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Power up for supercharged Latin Carnivale

Tuesday, 12 April 2016


At the end of this month, master percussionist Iain Robbie and members of Perth’s sizzling Nueva Salsa Orchestra lead WAAPA’s award-winning percussion ensemble Defying Gravity in Latin Carnivale, a joy-filled celebration of Latin American music.

The Nueva Salsa Orchestra is the hottest Australian Latin band this side of Havana – and they power up with Defying Gravity in songs and dances that overflow with fun, energy and exhilaration.

Latin Carnivale will be performed by Defying Gravity with special guests Iain Robbie and The Nueva Salsa Orchestra under the musical direction of Tim White on Thursday 28, Friday 29, Saturday 30 April at 7.30pm, with a matinee performance at 2.00pm on Saturday, 30 April, in WAAPA’s Music Auditorium.

Nueva Salsa Orchestra specialises in Cuban salsa music, drawing its influences from the hippest modern salsa acts from around the world including Cubanismo, the Afro-Cuban All Stars and the Spanish Harlem Orchestra.

Formed in 2011, Nueva Salsa Orchestra has performed as part of a 16-piece backing band for Columbian salsa superstar Wilson Saoko from Fruko y Sus Tesos.

Defying Gravity hosts the dazzling horn playing of Nueva Salsa Orchestra musical director Marty Pervan, the stylistic wonders of Gabriel Fatin on piano, Kate Pass’ bass grooves, Iain Robbie’s infectious percussion and the sublime vocal talents of Adolfo Chavez.

Latin Carnivale combines these accomplished musicians with Defying Gravity’s talented percussion students under Tim White’s expert musical direction – guaranteeing a concert that will have you tapping your toes and swaying along to the beat.

Latin Carnivale’s powerhouse of sound will see WAAPA burn with Cuban, mambo, cha-cha and salsa music in a supercharged performance of musical entertainment!

For all venue and performance details, please visit the Latin Carnivale performance web page.


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