classic tunes of all times.
On the decks
IN.DJ.NOUS aka Carlitos
Dj sessions showcasing a wide range of musical styles fused with global & Latin rhythms – A musical bridge between past and present of latin american music from traditional roots and fusion to classical hits and emerging global artists around the world. (Arriba la Cumbia! - Latinos in London Radio) FUNKLORE / ELECTROPICAL / GLOBAL BEATS