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Son Yambu in Concert

St Peter's Church, Cowleigh, Malvern

Postcode: WR14 1QP

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Son Yambu in Concert

Show Details

Presented by Son Yambu

Performance date and time
Thursday, 1st March 2018
7:30 PM

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 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 in 1997. They give this irresistible music a contemporary edge, bringing their audiences a truly, sensational, authentic Latin music experience. They regularly play at Ronnie Scott’s, have just finished their second UK Arts Council Tour of England, have twice featured on Sean Rafferty’s BBC Radio 3 Show and are about to release their second album. They already have lots of amazing festival appearances under their belt including; Glastonbury, The Cork Jazz Festival, The Shetland Folk Festival and the Rainforest World Music Festival in Borneo - to name but a few! On vocals, from Guanabacoa, Cuba, Dunia Correa is an accomplished international singer with a sparkling personality, having performed with many Cuban bands. She is a born entertainer, and aficionados have likened her to a young Celia Cruz. Frank Portuondo Ortiz from Guantanamo on trés and backing vocals toured internationally with Cuban bands Manguaré, Son Del Nene and Pedrito Calvo, before joining Son Yambu. Yambu’s rhythm section boasts the extraordinary talents of Javier Fioramonti on bass, Rene ‘Menique’ Savigne on congas and Toby Herschmann on timbales. They’re the force that drives the music along. From an acoustic quartet or traditional Cuban septeto, right through to a full-on 10 piece band – they’re guaranteed to turn any event into a fiesta

'UK's very own Buena Vista band….absolutely tremendous…. music like that and we're all feeling terrific. If you don't start to move to this there is no hope for you. Extraordinary music’ BBC Radio 3 ‘A set infused with rhythm changes and infectious melodies and grooves, Son Yambu is the best band playing Cuban son’ Songlines magazine

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Running time
90 mins + interval

Audience Type

Age Range

Ticket Prices
£9.50 Standard / £8.50 Member / £7.50 Under 16 / £6.50 Member TBC check 5 TBC check 5

Main Box Office Telephone Number
01684 893 858

Available From
Andrew Judd 01684 893 858

Additional Information
Licensed bar from 7pm.

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This performance is supported by:

Arts Council, England

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Malvern Hills District Council Logo

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