The London Lucumi Choir celebrates 10 years collaboration with FireSoul Media

Over the summer we were working hard on a Video project. We were filming a Video to promote a recording which will be pre-released on the Movimientos Label next year. Our recording is a cover version of the Ibeyi’s composition, “River”. We were happy to collaborate with Husband and Wife team, FireSoul Media, who are Elio Peña and Rebecca Radmore. The filming mainly took place by the River Wandle, Mitchum in South East London and also in Queen’s Woods, where the lost River Moss Well had it’s Source. What has been achieved with low budget and limited time, was a work which is really beautiful thanks to FireSoul Media.






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I am a London based Iyalosha, crowned with Ochun; who is passionate about the arts I Grew up in London, mixed background, third generation musician. I went to study music in Cuba in 1986, since then I have done many things. Was one of the first Salsa Dance Teachers in London in 1989, before it became the sport of a million suburban housewives; formed Orchestra Salsa Y Ache in late 80's, toured and did many gigs for seven years; then Salsasonica which recorded with Buena Vista's Guajiro Mirabal. Have taught Cuban Music to children. I have also organised small trips to Cuba in the past before the rise of tourism there. Have written about Latin Music, and I am passionate about singing and encouraging everyone to sing. I formally ran " singing for the terrified" at the Mary Ward Centre, in addition to a world music choir. I Have been a practitioner of Santeria since 1986. Between the years 1991 and 2005 I received My Elekes, My Warriors and Olokun. In 2005 I received my Ikofafun ( Ifa) and on February 6 2006 I became initiated as a Priestess of Ochun in Luyano, Havana. My Branch of the religion is La Pimienta. I was born from Obatala and Yemaya. Ocha Inle and Omi Laibo are my Iyalorishas. Currently I run and direct the London Lucumi Choir which sings Afro Cuban songs to the Orisha and other Afro-Cuban genres. I have also become a celebrant qualified to perform marriage ceremonies, renewal of vows, baby naming ceremonies and other family based ceremony and ritual.