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.

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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



2011 Master of Music (MMus) Performance 

SOAS University of London

Latin piano and percussion

2009 Bachelor of Arts (BA) Music

SOAS University of London




Barrio 6 


Grupo X

Combo Yanze


George Peguero Band


Bachata City

4 Esquinas

Dispersion Latina

Latin Explosion


Latin Mafia

Nana y la Esencia



Orquesta Estelar


London Lucumi Choir


La Cuba Ritmo

Piki Bosch

London Latin All Stars


New Guardz



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.                +44-7957-483251