Hi to Music Fans around the world – I am Richard Ortega speaking to you from Sweden, at the moment.
I would like to invite you to our “Kuban Firez – Save the Planet” concerts which were commencing in Australia in July 2020. With the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are postponing our shows until January 2021. The uncertainty of the timing of the international borders reopening has led us to make conservative predictions about our rescheduling.
For this tour I will mostly be playing the Piano and I will have accompanying me, some of the finest Cuban artists in the world.
My friend, Luis Medina from the famous band Luison Y Cuba and also famous for many television programs including some for children. He will be one of the singers and also percussion.
Gil Pinera – a renown singer from many groups including Aro Cuban Allstars and many other famous bands and television programs.
The very beautiful Biu Marquetti who is well known from many groups including Azucar Negra and many television programs across Europe.
Yosney Linares – A percussionist and Bass Player from many groups and shows including Cabaret Tropicana and Obbanileke.
Raciel Torres – Drummer from many famous bands including Cuban Funk Machine.
And lastly my papa, Marcus Ortega – a trumpet player of more than 40 years from groups such as Cuba Son and many television programs.
All the artists are renown recording artists in their own right and they are joining with me to bring you great innovative music that will fill your hearts and ignite your souls with fire.
We will be joined in Australia by amazing artists such as Adam Burrell on Trumpet, Trombonistss Amy McCarthy and Mike Raper, Violinist Jacinta McPhillamy, Singers Chanelle Violette and Francisco Toleda, the fabulous indigenous performers from Yulugi and an amazing and innovative Cuban Dancer, Adrian Medina.
Every one of these performers are innovative artists of the highest calibre. Plus we aim to have some surprise guest artists at many of our shows.
You will hear the Cuban songs that you have grown to love, plus some of my own inspiring compositions which include songs promoting the environment for which I have collaborated with Australian, Yvonne Veivers and our very special Indigenous performers – Yulugi. Our environmental songs will be Cuban music infused with indigenous music but with English lyrics. I have put together some innovative arrangements that are exciting and upbeat and are sure to have your blood pumping and your passions inflamed from the first song.
We will have amazing music, great sound and a variety of venues that we have planned to make you feel the most comfortable.
Our Kuban Firez will ignite the passion in your souls – you will never be the same again.
Join us at one our performances near to your residence. – Tickets will start to become available from the second half of the year – They will sell out fast so don’t be disappointed – get in early.
See you Soon.
A big Hug