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Havana Cultura LIVE at The Barbican, London // 06-07-10

April 12, 2010

To coincide with the CD release from globetrotting DJ Gilles Peterson, the Barbican hosts an evening of Cuba’s freshest musical talent – from Latin, Afro jazz and fusion to hip-hop, funk, reggaeton and R&B. Powered by Roberto Fonseca’s (pictured above) acclaimed band, the night features Cuban star Danay (described by Gilles Peterson as ‘Cuba’s Jill Scott’), as well as Ogguere, one of the hottest and most inventive hip hop acts in Cuba.

Roberto Fonseca has shared the stage with Cuban legends such as Rubén González, Ibrahim Ferrer and Omara Portuondo. For The Havana Cultura Band, he is joined onstage by an all-star group featuring old school master reedsman Javier Zalba (Irakere), the most versatile bass player in Cuba – Omar Gonzalez, drummer Ramses Rodriguez (Chucho Valdes), Joel Hierrezuelo on congas, producer/percussionist Vince Vella and DJ Gilles Peterson, the mastermind behind Havana Cultura Remixed.

Gilles Peterson & Roberto Fonseca present Havana Cultura Live: New Cuba Sound
Tuesday 6th July
Barbican, London
Tickets: £10/£15/£20 + bkg
Booking: 020 7638 8891 / www.barbican.org.uk