Mar 12, 2020

Roberto Fonseca | Touring his ninth solo album

Yesun is an album I’ve always wanted to make”, declares Roberto Fonseca about his ninth solo recording, released in October 2019. It combines jazz, classical music, rap, funk, reggaeton and electronics. “All my influences are there. All the sounds and the vibrations that make me who I am,” says the musician who last year received the highest distinction for culture from the French state. This spring he’ll be touring the world.

“Yesun is who I am”

The title Yesun is a play on words and symbolises water: water from the sources of Afro-Cuban history, presented with a modern twist, with the future in its sights.”My cultural is sufficiently strong and diverse for me to use it in a different way. I can take risks and mix things up; go forward, always forward, while never forgetting my roots. Yesun is me. Yesun is who I am.”

The 12 tracks on the album were recording with a trio of Fonseca himself, drummer Raúl Herrera and double bassist Yandy Martínez. Guests include American saxophonist Joe Lovano, Franco-Libyan trumpet player Ibrahim Maalouf, Cuban rapper and singer Danay Suarez and flamenco diva Mercedes Cortés. Even more than previous album ABUC, Yesun plunges us into Cuban music, combining beats, spoken word, analogue keyboards and the Fonseca’s resonant voice.

Roberto Fonseca - Jazz Apr 08, 2020
Fasching Stockholm, Sweden
Roberto Fonseca - Jazz Apr 17, 2020
Treibhaus Innsbruck, Austria
Roberto Fonseca - Jazz Apr 18, 2020
Moods Zürich, Switzerland
Roberto Fonseca - Jazz Apr 19, 2020
Bee-Flat Bern, Switzerland
Roberto Fonseca - Jazz Apr 22, 2020
Alte Oper Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Roberto Fonseca - Jazz Apr 23, 2020
Staatstheater Kassel, Germany
Roberto Fonseca - Jazz Apr 26, 2020
Tollhaus Kulturzentrum Karlsruhe, Germany
Roberto Fonseca - Jazz Apr 28, 2020
Sala Clamores Madrid, Spain
Roberto Fonseca - Jazz Apr 30, 2020
Music Hall Worpswede Worpswede, Germany
Roberto Fonseca - Jazz May 05, 2020 → May 06, 2020
Brighton Festival Brighton, UK
Roberto Fonseca - Jazz May 07, 2020
Sage Gateshead Gateshead, UK
Roberto Fonseca - Jazz May 08, 2020
Band On The Wall Manchester, UK
Roberto Fonseca - Jazz May 09, 2020
The Wardrobe Leeds, UK
Roberto Fonseca - Jazz May 10, 2020
Fiddlers Club Bristol, UK
Roberto Fonseca - Jazz May 27, 2020
Correggio Correggio, Italy
Roberto Fonseca - Jazz May 30, 2020
Usadba Jazz Festival Moscow, Russian
Roberto Fonseca - Jazz Jun 24, 2020
Roberto Fonseca - Jazz Jul 01, 2020
Rigas Ritmi Festival Riga, Latvia
Roberto Fonseca - Jazz Jul 26, 2020
Hafensommer Würzburg, Germany