Hi­dalgo ben­e­fit an­nounced

Lon­don show hon­ours per­cuss­sion leg­end

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A ben­e­fit con­cert has been an­nounced in aid of leg­endary per­cus­sion­ist Gio­vanni Hi­dalgo.

Spon­sored by Latin Per­cus­sion (LP) and GEWAM usic, this pres­ti­gious night is a not-for-profit ben­e­fit con­cert in hon­our of Gio­vanni and his life­time achieve­ments.

It will fea­ture per­for­mances from some of the UK’s top per­cus­sion­ists in what is billed as a night of ex­plo­sive Afro-Latin jazz-funk. The show will also in­clude the first UK per­for­mance from Grammy-win­ning conga player Hi­dalgo since 2009.

Born in Puerto Rico in 1963,Hi­dalgo has en­joyed a suc­cess­ful ca­reer which has seen him work with names as di­verse as Dizzy Gille­spie, Tito Puente, Paul Si­mon, Jack Bruce and Sammy Hagar.

In re­cent years, the num­ber of oc­ca­sions on which Hi­dalgo has been able to per­form has been se­verely lim­ited due to an on­go­ing bat­tle with di­a­betes. Ear­lier this year, a crowd­fund­ing cam­paign was launched to help cover the cost of Hi­dalgo’s med­i­cal bills and a fundrais­ing ben­e­fit con­cert was held in New York in March.

For more in­for­ma­tion in­clud­ing how you can get tick­ets for the event, head to http://the­jaz­zcafelon­don.com/event/homage­gio­vanni-hi­dalgo.

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