Yambu Cuban son band
4-9 Piece traditional Cuban Son, Salsa and Latin-Jazz Band
Yambu are a traditional and authentic Cuban Son, salsa, and latin jazz band, based in London
Yambu play authentic Cuban son - the essential Afro-Cuban sound that originated in the streets of eastern Cuba and gave rise to modern salsa. This music is an intoxicating fusion of Spanish and African rhythms, and Son Yambu give it a contemporary edge that's perfect for festivals, corporate events, weddings, parties and private functions.
The band members, who all have a lifetime's experience playing Latin music, mainly come from Santiago De Cuba (the birthplace of son) and, are all passionate about maintaining the traditions of the genre. The band is fronted by goegeous singer Yuri - a true superstar, having performed with the likes of Cachaito of the Buena Vista Social Club. She is a born entertainer, and aficionados have likened her to a young Celia Cruz. The line-up also includes the traditional tres guitar, bass guitar, conga drums, timbales, plenty of backing vocals, and soaring above it all, there's the trumpet of virtuoso Victor Hechevarria who has toured world wide with several renowned Cuban bands and is an ex-member of the Santiago Symphony Orchestra.
The band has a flexible line-up that can be tailored to match the occasion. Playing as a traditional Cuban septeto, the band performs with 7 musicians - lead vocalist, tres (Cuban mandolin), guitar, bass, trumpet and two percussionists. For smaller events the band can reduce in size down to 4, and play accoustically, and for larger events, with additional brass and percussion, the band can play as a 9-piece band.
The repertoire includes all of the old favourites, many in Son style, and also including salsa, cha cha cha, bolero, even some cumbia and merengue.
They have recently released their first CD, and are a very popular choice at the moment, having been chosen to perform at the Cuban movie premiere of "7 Days in Havana" in 2012 in London.
Listen to this band below
Baila Con Mi Tumbao
Rita La Caimana
Le Sumba El Mango
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Please get in touch to discuss the band with us:email us on email@example.com or call the Salsa Direct office on:
(UK +44) 01992-447007 / 07956-395018