Anga Diaz Echu Mingua

+ X Alfonso

Saturday 15 April 2006 7:30pm
Barbican Hall
Silk Street
020 7638 8891

Anga Diaz has been the heartbeat of Cuban percussion from Irakere to the Afro Cuban All Stars. Tonight is the UK debut for his project Echu Mingua which unites a host of players including Malian griot Baba Sissoko, French hip hop Don Dee Nasty and the mighty Magic Malik in a journey from the rumba roots of Cuban music to an inspired future jazz sound. Support comes in another UK debut from Havana’s X Alfonso. Winner of a record breaking number of Cuban Music Awards in Havana last year. It’s now time for London to welcome the young Rumbadelica Rebels. ‘Echu Mingua is a magnificently innovative fusion of style and influences.’ The Times