Publicado: Viernes, 25 Noviembre 2016 10:03
Tuning with the Enemy (1998)
Special screening followed by Q & A between Ben Treuhaft and Kathryn Elkin
Friday 9th December
350 Sauchiehall St
Award-winning 1-hour Channel 4 documentary
Californian piano tuner Ben Treuhaft set out for Cuba with 25 pianos and a brigade of piano tuners, defying the US blockade of the island, to help address the shortage of pianos in the country, which is famed for its music. Tuning with the Enemy is the story of that trip. It is a captivating, humorous and moving film with great views from Cuba and Cuban musicians. The documentary is made by Tricia O'Leary and Helen Gallacher and features The Buena Vista Social Club (Ruben Gonzales, Ibrahim Ferrer Eliades Ochoa et al) performing throughout the film.
We will be screening Tuning with the Enemy as part of a campaign to send a piano to the Amadeo Roldan music school in Havana. www.gofundme.com/pianotocuba
Hosted by Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA)
Organised by Send A Piana To Havana - www.sendapiana.com
Facebook event: Tuning With The Enemy - Fundraiser screening
Publicado: Martes, 02 Febrero 2016 20:59
Yes, we want to donate a big heavy concert piano to a music school in Havana! Click here for more information: www.gofundme.com/pianotocuba
This is a benefit concert to raise money towards a project to buy a concert piano in London and send it to the 'Conservatorio Amadeo Roldán' music school in Havana.
Saturday, 12 March 2016 from 19:30 to 21:30
@ St John on Bethnal Green
200 Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 9PA
Tube: Bethnal Green | Buses: 106, 388, D3, D6, 8, 309, 254
Buy advance tickets here:
£12 on the door
Eralys Fernandez (Piano) - www.eralysfernandez.com
Eralys studied piano at the Guillermo Tomas Music Conservatory, the Amadeo Roldan Conservatory and the Higher Institute of Arts in Cuba. In London she completed a Masters in Advanced Performance (piano and harpsichord) at the Royal College of Music, and a postgraduate course in harpsichord at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.
Eralys’ repertoire includes early music, classical, latin jazz and flamenco. She is also an arranger and composer and in 2010 she released an album, An Afternoon in Havana, to critical acclaim. Click here to read more about Eralys Fernandez
Omar Puente (Violin) - www.omarpuente.com
World class violinist with a strong reputation in the classical and jazz genres with several albums. He was first violin with the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra, and toured with Buena Vista’s Ruben Gonzales. He has taught in Britain's most prestigious music colleges, as well as in Cuba, and published a university level textbook on Cuban Jazz. He is currently developing a unique strand of Jazz that is to come out in a new album.
Since arriving in England in 1997, Omar has maintained an international profile, playing all over Europe, the USA and Africa. In England he has supported Tito Puente, Ibraham Ferrer and Omara Portundo, he has played with John Williams, Kirsty MacColl, Jools Holland and Eddie Palmieri as well as being invited to jam with many visiting Latin artists like Ruben Gonzales and the Afro Cuban Allstars. Click here to read more about Omar Puente
Al MacSween (Piano) - www.almacsween.com
Al MacSween is steadily gaining a reputation for his creativity, versatility and innovative approach to the piano. His studious attitude and desire to communicate through different musical languages has led to collaborations with artists such as Omar Puente (Rubén González, Courtney Pine), Shankar Mahadevan (Shakti), Ruby Turner, Grammy award-winner Bickram Ghosh (Ravi Shankar) and a host of other international artists, including the late Abram Wilson, Claude Deppa, Tony Kofi, Pee Wee Ellis, London Community Gospel Choir, Dennis Rollins and many more.
