Root Down! with Callejondo Flamenco
Friday 6th, December
7:00pm - 12:00am
Ariel Cubillas, from Havana, has got a rich musical background in Cuba as both performer and composer. He belongs to the so-called "Contemporary Cuban Song" movement, a very wide concept that gives us an insight into the modern Cuban cultural identity. The Cuban Contemporary Song has roots in the "Nueva Trova" movement, and embraces many musical styles in itself, such as Pop, Blues, Rock, Funk, Bossa Nova and, of course, the Traditional Cuban Music, e.g. Son, Guaguancó, Rumba, etc... This wide range of styles is reflected in Ariels’ songs, as well as in his lyrics, that speak of love, politics, science, emigration and loneliness.
Ariel lived in Seville, Spain, for fourteen years. As a result of this experience, he recorded two LPs ("Ariel" and "Respira") and collaborated with various prestigious local artists, gaining a deep understanding of the Flamenco guitar technique.
Featuring Andres Barrero on percussion and Rob Coates on bass
Saturday 7th, December
Sunday 8th, December