London’s Afro Cuban Music Night is something I look forward to. Currently taking place the first Monday of each month. I find myself multi-tasking; singing, dancing and taking photographs. Here are a few of my favourite images from the last couple of months.
In the first few images hands are a central theme; whether clapping or about to hit a percussion instrument in synchronicity. The musicians are Barak Schmool, Adé Egun Crispin Robinson, Gerardo de Armas and Gaspar Sena:
Here are a couple of pictures of the organisers of the night, musicians Vicky Jassey and Dave Pattman:
I also like these images of dancer Danielle Satsias, illuminated in the rumba session:
Behind Danii is Oli Savill on conga:
Percussionist Hamish Orr:
Barak Schmool and Olga Baglay:
I’ve edited the selection down to images of smaller groups and individual portraits. More photos can be seen on the new Bombo Productions website .
Here is a link to one of my previous posts on the Afro Cuban Night.
The next Afro Cuban Music night takes place tomorrow evening, Monday December 4, at Vogue Fabrics, 66 Stoke Newington Rd, London N16 7XB, and will also include a debut performance by the newly formed Coro de Clave rumba choir (which I’m singing in). More details here. It is preceded by a dance class given by amazing Cuban dancer and teacher Luanda Pau, featured in the photograph below: