2022 LINE UP
latinolife in the park 2022 returns as a 2-day event on saturday 21st and sunday 22nd august
TWO fantastic stages ON EACH DAY, showing the diversity and quality of Latin music and dance
DAY 1 - SAT 21 AUG
the uk's only festival stage to exclusively feature homegrown urban Latin talent
HEADLINE ACT: ANGELO FLOW & FRIENDS
Candela Records’ first signing, Angelo’s fantastic flow, Latin-Caribbean swagger and stage charisma caught the attention of label execs. With London influences giving this Venezuelan-born youngster ‘s brand of Reggaeton a unique twist, Angelo’s first release is a Reggaeton/Dancehall/Afrobeats hybrid featuring Jamaican Dancehall artist Lisa Mercedez. His second release is a collaboration with the UK’s lyrical hiphop heavyweight J Spades. Both will perform as guests in this exciting set of authentic UK-urban Latin sounds, peppered with many other surprises.
James Brown meets Irakere. After rocking the crowd at Brighton’s Great Escape in May, Rene Alvarez brings his electrifying and high energy Cuban funk band to the urban stage. The Santiago-born singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and bandleader is one of the most sought-after Latin musicians and vocalists in Europe - winner of the LUKAS Awards for his salsa band Cuban Combination. Still fresh from his role in the latest James Bond movie, this 7-piece Cuban funk band is the product of Rene’s lifelong dream of bringing together the sound of his Afro-Cuban roots with North American Funk, which incidentally has its roots in the Cuban influence in New Orleans
Tottenham-raised Ecuadorian Guala is a gifted lyricist at ease rapping in both Spanish and English, single or double-timing, fusing hip hop, reggaeton, grime, and afro-swing. A bit of a “sonero” and a lot of a rapper and Candela Records snapped up this authentic sound of Latin London without hesitation. His song ‘You’re not there,’ the first ever grime song in Spanish, was played on BBC1 Xtra and has over 100k views on GrimeDaily. His song ‘Reggaeton’ accrued over 60k views on YouTube and his single 'Bad Bunny' with Pman and Fluffy was hugely successful with 110K views on You Tube.
This exciting British-Colombian singer and guitarist demonstrated an impressive range of skills on her first EP 'Crime Scene', which features her raw, sensual vocals paired with powerful, roaring guitar solos. Praised by BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio, W Radio, Noctis Mag, the accompanying music videos showcase Lisey's affinity for visual storytelling and performance prowess. Straddling diverse genres, from rock to reggaetón, infused with London influences, Lisey set a new standard for the Latin Urban genre in the UK.
Jens Rafael Rosario, known As "LA FRECUENCIA" Is a Dominican-born, Spanish-raised and London-based singer and composer. A gifted storyteller, La Frecuencia entered the spotlight when his Spanish version of Thotiana got more than 500 thousand views on YouTube and more than 110 on SoundCloud. Other singles include Lucia (350k YouTube views), Another North (15k) and Good (11k) and his most recent releases ‘Party’ and ‘Baby Ya Cobre’ are out now.
Born in West London to Colombian parents, Kiko released his first music video ‘Cosa Buena’ in 2019 and has since shown himself to be a versatile artist with his trademnark combination of real rap, jumpy drill vibes and catchy hooks,. Kiko recently released ‘Dinero’, a collaboration with one of Spain’s most in-demand drill artists, Patron970. Setting new standards with his music videos, Kiko has become one of London’s most viewed Latin artists.
Born in North London of Chilean descent, J Dogg wrote his first song at the young age of 9 talking about how much trouble He would get into in primary school. Fast forward to 2020 and, at the age of 17, J Dogg released his first music video ‘Me Muero’. This was followed by a stream of tracks over the last two years, including ‘Hit Session', ‘Reina ‘ and remix Barrio ft. Artz, Coel Jr & Kween Deekayy, all of which have been earning lots of love and getting him more noticed by the uk music industry. His next single ‘Rica’ will be released over the summer of 2022.
Dominican José Solano (aka TATTO) started singing boleros and salsa at 14, sharing stages with his father Daniel Solano . Practicing his voice through performing, he developed a great versatility and began professionally in 2006 in the Dominican Republic collaborating with the likes of Villano Sam, Subject Oro 24, Guariboa, Poeta Callejero, Paramba, Mr. Manyao & H2, Doble T & El Crok (Los Pepe) and featured with other major Dominican Dembow artists on “YO SOY DEMBOW”. With the duo Tatto & El Full he achieved success with the remix Calabria Pompa Pompa before moving to London.
