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Fernando's Kitchen, Cambridge 30-07-11 | by Dave Catchpole
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Fernando's Kitchen, Cambridge 30-07-11

The Fabulous Fernando’s Kitchen - The Trio (sometimes more) are often to be found playing their own brand of music in Cambridge.

 

Sebastian Diez – Spanish Guitar & Vocals

Heidi Joubert – Percussion & Vocals

Riad Abji – Double Bass

 

The Music

 

A unique fusion of Flamenco, North African and Latin sounds, mixed in with the modern day contemporary styles. Fernando’s Kitchen is a group of multi-cultural musicians, performing their very own compositions as a 6 piece line-up of spanish guitar, double-bass, oud, flamenco cajon, percussions, vocals, and trumpet.

 

The Band [www.fernandoskitchen.com]

 

The London-based band has a reputation for being one of the few bands that are already rather renowned and favoured by many people across the globe and especially the UK and Europe, regardless of being an absolutely independent band.

A large part of Fernando’s Kitchen’s success is due to the fact that the group is made up of musicians from many different backgrounds, reflecting the mixture of their musical inspiration.

Fernando’s Kitchen creates a music that is brand new, exciting and easily enjoyed and understood by any audience, irrespective of their age group or ethnicity.

This popular group has played in many high-profile venues, including Rich Mix, The Royal Opera House Bar, The Bush House Bar (BBC), The Guildhall Art Gallery and many more. Recent festivals they have performed at include Secret Garden Party, Lovebox, Oxjam Music Festival, Rhythms of the World Festival, Tapas Fantasticas Festival (Rioja festival) and the Taste of Spain Festival. They have also appeared at The Junction in Cambridge.

 

The Album

Calle Compas

 

A collection of 15 songs, taken from the “introducing Fernando’s Kitchen” (2007) quartet album, the Fernando’s Kitchen full band single “Gitano moro” and “Cara mala” (2008) and 10 of the latest recorded songs (2010/2011) by Fernando’s Kitchen Duet and trio.

This CD contains a mixture of songs recorded by Fernando’s Kitchen Duet, trio, quartet and Fernando’s Kitchen full band, most of which is written by Sebastian Diez and Heidi Joubert (Fernando’s Kitchen) and some of which are classic spanish and latin songs played and arranged in Fernando’s Kitchen own style.

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