La Linea Returns

La Linea, London’s long-running Latin Music Festival, is set to return this spring with a lineup that includes the Peruvian Grammy-winning singer Susana Baca, the Oscar-winning Uruguayan singer Jorge Drexler, and the trailblazing British-Colombian outfit, Mestizo, led by Steam Down’s founder Ahnansé and Mambo Negro Records founder Daniel Michel.

Featuring its customary blend of established international stars and rising new talent, the festival, which began in 2001, will also host Emicida, the Brazilian rapper and star of the hit Netflix documentary Amar Elo, whom The Guardian described as “one of Brazil’s most influential cultural figures.”

Also appearing on the bill are the 18-piece New Regency Orchestra, hoping to recreate the magic of last year’s sold-out show, and the award-winning Brazilian quintet Alvorada, who will be joined by Brazilian mandolin virtuoso Marco Ruviaro for a special show celebrating the music of the legendary composer Pixinguinha. The festival also welcomes the multi-award-winning virtuoso Mexican guitarist Morgan Szymanski, described as a “superb classical guitarist” by The Daily Telegraph and who will be performing a programme of music by Latin American composers highlighting the link between classical and traditional idioms.

Rich Mix is set to showcase LGBTQ+ rights activist Alex Etchart debuting their band Vientos presenting the melancholic sounds of South American folk combined with folk songs from the British Isles and Ireland as well as electronica influences. The evening will include support sets from groundbreaking Andean fusion band Sagrada Familia and Venezuelan DJ Popola / Ivicore

Appealing to music fans of all ages is Madrid’s Chica Charcos whose show with her Katiuskas band is full of poetry, dance, and humour. And there’s a La Linea first performance for Grupo Luma who will mark the 50thanniversary of the coup in Chile against the Salvador Allende government by performing some of the most iconic songs of Allende’s Popular Unity era and Latin America’s Nueva Canción as well as their own compositions. Dynamic Son Jarocho group Chapulines will bring an evening of Mexican and Latin party sounds to AMP Studios mixing traditional Mexican music with Caribbean and rumba grooves plus special guest DJ – Sabor A Mi (Rinse FM).

Tickets are on sale now and available from

La Linea 2023:

Susana Baca
Friday 21 April

Jazz Café

Theatre En Español: Chica Charcos ‘Con Katiuskas y a lo loko’

Saturday 22 April 
Rich Mix

Grupo Luma
Political Song in Latin America – Chile 50
Saturday 22 April
Rich Mix

New Regency Orchestra

Saturday 22 April
Colour Factory

Alvorada + Marco Ruviaro (The music of Pixinguinha)
Wednesday 26 April
SOAS Brunei Gallery Theatre

Morgan Szymanski
Thursday 27 April
SOAS Brunei Gallery Theatre


Thursday 27 April 


Saturday 29 April 

Rich Mix

Jorge Drexler 

Monday 1 May

The Barbican

Alex Etchart & Vientos + Sagrada Familia + Popola / Ivicore
Thursday 4 May

Rich Mix

Chapulines + Sabor a Mi + Movimientos DJs

Friday 5 May


Sunday 7 May 

Village Underground