With his opera-trained voice and formidable stage presence, this Venezuelan-born rapper was one the most popular performers at last year’s LatinoLife Festival. Having moved to Spain at the age of 4, Fluffy began free-styling on the streets, embracing flamenco sounds, while being trained in opera at school. At 16, Fluffy moved to London where he continued to merge his South American and Spanish sounds with London influences. Self-taught and versatile, Fluffy is able to write and perform music across genres and is one of London’s most prolific and popular Latin Artists.
This Hackney-raised Ecuadorian singer delivers her spicy sound in tongue-twisting “Spanglish.” Music runs in Nahomy‘s family: her grandfather performed in bars and parties in the barrios of Quito and from the age of 5, Nahomy was performing with her father in their Hispanic church in London. At the age of 14, Nahomy wrote her first song titled “Run Away” which received 82,000 views on Youtube and over 6,000 streams. Her second release titled "Mejor Sin Ti" received more than 145k views and 40,000 streams. Hot off touring Ecuador, she has recently signed a contract for a new Netflix series, to be filmed later this year.
Dominican-born EmCee been making his name in the Dominican Republic, Spain and now the UK, with his powerful lyrics and musicality. Starting his career in DR, Faqundo founded the legendary Hip-Hop collective "Cooperativa Empresarial Lo Correcto" A One of London’s most prolific Latin artists, Faqundo released his first album Rap Core-Nivalismo in 2019 and his second Poesías Del Siglo XXI (21st Century Poetry) in 2021, which he performed at LatinoLife Festival. Faqundo has already released his first single of 2022 “Ponte Pa Tu Numero” which he performed at the London Latin Music Conference.
This 21-year-old east Londoner of British-Spanish-Jamaican and Nigerian heritage is a rising star on the urban Latin scene. Spending much of her childhood in Spain, she brings together her love of Spanish music to her natural connection with UK R&B, reggae and afrobreats to create a true UK future sound. Just embarking on her career, she is following her dream whist attending school college and holding down a full time job.
on the decks....
Known as 'The Godfather of
UK Reggaeton' Jose Luis is one of Europe's leading Latin DJs and events promoters. Since his arrival from Caracas over 20 years ago, Jose Luis pioneered the reggeaeton/urban Latin club movement in Europe, taking his creation, La Bomba – the UK’s most successful Latin club night at the Ministry of Sound – to Ibiza and Germany, South Africa and Hong Kong. As well as starting some of London’s most innovative club nights, Jose Luis has been the resident DJ of some of the best clubs in the world such as Ministry of Sound (London) and Pacha (Ibiza), Seone (London) and currently tours with Classic Ibiza. Rooted in a deep love of Latin music, House and Urban beats, years of expertise and loyalty to his roots, Jose Luis always has his finger on the Latin pulse. He sounds like no other DJ and his sets are full of surprises, where he mashes up everything from Baile Funk to the latest afrohouse.
This 25-year old Colombian-Tottenham boy has opened up for some of the biggest reggaeton artists, such as Bad Bunny, Arcangel, Karol G, Ñejo, Cris MJ, when they visit London. He is a regular at London's biggest Reggaeton events such as Locura Fridays, Exotic and Latin Deluxe. A graduate from university with a Audio Engineer degree, he is part of the Forza Studios team working alongside the Forza team (DJ Gordo, Clau Clau and Dj Kaia Pro), Fuego also plays at some of the biggest Reggaeton events in London such as Locura Fridays, Exotic, Latin Deluxe, Viva Reggaeton, Salvaje across some of the biggest and well known venues in London. Fuego's deep knowledge of the genere, makes reggaeton his strongest genre but he also plays hip hop/rap, rnb, dancehall and house.
This Portuguese-born, Canary Island-raised DJ titan of Angolan heritage, Moreno was, together with Dj Jose Luis, a pioneer of the UK reggaetón movement back in the 00s. One of the original DJs of the now legendary La Bomba nights at the Ministry of Sound and Pacha Ibiza, Europe's first reggaetón clubnights, he went on to introduce reggaetón into the West End urban club scene, through his residencies at Bar Rumba. Since returning to the Canary Islands, he has become one of Spain's most in-demand urban DJs and makes his annual return to the UK, exclusively for LatinoLife in the Park. 'I wouldn't miss it for the world, being back with my homies who I started this journey with!' he says!
meet the presenters....
