Sugar Kings Trio

Venue: 
Sands Films
Event Date: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 19:45 to 21:45
82 St Marychurch St, Rotherhithe, London SE16 4HZ
From the salons of pre-revolution Havana, where the sweet smell of cigars lingered and the aged rum flowed, the Sugar Kings Trio present their son montuno, guaracha and cha cha cha...

All with a good few rays of Cuban sunshine! Featuring baby bass, Cuban tres guitar, percussion and vocal harmonies the band consists of three music greats, Flavio Correa, Elpidio Caicedo and Daniel Carnago. Presented by Tuned In London.

Cuban percussionist and singer, Flavio Correa, grew up in Centro Havana surrounded by musical giants such as Chucho Valdez. Inspired by the revival of traditional Cuban music through the amazing “Buena Vista Social Club”, he formed his band, “The Sugar Kings”, naming them after the popular Havana Baseball team of the pre-revolution days. Flavio has performed at Ronnie Scotts, Royal Albert Hall, National Theatre and currently tours with international violinist, Omar Puente. He has composed music for and appeared in the BBC production of ‘The Hour’ starring Dominic West and Ben Wishaw as well as ITV’s ‘Auf Weidersehen, Pet’. 

Multi-instrumentalist and singer, Elpidio Caicedo, is one of the top Salsa players in the UK and performs with such greats as Omar Puente and Roberto Pla. Born in Buena Ventura near Cali (the Colombian capital of salsa), Elpidio is the musical director of choice for visiting Colombian musical stars.

Classically trained Tres player and singer, Daniel Carnago, hails from Santiago de Cuba, the Island’s cultural capital of the east. He was a longstanding member of Cuba’s formidable ‘Septeto Contemporario’ before settling in the UK, where he is currently touring with Asere.

The Trio's website.   

The venue is a deliciously sumptuous sofa-filled home-crafted cinema like none other, housed in a beautiful building oozing the history both of the neighbourhood and of costume creation. Even the loos are like none other in London!! Uniquely again, a ticket entitles you to free tea/coffee. Stronger stuff is available at the riverside Mayflower Pub, only a few cobble stones away. Sands Films is an inspiringly intimate place to hear fabulous music.

Sands Films
Book Now Snippet: 
The purchasers of the first 40 tickets of the new Tuned In London series sold on line will have their names put into a hat and they will be able to win an EP from folk band Tell Tale Tusk!