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Havana Rumba – May 2012

The Hottest Cuban Salsa Party In Town!



HAVANA RUMBA! an intoxicating cocktail of Rumba, Salsa, Rum and Reggaeton will explode onto the E4 Udderbelly Festival stage from 30 May to 08 July 2012. Written and directed by international award-winning director Toby Gough, the show will feature dazzling and eye-popping performances from the Kings of Cuban Dance, including the master of the Son Cubano - Eric Turro Martinez.

HAVANA RUMBA! will take the audience on a musical journey, with pulsating beats provided by Sonora La Calle - Cuba's legendary salsa band.  Starting with the music of the fifties, the Mambo and the Cha Cha Cha,  the night will continue to heat up as the band move on to the thrilling contemporary music of Cuba today.

Eric Turro Martinez – is one of Cuba’s top talents. With a dance background of over 25 years, Eric is co-founder of Buena Vista TM and has performed as lead dancer for the Buena Vista Social Club. Born in Cuba, Eric is one of Cuba's undisputed top talents. His unique style of dance, the traditional Son Cubano, makes him one of Cuba’s most admired and respected around the world.

Joining Eric are Juventino "El Chico Divino", the stunning latin heartthrob singer and dancer from Charanga Habanera, and Osvadys "the DON of Reggaeton" Ganza from the Streets of Havana, star dancer of Los Van Van and Afro Cuban All stars, all performing with Cuba's sexiest divas of the dancefloor.

Toby Gough is renowned for creating original musical, theatre and dance productions from around the world. Toby wrote and directed Cuban dance spectacular Lady Salsa which ran in London's West End for two years, and subsequently all around the world. He is creator of The Bar at Buena Vista, from Cuba, featuring artists from The Buena Vista Social Club. Other Cuban shows he has created are Hemingways Havana, and Miami Libre with Cuban artists living in Miami with Grammy-nominated super group Tiempo Libre . He also created the hit Brazil! Brazil! which headlined the E4 Udderbelly Festival at Southbank Centre in 2010. Havana Rumba is the second headline show to be announced for this year's Festival, which takes place inside a giant upside down purple cow.

VENUE: E4 Udderbelly Festival at Southbank Centre, Jubilee Gardens, off Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX
DATES: Wednesday 30 May – Sunday 08 July 2012
TIMES:Tues – Fri @ 7.00pm, Sat & Sun 2.30pm & 6.00pm
PRICES:  £10, (5 June to 8 July) £10/£15/£20/£25
BOX OFFICE: 0844 545 8282
WEBSITES: www.udderbelly.co.uk,  havanarumbatheshow.com

Image courtesy of Hana-Al-Hadad.

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