This show marks the first in a series of live Sunday sessions produced by MANANA records at Pickle Factory over the coming months.
Manana//Cuba: A Night of Afro-Cuban Collaborations featuring DJ Tennis, Plaid, Ariwo and Soundspecies
One year on from the groundbreaking Manana//Cuba Festival in Santiago de Cuba - a project that brought together pioneering electronic artists with traditional Afro-Cuban musicians - four of the most inspiring collaborations come to the UK for the first time.
Eastern-Cuban folkloric masters Aché Meyi and Obbatuké showcase their original collaborations with Plaid and Soundspecies, while crafting a world premiere performance alongside DJ Tennis and trumpet virtuoso, Yelfris Valdes. They will be joined by Cuban/Iranian breakthrough act, Ariwo, who focus on the rich intersection between electronic and Afro-Cuban music. Support comes from MC, poet and Manana co-founder, Alayo and the roots flavours of Racubah Sound System.
An iconic name in dance music, A Guy Called Gerald stands out for consistent innovation, excellence and refusal to compromise. Manana have teamed up with La Linea Festival to present a special live show at the Pickle Factory, also featuring breakthrough Cuban/Iranian collaboration, Ariwo.
Our friends over at Black Atlantic, Sofrito and Soundway clubbed together to officially launch Manana at the Total Refreshment Centre in London. A big shout out to Pete on the Corner, Miles from Soundway, Frank from Sofrito, fiery Cuban/Iranian quartet Ariwo and everyone who came down for this sold out show.
Live from Boiler Room HQ, the Manana takeover featured a mix of traditional Cuban and contemporary electronic talent, including the launch of Cuban/Iranian collaboration Ariwo, London duo Phrased (L.B Produce), and the mighty Sofrito, making their first proper Boiler Room appearance.