RUBÉN BLADES (PA)
Sunday 08.07.12 - 19:00 - Cosmopol
The Bronx is the birthplace of hip hop. Many people know that. But before then, the beleaguered New York hood was also home of salsa dura – or 'hard salsa' – characterised by its political indignation and the clear African connection in the hard percussion work.
Rubén Blades is 'Mr. salsa dura' and can write several titles on his business card – both lawyer, politician and actor. However, it's as a singer and musician that the Panama legend's star is biggest.
With the characteristic piano riffs, congas and brass, Rubén Blades is ready to start up a pure salsa party.
Band schedule is ready in May
Roskilde Festival releases the time schedule in May, if everything works out at least somewhat according to plan.
We don’t do it until then to make the best schedule possible for our audience. When we, for various reasons, are forced to make changes late in the process, we have a better chance at putting together a programme that considers both the spreading of genres, the performer's touring plans and safety at the festival.