Witness the historic rebirth of Las Maravillas de Mali, as original member Boncana Maïga leads the band through their music 50 years after their formation. In the 1960s a group of seven young Malians left for Havana to study music. They formed a band to play their own compositions in Spanish, using Cuban musical forms and addressing contemporary African issues in their lyrics.
Now, the sole surviving member of the group, Boncana, brings their blend of Cuban charanga and Malian tradition back to life with a group of Cuban musicians. Maravillas de Mali perform from their new record Africa Mia with pianist Pepe Rivero and guest vocals from Guinean singer Mory Kante.
Thursday 2 May 2019 7.30pm
Barbican Hall, Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS
Part of La Linea 19 – The London Latin Music Festival.
For full info and to buy tickets: https://www.comono.co.uk/la-linea/maravillas-de-mali/
Enter the Cuba50 competition to win a pair of tickets to the show here
More about the whole festival:
La Linea 19 – The London Latin Music Festival, from April 25 – May 5 2019
This 10-day festival, now in its nineteenth year, hosts global superstars and the very best emerging talent from across the Latin Music world.
Boasting an impressive array of UK debuts, world premieres and rare UK appearances, and taking place across London’s concert halls, clubs, and art hubs, the festival will once again showcase the diversity of new Latin music on an international scale with a strong bill featuring hypnotic Cuban nu-electronica, samba-infused jazz from Brazil, Mexican cumbia, Argentinian psychedelic rhythms, and much more.
More info: www.lalineafestival.com
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