The 11-piece Ska Cubano forge a raucous union of Jamaican ska with Cuban mambo music to produce a high octane party that raises the roof wherever the perform.
Born from the imagination of music-loving investment banker Peter Scott and South London ska singer Natty Bo – the flamboyant face of raucous UK ska band Top Cats – who forged an important union with famous mambo singer Beny Billy and achieved the irresistible musical fusion he hoped for, brimming with melody, wit and a joyous marriage of rhythms.
Bringing this music to fruition on stage, Ska Cubano was created as a London-based Caribbean retro band, a cross-generational and cross-cultural ska superband – the 11-piece line-up featuring such luminaries as 76-year-old Jamaican trumpet legend Eddie “Tan Tan” Thornton, Japanese alto and baritone saxophonist Megumi Mesaku. Cuban-born Rey Crespo on double bass, Jesus Cutino on tres, congalero Oreste Noda, and veteran West Indian rock and reggae drummer Dr Sleepy. Latin vocals by Venezuelan Carlos Pena and piano and virtuoso violin by the young santiaguero Ernesto Estruch. We promise you are going to love this incredible band.
A CULTURAL COLLAGE WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL 2011 EVENT
Everyone knows that Mancunians love their music! Perhaps less well known is the amazing music being performed amongst the diverse cultures of Manchester. The organisers of Cultural Collage World Music Festival intend to rectify this!
On the 10 days between 5 and 14 May 2011, Manchester will be a hotbed of world music. We are showcasing some of the best of Manchester’s ethnic musicians and dancers alongside some of world music’s biggest names, in venues throughout Manchester City Centre.
There’s a whole world of musical talent of Manchester – come and check it out!
This event will begin at 8.30pm but our Picturehouse Cafe Bar will be open from 5.30pm for delicious food and drinks.
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