HAVANA MEETS KINGSTON: A JOURNEY TO UNITE THE MUSIC OF CUBA AND JAMAICA
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 Club, Julito 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
Sunday 11 March
Wednesday 14 March
Enmore Theatre NSW
Thursday 15 March
The Forum VIC
Saturday 17 March