Beatriz Carbonell (Violin)
Beatriz Carbonell Granada is a passionate and creative violinist and teacher based in London. She entered the prestigious Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Aragon in Saragosse at the age of 17, completing the Bachelor degree with Pablo Suarez, leader of La Scala of Milan. In Spain she has performed at many major venues as part of both youth and professional orchestras. She has participated in masterclasses with Nicolas Chumachenco, Massimo Quarta, Catalin Bucataru and The Wihan Quartet, among others. Beatriz studied quartet with Cuarteto Quiroga, and is a member of the London based Isbilia Quartet. She completed her postgraduate level studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, in London, with Professor Michael Bochmann, obtaining a Distinction.
Soo Park (Violin) - www.soo-park.com
Soo Kyung Park was born in Seoul, Korea, and bought up in the United States until she was 7. At the age of 5 she won First Prize in a competition in Northern California. She studied at the Moscow Central Music School with Zoya Makhtina, and then at the Moscow Conservatory with Ara Bogdanyan (a pupil of David Oistrakh). Soo has performed as a soloist and a chamber musician in numerous concert venues in Moscow, and was invited by the city's mayor to the New Year's Concert in Vilnius, Lithuania. Click here to read more about Soo Park
Nandita Bhatia (Violin)
Nandita graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Music from King’s College London in 2009. Whilst at King's, she studied violin with Diana Cummings at The Royal Academy of Music, before gaining a Masters in Violin Performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. During her time at college, Nandita performed in masterclasses with a number of distinguished violinists including Tasmin Little and Andrew Haveron, as well as the Wihan Quartet and Carducci Quartet, and was awarded the Charles Proctor Prize for Choral Conducting in 2014. Nandita is currently studying for a Postgraduate Artist Diploma in Violin Performance as a Trinity College London Scholar and a Trinity Laban Scholar, continuing her studies with Clare Thompson.
Nandita also performs regularly with her string quartet - The Camilli String Quartet - who were recent winners of the Trinity Laban John Barbirolli String Quartet Competition 2015, and were also awarded a place on the Richard Carne Chamber Mentorship Programme last year.
Elin Parry (Viola)
Elin is currently working towards a Master’s Degree at Trinity Laban Conservatory of Music and Dance, studying with renowned violist Rivka Golani. During her time there she has won First Prize for the Vera Kantrovich Solo Strings Competition 2014 and twice won the John Barbirolli String Quartet Competition. She is a keen orchestral musician, playing with ensembles including the Trinity Laban String Ensemble, the London Firebird Orchestra and the International Regional Orchestra.
Alice Sophie (Cello) - twitter.com/lybelle2000
Alice Sophie is a Cellist based in London and currently undertaking her Masters Degree at Trinity College of Music and Dance.
Organised by Eralys Fernandez & Cubanos en UK - www.cubanos.org.uk
Hosted by St John on Bethnal Green - www.stjohnonbethnalgreen.org
Sponsored by Sutch & Searle Shipping (Heathrow) Ltd - www.sutchandsearle.co.uk
Sambroso - www.sambroso.co.uk
Cuba Holidays - cubaholidays.co.uk (020 7644 1600)
The Prisma - The Multicultural Newspaper - www.theprisma.co.uk
For more information email: Cubanos en UK
Publicado: Lunes, 07 Diciembre 2015 16:24
Domingo 13 Diciembre 2015
Hora: 2:00 pm
La Embajada de Cuba en el Reino Unido – London
167 High Holborn
WC1V 6 PA
(Estación de metro más cercana: Holborn Station, ó Tottenham Court Road Station)
La asociación de Cubanos en UK invita a todos los cubanos y cubanas a participar en el VI Encuentro Cubanos Residentes en el Reino Unido 2015. Como en años anteriores miembros de la comunidad cubana en Gran Bretaña han venido reuniéndose con el propósito de continuar fortaleciendo los lazos y el intercambio entre los cubanos radicados en este país.
El espacio es limitado y necesitamos poder organizar el local de acuerdo al numero de personas.
