Doors open: 19:30
Tour name: La Sesión Cubana
Zucchero (“Sugar” in Italian) is Italy's most beloved rock star and one of the top Italian artists worldwide, having sold over 40 million records throughout a career spanning over four decades. Following his last acclaimed studio album, Chocabeck (2011) and a successful worldwide tour, Zucchero is back with a new album and direction, paying tribute to the musical sounds of Cuba. Recorded with some of Cuba’s top musicians, Zucchero explores the native sounds of Havana on La Sesión Cubana. This inspired collection will be available February 26th on Decca and features songs in English, Spanish and Italian. (Versions in all Italian and all Spanish will also be released on 2/26).
La Sesión Cubana was self-produced by Zucchero and longtime collaborator Grammy-winner Don Was (Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, The Rolling Stones). With his deep-rooted appreciation for all musical genres, Zucchero successfully married the rhythms of Cuban and American music including salsa, soul, blues and rock to create a thrilling cornucopia of sound. “I wanted to celebrate a feast of music,” he noted after recording La Sesión Cubana.
The album includes six classic hits from his repertoire including “Baila”, “Un kilo”, “Così celeste”, “Cuba libre”, “Indaco dagli occhi del cielo” and “L’urlo”. Seven brand new tracks are showcased including the never before published “Love is All Around” of which Zucchero stated; “The result is this kaleidoscope of thoughts that becomes a slogan for the future: love is all around us”. The achingly passionate “Sabor a Ti”, also never before published, is performed in both Italian and Spanish. His interpretations of “Never is a Moment”, “Nena”, “Pana”, “Ave Maria no Morro” and the raucous “Guantamanera” round out this eclectic mix.