A performance from one of London’s premier salsa bands, Conjunto Sabroso, renowned for their authentic swing and lively presence on stage. On the 12th October 2010, Conjumto Sabroso was join by guest Venezuelan pianist Elena Riu.
Conjunto Sabroso will be performing as part of the Sounds Venezula at the South Bank Centre.
‘Venezuelan born pianist Elena Riu brings all the virtuosity, colour and refinement one could hope for in her interpretations’ (American Record Guide)
Conjunto Sabroso is one of London’s most established and popular Latin bands.
Renowned for their authentic swing and lively presence on stage, featuring a vibrant horn section and powerful percussion keeping audiences glued to the dance floor wherever they play.
Fronted by charismatic Colombian singer Luz Elena Caicedo,and under the musical direction of renowned multi-percussionist Wilmer Sifontes from Venezuela.
The band has brought together some of the most outstanding and experienced musicians in the Latin circuit,to produce their own distinctive and original sound. Conjunto Sabroso have an exceptional record of performances featuring in festivals such as Carnaval del Pueblo, The music Village, Colores de Colombia at The Royal Festival hall, The Luton Carnival, The Bath International Festival, The Beijing International Festival, The Kijani Fstival and many others. Trips to Spain, Belgium, China and Kenya as well as their stage appearances backing international salsa stars such as Adalberto Santiago (Fania), Jose Mangual Junior, Henry Fiol and Roberto Torres amongst others, have also enhanced their international profile.
The band also specializes in running music and dance workshops, having featured as guest workshop leaders in Portsmouth University, Essex University, Ulster University Ireland and Kenyatta University (Nairobi) Kenya.