Roberto Fonseca: Touring with Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club

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Monday August 19, 2013

From BWW Music World

Roberto Fonseca to Embark on U.S. Tour with Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club Next Month
By: Music News Desk

Cuban-born pianist and composer Roberto Fonseca’s new album Yo will be released August 27 on Concord Jazz. In celebration Fonseca will tour the U.S. with Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, as well as performing his own headlining shows along the way. Please see below for album tracklist and tour dates.

Over the course of his 15-year career, Fonseca has garnered extensive critical acclaim by blending diverse genres of music from around the world including Latin and American jazz, Afro-pop, hip-hop and soul. The Guardian declares Fonseca to be “a fabulously gifted pianist, composer and bandleader [with] a gift for melody that outshines more celebrated peers.” More info is available at

Yo, which translates to “I” or “me” in Spanish, was recorded in a single week in Paris. The album combines traditional acoustic instruments with elements of contemporary electronica-a musical alchemy that pays homage to Cuba’s African roots while at the same time updating the country’s rich musical lineage. “This album unveils the beginning of a new phase more than the closure of an old one,” says Fonseca. “On Yo, I want to delve deep into my roots in light of my experiences and show the diversity of my musical universe, all these ideas which I had put aside, unable to use until now.”

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