Marlene in Havana: Gypsy Tango Cabaret

Music (cabaret, musical theatre)

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We highlight the Latin music elements, which were so important in films internationally, with European tangos, Balkan gypsy jazz and operetta alongside iconic Dietrich hits and new material. 1920s Berlin meets 1950s Havana in an intoxicating mix. International opera singer Ann Liebeck and Latin jazz/tango maestro Julian Rowlands, playing bandoneon, are joined by Jonny Liebeck on keys and award-winning Cuban virtuoso violinist Omar Puente in this new show, previewed in Cuba at Habana Clásica to a standing ovation and Pizza Express Jazz Club earlier this year.

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  • Accessible entry: Via a door from street level and a lift.
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Kasia Jackowska 148 days ago

A brilliant show taking you on a music tour across the world: from Europe to Cuba, from Berlin to Havana; following Marlene Dietrich's life. Ann Liebeck adds new meaning and context to popular songs that are often seen as modern classics. Her interpretation and subtle hints to the current politics presented in a cabaret setting are superb and show why we should keep revisiting the old masters and heroines art and stories and that there is always something new to discover.
The band accompanying the singer are all incredibly talented delivering unique and moving sounds of the bandoneon, keys, drums, and violin These are top class musicians who - for 1 hour - will transport you from the hustle and bustle of Fringe. You will fall under the spell of Ann Liebeck's Marlene.

Robert Motyka 148 days ago

I went last night to see “Marlene in Havana” show without any expectations. And I was amazed by the quality of the performance, the story behind and also by it’s political message - that we are all travellers, looking for place, where we can be safe and happy.

I was amazed when Ann Liebeck was singing in her first language - English, but with added German accent and styling it in this 30’s vintage way, but even with those few filters added she was able to deliver all songs in a very emotional and direct way. She was also singing in German.

You can obviously see that she loves both Havana and Berlin and found a very interesting way to create an engaging narration for the show, which takes the audience from nazi Berlin to Havana.

Musically the performance is superb, the vocal and all musicians (some are original Cuban ones) perform technically perfect with a lot of detail, expression and beauty, some songs are energetic, some melancholic, bringing beautiful rhythms of Latin music. Very surprising fusion, but it definitely works!

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