HAVANA MEETS KINGSTON: A JOURNEY TO UNITE THE MUSIC OF CUBA AND JAMAICA

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Destroy All Lines, ABC Music and The Wildfire Agency are thrilled to announce that the HAVANA MEETS KINGSTON 15 piece ‘Super Group’ will make their debut live appearances in Australia and New Zealand in March 2018. Playing dates at WOMADelaide, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and WOMAD NZ, this is a world first tour, not to be missed!

A live sound clash with a difference, bringing roots reggae, dub and dancehall together with son, salsa and rumba The HAVANA MEETS KINGSTON band boasts a world-class lineup of musicians:  the legendary rhythm section of Sly & Robbie (JA) and  Band Leader Mista Savona  – Keys (AU), are joined by Barbarito Torres – Tres/Laud (CU)and Rolando Luna – Piano (CU) from the Buena Vista Social ClubJulito Padron from Irakere – Trumpets/Vocals (CU), Yaroldy Abreu from Chucho Valdes – Percussion (CU), Randy Valentine – Vocals (JA/UK), Brenda Navarette – Vocals/Percussion (CU), Solis – Vocals (CU), Bopee from Inna de Yard – Guitar (JA), Oliver Valdes – Percussion (CU) and a supporting Australian Horn section.

For generations, Cuba and Jamaica have been at the forefront of trends in music, art, fashion and food throughout the Americas.  HAVANA MEETS KINGSTON meshes these musical pathways, effortlessly blending Cuban rhythms and melodies with reggae’s rumbling basslines and hypnotic drums.  The result is an exceptional listening experience and what promises to be an unforgettable live experience.  Get your tickets now!

Thursday 8 March

Tivoli Theatre QLD

Tix: http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/event/13005361AEE668B9

Sunday 11 March

Womadelaide SA

Tix: https://www.womadelaide.com.au/tickets

Wednesday 14 March

Enmore Theatre NSW

Tix: http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=HAVANAME18

Thursday 15 March

The Forum VIC

Tix: http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/event/13005361C8888A1F

Saturday 17 March

Womad NZ

Tix: https://www.womad.co.nz/tickets/

www.havanameetskingston.com