First Call, Last Call
Thursday 26 November 1998
ON THE CUSP of deserved critical acclaim, Faithless (right) have added another leg to their UK tour. It's been a good year for the band - having scooped the Best Live Act gong at the Muzik Awards, they were close contenders for the MTV Best Dance Award, but were pipped by Prodigy. Described by our critic as "one of the most invigorating bands today... nothing short of inspirational".
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AFTER THE success of their debut albums on World Circuit Records and acclaimed live performances in Europe, Ruben Gonzalez and The Afro-Cuban All Stars are the hottest acts on the Latin, Jazz and World Music circuit. The Cuban double bill have added an extra night to their first UK dates, with veteran pianist Gonzalez to be accompanied by fellow Grammy award-winning Ibrahim Ferrer, who added warmth to Ry Cooder's guitars on the million- selling album.
Festival Hall, South Bank, London SE1 (0171-960 4242) 4 Dec
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