Oreste Noda is the man behind the renowned London-based Cuban party tribe, Sambroso – and is one of the UK’s premier percussionists.
Noda was snapped up for a 2004 UK tour by South African jazz icon Hugh Masekela and Britain’s redoubtable Jazz Jamaica All Stars. Co-opted as a salient member of award-winning rude boys Ska Cubano, Noda proceeded to tour the world for the next eight years, soaking up influences, cooking up ideas and winning new friends along the way, culminating in the fantastic collaboration that is Sambroso.
“We’re a tribe of Cuban musicians in London representing live music,” he says. “From the roots of rumba to salsa, timba or any Cuban fusion. We’re about giving energy and happiness through music, to those who want to join us on our journey.”