Now in its third year, BBC Radio 3’s World Routes Academy mentoring project turns to Latin America. Born in London of Colombian descent, 2012’s young apprentice is self-taught 20-year-old accordionist, singer and guitarist José Hernando Arias Noguera.
His mentor, the renowned Bogotá-based accordion king Egidio Cuadrado – who brings his own band – is probably best known for his collaborations with Carlos Vives, the Latin American superstar actor-turned-singer. Fusing the folk tradition of vallenato with elements of rock and pop has proved a game-changer for music now enjoyed all over the Spanish-speaking world and beyond.
There will be no interval
José Hernando Arias Noguera accordion
Egidio Cuadrado accordion
Tuesday 31 July
10.15pm – c. 11.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore London SW7 2APSeats £12-£16
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Pic: © Chris Christodoulou/BBC