‘SOUNDS OF CUBA’: SAT 11th AUGUST 5:30pm – 6:45pm (75mins), Guildhall Theatre, Brecon
MAITE HONTELÉ & the Eliane Correa Afro-Cuban sextet
LINEUP: Eliane Correa (piano, backing vocals, direction) René Álvarez (lead vocals, trombone) Rolando Domingo (trumpet) Ernesto Marichales (percussion, timbales) Adinda Meertens (bass) Will Fry (congas)
SHOW INFO: If you love Cubano Son and Salsa this concert is both unique and a ‘must’ go to. Maite Hontelé is one of world’s finest exponent of this mix of Spanish, African & Latin rhythms on trumpet. See these reviews –
‘She is the best in the world, what a delight! The ways she plays is extraordinary, outstanding!’ (Oscar D´León – Venezuela salsa star). The repertoire includes a mix of songs from her latest albums, and together with son Cubano, bolero classics.
Nominated for a Latin Grammy Award in the category Best Salsa Album, Maite Hontelé is also transforming the role of women in music. People in America, Europe and Asia have witnessed her magical talent and the way she performs on stage. Born in Holland, but Colombian in her heart, Maite’s music is a perfect mix of European elegance and tropical joy, which is reflected in her 4 albums: Llegó la Mona, Mujer Sonora, Déjame Así, and Te Voy a Querer, the last two edited in vinyl. Also know as ‘Mujer Sonora, Maite has collaborated with artists such as Rubén Blades, Buena Vista Social Club, Chocquibtown, Oscar D´León, among others, all of them attacted by her style.
Maite Hontelé has toured major festivals in Colombia, at the North Sea Jazz Festival, and in many countries including South Korea, Malaysia, America, Israel and Mexico. In addition, from 2011 onwards she is every half year present on Dutch stages, and this including the opportunity for a first and special Brecon Jazz appearance.
Maite is backed by Eliane Correa & features some of the finest UK-based Cuban and international musicians. Eliane is described as one of the freshest new sounds to come out of Havana, bringing her own take on ‘Latin’ style to the mix.
Don’t miss out these are great events at Brecon Jazz in August. You don’t need to be a ‘jazz buff’ or musician – there is music for many tastes at Brecon Jazz 2018!
* THIS EVENT IS SUPPORTED BY BRECON TOWN COUNCIL *
Note: There have been some slight changes to orginal backing lineup since first announced.