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Roberto Fonseca + Ariwo : 13 March, 2017

Roberto Fonseca + Ariwo : 13 March, 2017

Pianist and charismatic band leader Roberto Fonseca extends his take on his Cuban roots, performing his new album ABUC with a new brass driven direction.

Pulsing percussion and bolshie brass centre around Fonseca's exuberant piano in an exhilarating extension and reinvention of the music of his homeland. Not since Cachaito Lopez’s ground-breaking 2001 release Cachaito has Cuban music been made to sound so fresh as in Fonseca’s ‘Electro Cha’, ‘Son Beat’ and ‘Mambo Afro’ – this concert is a chance to experience the historic past and joyous future of the genre in one evening.

Part of the renaissance in Cuban music over the past two decades, Roberto Fonseca toured with Buena Vista Social Club before releasing solo material and collaborations with musicians of other world music styles, cementing himself as one of the most inventive and creative Latin Jazz musicians of this new generation.

Support comes from Ariwo, combining the raw energy of Cuban rumba with the deep melancholy of Iranian electronic music. A Cuban/Iranian quartet, they focus on the unexplored intersection between electronica and Afro-Cuban folkloric music.

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