On Thursday 5th May 2016, The London Lucumi Choir presents the celebration of our second CD “Lullaby for Naila”. Our celebration takes place at Rich Mix in Shoreditch. This album was a very special project. It was inspired by the birth of my ( Daniela Rosselson De Armas) granddaughter and the gift that I wanted to give her, which was to raise awareness of her rich and wonderfully varied ancestry. It was also an opportunity to invite friends and family to sing on the album and for all to enjoy in the celebration of a new life. This was an opportunity to celebrate the diversity and wealth of culture within the London Lucumi Choir. Several members of the Choir also sing lullabies that their mothers sung to them as babies. Finally, although this is a very personal story, it is also a story that is shared by many, both children and adults alike who experience mixed ancestry and a mixed cultural heritage. In this troubled world, we find opportunities to remember that there is more that unites us then divides us. A universal theme of love for your child and willing that they should sleep is common to all, and the lullabies recorded on the CD span three continents, from 16 countries in ten different languages. The line up on the Gig is phenomenal. What is also beautiful it is a truly intergenerational line up featuring artists of all generations. The first set is dedicated to the CD and in the Second set artists will be performing their own material. Please take a look at the artists involved and please join us at Rich Mix on the 5th May 2016: Featured photo is the artwork of the album by Amelie Clemente-Ridge ( aged 5 at the time)
Juwon Ogungbe ( Yoruba Lullaby Medley )
Sarah-Jane Lewis ( Cuban, Dominican and Irish Lullabies)
Tess Hirst ( Lebanese and Yiddish Lullabies)
Reem Kelani ( Turkish Lullaby) Photo taken at Rich Mix by Jose Ramon Caamaño
Davinia Baño ( Sephardim Lullaby)
Michael Clemente-Rosselson and Daniela R De Armas ( Sing Family favourites)
Michael has been singing with Choir and has also recorded in his own right.
Daniela is the Director of the London Lucumi Choir and a Vocal Coach and Teacher of Song.
Sonia Kounasso and Juanita Euka ( Lullabies from Benin and the Congo)
Sonia has been singing with the Choir for a number of years and has recorded several solo numbers.
Juanita sings with the Choir and various other projects also. She is a Solo artist in her own right also and has just launched her own musical project.
Photo of Juanita, Michael and Sonia, by Gavin Durrant
Nana Clara Aldrin-Quaye ( Cuban Lullaby) photo by Gavin Durrant
Nana is a member of the Choir and is also a solo artist in her own right. Recently she sung backing vocals for Buika.
Gerardo De Armas ( Cuban Lullaby)
Gerardo is the UK’s only Cuban vocalist that specialises in Rumba. He has sung with Cuba’s Yoruba Andabo and Irosso Oba and has performed with various projects in the UK as a Singer and percussionist
The London Lucumi Choir ( Cuba/Yoruba)
Accompanied by Leon Rosselson on guitar
To download the CD which includes Ahmed Dickinson on Guitar
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