Roberto Fonseca + Family Atlantica

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Roberto Fonseca

The rightful heir to the Buena Vista Social Club legacy, pianist Fonseca had the daunting job of filling his hero Ruben Gonzalez's shoes after the great man passed away. He ended up becoming the star of the show. Now a solo artist in his own right, he is known for the confidence he exudes on his vibrant live shows where traditional African, Brazilian and Cuban sounds find a place in his panoramic mix of whistle-able tunes and euphoric improvisation.

Supporting Fonseca here, vocalist and cuatro player Luzmira Zerpa leads her Family Atlantica ensemble to blend traditional Venezuelan folk and calypso with Afro-Latin percussion, flute and electric guitar, on tracks from their acclaimed debut album for Soundway.

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