The Creole Choir of Cuba : UK Tour 2011

The Creole Choir of Cuba

Hear the passionate melodies, wild harmonies and richly textured arrangements of these inspiring vocalists and you will know this is something new from Cuba – the most original vocal sound to come out of the country in a long time. The Creole Choir’s Cuban name Desandann means literally ‘descendents.’ With the songs on their forthcoming album Tande-La, they tell the stories of their Haitian ancestors who were brought to Cuba to work in near slave conditions in the sugar and coffee plantations. Their mesmerising sound, jubilant dancing and deep spirit made them a big hit in this country at the Edinburgh Festival, after a run at the London Jazz Festival and an appearance on Later with Jools Holland, they’re doing their first national tour. Irresistible melodies are driven by richly textured harmonies and shifting Caribbean rhythms. This is impassioned singing by a group celebrating roots, resistance and the rhythms of life.

Their debut album Tande-La is out now on Realworld.

The sweet harmonic sounds and melodies from the Creole Choir of Cuba brought audience members to their feet with tears of joy … Spiritually uplifting … A must see for the whole family!” The Voice
A mesmerising experience … astonishing stuff… I’m lost for words …..absolutely extraordinary.” Mark Lamarr, BBC Radio 2

One of the outstanding releases of the year” Sunday Times

Entrancing, exquisite, unlike any other music show.” ***** The Scotsman

The Creole Choir of Cuba

Date: Thursday 27 January 2011

Time: 8:00pm
Venue: GATESHEAD The Sage
St. Mary’s Square,, Gateshead Quays
Gateshead
NE8 2JR
0191 443 4661
Visit Site
Tickets: £14.50, £12.50 + bkg
The Creole Choir of Cuba tour 2011

 

Tuesday 8 February, 7.30pm

The Creole Choir of Cuba

Tickets £10 – 20

On tour following their triumphant London Jazz Festival run, this extraordinary Cuban group combine passionate melodies, harmonies and richly textured arrangements with jubilant movement and deep spirit – as they tell the stories of their Haitian ancestors who came to Cuba to work in the plantations.

‘There are full-throated solos and passionate choral responses in Creole, creating a rich, ringing sonority which is sometimes defiant, sometimes soothing but always thrilling.’ Evening Standard

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2 Responses to The Creole Choir of Cuba : UK Tour 2011

  1. This sounds great. When are they playing in London?

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