Fronted by vocalist, Gloria Estefan, they were masterminded by husband/guitarist Emilio who skilfully wove the salsa and mambo rhythms of their native island into the prevailing dance pop of the era. The result was a stream of glossy hits that brought fame and fortune, but they never forgot their roots and have released many award-winning tributes to the dynamic music of Cuba. This stage biopic pays homage to their efforts and will have audiences doing the conga all the way up St Martin’s Lane.
The British Museum is taking a predictably high brow approach to looking at the genre, but not even their forensic eye can hide the mischievousness in its DNA. Even the most revered pioneers of Manga tell of their fascination with fantasy and dressing up and together with Anime (Manga’s moving picture cousin), the art form continues to subvert and delight audiences around the world.
Taron Egerton plays Elton expertly and really gets to grips with his subject’s mix of ego, vulnerability and geeky love of the more esoteric side of American Music. The hits that lit up the seventies aren’t done in sequence, but according to mood which makes the movie a more heartfelt exploration of the pressures of fame and fortune.
The crowd will be looking forward to some batting fireworks from the talismanic Indian skipper and from former captain MS Dhoni. Australia also have master blaster Aaron Finch and will be boosted by the return of Steve Smith. England might be hot favourites to win the cup, but these two sides have the talent and grit to capitalise should the home side falter.