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Library Presents: Latin Bridge (Cuban Night)


Library Presents: Latin Bridge (Cuban Night)

THE LIBRARY presents: The Latin Bridge Quartet

THE LIBRARY is a private members‘ club, which attracts a large swathe of London‘s finest minds and most familiar faces with a luxurious suite of amenities, fantastic food and beverage offerings, and intrinsic coolness above all.

"The Latin Bridge” presents "SANTIAGUERÍAS”
Music from The Balcony of the Caribbean. With songs by some of Santiago de Cuba’s most influential composers such as “Sindo Garay”, “Miguel Matamoros”, “María Teresa Vera”, “Ñico Saquito” and “Compay Segundo”.
This is a journey to heart of Cuban musical heritage.
Trova, Bolero, Guaracha and Son are the rhythms and flavours that have accompanied the Cuban people and much of Latin America for more than a century.
It is music for the heart, the soul and the feet!

Sergio Marciano Pereda (Band Leader, Cuban Percussion, Classic Guitar, Lead Vocal)

He was born in Santiago de Cuba in 1965; in his adolescence he began to actively participate in the cultural life of his hometown. Member of the Nueva Trova since 1983 and the famous "Grupo Muralla" with which he made his first international tour in 1985.

He moved to Havana in 1989 and there he began his musical studies at the "Ignacio Cervantes" conservatory in the specialty of percussion. In Havana he was part of several groups: Septeto Nacional “Ignacio Piñeiro", Vocal Sampling, Jóvenes Clásicos del Son and Traje Nuevo. Has substantial experience as a record producer and session musician: Una Forma Más (WEA), No Pueden Parar (EGREEM), Son con Swing (EMI), Pintando Maravillas (EMI), FrutaBomba (TUMI Music), Dame un Chance (BIS Music).

In 2002 he arrived in Spain where he lived for more than 12 years playing, touring and recording without pause: Stradivarius Orchestra, Ximo Tebar Band, Sonora Latina, Guachiguara, Quinteto Diapasón, T3s de Azúcar.

He moved to the U.K in 2014 where he continues to actively participate in the Latin scene. He has performed in groups such as: Kandela mi Son, Son de Cuba, “Son Yambú" and Los Amigos.

He has performed in hundreds of concerts and festival tours in more than 25 countries around the world. Since 2016 he has led his own band The Latin Bridge based in London.

FRANK PORTUONDO ORTIZ: (Tres (cuban traditional guitar), Bass Guitar, Double Bass)

A Cuban based in London Tres and Bass player highly skilled in many styles of music but mostly in Cuban and Latin one. Music has been his entire life since he started the music carrier at the age of 9 years old, spending the next 13 years studying in several Art Schools ending up in the most prestigious one in Cuba: the “ Higher Institute of Art” (ISA) in Havana.

He became a performer almost at the very beginning of his studies, playing with lots of bands likes: Principe's del Changüí, Grupo Manguare,Tony Avila”s Band, Grupo Jade, Warm London, En el Aire Project, Lokki Terra, Kandela mi Son, Son Yambú, Natalia Lafourcade, Lokandes, etc.

He being involved in lots of music projects, recordings, festivals, sharing stages with well-known Cuban artist and international artist all along of his carrier to the present day. Passionate about arranging, producing, composing, developing new skills both in instrument and in many other things related to music and art in general. Since mid-2017 he has been part of “The Latin Bridge”.

Daniel Carnago Tablada (cuban traditional guitar call “Tres”, backing vocal)

Born in Santiago de Cuba in 1985, studied guitar in the School of Art “Jose María Heredia” from Santiago de Cuba. After graduating in 2000 he took the double bass as a second instrument, graduating with a first class degree from the “Cucalambé” Conservatoire in Las Tunas, Cuba.

He took part in many festivals and competitions winning Second Prize at the National April 4th Music Competition in Las Tunas.

As well as a musician, Daniel started composing in 2002 and wrote for Radio and Television music production programmes. During this time he also worked with several groups in Cuba as a tres player: Son de Santiago, Septeto Contemporáneo etc.

Since moving to the UK in 2012, he is in demand as a double bass, tres and guitar player, performing Salsa, Mariachi and Latin Funk in several London based bands: Kandela mi Son, Latin Funkers, Asere Band, Cuban Combination, The Sugar Kings, Son con Swing etc.

Daniel has shared the stage with eminent Cuban musicians such as Pancho Amat, Beatriz Marquez, Haila María Mompié, Waldo Mendoza and Polo Montanez. He also was invited to play and record in albums with Pachito Alonso, Candido Fabré, Orlando “Maraca” Valle y Otra Visión, Son 14, Septeto Los Guanches and Septeto Santiaguero (2015 Latin Grammy Award in Best Tradicional Tropical Album). Since end-2017 he has been part of The Latin Bridge.

Fernando Fermoso Depestre: (percussion, piano & backing vocal)

Was born In Madrid, Spain in 1990, into a musical family. His Cuban mother a singer, and his Cuban father a bassist. At the age of 9 he moved to Mallorca and began his musical studies in percussion and piano at the Conservatory of Music and Dance of the Balearic Islands. Continuing his studies at the Conservatory of Tenerife, Progreso Musical Academy, Professional Conservatory “Arturo Soria” and Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid.

During his academic training in Spain, Fernando collaborated with groups such as: Son de Oro (Latin percussion), JAXX (jazz piano), 7 Grand Soul (drums), Filarmonía Orquestra (symphonic percussion) and Youth Orchestra or the Community of Madrid (OFICAM), in a wide variety of styles: orchestral, jazz, latin, rock, soul, blues and funk.

Fernando currently resides in London and collaborates as a pianist and percussionist in several bands of the Latin scene. Since April-2017 he has been part of The Latin Bridge.

Producer - Roberta Reis

Curator - Mario Bakuna

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