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On ABUC - Roberto Fonseca takes fans on a journey through Cuban music culture / The Voice Online

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Roberto Fonseca has promised to take fans on a "journey throughout the Cuban music culture" when he takes to the stage next month to perform his new album ABUC on tour in the UK. Fonseca, 41, is a pianist, composer and producer whose foray into the world of music started with an innocent interest in all types of genres. Much like most children he would tune into the local radio, and by his own admission he would be influenced by music from "folk to heavy metal".

Heralded as being firmly at the forefront of the renaissance in Cuban music over the last two decades, Fonseca told The Voice that it was his humble beginnings that helped to forge the man we see today. "It all began from my own home, from my family," he enthused. "Since I was very little, my parents and brothers have made me listen to all kinds of music. We used to listen to the radio a lot, especially FM and this made me feel interested for the different genres. So growing up with this musical information turned me into someone that likes combining sounds. I am grateful for my family. I am grateful for my parents registering me at the School of Music in Havana. This is where I picked up the classical element, and the reason I am the musician and pianist that I am today."

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