La Dame Blanche – Friday 26th May

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With her explosive mix of hip hop, cumbia, dancehall and reggae, the Cuban singer, flautist and percussionist Yaite Ramos Rodriguez, aka La Dame Blanche delivers a powerful and compelling sound which summons the spirits.

The smoke of an inaugural cigar prior to setting foot on set, a glass of rum left backstage, necklaces, white flowers, a pristine turban: for her appearances on stage, la Dame Blanche feeds the energy of the spirits of Santeria, her Afro-Cuban religion. Born in Havana, she grew up in the heart of an awe inspiring musical cauldron that included her father, Jesus “Aguaje” Ramos; an exceptional trombonist and the artistic director of the Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club.

After moving to Paris, she sang in the all-girl salsa band Rumbana, joined the Grand Orchestre du Splendid, became a backing singer for Sergent Garcia and a live singer for El Hijo de la Cumbia… experiences that have all gone on to form the extraordinary reggae, dancehall, cumbia, moombathon fusion that is La Dame Blanche.

Tickets for this gig are £12 and are available by clicking the link below or by calling the Eco Park Box Office on 01209 891500 (Tues-Fri during office hours)