Little Havana: Featuring Roberto Pla


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19:30 - 03:00
Live Music
Latino, Live Music

FRIDAY nights at Floridita London: LITTLE HAVANA featuring world class musicians from international reaches such Cuba, Columbia & beyond. Hot, live, authentic bands heat up the venue to make this one of the best nights in London to come dancing to.

7:30pm - 9:30pm
La Cuba 4
A great way to kick off a night of hot, steamy Latin sounds, Cubano play some of the classics from Latin America to set the vibe.
10pm - 12:30am (DJ till 3am)
Roberto Pla 

The Godfather of Latin music in the UK, and Colombian master percussionist. A special show for the dancers on one of London’s hottest dance floors.

Born in Barranquilla, Colombia, in the 60’s Roberto studied music at the National University of Bogota, going on to tour Latin America and the States with Orquesta Lucho Bermudez, Colombia's leading big band, he recorded numerous albums and appeared weekly on Colombian TV.

After session works in New York, he moved to London where he joined the jazz-fusion band Cayenne, and Latin-funkesters Gonzalez (World Tour).

By 1982 he was touring the world with pop megastars Boney M. since then Roberto has been resident in the U.K. His reputation as one of the best Columbian Timbalero led him to play and tour with Joe Strummer (Ex Clash) with whom he featured in the French film 'I Hired a Contract Killer' Caribbean soca star Arrow (Europe & U.S. tour), Spanish pop band Radio Futura, Japanese duo The Frank Chickens, and rock heavyweights Motorhead (with whom he featured in the film 'Eat the Rich'.) A hard working musician, Roberto Pla has toured with the legendary Slim Gaillard, Cuban pianist Alfredo Rodriguez, Carlos 'Patato' Valdez, Fania Allstars vocalist Adalberto Santiago, Azuquita and Tito Allen, Sidestepper, the Nuyorican Poets, Trevor Watts. He has also recorded for Kate Bush and M. People.

Roberto was a founder member of the UK's first salsa band Valdez.Cofounder of U.K. Salsa band Sonido de Londres & in 1988 Roberto founded his own 12 piece all-star band the Roberto Pla Latin Ensemble who have numerous European Festival and TV appearances.

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100 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 0TN

Central London

Nearest station:
Tottenham Court Road (Tube)


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