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Storey's Field Centre

Cambridge Jazz Festival: Viva La Tradición

Saturday 16th November
2:45 pm – 4:00 pm

On a mission to keep the musical legacy of New York-style salsa dura alive, this 12 piece band of percussionists, instrumentalists and vocalists comes at you full on with the authentic sounds and irresistible rhythms of merengue, salsa, and cha-cha-cha.

Formed last year in Cambridge, Viva La Tradición are passionate about Latin music in general, recreating tunes by Poncho Sanchez, Oscar Hernández, Celia Cruz and Ray Barretto amongst others, as well as performing original arrangements from members of the band. Come and hear the authentic music of the barrio, reconnect with your Latino soul, and get on the dance floor!

Veronica Clifford – Vocals
Peter Cooper – Vocals
Leisha O’Brien – Vocals
Yashodaka – Piano
Alan Carruthers – Bass
Maxwell Saxty – Saxes
Alastair Smith – Trombone
Gavin Spence – Trumpet
Nick Duffield – Timbales
Thure Etzold – Congas
Martin Gibbs – Bongos
Neal Harris – Drum Kit

Presented by Cambridge Jazz Festival

14:45 doors open
15:00 - 16:00 Viva La Tradicíon

Age Guidance
All ages welcome, under 14s to be accompanied by an adult

Free Entry


Viva La Tradicion