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Cuban salsa band Son Yambu will bring the fiesta feel to the 2018 St Ives September Festival when they appear at the town’s Guildhall on Sunday, September 9.
Son Yambu – the latest addition to this year’s programme – will also provide the opportunity for festival-goers to learn their authentic Son Cubano – Cuban son – brand of salsa when by hosting a participatory workshop prior to their show.
Formed in 2011, the UK-based band, who hail mainly from Santiago De Cuba – the birthplace of son music – feature a new generation of Cuban musicians passionate about maintaining the traditions of the genre and continuing the Buena Vista legacy.
Cuban son is the essential fusion of Spanish and African rhythms sound that originated in the streets of eastern Cuba and gave rise to modern salsa.
Son Yambu, who recently released their debut CD La Maravilla, are being brought to the September Festival by Carn to Cove, Cornwall’s performing arts scheme for rural communities.
A spokesman said: “Playing their irresistible tropical rhythms, Son Yambu bring their audiences a truly sensational, authentic Latin-music experience. Their music is guaranteed to turn any event into a fiesta.”
Mary English, chairman of St Ives September Festival, said: “We’re very excited to be welcoming Son Yambu to this year’s Festival.
“Last year a number of people told us they would like to see dance at the Festival and Son Yambu are offering the chance not only to watch but to learn and take part.”
For further details of the 15-day September Festival go to www.stivesseptemberfestival.co.uk
- Doors open from 7.00pm. Show starts at 8.00pm
- Adults – £12
- Under 16s – £10
- Family (2 adults 2 under 16s) – £34
- Tickets available from Cornish Riviera Box Office or over the counter at St Ives Visitor Information Centre