Preview: Daymé Arocena @ Southbank Centre (London; Friday 4th October 2019)

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If you can stand out in an extraordinary music scene like the Cuban one, it means that you are worth it. And when you first listen to Daymé Arocena’s voice, you completely understand why she fully deserves to be considered one of the most exciting new acts in Cuban music and much, much more.

The singer from La Havana is, to put it simply, a natural, but she also decided to “educate” her innate talent, developing her musicianship, becoming a composer, choir director and bandleader, and starting research work in the Cuban tradition.

That’s why her show on 4th October at Queen Elizabeth Hall is not going to be your usual night out. Daymé brings together the Afro-Cuban repertoire with contemporary jazz, rumba and Santeria imaginary for mind-blowing performances. This will also be the first time she will showcase her recently released second album, Sonocardiogram, in London … enough reasons to make it an extraordinary event!

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