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Lazarito Valdes & Bamboleo

30 April 2017


One of Cuba's most innovative and original timba bands return to London nearly 8 years after they last graced a stage in the capital.

The mighty Bamboleo under the leadership of the prodigious Lázaro Valdés will rock your world with their powerful groove & fantastic show.

Hailing from a prestigious musical family, bandleader and pianist, Lazarito Valdés, began his professional career at the age of 16, touring extensively with Pachito Alonso Y Su Kini Kini. In 1995 he formed Bamboleo as a musical project set to enter into and bring together a rich variety of genres such as salsa, folkloric afro-cuban music, Latin jazz, boleros and ballads. That same year the group received the nomination for ‘Best New Orchestra' in the ‘Mi Salsa' programme, as well as a phenomenal reception in the island's top music clubs and festivals.

The band were immediately tagged as "cutting edge" due to their aggressive sound, and funky and avante-garde fashion sense. Interestingly, they were the first hard-core timba band to make women lead singers and the main protagonists of their stage show; the female point of view has always been a key element to their sound. As a result, Bamboleo has become a socio-cultural phenomenon, integrating a new style of dance, fashion and language into the Cuban culture.

With specialist Cuba DJs Rich, Jim and Javier de la Rosa

9.00pm - Doors open to the Public
9.00pm - 10.00pm DJs on the decks
10:00pm - 12.00pm Lazarito Valdes & Bamboleo
12.00am - 3.00am DJs and Cuban Party

229 The venue 229 Great Portland St, London, W1W 5PN
Great Portland Street Tube St.

More info and book tickets

Tickets available online here (with booking fee)

or from the DJs at their Club nights - contact them here

DJ Rich at Cuban Hideaway

DJ Jim Layne

DJ Javier de la Rosa

Contact details

The Venue, London

229 Great Portland St, London, W1W 5PN

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