On Saturday 23 April Jesus Cutino and his quartet AGUA VIVA will be playing live at the restaurant Buena Vista in Clapham. The repertoire will include traditional Cuban favorites and of course salsa.
Buena Vista Cafe
Address: 19 Landor Road, Clapham SW9 9RT
For more info visit: www.buenavistacafe.co.uk
AGUA VIVA is a dynamic young Cuban 4 to 5 piece band led by Jesús Cutiño, one of the most important figures of live Cuban music in the UK today. In a traditional Cuban quintet you will usually find a tres guitar, a bass, congas, vocals and a trumpet. In order to capture the romantic and exuberant spirit of a repertoire which features many Cuban favorites including those songs made popular by the Buena Vista Social Club (Chan Chan, El Cuarto De Tula, Dos Gardenias to name a few).
Jesus decided to replace the trumpet with a saxophone (Italian Roberto Manzin). This is what makes AGUA VIVA so unique. The result? With a line up of three of the most respected Cuban musicians in the UK and an incredibly talented Italian jazz player, AGUA VIVA offers a compelling and interesting mixture of traditional Cuban rhythms (such as son, cha-cha-cha, mambo or bolero), classic salsa and Latin jazz that sound timeless but utterly fresh. AGUA VIVA always succeed in transporting their audiences to the streets of Cuba.
Jesus Cutino (lead vocals, tres)
Yannis Santiago (bass, vocals)
Roberto Manzin (sax)
Oscar Martinez (congas)
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