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Two UK dates only!

Saturday 3 July @ The Sage Gateshead

Tuesday 6 July @ Barbican, London

To coincide with the latest release from globetrotting DJ Gilles Peterson – ‘Havana Cultura Remixed’, Havana Club rum will host two concerts of Cuba’s freshest musical talent – performing Latin, afro jazz and fusion to hip hop, funk, reggaeton and R&B. The Havana Cultura live tour is the latest in a series of cultural projects from Havana Cultura, a global art initiative from Havana Club rum, celebrating fresh talent across all artistic disciplines.  Powered by Roberto Fonseca and his acclaimed band, the concerts will feature Cuban star Danay (described by Gilles Peterson as ‘Cuba’s Jill Scott’), as well as Ogguere, one of the hottest and most inventive hip hop acts in Cuba.

Roberto Fonseca has shared the stage with Cuban legends such as Rubén González, Ibrahim Ferrer and Omara Portuondo. For The Havana Cultura Band, he is joined by an all-star group featuring old school master reedsman Javier Zalba (Irakere), the most versatile bass-player in Cuba Omar Gonzalez, drummer Ramses Rodriguez (Chucho Valdes), Joel Hierrezuelo on congas, producer/percussionist Vince Vella and Gilles Peterson, the mastermind behind Havana Cultura Remixed, live onstage.

Revelling in his role as executive producer, Gilles Peterson comments: “You never have to listen hard to hear the music in Havana – it’s in the very lifeblood of the city itself and you can literally taste the energy and vibe. The Havana Cultura initiative encourages these artists to showcase their work and achieve the credit and recognition they deserve worldwide.”

For more information about the project visit:

Havana Cultura www.havana-cultura.com or contact:

Krista –  krista@theneonhub.com

or Manu – info@theneonhub.com

Editors Notes:

Venue Details:

www.thesagegateshead.org / 0191 443 4661

www.barbican.org.uk / 020 7638 8891

Forthcoming European tour dates

Sat 26th June // Place des Quinconces (tent), Bordeaux, France

Sun 27th June // Festival Afro-Latino, Bree, Belgium

Weds 30th June // Museumsquartier Jazz Fest Wien, Austria

Fri 2nd July // Roskilde, Denmark

Sat 3rd July // SAGE Gateshead UK

Tues 6th July // Barbican, London UK

Fri 9th July // Worldwide Festival, Sete, France

About Havana Cultura

The Havana Cultura initiative is the first of its kind to profile artists from all disciplines, including musicians, visual artists, dancers, performers and writers raising awareness of contemporary art and culture of the city of Havana. Havana Cultura provides the artists living in Havana a chance to showcase their work, energy and passion to the world and encourages people to explore the talent, vibrancy and modernity Havana has to offer.

Havana Cultura’s hub is a sophisticated, interactive website: http://www.havana-cultura.com. This features mini-documentaries of over 40 artists – with two new artists profiled each month – and gives users an original and exciting way to explore Havana itself with a “My Havana” section dedicated to the city.

About Havana Club

Havana Club is the second largest international rum brand in Europe, and third largest worldwide. Key to Havana Club’s success is its authentic Cuban origin, and the recognised quality of its rums, all of which are aged, hence the use of the word “Añejo” – aged – on the bottles.

About Pernod Ricard UK

Pernod Ricard UK is part of the Pernod Ricard Group, co-leader of the global wines and spirits industry. Globally, Pernod Ricard now represents 91 million cases of spirits and 25 million cases of wine, and owns 19 of the world’s top 100 brands.

Pernod Ricard UK has identified the following key brands in the UK market: ABSOLUT, Campo Viejo, Chivas Regal, G.H. Mumm, Havana Club, Jacob’s Creek, Jameson, Malibu, Martell, Montana, Pernod, Perrier-Jouët and The Glenlivet. Pernod Ricard UK is a member of The Portman Group promoting responsible drinking.

Enjoy Havana Club responsibly www.drinkaware.co.uk

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