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Roberto Fonseca, a scintillating pianist with a questing jazz sensibility and deep roots in the Afro Cuban tradition, makes a welcome return to St George’s.
Fonseca had already released three albums when in the early 2000s he joined legendary Buena Vista Social Club touring with legends such as Omara Portuondo. He has since continued to expand his solo repertoire with Grammy Nominated Yo, ABUC, and an acclaimed live collaboration with Fatoumata Diawara.
The latest 9th album, released in 2019 ‘presents a Cuba without borders’ says Fonseca ‘I’m building bridges between my Afro-Cuban traditions and other styles of music and doing some of the crazy things I love doing live’. ‘I’m bringing in ideas I’ve absorbed over many years of touring the world. I’m taking Cuban music forward’.
Yesun also delves into the music of Fonseca’s homeland – music as kaleidoscopic as Cuba itself – but keeps it’s sights set firmly on the future, weaving in electronic beats, spoken word and retro modern keyboards, Fonseca’s own sonorous vocals and more. It’s an album by a Cuban virtuoso determined to make music his way and modernise Cuban music in the process.
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Pre-event Food & Drink
Enjoy delicious drinks and light bites from our Café Bar ahead of the event.
Available to pre-order when booking your tickets, you can choose from a selection of house drinks on arrival, accompanied by a board of bread, olives and dips (all Vegetarian). Just select which option – for one or two people – you would like, before checkout.
Your pre-ordered food and drink will be available to collect from the Café Bar from 60 minutes before the event. It’s the perfect way to begin your event experience at St George’s!