Peret : 50 years of Rumba Catalana

Saturday 18 April 2009 7.30pm
Silk Street
020 7638 8891

The long-awaited UK debut for Peret, the godfather of Rumba Catalana the infectiously upbeat mix of flamenco and Latin America styles which he took to the world in the 1970s. His songs have been covered by everyone from Tom Jones to David Byrne and his influence stretches from the Gypsy Kings to Ojos de Brujo. Tonight, backed by his Barcelonan big band, the ultimate showman, celebrating 50 years in music, finally brings his rumba to London. ‘Peret’s speciality is Rumba Catalana, that infectiously upbeat mix of flamenco and Latin American styles.’ BBC ‘Delicious. In the Buena Vista rumba stakes, Peret is the patriarch to put your money on.’ Songlines

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