DJ and Influencer, Max has been hosting live shows and interviewing red carpets and backstage on tour with some of the biggest acts in music from Drake, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran to Ellie Goulding. She was a radio DJ for BBC, GLOBAL and ITV, specialising in urban music, and had her own regular column in the Metro national paper, building an amazing following which led her to launch her own podcast @FlipYourWig. She also happens to be a huge Reggaeton fan and has interviewed the likes of Anitta for LatinoLife magazine and loves our festival. Great to have her back on our stage!
London’s most charismatic Chilean, Luciano Santana Pinto, was one of the founding members of Rumba FM, the UK's pioneering Latino pirate station promoting London’s future sound of reggaetón. He later launched Luciano into the world of social media; his platform @latinoshaderoom is the UK's most popular Latino social media channel and has positioned Luciano as one of the most influential young Latinos in Britain. Garnering support from talent and industry alike, Luch is now A&R manager of Candela Records, always on the scout for new talent!
HOSTED BY... OI BRASIL
'Oi Brasil! is Europe's finest dance company specialising in authentic Brazilian and Cuban entertainment. With bases in London, Rio and Havana, Oi Brasil's native and professionally trained performers will transport you to the steamy streets of Latin America & the world of Samba, Salsa & Carnival!, a showcase of the best rhythms and dances of Brazil and Cuba in the heart of London.
Fabio Allman & Berimbau Band
Direct from Lisboa, world-renowned puxador Fabio Allman fronts the incredible Berimbau band for a spectacular set of samba, reggae and funk. Blending all their influences and experience, the band reflects Rio de Janeiro's melting pot of rhythms and styles. Bringing the sounds and traditional songs of the Rio street carnival, loads of audience participation and sing-along opportunities, this powerhouse of rhythm entertainment, vocals and beautiful melodies is guaranteed to bring the house down.
Vitoria e Rodolfo
Vitória & Rodolfo bring the best of Sertanejo, Brazilian country music to the UK. Born in the city of Goiânia-Goiás, Rodolfo started singing at the age of 15 in local bars until, at the age of 26, he found his perfect musical match in Vitoria’s sweet and powerful voice. Since moving to London, the duo have brought a bit of home to Brazilian celebrities in the UK such footballers Firmino, David Luís, Philippe Coutinho. They have also opened fro Gustavo Lima at Wembley, Eduardo Costa at Electric Brixton, and Jefferson Moraes in Dublin.
Founded by Marcos Santana in December 2005, TRIBO has its origins in Morro de São Paulo on the island of Tinharé, Bahia, Brazil, setting up a place for the children of the island to develop their personalities and talents. This international Batucada band makes each individual feel that they can nurture their own creative life force without having to be musically trained or gifted and develop skills which will enrich their lives.
Born in Portugal of Angolan descent and raised in the UK, Don Jaga has pioneered Portuguese hiphop in the UK. This multi-talented artist can rap and sing in many languages and diverse genres from reggae, Brazilian funk to hip-hop, grime and reggaeton. He mixes English, Portuguese, Spanish, Kimbundu and Umbundu languages reflecting his multi cultural heritage and skill set.
Brazilian singer-songwriter Bellsavvy has been showing all she’s got on her fiery urban-pop songs, produced by multi-platinum winning Sky Adams (Doja Cat) and David Lei Brandt (Lady Gaga). Her performance last year wowed the urban crowd at the Candela Stage where she showed how well she commands the stage and combines her Latina roots with her European influences. This year Bellsavvy is back, with a repertoire for her Brazilian homies.
on the decks....
DJ OOPSY DAISY
From Brazil, Daisy Almeida has a background in hip hop dance, plays a range of instruments, and sings, but performing on the decks is what she loves most. A mixed bag DJ, she loves to play house music with an urban edge and has been playing in clubs and bars all over England and Europe.
Born in Sao Paulo and passionate about all types of music, Fabio Limão has been a regular fixture on both Brazilian and UK club circuits since arriving in London in 2005. His sets are flavoured with the musical influences he has absorbed whilst travelling the world for 25 years making a living out of spinning the decks, and contains all sorts of funky upbeat, happy music with no restrictions.
GET IN TOUCH
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Music stops at 9.45pm. If you would like to make a complaint about noise levels at the festival please ring 07563 646 371