A night dedicated to the very best in Cuban music, we're delighted to present a rare and unique performance from Eliel Lazo.
One of Cuba's leading percussionists, Lazo has played with musicians such as Herbie Hancock, Airto Moreira, Chucho Valdes Bob Mintzer, Oscar Valdes, Carlos del Puerto, Diakara, Klimax and Habana Ensemble.
In 2004 he recorded his first album Art Ensemble of Habana with Commodo Depots records from Japan. He them rleased his first record on Stunt Records, Blanco Y Negro, which was recorded in Cuba. His third album El Conguero, also released on Stunt Records, was awarded with The Danish Music award for album of the year.
His last record was titled Eliel Lazo and the Cuban Funk Machine, was nominated at the 2015 Cuban and Danish Grammys for best World and Jazz album.
Producer, DJ and Percussionist, Vince Vella blends a deep knowledge of Afro-Cuban, and tropical rhythms with electronics. Vince has remixed Mobo award winners Sons Of Kemet and 4Hero among others, his productions have received support by the likes of Benji B, Gilles Peterson, Osunlade, Patrick Forge...
Alongside producing he's an accomplished percussionist who has studied in Cuba and Brazil. His love with Cuba continues, where he co-produced the Havana Cultura series with Gilles Peterson, and Roberto Fonseca collaborating with some of the best musicians in Cuba: Julio Padron (Irakere), Danay Suarez, Changuito (Los Van Van), Los Aldeanos and DubStep pioneer Mala.
VV has shared the decks with the likes of 4Hero, Gilles Peterson, Kenny Dope, Charlie Dark, among many and performed at major festivals and venues like Glastonbury, Roskilde and The Barbican.
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This is the ‘anthology’ of modern Cuban music that embodies the diversity of a new generation of artists beyond the Buena Vista Social Club legacy. This is also the ‘anthology’ that embraces a good number of Afro-Caribbean rhythms – son, salsa, reggaeton, hip-hop, Latin jazz, among many others – linked…
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