Friday March 2nd
Son Yambu – Cuban son and salsa
Son Yambu are a five-piece band of some of the best younger Cuban musicians. They play the red hot rhythms of authentic 'Son Cubano' - the essential Afro-Cuban music that originated in the streets of eastern Cuba at the turn of the last century. Son is an intoxicating fusion of Spanish and African rhythms and is the root of all salsa music. Formed in 2011, Son Yambu features a new generation of musicians who are all passionate about maintaining the traditions of the genre, continuing the Buena Vista legacy that put Cuban music back on the map about twenty years ago. Highlights since then have included playing at the world famous Glastonbury Festival, The Manchester Jazz Festival and The Cheltenham Music Festival - to name but a few!
The UK's very own Buena Vista band….absolutely tremendous…. if you don't start to move to this there is no hope for you! Extraordinary music - Sean Rafferty, BBC Radio 3.