In the run up to A celebration of Cuban music at The Jazz Cafe ft. Diáspora12-piece + Fiesta Latina on 30th October, we're running an artist focus on the players joining us for the night.
Lilli, pioneer of the "Chambomba" groove, is perhaps most well-known as percussionist, pianist and vocalist in Penya, a band blending Colombian and Latin influences with dance music, rock and electronica, who recently launched their self-titled album to great acclaim. No stranger to the London Latin circuit having played with several salsa bands, Lilli makes frequent trips to Cuba where she has studied with some of the world's leading bands and percussionists. In addition to being a natural phenomenon and creative whirlwind of talent, Lilli is also an avid photographer, linguist and translator.
UNITED IN THE LATIN BEAT