Tuesday, 8 July, 2008

Tuesday, July 8, 2008
8.30 - 11.00pm
£5 on the door

Leytonstone Festival present Omar Puente & his Cuban band
  • Omar Puente (violin & vocals)
  • Robert Mitchell (piano)
  • Dorance Lorza (tres)
  • Gabriel Temo (congas)
  • Oscar Martinez (timbales)
  • Elpidio Caicedo (bass)
  • Clive Fenner (drums)
Tonight we get in the Cuban groove with our good friend Omar Puente and I defy anyone to sit still for long. The infectious cross rhythms from this authentic combo are guaranteed to get the club cooking. Omar maintains an international profile, playing all over Europe, USA and Africa with such musicians as Tito Puente, Kirsty MacColl, Jools Holland and Courtney Pine. He teaches jazz violin at Leeds College of Music and conducts workshops in schools on the cultural and musical development of Cuba.

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