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INmusic Festival 2022
14/09/2021

INmusic Festival 2022

Inmusic Festival announces 2022 returns! Africa’s most renowned musical and marital couple return to the INmusic festival stages in June 2022 with their unique Malian blues and acclaimed album ‘La Confusion’!

Roberto Fonseca launches a radio show
06/09/2021

Roberto Fonseca launches a radio show

Radio Gladys Palmera launches new programming this year. Two Latin jazz programs revitalize this online radio station, conducted by two of the most important musicians of the genre: Bobby Sanabria and Roberto Fonseca. Isla Sonora is Roberto Fonseca's Brand new radio show. Focusing more on Cuba and on the large number of talents that La Isla has given to the world, Fonseca takes a journey through the past and present of Caribbean jazz and the work of great pianists and composers who have mixed jazz with mambo, descargas, cha-cha-cha and rumba. Roberto Fonseca is a Havana-born pianist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and conductor. He recorded his first solo album in 1999 and joined the Buena Vista Social Club to later accompany the great legends of Cuban music. In jazz, his collaborations with Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter stand out, and in the production the famous project Havana Cultura. Nominated for a Grammy, his music is inseparable from his mystical experience. THURSDAY.

Just Announced: new tour dates
05/09/2021

Just Announced: new tour dates

September is kicking off and Fatoumata Diawara is back on stage stronger than ever. After a summer full of concerts and sold outs, the singer is back with more than 20 dates all over Europe.

Fatoumata Diawara - BBC The Arts Hour
28/08/2021

Fatoumata Diawara - BBC The Arts Hour

BBC radio program The Arts Hour had the chance to talk with some of the global artists taking part of the new edition at the Edinburgh International Festival. To the Malian actress, singer, composer and a musician who loves to collaborate. She's worked with virtual pop group Gorillaz, Roberto Fonseca or Herbie Hancock. The arts Hour journalist called out with the singer and asked her all the details of her most expected performance at the Festival.

Fatou Love Record Stores
26/08/2021

Fatou Love Record Stores

Celebrate the Love Record Stores and the limited coloured vinyl edition of Fatoumata Diawara's first album ‘Fatou’. Available to buy 4th September exclusively to UK indie stores! https://loverecordstores.com/4-sept-records

Fonseca & Ben Wendel Live at Jazz à Vienne
24/08/2021

Fonseca & Ben Wendel Live at Jazz à Vienne

Last July saw the start of the new edition of the legendary Jazz à Vienne festival with an evening dedicated to Cuban music and featuring pianist Roberto Fonseca and his guests, including Omara Portuondo and the American saxophonist Ben Wendel. You can once again enjoy a very special night, with the particular interpretation of the song Kachucha by Fonseca and Wendel.

Gorillaz brought out Robert Smith, Fatoumata Diawara and more @ O2 Arena
12/08/2021

Gorillaz brought out Robert Smith, Fatoumata Diawara and more @ O2 Arena

Gorillaz made their return to live music on Tuesday night (8/10), the first of two big London shows at O2 Arena. Tuesday’s show was a free show for NHS workers and their families, as a thank you for all they’ve done through the pandemic. Damon Albarn and crew pulled out all the stops and hit up all their contacts for what was an especially guest-filled evening.

The Cure’s Robert Smith was on hand to sing “Strange Timez,” Peter Hook of New Order and Joy Division brought his distinctive bass stylings to “Aries,” Fatoumata Diawara was there to sing on “Désolé,” Shaun Ryder of Happy Mondays and Black Grape came out with Rowetta for “DARE,” Little Simz was on hand for “Garage Palace,” and they brought out slowthai and Slaves for “Momentary Bliss.” Read full at Brooklynvegan.com

A dazzling Fatoumata Diawara at Barcelona's Grec Festival
07/07/2021

A dazzling Fatoumata Diawara at Barcelona's Grec Festival

Fatoumata Diawara was undoubtedly one of the most anticipated artists of the new edition of the Grec 2021, an edition dedicated to Africa. The artist dazzled with a concert full of energy, optimism and good music. Media such as La Vanguardia, El Periódico and ARA echoed the artist's visit to the city.

