Preview: Roberto Fonseca + Ariwo – ABUC UK Tour @ Barbican Centre (London, 13th March 2017)

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If you are mad about rumba and mambo, come bump and grind your way into the Barbican to be moved by the grooves of son and guaracha, and to sing bolero. Roberto Fonseca (pianist, band leader, and very much part of a younger generation of new Latin jazz musicians) is a gentleman that bewitches with his tumbaos. Afromambo is so exciting and Fonseca’s ABUC tour promises to be a unique experience.

Fonseca’s concert promises to be a retrospective journey into Cuban musical history, with its kaleidoscopic variety of dances, styles and rhythms. Reading backwards, ABUC is Fonseca’s pride and joy: Cuba, Fonseca’s Cuban roots are emphasised in songs such as Velas y Flores. As an acronym, it is an innovative and creative exploration into Afro, Bolero, unity and Cuba itself.

His original interpretation takes him into new directions; electro cha, son beat and mambo afro. The well-known Cuban/Iranian quartet Ariwo will help to make the concert a quirky and memorable experience on the 13th of March.

Roberto and Ariwo (Pouya Ehsaei, Oreste Noda, Yelfris Valdes, Hammadi Valdes) will explore the significant and always special atmosphere that Cuban soul mixed with Cuban rumba and moody electronica provides.

Give me your hand, come, sing and dance with us, our union is our strength!

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