Roberto Fonseca Releases New Album; Announces Extensive European Tour06 November, 2019
With a new album, Yesun, just released that sees Roberto Fonseca delve into rap, funk, reggaeton and electronica, alongside his usual pillars of Cuba, Africa and forward-thinking jazz, it’s an exciting time for Roberto Fonseca fans, especially if you live in Europe, with a stack of shows already announced for this winter and early 2020.
Fonseca burst on to the scene in the early 2000s as a piano prodigy before establishing himself as a stalwart of Cuban music through working with Buena Vista Social Club, Ibraham Ferrér, Cachaíto, Omara Portuondo and many other Cuban musical legends. He then embarked on a solo career that has seen him push Cuban music to its limits, consistently examining his Afro-Cuban roots while also finding new avenues to explore. His stunning collaborations with Mali’s Fatoumata Diawara are one such example, and there are plenty more on his latest release, Yesun, which includes collaborations with Cuban rapper Danay Suarez and US sax supremo Joe Lovano, among others.
Check out the video for “AGGUA”, from Yesun above. With a moody Cuban-set video, the track’s simple lyrical mantra is to “rumbar”, “guayarachar”, “gozar”, or in other words, cut loose and have some fun.
Fonseca is currently touring Europe with plenty of shows still to come in France, Germany, Switzerland, UK, Belgium, Spain and Netherlands, including stand-out shows at London’s EartH on 1 December and Paris’ Salle Pleyel on 24 March 2020.
Wed, Nov 6 – L’embarcadère, Saint-sébastien-sur-loire, France
Fri, Nov 8 – LE GRANIT, Belfort, France
Sat, Nov 9 – Théâtre Béthune, Béthune, France
Sun, Nov 10 – Le Guess Who, Utrecht, Netherlands
Wed, Nov 13 – Centre Culturel le Rive Gauche, Saint-étienne, France
Thu, Nov 14 – Center Culturel Paul B, Massy, France
Fri, Nov 15 – Theatre du Cormier, Cormeilles-en-parisis, France
Sat, Nov 16 – La Batterie, Guyancourt, France
Tue, Nov 19 – L’Avant Seine / Théâtre de Colombes, Colombes, France
Sat, Nov 23 – LE BOTANIQUE, Bruxelles – Brussel, Belgium
Sun, Nov 24 – Fernando Fernan Gomez, Madrid, Spain
Wed, Nov 27 – Hotel Bayerischer Hof, Munchen, Germany
Thu, Nov 28 – Quasimodo, Berlin, Germany
Sun, Dec 1 – EartH, London, United Kingdom
Jan 1, 2020 – NEW YEAR’S CONCERTS, Köln, Germany
Jan 4, 2020 – Chassé Theater & Cinema Breda, Breda, Netherlands
Mar 24, 2020 – Salle Pleyel, Paris, France
Mar 26, 2020 – Espace Vélodrome, Plan-les-ouates, Switzerland
Apr 1, 2020 – Le Rocher de Palmer, Cenon, France
Apr 2, 2020 – LA NOUVELLE VAGUE, St Malo, France
Apr 18, 2020 – Moods, Zürich, Switzerland
Apr 22, 2020 – Alte Oper, Frankfurt Am Main, Germany
Apr 23, 2020 – Staatstheater Kassel, Kassel, Germany
More info at robertofonseca.com
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