Sun, 03 Dec|
The Old Waiting Room
Big Band Clash with Orquesta Estelar Cuban Big Band x Orquesta Mambarito (Live)
Prepare yourselves for a Heavyweight Latin BIG BAND CLASH as The CLF welcomes stunning latin jazz ensembles ORQUESTA ESTELAR CUBAN BIG BAND x ORQUESTA MAMABRITO for an all day Big Band throw down celebrating the sounds of Salsa, Latin Jazz + way beyond at THE OLD WAITING ROOM! Ohhhh yah!!!
Time & Location
03 Dec 2023, 13:00 – 19:00
The Old Waiting Room, Peckham Rye, Station, Station Wy, London SE15 4RX, UK
About the event
CLF 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY WEEKENDER!!! Fri Dec 01 to Sun Dec 03 (£5-15 Per event or Free Entry) - To celebrate 20 years of Chronic Love Foundation (CLF) we’re throwing a mighty celebratory weekender in collaboration with Red Bull and Havana Club, featuring 24 acts performing at 9 events, over 3 days, at 2 stunning venues - deep in the heart of Peckham at The CLF Art Lounge & Roof Gardens + next door at the recently restored Old Waiting Room (OWR), Peckham Rye Station.
Day 3 - The CLF 20 Year Anniversary continues with a LATIN BIG BAND CLASH of epic proportions at THE OLD WAITING ROOM!
Sun Dec 03 (1pm-7pm / £10-15 Entry) - Prepare yourselves for a Heavyweight Latin BIG BAND CLASH as The CLF welcomes stunning latin jazz ensembles ORQUESTA ESTELAR CUBAN BIG BAND x ORQUESTA MAMABRITO for an all day Big Band throw down celebrating the sounds of Salsa, Latin Jazz + way beyond at THE OLD WAITING ROOM!
Pure Tropical Big Band Fire all day long! Ooooooooooh Yah! 🔥🔥🔥
Bands on stage from around 2pm
ORQUESTA ESTELAR CUBAN BIG BAND
Orquesta Estelar is a community-based Cuban big band which includes over 25 members (and still growing!). We are proud to be a SOAS Union society and part of the vibrant SOAS community. The band play a range of Cuban and salsa repertoire from 40s classics through to contemporary hits. Orquesta Estelar host monthly big band nights at the ‘Pack and Carriage’ in Euston and have played at a wide range of venues from upscale West End clubs such as ‘Studio Valbonne’ and ‘Cafe de Paris’, to cultural events and university parties.
Orquesta Estelar is led by the formidable team of Sara McGuinness, Elpidio Alegria, Bill Bland and Jimmy Martinez and rehearse weekly in SOAS (The School of Oriental and African Studies), Russell Square. Band members are a mix of professional, semi-professional and amateur musicians. The band is a great way to learn about Cuban music performance, and have a lot of fun doing so.
¡Oye Salseros! London’s salsa sensation Orquesta Mambarito sets the dance floor alight! Burning up red-hot classics from 70s New York, Cali Colombia, Havana Cuba, San Juan Puerto Rico, Panama City and beyond, they should be arrested for arson! Get ready for that infectious Latin Caribbean groove, big fat horns and killer vocals! A gozar!
DJ JOHN ARMSTRONG
An entertainment and copyright litigation lawyer by profession (now retired!), and an across-the-board music lover by passion, John started playing records in and around London in the late 70s, after a Eureka moment at one of the first New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festivals in the mid-70s, from which he returned with interviews from everyone from Allen Toussaint to Betty Carter (many of which were published in the now-defunct Jazz & Blues Review). His first dj residency was at the Belsize Park Town & Country Club (60st & northern), followed by Greek Street’s Beat Route club (jump blues and 40s r&b), and the Whisky-A-Gogo (before it became the Wag).
He was probably the first UK selector to present fully-focussed tropical dance music events, with 10-year weekly residencies (1984-1994) at the legendary Bass Clef Jazz Club in Hoxton Square, playing a mix of Afro, zouk, Brazilian beats, Konpas, reggae, dancehall, soul, soca, salsa, afro-cuban, hip hop and jazz – even Punjabi bhangra for a while.
Over the last 30 years, he’s put together approximately 200 compilations of latin, afro, zouk, Brazilian music, soul, flamenco, Irish traditional music, and even rockabilly, Cajun, zydeco and rock & roll – making him one of the three or four most prolific compilers in the UK.
BIG BAND CLASH
Venue: The Old Waiting Room
TIx: From RA, Skiddle and The CLF Website
Tix Also OTD
Plus: Next Door at The CLF Art Lounge (4pm-10pm) - Post show, pls join us for the free entry CLF 20 Year Anniversary - All About Da Boogie Finale with Aitch B & Perry Louis up on the roof.
Supported By: Red Bull & Havana Club
The CLF is 20!
Come celebrate hard with we
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