It’s been a crazy old year, but the time’s come to see in a whole new decade, which with it come all sorts of beautiful prospects and challenges for Brazil, be they sporting, political, economic…
Time to salute 2011 you cry! Well, we’ve rounded up here London’s Latin highlights for just that purpose, be they a Brazilian Ball at EGG, a Movimientos showcase, frenetic African beats at Favela Chic, a Batmacumba/Tribo carnival, classic Brazilian vibes at Guanabara or Barrio North or Tropical beats beyond belief at The New Empowering Church. Have a good one y’all.
Friday 31st December looks a little something like this…
WHITE & GOLD RIO CARNIVAL
Sambatralia Rio Carnival Spectacular presented by Fabio Louis, with Joao Brasil and D.Vyzor, Batucada Groove (live), Brazilian dancers and percurssion out in the open air garden of the Egg.
8pm-6am, £25-40 +BF
Egg, 200 York Way, Kings Cross – N7 9AP
egglondon.net 020 7871 7111
NYE @ GUANABARA
See in 2011 with a celebration full of true Brazilian party spirit, starting the night with a 3-course dinner followed by some stunning live performances and DJs!
Guanabara, Parker Street – WC2B 5PW
guanabara.co.uk 020 7242 8600
SECOUSSE NYE PARTY
Expect hot Angolan kuduro, South African kwaito, Brazilian baile funk, West African soucousse and hi-life from Radioclit, the DJ guise of act The Very Best, plus Secousse All Stars live.
8pm–4am, £20adv / £50 incl dinner
Favela Chic, 91-93 Great Eastern St – EC2 3HZ
favelachic.com 020 7613 4228
NYE CARNIVAL 2010
Batmacumba comes back to Life and is joined this year by Tribo to present a banging NYE Carnival celebration, with Tribo playing live alongside DJ Cliffy & guests.
9pm-4am, Early bird offer £10 til 12th Dec
Life Bar, 2-4 Old Street – EC1V 9AA
An extravaganza of Tropical vibrations with a global flavour, ft DJs Russ Jones, Cal Jader, Arias, AJ Holmes and the Hackney Empire & Latin Dub Soundsystem (live) + Your Mum Visuals.
8pm-4am, £15 adv / £20 on door
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road – E1 6LA
richmix.org.uk 020 7613 7498
NYE BASH @ BARRIO NORTH
A double headlining block-rocking DJ line-up with Barrio bossman Ferdie facing up against your favourite Brazilian, DJ Limao. Those good folk’ll be laying on a champagne reception, canapés, tequila ice luge, a special NYE cocktail menu, 2-4-1 until 9pm and cannons at midnight.
6pm-4am (later if you want more!)
Advance £10 (£8 Friends of Barrio) & (limited) £15 door (£10 before 9pm)
Barrio North, 45 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 2SF
barrionorth.com 020 7688 2882
NYE @ NEW EMPOWERING CHURCH
Head along to the new years eve bash featuring The London Afrobeat Collective, with DJs Hugo Mendez and Koichi Sakai and many other treats through the night!
8pm til late, £10-£15 adv / more on door
The New Empowering Church, 1a Westgate St – E8 3RL