Tribute from LatAm artists

Chabuca Granda, was an acclaimed Peruvian singer and composer. She created and interpreted a vast number of Criollo waltzes with Afro-Peruvian rhythms.

Below artist from Iberoamerica sing this beautiful song in her honour.

Granda’s song “La Flor de la Canela” has become an anthem for the city of Lima, Peru.

Latino Life In The Park [N4]

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Comida Fest

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Moving film set in 1950s Rio

The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão (A Vida Invisível) is a 2019 internationally acclaimed film directed by Karim Aïnouz based on the 2016 novel The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão by Martha Batalha.

It is based in Rio de Janeiro during the 1950s, two sisters struggle against repression and bigotry in a patriarchal era.

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Yuli, the documentary of the acclaimed Cuban dancer

Based on Carlos Acosta’s autobiography NO WAY HOME – A CUBAN DANCER’S STORY, it is his own story about growing up in Cuba, becoming a dancer, moving to London and his relationship with his father, his family and his country.

The guardian Review

Latin Hub increasing visibility of Latin Americans

The Latin American community is one of the fastest growing in London making an essential contribution to how the city operates economically, socially and culturally. In her foreword to the report, Paulina Tamborrel, a Citizens UK community organiser from Mexico, said:

“They call us ‘the invisibles’, los invisibles. For all our colours, flavours and rhythms; Latin Americans would expect all before invisibility. We pride ourselves in our joy, musical spirits and loud voices. The grinding reality of being Latin American in the UK has made invisibility a new custom for our community, one that is hard to escape.”

Latin Hub UK is an independent, non-partisan, not-for-profit initiative to support Latin Americans in the UK and to promote our cultural heritage. Our website and social media channels aim to integrate all the dispersed activities by and for our community, creating a hub that strengthens our identity and contributes into a larger journey towards visibility and recognition of one of London’s fastest-growing yet least appreciated communities.

In line with these goals, on the 9th of October we exhibited our work in Southwark Heritage Centre & Library. 


During our last year we have gathered stories of courage and resilience from Latin American traders that have been affected by gentrification, covid and all the other barriers that the community faces.

On the ground floor we exhibited the beautiful paintings of Desire Noriega, which illustrated the spirit of our oral interviews. 

It was a great event that connected us with young Southwark residents also concerned with issues of gentrification as well as the wider community.




Art can be a great communicator, but we also accompanied the paintings with a synopsis of the story that inspired the artist, contextualised by the wider challenges that the Latin American community faces related to each story. We also included organisations where members of the community can seek support for a wider rage of issues, from domestic violence to work exploitation.




On the first floor we presented an audiovisual experience, all audio interviews were animated with painting videos combined into a short movie that presented all the trader stories in a series.  Visitors were able to experience first hand the moving stories of resilience and hope.





 At the end of the event, a local artist illustrated the day that we captured in the image video.   


A big thank you to all visitors who were so positive about our exhibition and project!

Serrat, Sabina and their love affair with Latin America

At the end of the 1960s the story begins, forced by Juan Manuel Serrat’s exile in Mexico. It was love at first sight between the singer-songwriter and our people and culture.

For those of us who grew up during the 70s, his songs have accompanied us since our first adolescent loves, and make us reflect on dilemmas that transcend borders, such as death and freedom. Mediterráneo was his emblematic first album, with which we learnt about Franco’s repressive Spain, its sea and its white villages, its youthful utopias.

Later came his own productions and also musicalisations of extraordinary Latin American poets. His work is influenced by other poets , Pablo Neruda (Chile), Eduardo Galeano y Mario Benedetti (Uruguay) The South also exists this is his nineteenth album dedicated to poems by the Uruguayan poet. He has also covered songs by Violeta Parra (Chile) , Atahualpa Yupanqui (Argentina) and from Victor Jara (Chile). Committed and critical of the dictatorships in Latin America, for which Pinochet denied him entry to Chile in 1983

Joaquin Sabina came to our continent later, following the path started by Serrat. He brought us the wildness and the excesses…and we love him for it. Just as we say that Juan Manuel brought poetry to music, Joaquin gave us spontaneity, rebelliousness and humour. Neither of them are noted for their vocal talent but Sabina can sing with the mariachis in Mexico or a tango in Buenos Aires with naturalness. The audience forgives those extra drinks on stage and turns a deaf ear to the noticeable passage of time that affects both their voices.

“19 days and 500 nights it’s still the song that most identifies Sabina, and it’s Noise is my favourite. My assumed fanaticism for Serra prevents me from choosing a song this compilation of songs and you will see that it is impossible to choose!

For some years now they have been performing together, giving concerts all over the continent, uniting music and friendship, between them and their audience The Symbol and the Cuate is a documentary that tells this love story between the artists and Latin America

We went to their concerts like to mass, with the same devotion, Serrat’s first concert in Argentina was unforgettable, after the dictatorship, with pure emotion we sang “para la libertad, sangro, lucho, pervivo”, with our eyes full of tears

We never felt them as foreigners, they are part of our recent history, in dark times,… we waited for his voice and words that accompanied and comforted us, when poetry guided the music and the music made us think. …..

Author: Angelines Yakin