Choir Time Line

PROJECT TIME LINE

  • 2004 – 2006 The Beginning. Martica Galarraga and Daniela Rosselson hold Singing for the Orisha Workshops on a regular basis. Daniela has the idea for the Choir and the Choir is launched in Islington at the end of November 2006 with the support and help of Percussionist David Pattman.
  • 2006 – 2008 The Choir goes from meeting every two weeks to meeting every week after Daniela and Member Mish Aminoff enter the Choir to the Choir of the Year Competition. The Choir perform at the Cimmaron Festival, Soas and the Kings Head Crouch End in preparation for their performance at the Anvil Basingstoke in March 2008. The Choir get through to the Category Finals and Perform at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall in November 2008
  • 2008- 2014 PERFORMANCES
  • 2008 / 2012 ETHELBURGER CHURCH
  • 2008 October: SPREADLUV COLLECTIVE LOCKSIDE LOUNGE
  • 2008:  Finals BBC Choir competition of the Year Liverpool Philharmonic
  • 2008/ 2009/2013: SOUTHBANK VOICE LAB
  • 2008/2009  Dec: ST JOHN’S CHURCH WATERLOO
  • 2009 February: HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL OXFORD
  • 2009 February: BARBICAN CENTRE (supporting Eliades Ochoa) COMO NO
  • 2009 Spring: GUANABARA
  • 2009  June: BARBICAN CUBA 50 CELEBRATIONS
  • 2009  Oct: GLOBAL CO OPERATION HOUSE
  • 2009  Oct: CUBAN DIA DE LA CULTURA, CONWAY HALL
  • 2009/2010: CUBAN RHUM JUNGLE, BLACK HISTORY MONTH
  • 2010 March: RHYTHM CAFÉ Camden
  • 2010 March: BBC Choir competition of the Year
  • 2010 March: BRITISH MUSEUM; CROSSING CULTURES FESTIVAL
  • 2010 May: CHOIR FESTIVAL SOUTH BANK
  • 2010 June: MOMO’S
  • 2010,July: BRENT RESPECT FESTIVAL
  • 2010, July: LAMBETH SHOW
  • 2010, July KENSINGTON GARDENS FUSE FESTIVAL
  • 2010, August: YORUBA ARTS FESTIVAL, Clissold Park
  • 2010, October: AFRICA CENTRE COVENT GARDEN
  • 2010, Octobe: CREOLE FESTIVAL
  • 2011, January: RICH MIX ( in the foyer and in the Studio Theatre) 
  • 2010 and 2013 ROUNDHOUSE CHOIR FESTIVAL: VOICES NOW: MAKING MUSIC STAGE
  • 2012 February: KINGS COLLEGE CHAPEL: BRANDENBURG CHOIR FESTIVAL
  • 2012 April RICH MIX: Launch of Debut CD “Un Solo Palo” presented by Movimientos and La Linea
  • 2012 July: VAMOS! Festival Tynmouth
  • 2012 December: BOSTON ARMS, Tufnell Park: Seasonal Celebrations
  • 2013 January: RICH MIX with film “Ancestral Voices”
  • 2013/14 Feb:SOAS Brunei Gallery 2nd and 3rd Interfaith Music Festivals
  • 2013 April: Support For Concha Buika at UNION CHAPEL LA LINEA FESTIVAL
  • 2013 June/Aug: THE CUBAN/CAMDEN TOWN
  • 2013 June: BETHNAL GREEN NEW VOICES FESTIVAL
  • 2013 July: GO EAST/ THE BARBICAN. OLYMPIC GARDENS
  • 2013 August: CAMP BESTIVAL DORSET
  • 2013 October: MERLIN THEATRE FROME: Afro Cuban Sensibility
  • 2013 Nov: JAMBOREE Hosted by Jamie Renton. Support for Leon Rosselson
  • 2014Feb SOAS: Co-exist Interfaith Music Festival Brunai Gallery
  • 2014 March: ST MARTIN’S SCHOOL OF ART: GHostings: Multi discipline performance with visuals and Story Telling from Jacob V Joyce and Dancing from Yolanda Perez.
  • 2014 May: SURVIVAL GUIDES @ Brick Box Brixton, Dancers Hannah Anderson-Ricketts,Ffion Campbell- Davis, Yolanda Perez, Story Telling from Jacob V Joyce
  • 2014 June: NEW VOICES FESTIVAL: BETHNAL GREEN CHILDHOOD MUSEUM
  • 2014 Nov:CUBAN CHILDREN’S DAY Concert BOLIVAR HALL
  • 2014: Dec Peace and Healing initiative Open Rehearsal “The Premises Studio”
  • 2105 March: Soas Interfaith Music Festival
  • 2015 Sept: Africa Utopia Festival, South Bank
  • 2015 Dec: Tribute to Clem Geoge: Dizzy Stage 3 Hackney
  • 2016 March: Chorus ( voicelab) at the Southbank
  • 2016 May: Rich Mix: Launch of “Lullaby for Naila” with Special Guests: Reem Kelani, Leon Rosselson, Davinia Bano and Jackson Scott, Juanita Euka, Sonia Kounasso, Michael Rosselson, Nana Clara Aldrin-Quaye, Tess Hirst, Juwon Ogungbe and more!
  • 2016 May: Co Exist International Interfaith Music Festival at the British Museum with workshop
  • 2016 July 16th: “Our Latin Thing” The Barbican with Roberto Pla and his Orchestra
  • 2016 August:  Camberwell Fair
  • 2016 December: A World In London with DJ Ritu at the Clore Ballroom Southbank
  • 2016 December: Gear S3 Samsung Promotion World Music Choir, Eros Statue Piccadilly

