‘La Cuba Ritmo’ sound created by Gabriel Fonseca has been taking the salsa dance floors by storm …
Bandleader, Cuban violinist Gabriel Fonseca, studied violin at the National School of Music in Havana before joining the Santiago De Cuba Philharmonic Orchestra. He later went on to play with two of Cuba’s famous salsa bands, Original de Manzanillo and Candido Fabré y Su Banda with whom he recorded and toured around the world playing at clubs and festivals. Gabriel has performed or shared the stage with many Latin stars such as Los Van Van, Oscar D’Leon, Grupo Niché, Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, Paquito de Rivera and more recently Eliades Ochoa, one of the original Buena Vista Social Club. Now based in London, Gabriel has played with various Latin Bands and has performed at such venues as Ronnie Scott’s, the Jazz Café, the Barbican and Bridgewater Hall.
At the forefront of the band with his powerful electric violin, Gabriel is a fine melodic improviser with an impeccable technique.
La Cuba Ritmo 6-piece band perform a mix of modern & traditional Cuban music. Gabriel on violin & backing vocals, Rene on keyboard/backing vocals and musical arranger, Yuri’s suavely passionate lead vocals, Oscar on baby bass, Randy on congas and Michel on timbales. All together creating an atmosphere of high voltage and excitement, the talent of these Cuban band members has secured La Cuba Ritmo a reputation as one of the hottest salsa bands in the UK.