Britain’s only festival stage dedicated to Urban Latin music
TROPICAL SOUNDS OF THE LATIN CARIBBEAN AND MORE...
WHO WE ARE
latinolife in the park is a not-for- profit event, the only LatinA-run major festival in Britain. it is part of Latinolife - For 20 years, we have been producing unique and wide-reaching events, media and music that showcase this underrepresented artistic community.
WE also PRODUCE GREAT EVENTS ALL YEAR ROUND, INCLUDING THE LUKAS AWARDs (EUROPE'S LATIN ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS),
LOLAMC (the london latin music conference)
plus great parties every week
LATINOLIFE 'IN THE PARK' is the uk's largest Latin music festival, attracting an audience of 40,000. it is also london's only remaining free, unfenced and unticketed major park festival.
LATINOLIFE IN THE PARK 2022 Took PLACE ON
SAT 20 & SUN 21 AUGUST IN FINSBURY PARK, N4
the uk's only festival to be selected for the europe- wide 'inclusive festival guide' (festspace), Over 7 years latinolife has developed a reputation for creating unique experiences with quality and diverse artists, taking you on a journey through Salsa, Reggaeton, Samba, Jazz, Fusion, Folk, Funk, Bolero, Tango, Hip-Hop and more, culminating in a party you won't want to leave.
over 2 days, our 4 fantastic stages showcase the best UK-born, bred and based Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese (Latin) talent expressing diverse genres, as well as exciting international artists:
The Best of Brazilian music and dance
DJ CITY's leading latin djs join our UK team of award-winning latin DJs
Supporting hoMegrown latino talent
wE've been nurturing homegrown creativity bursting out of Britain’s UK-Latin community since the early noughties, when we began showcasing young talent at our legendary la bomba clubnights at ministry of sound. we now run an open studio where we provide mentoring and studio time to young artists, develop talent and produce new music.
in 2020, we launched candela records, the Uk's first ever label dedicated to urban latin music. in 2021 we gave this unique london-born genre, fusing uk & latin urban sounds - grime, reggaeton, afro-beats and more - its first ever festival stage. the candela stage is now our main saturday stage featuring exciting collaborations between uk and latin urban artists. the tide has turned and there's no going back!
WHY WE Do IT
Every year we invite musicians, bands, dancers and artists to participate in The LUKAS, where the public and expert judges vote for their favourite latin artists of the year. This is how we discover new artists and latinolife in the park is our chance to take these wonderful new artists to the wider public.
latinolife showcases quality Latin culture in all its breadth and depth; the variety, the diversity, the fusion of genres and ethnicities. OUr audience can expect a classically trained Tango orchestra or reggaeton artists of equal high quality.
THIS IS OUR PLEDGE:
WE DO: Showcase authentic, diverse, quality expressions of Latin music and dance.
WE DON’T: present clichéd, low-quality, diluted forms of Latin artistic genres (as you might see on strictly )
we DO: Use a criteria based on our lived xperience, knowledge and understanding of our cultures to judge their quality: OUR public and our expert judges select the artists
WE DON'T: Allow pundits who don’t possess this understanding, to tell us what is cool and what isn’t cool.
WE DO: present our diverse genres to the public within their cultural contexts, allowing their glory and quality to shine
WE DON'T: place our genres out of context, or lump them with other so-called ‘World’ music, so that they are divorced from their roots, diluting their meaning and value.