Latin Fever! A Day of Salsa & Samba
Arco Iris + Cores Do Samba + Viva La Tradición
Sunday 19th Nov 2023
Venue: Storey's Field Centre
Time: 2:30 - 5:45pm
Tickets: £15/£12 (concessions)/£10 (under 25)
All ages (under 14 years of age must be accompanied by adult)
Tea, Coffee and cake will be available to purchase on site throughout the day to help raise funds for the Festival's educational programme.
Join us as we celebrate the music, dance and rhythms of Latin America with events throughout the day.
This ticket is for the live music concert with Arcos Iris, Cores Do Samba and Viva La Tradition (2:30-6:00pm).
Additional ticketing for the workshop 'Afro-Brazilian Percussion with Newton Peres' (10:00-11:30am) and for the class ''Learn to Salsa Dance!' (12:30-1:30pm).
ARCO IRIS (1430-1500)
Arco Iris, Cambridge’s community samba band, get the party underway with a parade featuring the hottest (and loudest!) of Brazilian carnival rhythms. Their repertoire includes a range of different pieces, from traditional Brazilian and Cuban rhythms to original pieces written by their members. You'll hear everything from funk to reggae and everything in between.
CORES DO SAMBA (1500-1615)
Cores do Samba are a Brazilian music band led by Brazilian singer Caru Lins. The group explores the infectious, highly rhythmic, and uplifting music from Brazil with a particularly focus on the ’MPB’ style (Musica Popular Brasileira).
The repertoire includes a mix of samba, bossa nova, and funk, including songs by Gilberto Gil, Chico Buarque, João Donato, Tom Jobim, Baden Powell, Djavan, Joyce, Tania Maria, Ivan Lins. This performance will feature British legend Les Cirkel on drums, and special guest Newton Peres on percussion.
VIVA LA TRADICIÓN (1630-1745)
On a mission to keep the musical legacy of New York-style salsa dura alive, this 12-piece band of percussionists, instrumentalists and vocalists comes at you full on with the authentic sounds and rhythms of merengue, salsa, and cha-cha-cha. Viva La Tradición are passionate about Latin music in general, recreating tunes by Poncho Sanchez, Oscar Hernández, Celia Cruz and Ray Barretto amongst others, as well as performing original arrangements from members of the band. Come and hear the authentic music of the barrio and get on the dance floor!