LOS VAN VAN
31st July 2022
20:00 - 01:00
£25 - 30 + BF
The “Salsa Rolling Stones” have chosen the Tempo Latino stage to celebrate and retrace their 50-year career in music.
Founded in 1969 by bassist and composer Juan Formell – LOS VAN VAN is a formidable living legend of contemporary Cuban music. Accompanied by José Luis Quintana, known as “Changuito” and Cesar “Pupy” Pedroso, they invented “Songo”: Cuban rhythm derived from sound, it is the predecessor of “timba” or “Cuban salsa”, a kind of “salsa -son”, but with a Cuban sound. Changuito will participate in the development of the style in Havana, which will be taken up by other percussionists and groups such as Ritmo Oriental, Los Latinos, Los Reyes 73, Grupo Irakere… Not afraid to experiment, they have added to their hits “Charanga” of trombones, synthesisers, electric bass, drum machines and violins, and play at mixing non-Latin contemporary styles such as jazz, rock or funk with Cuban pop.
LOS VAN VAN
They have made several generations of Cubans dance to chronicles of daily life and romantic ballads and have set the standard for popular music among Cubans who have immense affection for Juan Formell. In 2018, LEGADO, which means heritage in Spanish, is the group’s first discographic creation since the death of Juan Formell in 2014. An album in tribute to the legacy left by the Maestro, a source of pride, satisfaction and great responsibility. , for Samuel Formell, leader and musical director and the members of the Orchestra. LEGADO features 14 themes with 3 new versions of the famous titles: “Te extraño”, “Por que lo haces” and “Amiga mía”. Van Van’s work and spirit are in good hands… Que viva los VAN VAN!