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Total price: £34.00

Monday 26th August 2019: From 3pm

Join us at The Gallivant Hotel in Camber just a short drive from Rye as we proudly present a fantastic afternoon of wonderful Cuban music with Son Yambu who will be performing authentic Cuban son, the intoxicating fusion of Spanish and African rhythms that gave rise to salsa.

Tickets are limited for this special event. A complimentary glass of sparkling wine and fresh fish finger cone will be served to start the party and you’ll be able to purchase further drinks and bar snacks throughout the performance.

There will be both seated areas and a dance floor for you to enjoy the show.

Most of the band member’s hail from Cuba, the birthplace of Cuban son…. and have the effortless musicianship that comes from being to the manor born…..a set infused with rhythm changes and infectious melodies and grooves. Son Yambu is the best band playing Cuban son and this will be an afternoon not to miss!

“La Maravilla sees the band playing son Cubano much as they would in Santiago De Cuba, all spicy rhythms and tight horns….” David Honigman, Financial Times

‘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

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.

Since their debut album ‘La Maravilla’ was released to rave reviews (**** Songlines, The Evening Standard) at the end of 2012, Son Yambu have gone from strength to strength. Performing at the world famous Glastonbury Festival, The Manchester Jazz Festival, The Cheltenham Music Festival, The Shetland Folk Festival, The Africa Oyé Festival, The Cork Jazz Festival, The Edinburgh Mela, The Rainforest World Music Festival in Borneo - to name but a few!

With a hugely successful Arts Council Tours of England in 2016 and 2017, a recent live session for Sean Rafferty on BBC Radio 3 ‘In Tune’ and a new album currently being recorded, the future looks bright indeed.

Tickets are £34.00 and include a glass of sparkling wine and a fresh finger cone.
Booking fee applies

Artist: Son Yambu

Listen to Son Yambu

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.

Meet the band

On vocals, and minor percussion, Yuri is 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. Also on vocals and percussion are Tony Danger and Jose Cascaret both wonderful ‘soneros’ from Santiago De Cuba. The brilliant Manuel Alejandro Tellez on trés and backing vocals is another high-class performer.

Yambu’s rhythm section boasts the extraordinary talents of Reynaldo Crespo on Guitar, Oscar Vazquez Romero on bass, Rene ‘Menique’ Savigne
on congas and Toby Herschmann on timbales. They’re the force that drives the music along. And soaring above it all, there’s the trumpet of virtuoso Victor Hechevarria who has toured worldwide with several renowned Cuban bands and is an ex-member of the Santiago Symphony Orchestra.

Venue: The Gallivant

The Gallivant

Down by the dunes of Camber Sands, The Gallivant hotel is a motel conversion turned sophisticated seaside stay, with a Hamptons air and touch of Shaker style.

Guests can get cosy in the spa cabin or step out into the hotel’s manicured garden from their room. Climb aboard for superlative south-coast dining – including a breakfast Bloody Mary station – and a prime location steps away from the shore.

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