Thursday, 28 October 2010

England: Dj Cal Jader and Movimientos

DJ CAL JADER (Movimientos / Heads High) On a Latin tip as part of London’s Movimientos collective Cal Jader is at the forefront of the alternative underground scene in the UK. DJ wise he plays the freshest Latin beats combining classic rhythms with contemporary cutting edge dance floor and urban beats. From Cumbia, Ska, Reggae, Hip Hop to Salsa, Merengue and Reggaeton and Funky Latin and global beats. And as part of the Heads High crew spinning an eclectic selection of Afro, Hip Hop, Reggae and electronic beats alongside Duke Etienne and DJ Judge.

Cal DJs all over London including the seminal Movimientos nights at The Notting Hill Arts Club, at East London’s underground live music hub Passing Clouds, London’s finest Spanish bar Camino amongst others. He also plays at the Heads High sessions at the Marketplace and Vibe Bar (alongside the 12Tone crew), as well as other regular spots in Brighton and Bristol.

He has played at stages across the UK festival scene from Glastonbury, Bestival and The Big Chill, and has DJ’ed around the world from Istanbul to Llubjana (Slovenia), Copenhagen (Denmark) and Mexico City amongst others Other DJ gig highlights include slots alongside Manu Chao & Radio Bemba, Ska Cubano (Koko), Chocquibtown (Electric Ballroom), Los De Abajo (Ollin Kan Festival, Mexico City), Novalima (Cargo) and Peret (Barbican)

He also programmes live music at venues across London and at festivals across the UK and is a passionate supporter of new forms of Latin and global music currently championing the likes of new wave Tropical Rock'n Roll gurus Los Chinches, Lokandes, Jardares por fuera, Wara,Bangla-Afro-Latin Jazz fusioneers Lokkhi Terra and leaders of the new breed 12 Tone family.

Movimientos showcases an alternative view of Latin American music and culture and explores the depths of the London/UK Latin and global music scene. DJ Cal Jader brings the tunes with an across the board selection from folkloric roots & global fusions to Urban Latin and cutting edge electronic, with regular special features and interviews with the artists, bands, performers, filmmakers & cultural protagonists at the forefront of a diverse scene. Movimientos runs regular Latin American cultural events combining music with documentary films, performance art and poetry. It also programmes the Latin section of Global Local - a festival project that seeks to support and showcase new & exciting artists. 

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