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Eliane Correa & En El Aire Project : 24 Sept. #Soho #London

Eliane Correa & En El Aire Project : 24 Sept. #Soho #London

With one foot in soul and jazz and one foot in contemporary Havana, Eliane Correa & En El Aire Project brings to London a fresh redefinition of the innovations that are happening in the Cuban music of the here and now. With Esperanza Spalding-inspired vocal lines, Los Van Van-style grooving montunos and a tinge of Afro-Cuban folkloric music, they reinvent the idea of “Cuban jazz" into something unexpected.

Directed by Eliane Correa (MD of Cuban funk 10-piece Wara), En El Aire first hit the studio in London as an experiment in 2011, then in 2012 recording continued in Havana, bouncing back and forth until 2014 when the hotly anticipated album is finally reaching its final phases. Tipped by Gilles Peterson as one of the freshest new sounds to come out of Havana, Eliane Correa & En El Aire Project is here to bring soul into Cuban jazz.

The show opens with a piano-percussion duo slot featuring curator, Alex Wilson, with Venezuelan percussion master Edwin Sanz who will both heat up the evening with their musical fireworks! After attending last year’s festival, BBC’s Kevin Legendre wrote of Edwin Sanz “the skill with which he integrates fizzing hi-hat patterns into the rapid fire shifts of tempo and subdivisions of his hand drumming makes many a jaw drop.”

Eliane Correa - keys, Vox, MD
Eme Alfonso - lead vox 1
Binisa Bonner - lead vox 2
Graeme Flowers - trumpet / flugel
Roberto Manzini - alto sax
Jimmy Martinez - elec. bass / double bass
Hammadi Rencurrell - percussion
Michel Castellanos – drumkit

+ Special Guests to be announced.

(7:00pm) - £15.00
London Latin Jazz Fest 2014 : Eliane Correa & En El Aire Project + special guests.
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7:00pm

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