Los Van Van in Leeds | 2nd March 2012 | TicketsFeb 24th, 2012 | By admin | Category: Latest News
Presented by Red Eagle Events
Friday 2nd March 2012 / 7:30pm / £26
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Red Eagle Events Leed’s promoters of live Latin events in UK once present Juan Formell Y Los Van Van live in concert on Friday 2nd March 2012, at The O2 Academy Leeds, 55 Cookridge Street, Leeds LS2 3AW, doors open 7:00 pm.
Yes, you heard right!
The greatest Cuban dance band in the world today, Los Van Van, land in Leeds for the first time direct from Havana on Friday 2nd March 2012.
Cuba’s biggest, funkiest dance orchestra returns direct from Havana to the O2 Academy Leeds following 2010 storming show in London. Los Van Van will be supported and followed by sets the finest Cuban music djs playing for the dancers.
Formed in 1969 in Havana, Cuba, this 20-piece orchestra plays an irresistible brand of dance groove they created called ‘songo’ – a solid and invigorating fusion of rich Caribbean rhythms, Afro-Cuban drumming, salsa & rock/pop elements. This new sound became the rage of Havana and one of the most influential Cuban rhythms since the cha-cha-cha.
Featuring a fearsome collection of virtuoso musicians, their live shows are all about the relationship between the band and the dance-floor, with call-and-response Afro-Cuban conga, sharp horns and violin riffs, vocal improvisations drifting in and out between this solid groove. A dance groove that has made generations of people dance to their unmistakable dance beat. If George Clinton was Cuban then Los Van Van would be his band.
Cuba is a powerhouse in the development of popular music, and Los Van Van, the world’s premier Latin dance band, continues to rock the Cuban soul and ram dance-floors worldwide.
Without a doubt, Los Van Van live in Leeds is one of the biggest Cuban/Salsa/Latin music concerts to take place outside of London and we will be continuing the celebrations with a HUGE Cuban Salsa After-party at the venue hosted by Leeds’ original Salsa/Cuban music pioneer and international Latin music DJ Lubi Jovanovic (Nascente Records/Calle Ocho), plus special guest DJs.
This will be a sell-out event drawing people from across the whole of the Midlands, the North, Scotland and beyond, and even though it is next spring, do get your tickets as soon as possible, once they’re gone, that’s it!
The O2 Academy
55 Cookridge Street
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult over 18 at all times
Under 21s require ID to purchase alcohol