Local World Arts Festival


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Promoting and preserving world culture and heritage in London, Local World Arts presents the best emerging and innovative arts from the local communities that makes London a multicultural and vibrant city.

Local World Arts deliver events rooted in the ancestral traditions of Latin American as well as in the Urban contemporary London scene.

Our first Family Arts Festival

Have put together an amazing arts program that includes:



International Band

Ninos Vallenatos:

A band funded and conducted by Andres Gil, is one of the most important vallenato culture exposers. Since 1999, they have been sharing from their voices and their accordions the amiable message of Colombia and their cultural and artistic representation for the world, surprising everyone with their talent and happiness.



Videos of the Ninos Vallenatos:






Afro Latin Folklore in the UK

Is the result of 5 talented

musicians from Colombia based in UK, gathered around their passion and love for their culture, keeping the tradition alive -from the Caribbean and Pacific Coast of Colombia- as part of their roots.






Shakira is 10 years old and lives in Croydon, Surrey. She has been dancing salsa and cumbia since she was 2 years old and later tap, jazz, modern and ballet.  She has recently joined Act Now Entertainment and is a Founder member of the London Youth Choir.  She was featured in ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ at 4 years old, is ‘Ruby’ in CBeebies ‘Small Potatoes’ and guest starred on CBBC’s Basil and Barney’s Swop Shop. Shakira has sung live on BBC London’s DJ Ritu, Vanessa Feltz and Jo Good shows.  She is well known bl-lingual solo dancer and singer in Carnaval del Pueblo and has participated in Nottinghill Carnival, The Thames Festival and The Lord Mayor’s Show with Paraiso School of Samba.   She performed with the Boris Caicedo Band at the Latin Festival, Paris, France.

Shakira has played the role of Young Eponine and Cosette in Les Miserables having been in the Barbican Theatre, 25th Anniversary 02 and Queen’s Theatre cast, including Gareth  Matt Lucas, Alfie Boe This led to her invitation by its star, Alfie Boe, to perform a solo on his ‘Bring him Home Tour’ at The Royal Festival Hall and being featured on his DVD ‘Alfie Boe Live: The Bring Him Home Tour’. Shakira will tour with Los Ninos Vallenatos this summer.



Ayra is 15 years old and lives in Croydon, Surrey and recently joined ‘Act Now Entertainment’.  She has performed annually in Latino dance and song on the mainstage at Carnaval del Pueblo, since the age of 4. Her Chica Latina Project, often directed by Luis Lema has, over the years, brought together many children and young people together in public performance.  She performed with DJ Casper on the BBC’s XChange aged 5. Ayra performed at The Royal Albert Hall in Dance Umbrella’s ‘Overture 2012’, choreographed by Royston Maldoom in 2008. She has participated with Paraiso School of Samba at Nottinghill Carnival and The Thames Festival. She has performed her song ‘Chica Latina’ for BBC London’s DJ Ritu, The Scala and Cuban Festival with ‘Leximan and with the Boris Caicedo Band at the Latin Festival in Paris.  She sang, live, at Vanessa Feltz’ ‘Own plinth’, Marylebone. Ayra has performed at the Don Omar, Daddy Yankee concerts, Brixton Academy and her track, by Alex Wilson, ‘La Caderita’ (fusion of cumbia and regeton) at Rich Mix live with DJ Ritu and at The Latino Festival, The Coronet, 2013. Ayra has performed in the Italia Conti Theatre School shows at The Shaw Theatre, The Wimbledon Theatre and The Cadogan Hall and is a member of The London Youth Choir.  She is currently in CBBC’s ‘School for Stars’ and filming the music pop video, ‘World Domination’ for the young Swedish group, ‘4 Angels’ and will tour with Los Ninos Vallenatos this summer.


Atlachinolli Dance

Pre-hispanic Mexica inspired dance group funded by Eduardo Santiago and María De La Paz Tissier in London. Atlachinolli Dance London was born in early 2012 and have performed at the London Big Dance Festival (subsequently being featured in Channel 4's documentary about the festival), Latin America Week at the Institute of Education, Native Spirit Festival and many other events including the Mexico Independence day festival in Oxford House and the Ritual to the Moon at the Bolivar Hall to name a few.




Expresion Inka












Expresion Inka UK Performing Arts Co.

Is a communitarian organisation based in London with five years of experience; formed by professionals in art, dance music and other creative backgrounds. Our aim is to share Latin American culture, values, traditions and heritage through performing art.





