Chucho Valdés, winner of ten grammys, will visit Lanzarote in March
The Cuban musician Chucho Valdés will visit the island of Lanzarote on March 20 to present the repertoire created for his latest album ‘Jazz Batá 2’. With this work he won a few weeks ago in the category of Best Jazz Album in the latest edition of the Latin Grammy.
Founder of the band Irakere, considered one of the most important bands of Cuban music in the second half of the 20th century. The appointments in Lanzarote will take place at the El Salinero Theater. In addition, on March 21, he will perform at the Teatro Leal de La Laguna (Tenerife) and on March 22 at the Palacio de Formacion y Congresos de Fuerteventura.
‘Jazz Batá 2’ covers the idea that he explored for the first time in 1972. This is a jazz piano trio with batá drums, hourglass instruments used in the ritual music of the Yoruba religion. In the album there is also a place to remember his family, with the beautiful song ‘100 years of Bebo’, dedicated to his father Bebo Valdés on the centenary of his birth.
For these three concerts in the Canary Islands, which together with what they will offer in Asturias, are the only ones planned in Spain during their 2020 European tour, the veteran Cuban musician is accompanied by Dreiser Durruthy (Batá, percussions), Yaroldy Abreu (Congas, percussions) , Ramón Vázquez (Double bass) and Chucho himself on piano.
Chucho Valdés has a total of 87 albums and 33 collaborations in other record projects, as well as a total of six Grammy Awards and four Latin Grammy Awards in different categories.
These three concerts planned in the Canary Islands are organized by the Island Association and Volcanic Productions Rhythm. You can buy the tickets at this link.