In association with
Mr Williams Cumberbatch
Mr Williams Cumberbatch

Qualifications:
Bachiller en ciencias Liceo Luis Razetti 1982. Venezuela
Percussion Afro-Caribeña en “Taller Integral de Arte de Sarria” 1983-1989. Venezuela
Basic Musicianship en Goldsmith Collegue 1996. UK
Instruments: Percussion
Congas
Bongos
Timbales
Batà
Clave
Cowbells
Genre/Style(s): Afro-Latin
Latin
Afro-Cuban
Caribbean
Salsa
Latin Jazz
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


Notes:

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BIO:
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Williams Cumberbatch, percussionist and composer born in Caracas, Venezuela, now based in London, has been one of the key figures in British Latin music scene for many years.

His expressive style combines African traditions with modern Caribbean innovations and has extensive experience playing regularly at festivals around the world with his band, supporting some of the biggest names in the Latin music scene and appearing on more than 30 studio albums.

His musical fusion combines Salsa, Funk, Descarga, jazz, poetry and rap, exemplified in his band, TUMBAITO (http://www.reverbnation.com/tumbaito). See the multimedia tab for some videos.

For more check out: www.londoncongalessons.com

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STUDIO ALBUMS:
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- “Otros Tiempos” (Other Times) in 1997. Featured in Charlie Gillet’s (BBC radio DJ and broadcaster) Top Albums of 1997,

- “Malandro Sound UK” (un-released).

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FEATURED ON THE FOLLOWING ALBUMS:
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- Chilli funk years (Nathan haines) UK(chillifunk records)2006
- Chillifunk: the best of 96-06 UK (chillifunk records) 2006
- Nu-jazz Cool UK (essentials records) 2006
- Electric jazz vol 1 UK (Globe UK records) 2005
- The night is young vol. 2 UK (L.E.A. records) 2005
- Stereo sushi vol 5: wasbi UK -Japón (import Generic) 2003
- Soft and Suave relax session UK (Run records) 2002
- Sweet and Sour Francia (Versatile records) 2002
- Megashira at last Germany (compost records) 2002
- Sierra Maestra dundunbanza Cuba (world circuit records) 1996
- Hanny The Voise of Cuba Cuba ( Mr Bongo) 1997
- Tumbaito Otros Tiempos Venezuela- UK (Deep south records)1997
- Nathan Haines Sound Travels NZ – UK (Chilli Funk) 2001
- DJ Spinna Fuelled for the Future USA (Compost records) 2003
- Bachology Nu-generation UK ( EMI records) 1995
- Beloved Oprah Winfrey USA ( Sony soundtrack) 1998
- Escape to Fomentera Reino UK (EUROPA records)2003
- PhiI Asher Trust the Dj UK (Trust the Dj) 2002
- Arome Caribe Musica Latina Grecia ( Milos records) 1999
- Various Artists Private Lounge 2 UK (EMI records ) 2001
- CheikLo Mbedemi Senegal (World Circuit records) 2000
- Autoctono Tradicion Oral Venezuela (lndependent label) 1986
- Cathy Denis Love’s Cradle UK ( Polydor, Japan) 1994

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ARTISTS PLAYED WITH:
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Played With ( P ) – Supported ( S) these artists:

- RoyAyers (USA) P
- Tito Puente — Multiple Grammy Award winner (USA) S
- Eddie Palmieri (Puerto Rico) P S
- Giovanni Hidalgo (Puerto Rico) S P
- LosVanVan (Cuba) S
- RoxyMusic (UK) P
- The Cure (UK) P
- Celia Cruz — Grammy Winner (Cuba ) S
- Afro-Cuban Allstars (Cuba) P
- Gran Combo (Puerto Rico ) P S
- lrakere (Cuba) S
- Ruben Blades (Panama ) S
- Oscar D’Leon (Venezuela) S
- Jose Alberto “El Canario” ( Dominican Rep) S
- Jean Toussaint (USA) P
- Eliane Elias (Brasil) S
- Adalberto Santiago ( Puerto Rico) P
- Roy Hargrove (USA) S
- Evio Di Marzo (Venezuela) P
- Vasallos del Sol (Venezuela) P
- Grupo Madera (Venezuela) P
- Barbarito Dies (Cuba) P
- Jam & Spoon (USA) P
- Carleen Anderson (UK) P
- Cubanismo (Cuba) P
- Orlando Poleo (Venezuela) P
- Sierra maestra (Cuba) P

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PERFORMED AT THE FOLLOWING:
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- Secret Garden Party, UK
- Blue Note, Tokyo Japan
- North Sea Jazz Festival, Holland
- Drum Rythmn Festival, Holland
- Womad Festival, UK
- Polyedro de Caracas, Venezuela
- Queen Elizabeth Hall, UK
- Birmingham Symphony Hall, UK
- New Morning, France
- Ronnie Scotts, UK
- Purcell Room, UK
- Royal Albert Hall, UK
- Royal Festival Hall, UK
- London Jazz Festival, UK
- Soho Jazz Festival, UK
- Teatro Nacional de Colombia, Colombia
- Green Moon Festival, St. Andres Island
- Rythmn Stick Festival, UK
- Spirit of the Earth Festival, BBC Radio 3, UK
- Edinburgh Asssemly Rooms,UK
- Whelan’s Music Venue, Ireland
- Parque Feria Milano, Italy
- Casino Estoril, Portugal
- Olympus, Platamonos, Yeah Festivals, Greece
- Salsa 2000, UK

Contact Williams

Address: Passing Clouds
1 Richmond Rd,
London,
E8 4AA
Greater London
E8 4AA
Phone: 07866887718
Fee (30 minutes): £25.00
Fee (60 minutes): £40.00

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