Publicado: Miércoles, 18 Noviembre 2015 14:00
Saturday 21 November
9:00pm - 3:00am
2 Dartmouth Park Hill
What a tremendous full-on Cuban year it’s been! The cream of Cuban bands playing live in our gorgeous capital. Thank you so much for your love, support, and for sharing our passion for Cuban music. We’ve had Pupy Y Los Que Son Son – SOLD OUT! We’ve had Alexander Abreu Y Havana D’ Primera – SOLD OUT! And now, just when you thought it was all over, Havana To Londres is thrilled to present your very special CUBAN WINTER TREAT – the UK debut of the one and only ELITO REVÉ Y SU CHARANGON! Supported by the UK’s top specialist Cuban DJs: Rich, Jim & Javier.
PLEASE! BEFORE YOU READ ON, THERE ARE ONLY 500 TICKETS AVAILABLE. THIS CONCERT WILL QUITE DEFINITELY SELL OUT. ACT NOW. MAKE SURE YOU ARE AT THE CUBAN EVENT OF THE WINTER. BEAT THE ONLINE BOOKING FEE & GET YOUR TICKETS DIRECTLY FROM THE CONCERT DJS FOR THE ADVANCED PRICE OF JUST £26.
Elito Revé Y Su Charangon are a much-loved Cuban powerhouse of popular dance music. And have been for 49 years! Elito’s father, Elio Revé Matos, an outstanding figure in Cuban music, founded the original Revé y su Charangón in 1956, his son Elito taking over the band on the death of his father in 1997.
Many of Cuba’s musical luminaries that we know and love served apprenticeships in the original Revé orchestra. Amongst them Chucho Valdés who went on to form Irakere, and Juan Formell, who, along with Pupy, went on to form Los Van Van, two groups who were pivotal in laying the way for the wonderful Timba explosion of the nineties.
Under Elito’s leadership El Revé has grown from strength to strength, deservedly achieving it’s position as one of Cuba’s top bands, much loved by Cubans and Europeans alike, with a distinctive, exciting and highly popular sound. A sound which, for the most part, is built around Changüí, the thrillingly infectious predecessor of Son Montuno and Salsa that has its origins in Cuba’s Eastern provinces.
This driving rhythm is skillfully mixed with Afro-Cuban elements, and their own spicy contemporary Timba flavor. And has produced some mighty anthems, driving Cuban dancers delirious with joy over the years. I can promise you, you will have been on cloud nine dancing your socks off to some, if not all, of them: Agua Pa’ Yemaya; Mi Amiga Chi Chi; Esa Soy Yo; Mi Salsa Tiene Sandunga; El Jala Jala; No Me Da La Gana; El Nombrecito; ¿De Que Estamos Hablando?; 1999; Fresquecito ; Se Sigue Comentando; El Teléfono – the list goes on and on!
Make sure you are there at the Live Cuban Event of The Winter to enjoy this incredible band live for the first time in London. It will be a magical night.
MAKE SURE OF YOUR TICKETS AND BUY NOW FROM THE OFFICIAL SELLERS. VENUE CAPACITY IS 500. ONCE THEY ARE SOLD, THERE WILL BE NO MORE AVAILABLE.
SATURDAY 21th NOVEMBER 2015
9.00pm Doors open to the Public
9.00pm – 11.00pm DJs
11.00pm - 1.00pm Elito Reve y su Charangon
1.00am - 3.00am DJs and Cuban Party
THE DOME TUFNELL PARK
2 Dartmouth Park Hill - Tufnell Park - NW5 1HL
Tufnell Park (Northen Line) Tube Station (close)
COST £26 Adv.
Ticket £30 On the Door
We are located opposite Tufnell Park tube, a five minute walk from Kentish Town Station and Upper Holloway Overground with Gospel Oak a 10 minute walk away. Bus routes are 4, 134, 390 and N20. Several more routes terminate at Kentish Town Station and Archway Station.
Further Information call 07857 125390 Or visit our website www.havanatolondres.com
Publicado: Miércoles, 18 Noviembre 2015 13:50
Sunday 22 November 2015
4:00pm - 10:30pm
Forge Music and Arts Venue
3-7 Delancey Street,
NW1 7NL London
Sambroso Sambroso brings a very special Sunday session to The Forge for the London Jazz Festival featuring some of the finest Cuban and jazz musicians London has to offer.
