Locombia is a Live Musical Event being held at The Strong Room Bar on Curtain Road on Thursday 11th October. All proceeds will go to ENCUENTRO CON LA VIDA, an NGO and registered charity in Colombia working with Internally Displaced People and vulnerable members of the community in Ciudadela Sucre, Soacha.
GRANVILLE SESSIONS – Granville Sessions are a live Hip Hop band hailing from London. After forming in 2008 they have supported the likes of Pharaoh Monch, Jehst, Necro, TY, Stig of the Dump, LDZ and many more established acts. The band pride themselves on their live show and deliver a weighty combination of sample based productions and live instrumentation. The sound draws on a wide range of influences and is constantly evolving. Hip Hop is definitely the foundation of their sound; but don't be surprised if you hear elements of Reggae, Jungle and even Afro Beat along the way. Granville have released their debut album 'No State' through Trinity Music Brixton which is now available through itunes, bandcamp and spotify.
GENERAL ROOTS – A dub reggae band from London who, apparently, are roots music ‘Generals’ recruited to ‘vibes controller’ front-man The Minister by the Queen to issue deep bass lines, heavy rhythm and good times across the country. Their music reflects the light-hearted, honest nature of the six-foot grinning Minister. Over upbeat bass guitars the Minister engages his crowd, claiming ‘honesty is the best policy’ and ‘the only way is up’. They will be performing a very special live DJ set at Locombia. We can't wait to see what the energetic 'Generals' and their 'Minister' come up with.
MO KOLOURS – Half-British, half-Mauritian percussionist & singer Mo Kolours has been calmly bubbling on the London beats scene for the past few years, releasing two EP's on Alex Chase's One-Handed Music label, catching ears as diverse as Gilles Peterson & Kutmah, leading to spots on Boiler Room & at the Worldwide Festival respectively.
Along with label-mate Paul White, and his brother Tightface, Mo has crafted out a diverse, spontaneous palette of sounds, citing influences as diverse as King Tubby, Hendrix & Nina Simone
DJ BOBAFATT – DJing for two decades, BobaFatt was BBC 1Xtra's 'M1X It Up' Champion in 2006. He has spun tunes at numerous venues including The Roundhouse, Koko, Village Underground, Corsica Studios & festivals such as Glastonbury & Soundwave in Croatia. He's done session work for artists such as DJ Yoda & warmed up for Krs-One, The Pharcyde, Dead Prez, Chali 2na (Jurassic 5), Scratch (The Roots), Lord Finesse, DJ Krush, DJ Kentaro, The Herbaliser, Beardyman, Gabrielle, Foreign Beggars, Kid Koala & Bonobo amongst many others. Long time vinyl vendor, by day he works as Dance music buyer for Rough Trade East & regularly plays on NTS Radio & Resonance FM.
KATSARIS – Plays South and Central American music, she has a particular interest in music from Colombia, Panama, Bolivia, El Salvador and Peru, just to mention a few.
LoCombia is a charity music event for an NGO in Colombia and KATSARIS will be opening the night with authentic Colombian beats! Colombian music features rhythms such as cumbia, porros and mapalé which are typical of the Atlantic coastal regions. Vallenato, Salsa and Merengue are also popular throughout the country.
Expect to hear some tropical and delicious tunes on the night!
Strongroom Bar, Shoreditch
Thursday 11th October 6.30pm till late