La Linea has built an impressive international reputation as one of the world’s most eclectic celebrations of Latin music, bringing a host of top-notch Latin artists to London every April. This year the festival runs from April 21 to 30 there’s a typically high-quality bill featuring everything from Mexican electronics to Brazilian hip hop. Just one warning: this music is hot.
Who’s playing La Linea 2015?
Moroccan singer and flamenco dancer Karen Ruimy collaborates with superstar producer and post-punk bassist Youth, for a performance of their project 'ZIK'R'. The central narrative is of the journey of flamenco dance from India to Spain and the roots of Sufi philosophy. As Ruimy dances, Youth and a host of musicians perform electronic, cross-cultural music and French artist Fabrice Hyber provides visuals.Read more
Do you like Morrissey? What about traditional Mexican music? If the answer to both is a big old ‘¡Sí, señor!’ then you're in luck tonight. At this concert as part of La Linea festival, a band of Mexican musicians (led by Camilo Lara and Sergio Mendoza) will be reinterpreting the Pope of Mope's songs – and translating his sacred lyrics into Spanish, of course. We can’t wait to hear ‘Este Hombre Encantador’.Read more
Award-winning Chilean rapper Tijoux – who was born in exile in France after Pinochet’s coup, and first won acclaim for fronting the Mazika crew in the ’90s – comes to London to close La Linea festival. She’s picked up a whole lot of fans recently after her track ‘1977’ was featuring on ‘Breaking Bad’.Read more