Ten Years of the London Lucumi Choir in Photos

To begin 2017, I am posting a link to the Blog of one of the Original and longer standing Members of the Choir, Mish Aminoff. Mish is a photographer and has documented the Choir and it’s members since the beginning. Please check out her wonderful Blog, which includes her work regarding the Choir and the members who have made it what it has been and what it is now. Also check out Mish’s other subjects also. We look forward to more years of singing and making music and taking more photos.

This year we will be launching our third CD. A Video and a special release coming soon. Watch this Space. We are also on the look out for more COMMITTED members. ( by which I mean, those that are prepared to put in a little bit of work and time). Get in contact!!! 

Here is a preview of Mish’s Work ( © Mish Aminoff 2016)

Please click below for the rest of her collection which is regularly updated.

Ten Years of the London Lucumi Choir

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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.

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