World music of the week: La Linea: The London Latin Music Festival, various venues, London
Friday 05 April 2013
Scattering its musical treasures like petals through April, La Linea opens with Toumani Diabaté's left-field collaboration with Brazilian poet Arnaldo Antunes and guitarist Edgard Scandurra, A Curva Da Cintura, at Union Chapel, and Cuba's most popular contemporary group, trumpeter Alexander Abreu's Havana D'Primera, making their UK debut at Electric Brixton.
Later in the month, there's a Mexican-Balkans brass standoff at the Barbican, the returns of flamenco singer Buika and Fado star Ana Moura, Latin psychedelia from Bogota with the Meridian Brothers, and hip-hop from Mala Rodriguez in a rare UK appearance.
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