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Havana Return – Caribé at NIMA, Newcastle
17 March, 2020 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 pm
Caribé’s Havana Return crafts Cuban traditional and classic forms in a contemporary mold resulting in music that is unique and fresh. Seeing Caribé live is a communal experience incorporating chants and percussive elements deeply rooted in rumba and Afro-Cuban religions. The constant push and pull between powerful percussion and stunning melodies creates a dynamic tension that draws you in and invites you to dance.
This bountiful collaboration with Cuban dancer Adrian Medina is engaging and entertaining for wallflowers and hipshakers alike. The percussion and rhythm section set up a crackling, thunderous bed for Medina to dance with and the group to solo over. Their enthusiasm and raw spontaneity is impossible to resist.