Roberto Fonseca + Family Atlántica (La Linea 14)
This Buena Vista Social Club piano prodigy and Havana Cultura star has grabbed Cuban jazz by the horns and drawn it, hot, stylish and sultry, into the 21st century. Roberto Fonseca looks back to his Caribbean roots while striking forwards with a sensuous lyricism that effortlessly updates Cuba’s musical lineage.
Fonseca is supported by London’s Family Atlantica whose debut record release last year on Soundway and punchy live shows have quickly won them a following. Their sounds pairs West Africa with Latin America’s Atlantic Coast, and a London beat lurking firmly in the middle.