Roberto Fonseca UK Tour
Star of Gilles Peterson’s Havana Cultura series Roberto Fonseca is set for a busy 2012 with the release of new album Yo as well as a seven-date UK tour.
Both Fonseca’s new album and upcoming tour will show a new progression in the pianist’s music. As someone who has toured and recorded with members of the Buena Vista Social Club, there will undoubtedly be a strong Cuban element to the music, but to this Fonseca adds electronic beats and modern production, as well as a strong African element, with singer of the moment Fatoumata Diaware appearing on the album.
Fonseca will be playing seven dates in the UK beginning on Friday 23rd March, with the London date on Monday 26th March. His band will include both African and Cuban percussion, a kora player, sax, guitar, bass and drums, and of course Fonseca himself on piano and keyboards.
Fri 23rd Mar GATESHEAD The Sage Gateshead 7.30pm
Sat 24th Mar MANCHESTER RNCM 7.30pm
Mon 26th Mar LONDON Barbican 7.30pm
Wed 28th Mar YORK Theatre Royal 7.30pm
Thu 29th Mar BRIGHTON Dome 7.30pm