The Best of the Cuban Music Awards 2007 in London

Interactivo and Telmary will be bringing their ground-breaking fusion of Cuban hiphop and jazz to Floridita in London’s Wardour Street for an extra-special one-off appearance. Havana Club, described as the authentic Cuban rum company, sponsors the concert, showcasing some of the best music from this year’s Cubadisco, the most prestigious music event in Cuba.

Interactivo, the collective based around four of Cuba’s most talented young musicians – pianist, composer, arranger and bandleader Roberto Carcassés, singer-songwriter William Vivanco, sonero and composer Francis del Río and poetess and rapper Telmary Díaz – will be appearing on stage together for the first time since their celebratory concert at the Cuban Music Awards in May 2006.

Having won a Cuban Music Award in her own right in May 2007, and after a year of touring internationally in places as far a field as Japan, Colombia and Canada, Telmary will be hot-footing it from showcasing at this year’s WOMEX in Sevilla, to additionally play a set from her album ‘A Diario’, with the rest of Interactivo joining her on stage.

Interactivo & Telmary
Thursday November 8th 2007
Floridita, 100 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1
Entry: £18 Advance £20 on Door (Includes a complimentary Havana Club cocktail)
Doors open 6pm – First band on stage at 8.30pm
Tickets for this event are available from Ticketweb 08700 600 100
For online bookings and information visit:

Telmary photo by Yuro.

Author: World Music Central News Department

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