Cuba 50 is supported by the
Cuban Ministry of Culture, Cuban Embassy,
ComoNo, Music Fund for Cuba, Cuba Solidarity Campaign, Unison, Unite,
Thompsons Solicitors, Cuban Tourist Board and business, community and
cultural organisations based in the UK and Cuba.
Cuba50 logo thanks to Phill Pennington, image used in logo thanks to James Sparshatt www.capitalculture.eu
Ariwo + Soundspecies
23 April 2018
Ariwo formed in London in 2015 and made their live premiere via a global online Boiler Room session. The band brings together Pouya Ehsaei and three of London's most influential Cuban musicians: Hammadi Valdes, Yelfris Valdes; and godfather of London's Cuban scene, Oreste Noda. Ariwo aim to connect their native musical traditions to electronic music in a way that pushes beyond traditional Cuban and Iranian identity, creating a sound that does not belong to any specific culture.
Support is Soundspecies (live), who explore the territory between traditional rhythmic percussion music and electronic dance music.