The Sambroso All Stars kick off proceedings, serving up a feast of the finest Cuban grooves with a jazz flavour and featuring Omar Puente, Roberto Pla, Justin Thurgur, Nick Smart, Chris Montague and all led by Oreste Noda.
The party continues with Gerardo De Armas & Su Rumbache, blessing us with their rootsy concoction of Afro-Cuban drumming and singing, led by renowned rumba master and ex-Yoruba Andabo singer Gerardo de Armas. For this special performance, Gerardo will be joined by bassist Gary Crosby, saxophonist Denys Baptiste, pianist Jonathan Idiagbonya and trumpeter Jay Phelps.
The evening culminates in an almighty Cuban Jam featuring all the above artists and probably more!
Throughout the day, DJs Joel Verdecia (El Flecha) and Javier 'La Máquina de Cuba' will be keeping your feet busy with their top selection of Cuban tunes, plus rumba classes from Damarys Farrer and Idalberto Alcala and traditional Cuban food.
Facebook event: The Cuba Mela @ London Jazz Festival
Publicado: Viernes, 28 Agosto 2015 14:07
English & Spanish
★ FREE ENTRY
Sunday 4 October 2015
@ Pradera Restaurant
14 High St, London, N8 7PB
Station: Hornsey Rail Station Buses: 144, W3, 41
Have you heard of Gabriel Temo and his Chilindrón de Chivo (stewed goat)? On 4th October between 2-8pm you can enjoy a 'Peña en Pradera' (Party in Pradera) with the rich flavors of Temo’s food cooked in Santiago de Cuba Creole style. The restaurant will also be serving its best cocktails (Mojitos, Cuba Libres…) and all this will be accompanied by the rhythm of Cuban Son with contagious music from the group Tumbao Tivoli.
In the Pradera restaurant you can also enjoy traditional tapas and paellas. Don’t miss this and much more. We look forward to seeing you there!
This Cuban fiesta ‘Peña en Pradera’ is the first in a series of events that will take place in Pradera restaurant.
Alguna vez has escuchado de Gabriel Temo y su chilindrón de Chivo? El próximo 4 de octubre de 2-8pm podrás disfrutar de una agradable ‘Peña en Pradera’ con el rico sazón de Temo, y su comida criolla al estilo santiaguero. Acompañado de los mejores cocteles del restaurante, (Mojitos, Cuba libre...) y el ritmo del son cubano con el grupo Tumbao Tivoli, quienes traerán sus contagiosa música para cantar y bailar.
En el restaurante Pradera también podrá disfrutar de sus tradicionales tapas y paellas. No te lo pierdas, esto y mucho más. Te esperamos!
Esta fiesta cubana ‘Peña en Pradera’ será el comienzo de una serie de eventos que tomaran lugar en el restaurante Pradera.
Join us for this Cuban Fiesta at the Pradera Restaurant: Tapas - Music - Bar . Come and enjoy the rich flavour of traditional Cuban food, drinks (mojitos, Cuba libre...), live music and much more. The event is sponsored by the Pradera restaurant www.praderarestaurant.com and organized by Cubacheche www.cubacheche.co.uk and Cubanos en UK www.cubanos.org.uk
*SPACE IS LIMITED. TO RESERVE EMAIL US AT: Cubanos en UK
★ ENTRADA GRATIS
Domingo 4 de octubre 2015
14 High St, London, N8 7PB
Estación de tren mas cerna: Hornsey Rail Station Autobuses: 144, W3, 41
Te invitamos a participar en la Fiesta Cubana en el restaurante La Pradera. Ven a disfrutar del rico sazón de la comida criolla cubana, bebidas (Mojitos, Cuba libre...), música en vivo y mucho más. Este evento está auspiciado por el restaurante La Pradera www.praderarestaurant.com y organizado por Cubacheche www.cubacheche.co.uk y Cubanos en UK www.cubanos.org.uk
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