Son Yambu at St Peters

A night of Cuban magic is guaranteed when local promoters Peppery Productions bring “red hot rhythms straight from the streets of Santiago de Cuba” to GrapevineLIVE at St. Peter’s by the Waterfront on 9th November.  Son Yambu feature a new generation of Cuban musicians who are passionate about maintaining the traditions of the genre and continuing the Buena Vista legacy that put Cuban music back on the map. They play authentic ‘Son Cubano’ – the intoxicating fusion of Spanish and African rhythms that is the root of all salsa music.

Playing their irresistible tropical rhythms, they bring their audiences a truly sensational, authentic Latin-music experience, and their music is guaranteed to turn any event into a fiesta. Most of the band members hail from Santiago De Cuba, the birthplace of Cuban son. They have the effortless musicianship that comes from being to the manor born, and play a set infused with rhythm changes and infectious melodies and grooves.

Since their debut album ‘La Maravilla’ was released to rave reviews (**** in Songlines and the Evening Standard), Son Yambu have gone from strength to strength, performing at the world famous Glastonbury and Cheltenham Music Festivals and The Rainforest World Music Festival in Borneo – to name but a few. With a recent live session for Sean Rafferty on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’ and a new album currently being recorded, the future looks bright indeed.

‘The real sound of Santiago De Cuba.’ Simon Broughton, London Evening Standard.

‘Absolutely tremendous…. if you don’t start to move to this there is no hope for you!’ Sean Rafferty, BBC Radio 3

Doors open at 8.00pm, with music from 8.30pm. Tickets – £15.50 in advance (£17.50 on the day) from or 07422 509 005