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A NIGHT OF LIVE SALSA: THE GOLDEN VOICE OF HDCTOR LAVOE

The Jazz Cafe, NW1 7PG, [Venue Details]

We celebrate the life and music of Héctor Lavoe as Vince Vella leads an all star band of London’s finest players in the salsa tradition to pay homage to Golden Voice of Salsa, featuring the unrivalled vocal talents of one of London’s standout performers Rene Alvarez Portuondo.

Lavoe’s decades of recording earned him global star-status and, paired with trombonist Willie Colón, he began one of the most productive and lasting collaborations in Salsa.

The pair would produce 14 albums. Lavoe’s articulate voice, talent for improvisation, and wit complemented Colón’s brash New York City trombone-driven sound.

Following his duo partnership with Colón, Lavoe’s solo efforts cemented his standing as a superstar. Heading the Colón orchestra, he travelled the world over and was a frequent guest singer with the Fania All-Stars before his death in 1993.

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