RESUME

Lilli Elina is a London based pianist, percussionist, bassist and vocalist, specialising in both folkloric and modern styles of Cuban and Latin American music. Lilli studied Music at SOAS University of London, and now plays, teaches, composes and arranges professionally at concerts, festivals, parties and events around London, the UK and internationally.
Penya Investigations, Magnus PI. Tape cover art by Victoria Topping, Lilli Elina on vocals.

You can get in touch with me here

Recording credits 2016-2017

 

Penya - Beat Your Demon EP (2017, On The Corner Records) vocals

 

London Lucumi Choir - Moyuba Baba, Moyuba Yeye Album (2017, Movimientos Records) vocals

 

Mulele Matondo Africa & Simo Langnawi - Afrique C’est Chic (2016) percussion and backing vocals

 

Penya - Acelere EP (2016, On The Corner Records) percussion, backing vocals

 

Magnus PI - Penya Investigations EP (2016, On The Corner Records) vocals

 

London Lucumi Choir - Lullaby For Naila Album (2016) piano, backing vocals

 

Diaspora album (unreleased 2016-2017) percussion, backing vocals

Mango - Cafe Tostado (unreleased 2017) bass, percussion, backing vocals

Education

 

2011 Master of Music (MMus) Performance 

SOAS University of London

Latin piano and percussion

2009 Bachelor of Arts (BA) Music

SOAS University of London

Live

 

Penya

Barrio 6 

Salseology

Grupo X

Combo Yanze

Diaspora

George Peguero Band

Guerrera

Bachata City

4 Esquinas

Dispersion Latina

Latin Explosion

Salsabor

Latin Mafia

Nana y la Esencia

Cubanaires

Wara

Orquesta Estelar

Luisa

London Lucumi Choir

Atrevida

La Cuba Ritmo

Piki Bosch

London Latin All Stars

Repercussion

New Guardz

Awards

 

Two-time LUKAS Awards Winner (Salsa Act of the Year 2011 & 2012)

GSD Media & Latin American Music Awards  2011 - UK Best Latin Band

Professional Membership

Musician's Union

Penya: Acelere Remixed EP. Cover art by Victoria Topping. Remixes by DJ Khalab and Jose Marquez.
London based record label, On The Corner Records, Penya: Beat Your Demon EP Sticker, artwork by Victoria Topping
London Lucumi Choir: Moyuba Baba, Moyuba Yeye, album cover art. Praise songs for Oshun and Obatala.
Penya: Beat Your Demon EP. Cover art by Victoria Topping, released on On The Corner Records, London
London Lucumi Choir: Lullaby for Naila album cover art. Lullabies from all over the world.

Lilli Elina             pianist, percussionist, bassist, vocalist.             lillielina@gmail.com             +44-7957-483251