Roberto Fonseca Live at FNAC Nice
06/07/2021

Roberto Fonseca Live at FNAC Nice

On the occasion of his visit to the Nice Jazz Festival, Fnac Nice is pleased to welcome Roberto Fonseca for an exceptional mini-concert followed by a signing session, organised in your meeting forum in evening format. A privileged and intimate moment in the company of the virtuoso pianist who will delight all jazz lovers, from Nice to Havana! Learn more here.

Piano City Milano 2021
26/06/2021

Piano City Milano 2021

 
Piano City Milano 2021 mark this year its tenth edition by offering the beauty of more than 100 concerts from the 25th to the 27th of June.

This musical event turns the city into a huge stage that spreads musical notes of hundred of piano all over the city. All concerts are free for the joy of its citizens and tourists.

To inaugurate the tenth edition of the review organized by the Association Piano City Milan and the municipality of Milan, it was the Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca. Its concert took place at the Gallery of Modern Art.

Spain rewards Omara Portuondo with a Gold medal in Fine Arts
23/06/2021

Spain rewards Omara Portuondo with a Gold medal in Fine Arts

The Cuban singer, Omara Portuondo, received the Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts from the kings of Spain. With a broad artistic career, Omara Portuondo received the award from the Ministry of Culture and Sports, of Spain.

These awards are given with the intention of recognizing the effort and courage of cultural professionals. The Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts is an award that goes to artists who have contributed to the development and dissemination of art.

At the award ceremony, the King of Spain highlighted Omara Portuondo’s contribution to society.

Roberto Fonseca is back!
21/06/2021

Roberto Fonseca is back!

After a long and forced break, Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca returns to the stage stronger than ever and announces an extensive concert tour in Europe and the United States, with stops at legendary festivals such as Jazz in Marciac, Montreux Jazz Festival and Jazz à Vienne.

Fatoumata Diawara announces her European Summer Tour
07/06/2021

Fatoumata Diawara announces her European Summer Tour

Malian actress and singer Fatoumata Diawara, considered one of the most important voices in modern African music, announces an extensive concert tour that will take her to the most important stages in Europe in 2021 and 2022. After a long and forced hiatus due to the health crisis, the artist is back and announces a tour that will take her to Spain, France, Italy, the United Kingdom and Switzerland, among the many countries she will be touring this year.

Fatoumata Diawara releases Ambè
01/06/2021

Fatoumata Diawara releases Ambè

Malian superstar Fatoumata Diawara has enlisted a primo roll-call of acclaimed female artists of African origins or descent to collaborate with her on a new song, ‘Ambè’ (check out the video here).

The word ambè means ‘altogether’ in Bambara, and the track's core message reinforces the importance of harmony and togetherness in difficult and challenging times. It therefore seemed a no-brainer for Diawara to rustle up some like-minded sisters for this standalone project. 

Angélique Kidjo, Dianne Reeves, China Moses, Inna Modja, Somi, Mayra Andrade, Thandiswa Mazwai and Terri Lyne Carrington were subsequently enlisted and all contribute vocals and lyrics to a verse of the song, recorded remotely during the first lockdown before being mixed together.

Amadou & Mariam Release "Mon Cheri" with Sofi Tukker
28/05/2021

Amadou & Mariam Release "Mon Cheri" with Sofi Tukker

Sofi Tukker teamed up with Amadou & Mariam to release "Mon Cheri", a new original single produced exclusively for Red Hot + Free! Out today, May 28th.

Red Hot + Free! is a compilation of empowering and celebratory new, original songs, bonafide anthems, and exclusive Red Hot reworks and remixes, whose proceeds will benefit initiatives with The Trevor Project (LGBTQ Youth Suicide Prevention Program), The Ally Coalition, and SAGE.

