Rootmaster in association with Movimientos presents Wilmer Sifontes & Afro-American Project, upbeat, danceable Afro-Venezuelan and Caribbean popular rhythms, led by master percussionist Wilmer Sifontes and his London based Afro-American project band.
The band explore and reveal Venezuela’s rich legacy of African and Afro-Caribbean roots music. Venezuela is known for its own tropical sounds and other imported styles, as well as the distinct joropo and llanero music. The country has produced global superstars and some of our musicians here in London play a big part in this contribution. Wilmer Sifontes from Caracas, Venezuela, is one of London’s most accomplished, outstanding and prolific percussionists. He has established himself as one of the UK’s leading Latin percussionists, and has worked with some of the UK’s leading bands and world music artists.