Sunday 9th September 2018
St Ives Guildhall
Son Yambu play authentic ‘Son Cubano’ or Cuban son – the essential Afro-Cuban music that originated in the streets of eastern Cuba at the turn of the last century. Son is a fusion of Spanish and African rhythms and is the root of all salsa music. Formed in 2011, Son Yambu feature a new generation of (mainly) Cuban 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 in 1997. Son Yambu have recently released their debut CD – ‘La Maravilla’.
**** ‘Son Yambu are an acoustic septet with the real sound of Santiago De Cuba.’ Simon Broughton, London Evening Standard
‘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
This performance is part of the St Ives September Festival, and we’re really excited that the band have offered a 45 minute introduction to salsa before the show. If you’re interested, you can find more information about the workshop here and if you want to take part, book tickets here.