 

2008 – 2016  TV/RADIO APPEARANCES

  • RADIO LONDON: Jumoke Fashola 
  • BBC RADIO THREE “THE CHOIR”
  • BBC WORLD SERVICE (AFRICA)
  • CHANNEL FOUR 4thought:
Photo taken at 4thought Channel 4

Photo taken at 4thought Channel 4

 

SOAS RADIO: MOVIMIENTOS ( Dj Callum) /DEEJAY RITU’s World in London2004 – 2014 and May 2016

RESONANCE FM: December 2016 with DJ RITU.

WORKSHOPS* have been held in Orisha Song and Dance at:

Ethelburger Church/Brent Respect Festival/Lambeth Country Show/Expressions Dance Studio/Palitar House ( Brent Dance Festival)/Workshops in Bristol and Manchester/Ongoing Workshops in Nottingham with the Axis Trio/ New Voices Bethnal Green/ British Museum

SCHOOLS: Choir have given workshops in Schools in Enfield, Stockwell and for Ealing Music Services Co ordinated by Hammadi Rencurrel

* members of the team are available for workshops and master classes for all ages in all Afro Cuban Genres. If you would like to book the Choir for performance or workshop, please fill out the contact form:

GRANTS:
The choir received an Arts Council grant to stage the debut of “Time and the Trickster” a piece written for the choir by Juwon Ogungbe.

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The choir received a second grant to add dancers to interprete the same work. They learnt to work a different dimension with the established contemporary dance outfit union dance.

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Daniela receives a scholarship to research into spiritual song in matanzas by the finzi trust.

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RECORDINGS:

2011 recorded their debut album in Bury and in London ” Un Solo Palo”

2013 Recorded their second album in London ” Lullaby for Naila”

find Both Albums on CD Baby, Amazon and I Tunes

http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/TheLondonLucumiChoir

For hard copies please email admin@londonlucumichoir.me

2013 Recorded Chorus for album By United Vibration

2015 Recording session 1 and 3 at the Premises London and Session2 In Nottingham with the Axis trio and Orisha Singers. Release January 2017

2016 Pre release from New Album to be released January 2017  Babafururu/Ofun Ruru Raf Riley Remix, featuring Ricardo Axe

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