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The Havana Jazz Plaza Festival and the UNESCO Transcultura Programme: Integrating Cuba, the Caribbean and the European Union through Culture and Creativity celebrate International Jazz Day 2021 with an online concert and creative exchange from the Caribbean, directed by Cuban musician Roberto Fonseca who presents the Jazz Plaza Band, and with the participation, for the first time, of artists from nine of the 17 Caribbean beneficiary countries of the Transcultura Programme, who will join this jazz festival virtually. This sub-regional concert will feature Caribbean musicians Andre Woodvine from Barbados, Barbara Cadet from Saint Lucia, Oshane Love from Jamaica, Michele Henderson from Dominica, Reginal Policard from Haiti, James Sanker from Belize, Casandra Núñez from the Dominican Republic, and Cuba’s Roberto Fonseca and Bobby Carcassés. The Concert will be a means to promote and integrate the work of Caribbean artists, as well as a didactic material available for use in the teaching-learning process in the region.
Contradanza del espíritu Metropole Orkest Roberto Fonseca & Metropole Orkest conducted by Jules Buckley
Latin jazz at its most epic! Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca and the renowned Metropole Orkest conducted by Jules Buckley joined forces back in January 2020 to celebrate cuban music. This composition is an epic orchestral piece, recorded live, that takes the listener on a journey of music styles. Jules Buckley: “Roberto is a masterful pianist and he, much like the Metropole Orkest, creates new and exciting music with a profound understanding and love for tradition and his own musical heritage.” Listen now on Spotify
From Wagner to Taichkosvky, Grieg and Albinoni, Roberto Fonseca proposes a new playlist with some of his favorites classical music. Sit, relax, play and enjoy!
Roberto Fonseca proposes a new playlist to travel with his favorite music. Titled “Día entero” (All day long)… you will be able to travel with the songs that had him hooked all day long. A varied and diverse music selection; from Porter to Kuti, through Silvio Rodríguez. Learn more here.
Roberto Fonseca enters the world of playlists and offers us a list created exclusively for Radio Gladys Palmera, with the best of Modern Jazz. Classics of modern jazz with aromas of Harlem basements, black novel riffs, whisky and soda, rain on the asphalt and that dark object of desire! An impeccable and impactful session curated by the pianist that you can listen now here!
Roma Jazz Festival will be arriving on #LIVENow with 8 concerts kicking off from the 10th and running through to the 20th of November. Incredible line up includes Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca trio, singer Salvador Sobral and Cuban singer Ylian Cañizares, among many others. Is time for Jazz, is time for a change. Grab your tickets here: bit.ly/RJF_LiveNow
Inspirations #1 is part of a series of playlists that Roberto Fonseca will be sharing on Spotify that invites the audience to discover his musical universe. An extensive journey that starts with D’Angelo, Bob Marley, Tego Calderon to Amy Winehouse, Erikah Badu among many others. Discover now Fonseca’s musical inspirations! Click here and enjoy!
Do you want to discover where the fascination for music in Roberto Fonseca comes from? Then listen now to his new playlist “Mis Favoritas” on Spotify! A great selection of creators that have marked and defined his own musical world. “Mis favoritas” is part of a series of playlists that the artist is sharing on his Spotify profile, with the aim of allowing the public to enjoy a good selection of songs wherever they are.
Royal Albert Home brings exclusive sessions from artists’ homes to yours whilst the Hall is shut. Roberto Fonseca will be performing an exclusive set recorded in his hometown Havana specially for the Royal Albert Hall audience. Don’t miss the broadcast next August 16th at 19:30 royalalberthall.com. These shows are all available for free but, if you can, please donate to the Hall.
Ibrahim Ferrer left us 15 year ago and Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca along with French Jazz Festival Jazz in Marciac pay tribute to one of the most important figures of Cuban music, with a very special concert celebrated in 2015. De retour a Marciac will be broadcasted on Youtube and Facebook next August 6th at 9pm. Learn more here.
Roberto Fonseca could not miss his performance at one of his favorites Festivals in the world! Due to the global pandemic, Jazz in Marciac invited him to play an exclusive repertoire specially selected to his audience at Marciac. Don’t miss the chance to see Fonseca’s pure energy at JIM 2020. Learn more here.
Dianeh Sanchez reviews Fonseca’s musical career, influences and creativity in a deep and extense profile wrote at Tunturuntu.org. Learn more here.
BBC Radio 6 Music DJ Huey Morgan dives into the unique sounds of Cuba with special guest Roberto Fonseca – on a quest to understand Latin music’s enduring appeal. New episode this July 10th at BBC FOUR.
ROOTSTOCK will go online for 48 hours of non-stop music on July 11 & 12. Watch and listen Roberto Fonseca perform alongside each other in this first ever global broadcast. His show is scheduled on July 11th at 12am. Don’t miss this great event, follow all exclusive content here.
Roberto Fonseca releases a new videoclip from his latest album Yesun. Travel through Havana’s streets with the song “oo”. Watch it now here.
The first totally online music festival made from Cuba is appropriately called “Tunturuntu pa ‘tu casa”. A Festival that has brought together the finest of the current Cuban scene: Eme Alfonso, David Blanco, Cimafunk, Daymé Arocena, Alain Pérez, X Alfonso, among many others. For its second edition they will be joined by pianist Roberto Fonseca, this Saturday, March 28 at 18:30 – 19:00 (UTC-4 -EST) local time in Havana.
Grammy-nominated Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca presents an infusion of rap, funk, reggaeton and electronic music, performing songs from his latest record in studio at New Sounds New York. Click here and enjoy this live session.
In the spirit of community, however, Fonseca will perform a set behind closed doors at Joe’s Pub tomorrow night to be live-streamed for free at 7pm ET. Fans can watch the performance via the Joe’s Pub YouTube Channel at http://youtube.com/JoesPubNY/videos.
This playlist will get your International Women’s Day off to a confident start. Roberto Fonseca shares his favorite songs created by strong women. Hit play and enjoy!
Cuban pianist and composer Roberto Fonseca has been a force to reckon with since he was a teenager, and it has been 20 years since he released his first album. His latest, Yesun, is a supremely assured statement that takes the Afro-Cuban stamp on modern jazz as a matter of settled fact. Watch now La llamada.
Daily Discovery: Roberto Fonseca – Kachucha (ft. Ibrahim Maalouf). Click here and enjoy it!
GRAMMY®-nominated Cuban pianist, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and bandleader Roberto Fonseca will tour the U.S. this coming spring in support of the album, with upcoming shows set for New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Washington, DC, Seattle and Portland. Check all tour dates here.
Roberto Fonseca will start soon his worldwide tour. Check all tour dates here.
Out Now! Yesun delves even deeper into the music of Fonseca’s homeland, weaving in beats, spoken word, analogue keyboards, Fonseca’s sonorous vocals and more.
Roberto Fonseca reveals the first extract from his new album YESUN