Royal Albert Home - Roberto Fonseca

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Cuban jazz pianist Roberto Fonseca will deliver an exclusive set from his home as part of the Royal Albert Home sessions.

In these strange times, closing the Hall’s doors is the best way to look after the world, but we are now opening a (virtual) window for you to experience some of the most talented artists around.

The Havana-born vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and bandleader first appeared at the Hall with the Buena Vista Social Club® ensemble, as part of a 400-date world tour. His subsequent nine solo projects have included the epic Afro-Cuban album, Zamazu – which spawned the song Llegó Cachaíto, used in the Hollywood film, Hancock – 2012’s GRAMMY-nominated Yo, and extensive tours both as a solo artist and in a trio.

His new release, Yesun, features guests including GRAMMY-winning saxophonist Joe Lovano, lauded French-Lebanese trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf and rising star Cuban rapper Danay Suarez.

During this special Royal Albert Home online session, expect retro-modern keyboards, electronic beats and AfroCuban rhythms.

Please note: All live stream events are subject to change. Not all events listed are live performances by the artist - they also include archived concerts, DJ sets, masterclasses, Q&As and more.

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Havana-born jazz maestro Roberto Fonseca has proved himself time and again to be an artist of prowess and ideas, a musician with a questing jazz sensibility and deep roots in the AfroCuban tradition. Fonseca has been at the forefront of the renaissance in Cuban music, releasing a catalogue of acclaimed solo albums between joining the legendary Buena Vista Social Club, touring with crooner Ibrahim Ferrer (1927 – 2005) then with singer Omara Portuondo. His 2007 album 'Zamazu' proved him a performer/composer in his own right. 2012’s Grammy-nominated 'Yo' featured guests including Fatoumata Diawara, the Malian star with whom Fonseca subsequently embarked on an acclaimed live collaboration.

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