Kekoson & The Cuban Sounds


9:30 pmSaturday, 18 November


Bar Oussou

653 Sydney Road, Brunswick

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Cuban Son masters: Kekoson & The Cuban Sounds brings

you a Cuban Fiesta in the heart of Melbourne in Australia;

their music sets any dance floor on fire and gives the punters

a memorable musical occasion to remember.

In 2001, Keko Virán travelled to Cuba to meet Compay

Segundo, Ibrahim Ferrer and Cachaíto López – his idols

from the legendary "Buena Vista Social Club" and embrace the

the essence of the country and the people that inspired the rich,

earthy roots of modern salsa music.

The trip inspired the formation of Australia's premier Latin

band, with a nod to the Buena Vista through its strong Cuban

Son foundations. 'The idea was to form a musical group to

research and promote rhythmic Afro-Latin styles and have

lots of fun with it along the way.'

As if channelling the very essence of Cuban street music,

Keko fronts this energetic and talented musician's group.

Kekoson's members have toured Australia and abroad and

have performed with World's best.

Acclaimed as Australia's most authentic and awarded Cuban

Son Music exponents. Theirs is the only traditional Cuban Son

band recognised by a Cuban Ambassador in Australia.

'I like how playing this music makes me feel, but more

importantly, I like how it makes other people feel.' Keko says

with a smile. 'I love to see everyone dancing and enjoying

themselves just as people used to a century ago in Cuba.

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