Movimientos will be celebrating the release of Our Latin Thing on DVD by joining forces with Shook magazine and Strut records to screen this salsa classic at Notting Hill Arts Club, where it will be followed by the normal Movimientos mix of live Latin music and DJs.
Our Latin Thing is the definitive document of Latino life in New York in the early 70s. Directed by Leon Gast (When We Were Kings), the film focuses on a live performance by Fania All Stars – including the likes of Ray Barreto, Hector Lavoe and Willie Colon – at the Cheetah night club, but also steps onto the streets giving a unique insight into the meeting of New York and Puerto Rican cultures at this time.
The film screening will be followed by one of London’s most prominent salsa bands Palenke Trio, who will be dropping a selection of Fania classics into their set. Plus there will be a special guest, DJ Vince Vella fresh from performing with Gilles Peterson’s Havana Cultura Band.
Tuesday 6th December, 7pm-2am (Film at 8pm), £5