IA Events

Talk and Acoustic Performance by Cuban/British collaboration X Planet

Publication date: Dec 6, 2012 10:46:18 AM

Start: Dec 13, 2012 6:00:00 PM
End: Dec 13, 2012 8:00:00 PM

Location: 51 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PQ

X Planet is the collaboration of Holly Holden (London) and Alayo Style (Santiago de Cuba). This project, born in Santiago de Cuba in June 2011, draws on a multitude of musical influences from the Caribbean and beyond. Spanish and English fuse in a reflection of the experience of human existence and the celebration of the shared joys of love, life and freedom. Having launched their debut album in Cuba in June 2012, X Planet are now ready to share their music with the world.

The session will begin with an informal talk by Holly Holden and Cuban hip-hop artist Alaín García about music-making in contemporary Santiago de Cuba, and will be followed by an acoustic performance by X Planet. Entrance is free but registration is required - Please note: due to the nature of this event, seating may be exceptionally restricted in favor of standing room.