Luigi Sanchez



Luigi Andres Montoya Sanchez, most known as “Luigi Sanchez”. Colombian DJ, Producer, Remixer and Label owner. His Groovey and Tribal Style make his sets and track as goods as unique. Now he is looking forward for new opportunities in the music industry.








Talentos Dance Group




Talentos Dance group:
Talentos is a group of dance, created by a group of latin americans that live in london. The group is orientated to the folclore traditional dance from the Pacific and Atlantic coast of Colombia.



Camilo Menjura


Winner of the Lukas Awards 2013

Singing is his biggest passions and he loves sharing this passion teaching the beautiful melodies from Latin America in festivals or sessions in London, Bristol or wherever he can.

See his work here!!




La Magia del Tambor Project

Drumming By Master Emeris Solis

Professional drummer and performer with experience at international level delivering workshops for the British council, Aldeburgh music Ltd, and SPNM (music promoters) for “bhangra latina”. Participated in Genesis Project at the Royal Opera House’s Opera in 2007 and a regular percussionist for different salsa and world music band in London and the UK.

The Magia del Tambor project will deliver for the fist time in the UK the magical sounds of the Pacific region of Colombia. Participants will have the opportunity to experience and learn about “Bambuco Viejo”, “Bunde” and “Patacore”.

find out about these rhythms:





J Carlos Riaño

Afro-Latin Dance Workshops

Juan Carlos is a qualified dance and Fitness Instructor with 5 years of experience in London, with an extensive trajectory as dancer for different dance folk groups in the UK and Latin America.

During the past year he was traveling around South America with the purpose of studying Latin American Dances.

The workshop

The workshop is intended to introduce the participants to the history of the music and take them to experience the dances with easy to follow steps and focused on proper dance technique and body movement.

The rhythms that will take place in the workshops are: Colombian Salsa a contemporary and popular dance with a particular style, Cumbia a very traditional and cultural dance from Colombia and Bachata an international dance with Latin American roots, now danced widely all over the world.


Colombian Salsa: is based in the City of Cali, this city is also known as the "Capital de la Salsa" (World's Salsa Capital); due to salsa music being the main genre in parties, nightclubs and festivals.

The elements of Cali-Style Salsa were strongly influenced by other dances to Caribbean rhythms which preceded salsa, such as Pachanga and Boogaloo.

Cumbia: originated in Colombia's Caribbean coastal region, from the musical and cultural fusion of Native Colombians with the music and culture of the slaves brought from Africa during colonial times.

Bachata: is a style of dance that originated in the Dominican Republic in the early parts of the 20th century and spread to other parts of Latin America and Mediterranean Europe. It became popular in the countryside and the rural neighbourhoods of the Dominican Republic.


Spiritual and wellbeing area

"Heart Drumming"


Afro-Colombian Shamanic Rhythms

Afro-Colombian Shamanic Rhythms will explore the magical and ancestral sounds that travelled across the sea, mountains and rivers from Africa to Colombia and all over Latin America. The grief and sorrow of the african slaves melted with lament of the native americans. Thus, the African drums and Indigenous flutes were forever married to give birth to the Cumbia, Mapale, Puya, Bullerengue and Currulao among other Rhythms.




Didjeridu Sound healing

Shamanism and subtle body healing

by Alex Akal

Se his work here




Oracle reading Interactive Love Circle and

By Katiushka Borges

Oracle reading and Interactive Love Circle!!! By Katiushka Borges: Interactive Love Circle from 2-3:30 pm

A safe and welcoming space, for people wanting to communicate better with one another in a playful way. Using game formats such as Discover Your Love Sense (preferred communication styles), The Love Thermotest and Interactive Partners.

Katiushka Borges will direct the experience creating interactions for people to have fun and learn from each other.

Couples playing 'The Love Game' & 'Sensory Connection', Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Check for more art, exhibitions and technology events using art for wellbeing. Here people have improved realtionships and communication to love in a good way. www.wooloo.org/mamasonga

Oracle readings from 2-4 pmFloating Forest Oracle: 38 magic symbols in birch wood, inspired on power animals, sacred geometry and natural elements from ancient traditions. Come for a chat and feel empowered. You might find answers to that question it has been playing on your mind. Take a picture with your phone to your symbols and keep receiving the inspiration and healing power of The ORACLE.

Links you can check art exhibitions, healing work using art for wellbeing to get more information
Blog in Spanish and English http://chamama-katiushka.blogspot.com/


More spiritual and shamanic activities to be confirm!!!!


To register for workshops or to participate

Register at: http://www.meetup.com/Local-World-Arts/ or alternatively write to: [masked]

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