Event Location: Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA
We are delighted to be co-hosting the very special Folk of the World concert as part of this year’s London Remixed Festival 2018
London Remixed is a celebration of the best emerging musical talent and genres from across the world. This year, our collective of teenage refugees and asylum seekers Everyday People LDN, here without family and adjusting to life in the UK, have been invited to perform at Remixed to celebrate the beauty, richness and diversity of refugee music and culture.They will be joined by our amazing Roma musicians and their family The Romany Diamonds Ensemble.
Showcasing the best in Latin Grooves, Afrobeats, Tropical Bass, Vintage-Remix, Desert Remix, Balkan Beats, Urban Roots, Acoustic Soundclash and Brass Band Remix, we are kicking Global London into the future! The festival is a celebration of the best emerging musical talent and genres and will offer creativity, fun and madness, complete with buzzing atmosphere & music… but without the mud, rain or hassle of camping. Expect performances from over 25 cutting edge bands and DJs across 4 stages over 2 days, all in one vibrant venue nested in the heart of Shoreditch.
The London Remixed Festival is brought to you by some of the most dynamic festival organisers, venue promoters and music agencies the UK has to offer. We aim to create the perfect festival experience; indoor areas to chill out, fully converted disco lift to navigate between the stages and a silent disco café. Continental Drifts; the producers of the most rocking festival stages across the globe, are excited to be back, joining forces once again with their long standing musical partners Movimientos, Wormfood, Two for Joy, Woodburner, Polka Club and some new ones Vibes and Pressure and Arts Canteen for the return of London Remixed Festival 2018!
Continental Drifts/Global Local are all about creating a buzzing atmosphere, they have put together some of the best line-ups at the UK’s greatest, biggest and most loved festivals. Over the years they have supported 100s of up and coming bands, including household names such as Florence and the Machine, MUSE and Mumford and Sons, who all lost their festival virginity on their stages.
Ricardo Czureja, founder of the Romany Diamonds, arrived in the UK from Poland with his family in 1998. The Czureja family have always been musical; Ricardo’s son Benjamin explains that music is “what we live off; it’s our bread”.
Their music is an energetic whirlwind of violins played at breakneck speed, hurried along by the rhythm section of accordion, keyboards, double bass and guitar. Whilst their music is traditionally Roma in sound, flecks of other genres appear, such as folk music from Slovakia, Poland and Hungary, and Jewish music.