On the record, Sofi Tukker shares, "we were both big fans of Amadou & Mariam before we even met each other. Sophie grew up listening to them, and Tuck discovered their music in college, with a remix of their song "Sabali". When we first met, we bonded over our shared love for their music. We tend to start songs with guitar riffs, so we figured that would be the perfect way to start! Plus, (Amadou & Mariam) often have iconic guitar riffs in their songs. They sent their vocals back to us in Bambara and French and then we worked with the Brazilian poet Chacal to write the Portuguese part. We love how global it feels and the fact that it just FEELS like love, even when you can't understand the lyrics!”

Cuba celebrates the International Jazz Day 2021
26/04/2021

Cuba celebrates the International Jazz Day 2021

The Havana Jazz Plaza Festival and the UNESCO Transcultura Programme: Integrating Cuba, the Caribbean and the European Union through Culture and Creativity celebrate International Jazz Day 2021 with an online concert and creative exchange from the Caribbean, directed by Cuban musician Roberto Fonseca who presents the Jazz Plaza Band, and with the participation, for the first time, of artists from nine of the 17 Caribbean beneficiary countries of the Transcultura Programme, who will join this jazz festival virtually. This sub-regional concert will feature Caribbean musicians Andre Woodvine from Barbados, Barbara Cadet from Saint Lucia, Oshane Love from Jamaica, Michele Henderson from Dominica, Reginal Policard from Haiti, James Sanker from Belize, Casandra Núñez from the Dominican Republic, and Cuba's Roberto Fonseca and Bobby Carcassés. The Concert will be a means to promote and integrate the work of Caribbean artists, as well as a didactic material available for use in the teaching-learning process in the region.

Best of 2000-2020
10/04/2021

Best of 2000-2020

"It was twenty years ago today..." sang the Beatles in 1967. Today, we look back over the last twenty years to dig out 65 albums that have left their mark on our phonograph libraries and streaming playlists. Télérama published its own selection of the best albums of the last twenty years, accompanied by a playlist dedicated to a musical style. Among the selected albums, we find Ana Carolina and Seu Jorge, Inna de Yard or Roberto Fonseca with his previous work YO.

Manitoumani Anniversary Remix
09/04/2021

Manitoumani Anniversary Remix

Coinciding with the anniversary of the Lamomali album release, French artist Matthieu Chedid -M- releases the remix of the track Manitoumani with the collaboration of Malian artists Fatoumata Diawara, Toumani et Sidiki Diabaté. The remix is signed by Laplage. Click here and enjoy.

Roberto Fonseca & Metropole Orkest
26/03/2021

Roberto Fonseca & Metropole Orkest

Contradanza del espíritu Metropole Orkest
Roberto Fonseca & Metropole Orkest conducted by Jules Buckley

Latin jazz at its most epic! Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca and the renowned Metropole Orkest conducted by Jules Buckley joined forces back in January 2020 to celebrate cuban music. This composition is an epic orchestral piece, recorded live, that takes the listener on a journey of music styles. Jules Buckley: “Roberto is a masterful pianist and he, much like the Metropole Orkest, creates new and exciting music with a profound understanding and love for tradition and his own musical heritage.” Listen now on Spotify

Two Roses: Avishai Cohen
16/03/2021

Two Roses: Avishai Cohen

Avishai Cohen has announced the release of his new album "Two Roses", out on April 16th 2021.
"Avishai Cohen describes his new orchestra album “Two Roses" as a "a once in a lifetime project”. Combining his core trio - Mark Guiliana (d), Elchin Shirinov (p) - with the Göteborgs Symfoniker conducted by Alexander Hanson, Cohen offers a very cinematic recording including his original Jazz and Classical compositions tinted with Mediterranean Folklore influences.

The title “Two Roses” serves as a metaphor for the album’s adept fusion of jazz, and the symphonic world. Cohen’s music is an intricate tapestry of global and historical influence.  A beautiful antique pink and dark green double vinyl edition of “Two Roses” features 2 exclusive bonus tracks ("Seven Seas" & "Overture Noam, Op. 1") in addition to the 12 songs included on the digital and CD album versions. Released via Razdaz Recordz and recorded by Lars Nilsson (Nilento Studio).

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