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London AfroCuban Festival: Maykel Blanco y Su Salsa Mayor + Havana D'Primera
20 October 2017 - 22 October 2017
CELEBRATING THE DAY OF THE CUBAN CULTURE AND BLACK HISTORY MONTH Join us for an outstanding feast of Cuban entertainment and dance workshops delivered to you by some of the most popular, respected and talented artists in the business.
Back by popular demand!!! We are very excited to announce that Maykel Blanco y Su Salsa Mayor and Alexander Abreu Y Havana D'Primera - two of the finest Cuban Bands will be performing in London in one super fantastic Afro Cuban Festival weekend!!! proudly presented by Havana To Londres Ltd, the Cuban Event of the year, absolutely not to be missed!!!
★ MAYKEL BLANCO Y SU SALSA MAYOR LIVE IN LONDON FRIDAY 20th OCTOBER 2017 CONFIRMED! The highly anticipated return to London of one of Cuba's very best bands, Maykel Blanco Y Su Salsa Mayor, is a huge event on the Cuban calendar in the UK. Loved around the world for their exciting brand of Cuban Timba, this outstanding group are at the top of their musical game. Since the release of their first album, Recoge Y Vete, in 2006, they have consistently produced hit after hit of hugely popular, highly danceable & sweetly melodic Cuban dance music. One of the most talented musicians in Cuba today, after playing in various bands, and releasing one very distinctive and interesting album, Ya Llegaron Los Cubanos, with his own group, La Suprema Ley, Maykel took over an existing band, Salsa Mayor, in 2004, renaming it Maykel Blanco Y Su Salsa Mayor. Six thrilling albums later, Maykel and the band consistently tour Europe and South America to huge acclaim, while continuing to develop their deliriously infectious dance music. This London date will include current floor slammers from their 6th, highly acclaimed album 'Que No Me Quiten La Fe' in addition to a delicious selection of the band's big hits from the last 10 years!
★ ALEXANDER ABREU Y HAVANA D'PRIMERA LIVE IN LONDON SATURDAY 21st OCTOBER 2017 The long awaited, and highly anticipated return to the UK of the one and only Alexander Abreu Y Havana D' Primera! Alexander Abreu y Havana D' Primera are an extraordinary musical force of nature who, since their formation in 2008, have taken the world by storm. Three albums in, and their hugely popular hits, Pasaporte, Al Final De La Vida, Despues De Un Beso and Me Dicen Cuba, to name but a few, are loved across the Latin world, and in Europe and the States as much as they are in their native Cuba. Widely recognized as one of the greatest trumpet players of his generation, Alexander has a unique voice that combines edge, feeling, and the melodic sophistication of a skilled instrumentalist. Add to this his heartfelt lyrics, poetry in their own right, authentically drawn from his life experience, his aptitude as a composer, arranger, and band leader, and of course the group of world-class musicians he hand-picked to form Havana D' Primera, and you have yourself a vivid, exciting, and deeply satisfying live concert experience that will stay with you long after the last note rings out, and the last dance is danced.
★ 2 FANTASTIC CONCERTS ★ 3 UNFORGETTABLE NIGHTS ★ PROFESSIONAL TEACHERS ★ YOUR FAVOURITE DJs♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ★ 10+ HOURS OF WORKSHOPS ★ LIVE PERCUSSION
★★★ LIVE CONCERT & PROGRAMME ★★★
FRIDAY 20th Oct 2017 CONCERT MAYKEL BLANCO Y SU SALSA MAYOR 20:00 - 00:30
SATURDAY 21st Oct 2017 WORKSHOPS 14:00 - 18:00 CONCERT ALEXANDER ABREU & HAVANA D PRIMERA 22:00 - 05:00
SUNDAY 22nd Oct 2017 WORKSHOP 14:00 - 18:00 CONCERT BAND TBC 22:00 - 02:00
★★★ ARTIST LINE UP ★★★
Yanet Fuentes Torres Damarys Farres Lazaro Lopez MORE TBC...
★★★ DJs ★★★
DJ Rich Dj Dr Jim Dj Javier La Rosa
★★★ PRICES & REGISTRATION ★★★
FULL WEEKEND PASS: £60 - 3 nights (including Concerts, Shows and Workshops)
CONCERTS WEEKEND PASS: £50 - 3 nights (including Friday, Sat and Sunday Events)
SINGLE DAY PASS: £30 - 1 night (Friday or Saturday Concert)