Fri, April 13, 2018
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2018-04-13 8:00 pm
Roberto Fonseca at Jo Long Theatre
Pianist, composer, and Artistic Director for CubaS Jazz Plaza Santiago Festival, Roberto Fonseca has toured the worldS most prestigious venues with Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club® and the legendary Omara Portuondo. As a bandleader, Fonseca is undoubtedly one of the most innovative Cuban pianists in generations, with a sound at the fertile crossroads of jazz, traditional music, and soul, steeped in a spirituality faithful to his Afro-Cuban roots. Fonsecas November 2016 release ABUC (Verve/Universal) is dedicated to the island he calls home it spells CUBA backwards, after all. Teeming with rascally rhythms and burly brass, and woven from allusions, souvenirs and contrasts, ABUC is a kaleidoscope of dancing colors through which Roberto tells the great and rich story of Cuban music, from yesterday to today.
Jo Long Theatre, 226 N Hackberry