Cuban Band For Hire

Son Cubano

Authentic Cuban music to liven up the party and get your guests on their feet. Delivering their uplifting and energetic range of Cuban music, Son Cubano are the real deal.

From £1465


Son Cubano perform traditional Afro-Cuban music, originating from the streets of eastern Cuba at the turn of the last century.  The band features a new generation of 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.  

The band have recently played a number of notable events and festivals including The Cork Jazz Festival, The Shetland Folk Festival, The Africa Oye Festival and a live session for Sean Rafferty on BBC Radio 3.

Son Cubano are available to hire in a number of line-ups from a trio to 10-piece band. For more information on hiring this Cuban function band please get in touch.

Son Cubano Reviews
    Thanks so much, we had a fantastic evening! I took my mum along and she was the first up dancing! By the end of the night most of the audience were at the front dancing which was great. It’s the first time that we have tried something like this and I am really pleased with how it all went, the workshop worked really well and lots of positive feedback.
    Felicity – Regent Centre
    Thank you and the guys for a great night on Saturday. All the audience really enjoyed the performance and everyone had a great night including the staff.
    Steve – Gwyn Hall
    Thank you for the fantastic performances at the multicultural festival last Sunday. It was a great day with a brilliant festive atmosphere! We have had some great feedback about all the performers.
    Shayra – Bangladeshi Support Centre
    Sooo delighted it went so well, had great feedback and yes we would love to do it again. Thanks so much for bringing your wonderful music to Norden farm
    ane Corden – Norden Farm Centre for the Arts
    Wow, what a great band and wonderful group of people. So enjoyed!!! All the guests were all loving the music and raved about it later. Thank you too for everything being so smooth well-organised and easy. Such a great memory. Wonderful!! musicians and so much love and life in their playing.  Greatly appreciated!!!
    Katherine – Iguacu Foundation
    I popped along to the bandstand today and saw your fab performance and I'd love to know where/when I can see you again. It was such an uplifting afternoon listening to you play and watching the dancing and I hope to be able to relive the experience again soon. All the best and thank you so much for making my day!
    Desney Ryan – Hampstead heath Bandstand
    Everything went really well on Saturday. The band was absolutely brilliant, and made such a difference to the atmosphere. Lots of people have been asking where I found you. You will be highly recommended! Please send my warmest thanks to all the guys.
    Ingrid –Private Party
    Garry and I just want to say a massive thank you to you all for playing at our wedding and making it extra special...everyone absolutely loved it and they're still talking about it now!
    Sophie – Wedding
    Thank you SO SO much for organising everything today. The event was a MASSIVE success! We only expected year 11 to show up but within the first few minutes the whole school (including teachers) was dancing and we all had the best muck up day ever, thanks to you and the band. Have a lovely weekend
    Yasmine – South Hampstead High School
    The band performed at our event in London and it provided a great atmosphere for the drinks reception and it gave the event a real summer feeling. The band were very friendly and happy and it was a great pleasure having them at our event.
    Rebecca – Corporate Event London
    Thank you so much for last night. You did such a great job and Mario Testino loved your energy.
    Emma – Mario Testino Birthday Party
    Radio 3: Sean Rafferty presents, with live music from a band of UK-based Cuban musicians in the world-famous Buena Vista Social Club tradition. Music to keep us all young, the UK's very own Buena Vista band…tremendous, music like that and we are all feeling terrific if their music doesn't make you move, there's no hope for you! Extraordinary music, bringing sunshine and rhythm.
    Radio 3: Sean Rafferty
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Audio & Repertoire

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  • Cumbia
  • Colegiala
  • El Cafetal
  • La Piragua
  • La Pollera Colora
  • La Zenaida
  • Mujer Majadera
  • Salsa / Son / Merengue / Chachacha / Bolero:
  • A Mi Manera (chachacha)
  • Apagame La Vela (merengue/tropical)
  • Apretataito (merengue)
  • Ay Papacito (son montuno
  • Baila Con Mi Tumbao (salsa)
  • Baila Suavito (chachacha)
  • Bamboleo (salsa)
  • Cachita (charanga)
  • Cangrejo (son montuno)
  • Capullito D'Aleli
  • Carretero (son montuno)
  • Co Co Mai Mai (son)
  • Chan Chan (son)
  • Como Fue (bolero)
  • Consuelate (son)
  • Dos Gardenias (son)
  • Dundunbanza (bolero son)
  • El Bodeguero (chachacha)
  • El Cuarto De Tula (son)
  • El Manicero / Peanut Vendor (son)
  • El Negrito Del Batey (merengue)
  • El Paralitico (son)
  • El Punto Cubano (charanga / son)
  • El Traigito (son)
  • En El Delirio Habanero (bolero-son)
  • Guantanamera (bolero chachacha)
  • Juanito Morel (merengue)
  • La Empaliza (merengue)
  • La Enganadora (chachacha)
  • La Guacherna (merengue)
  • Lágrimas Negras (son)
  • La Negra Tomasa (Bilongo)
  • Le Sumba El Mango (son montuno)
  • Me Voy Pal Pueblo (chachacha)
  • No Me Llores (chachacha)
  • Oye Como Va (chachacha)
  • Pare Cochero (son)
  • Prende El Fogon (son)
  • Rita La Caimana (descarga son)
  • Sandunguera
  • Son De La Loma (son)
  • Tres Lindas Cubanas (bolero – cha)
  • Yo No Quiero Piedra En Mi Camino (salsa)

  • Popular songs
  • Waka Waka (Shakira)
  • Someone Like You (Adele)
  • Don’t You Worry About A Thing (Stevie Wonder)
  • I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor).
Cuban Band For Hire
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  • 5-piece (Vocals/Percussion, Bass, Trés (Cuban Mandolin), 2 x Percussionists/Trumpet)
  • 6-piece (+Trumpet)
  • 7-piece (+ Additional Trumpet OR Percussionist)

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