The new pulsating dance musical La Bamba! plays Cardiff’s New Theatre this week. The cast features Strictly Come Dancing champion Pasha Kovalev, boyband star Siva Kaneswaran playing the role of Mateo and Inês Fernandez in the lead role of Sofia.
La Bamba! tells the story of how the power of music can transform a generation and celebrate a community.
Sofia, a 17-year-old from Los Angeles, has music in her blood. From the moment her father handed her a guitar, her dream was to become a superstar. Inspired by her musical heroes and with the help of her family, Sofia discovers that even the longest journey begins with a single step. As she mixes the music from her roots with the music in her heart, Sofia dreams of bringing together a community that has never felt more divided.
La Bamba! combines Latin, R&B, and timeless rock and pop to tell the ultimate feel-good story of a young girl with a big voice, big dreams, and an even bigger heart.
The full company includes Bethan Mitchell, Stefani Ariza, Julia Ruiz Fernandez, Nicolle Matheu, Gabriella Rose-Marchant, Alex Sturman, Tristan Ghostkeeper and Luke Jarvis
La Bamba! is directed by multi-award-winning American director Ray Roderick, and features choreography by Graziano Di Prima, Erica Da Silva and associate choreography by Giada Lini. This brand-new musical will feature music from across the Latin genre from traditional folk songs to recent chart-topping hits all arranged by award-winning musical maestro, Alfonso Casado-Trigo.
La Bamba! features an electric soundtrack of Latin pop anthems, it plays Cardiff’s New Theatre from Tue 10 – Sat 14 October, 2023. Tickets on sale now for the fiesta of a lifetime!