This has to be one of, if not THE gig of the year so far. La-33 are to play at Cargo in London on Tuesday 8th July.
If you've heard me DJ over the last couple of years, you may have heard me spin tracks by La-33 such as "La Pantera Mambo" - the group's awesome version of The Pink Panther theme that took Salsa clubs all over England by storm.
This amazing young group from Colombia are like no other new group I've heard. Their blend of jazzy mambo, boogaloo and early salsa sounds like it comes straight out of the 1960s. And what's even more exciting is that they write almost all their own material. I've been hoping that they would play live in London and that wish is now to come true! Playing as part of a European tour (which includes other UK dates), I believe this is their first ever appearance in London. And who knows if and when they will be back, so make sure you catch them!
Tickets are £12.50 in advance and £15 on the door.
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You can find out more about the band and their tour and listen to some of their tracks (including "La Pantera Mambo") on their MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/la33