Cyd-gynhyrchiad Theatr Mwldan | Astar Artes Co-Production


Touring 2 - 25 October 2008 


When jazz drumming icon and musical legend Billy Cobham first teamed up with the innovative and stylish young Cuban group Asere at WOMAD 2002, no-one could quite have anticipated where their union would end up. Six years on, the result is a stunning collaborative debut album ‘De Cuba y De Panamá’, which marks a journey into the making of musical history. The warmth of the relationship that has developed between these two powerhouses radiates loud and clear through their music as they bring the full Cuban experience to the stage, exploring soul, jazz and funk influences all mixed up with a kicking Latin vibe.

Born in Panamá, Billy Cobham moved to New York with his parents at the age of three, and has become a musical legend with a large and faithful following world-wide. A hugely influential musician, Billy has put the pulse into everything from funk to soul to jazz and has played with a list of musicians that reads like a who’s who of modern music, including Miles Davis, George Benson, Oscar Peterson, Jack Bruce, and Herbie Hancock. Groundbreaking and contemporary, Asere recreate the passion and feeling of the music they heard around them growing up in Havana. Their superb interpretation of Cuba’s musical traditions has produced a creative, pioneering repertoire, deeply respectful of their predecessors yet with an exciting contemporary edge, blessed with inventive song writing and a soulful groove. Put Billy and Asere together, and you have something very special indeed, a thrilling musical relationship fired by mutual respect, spontaneity and enjoyment. It’s a hugely uplifting experience full of human warmth for both musicians and audience alike - one to cherish for a lifetime!


The Album 'De Cuba y De Panamá' on the Mwldan / Astar Artes record label is available to buy from Mwldan's box office. 


‘Fans of the Buena Vista Social Club looking for something new… should look no further’ Q Magazine


Tour Dates:


October 2008


2  Galeri, Caernarfon

4  St Davids Hall, Cardiff

5  Theatre Brycheiniog, Brecon

6  Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan

8  Shrewsbury School, Shrewsbury

9  Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester

10  Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington

11  Exeter Phoenix, Exeter

12  Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea

14  The Stables, Milton Keynes 

15  Komedia, Brighton

16  Turner Sims Concert Hall, Southampton

17  York Theatre Royal, York

18  Musicport, Bridlington

20  Eden Court Theatre, Inverness

22  Southport Arts Centre, Southport

23  Gala Theatre, Durham

25  Elmwood Hall, Belfast Festival, Belfast


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