Tuesday 17 April 2018

Son Yambu - A World in London

Alberto 'Muziquito' Savigne
Son Yambu
Dunia Correa - vocals
Frank Portuondo Ortiz - trés
Rene 'Menique' Savigne - percussion
Javier Fioramonti - bass
Toby Herschmann - percussion
Alberto 'Muziquito' Savigne - trumpet

Date: 11th April 2018
Venue: A World in London, Resonance FM, London, UK
Current album - La Maravilla (2012)

Rene 'Menique' Savigne
Future performance 2018
21st April: Etchingham Village Hall
26th April: Broadwell Green, Glos
5th May: Century Club, London
1st June: Jazz Cafe
2nd June: Devizes Carnival
9th June: Subscription Rooms, Stroud.
23rd June: The Stables, Milton Keynes
11th July: Lichfield Festival
12th July: Henley Festival
15th July: Hampstead Heath
10th August: Chilly Festival
2nd September: Norden Farm Arts Centre
22nd September: The Theatre, Chipping Norton

A World In London (AWIL) saw a Sophie Darling take-over, as DJ Ritu and the AWIL team are spread across the world.

Frank Portuondo Ortiz
A high energy performance from Afro-Cuban London based SON band: Son Yambu.
LISTEN HERE: https://www.mixcloud.com/Resonance/a-world-in-london-11th-april-2018/

Son Yambu play SON music: the fusion of Spanish and African rhythms that together, many years ago in the Oriente Province of Cuba, came together to form the very bread and butter of the world’s latin music scene today. It is the predecessor to salsa, to rhumba, to latina… we are speaking about … son Cubano! (of course!).

Dunia Correa
Created in the depths of Eastern Cuba in the mid-19th century, son music arose from the thousands of African slaves who were forced to work in the sugar cane fields in Cuba. Here they continued their African musical traditions, playing their rhythms in their communities, and fusing it with the hispanics who were also enslaved on the island. From this melting pot of cultures and rhythms sprung the birth of son. Then came the explosion of this characteristically Cuban music, followed later by the Buena Vista Social Club popularising Cuban music, placing it on the “world-music” map and into the spotlight. It’s an influential music which has hit every part of the globe.

Javier Fioramonti
On this AWIL we have London’s finest son band accompanying us in the Resonance studio. Toby playing Timbales and cowbells, the Savinge cousins on congas and trumpet, Frank on tres, Javier on bass and Dunia on vocals and güiro were all packed into the resonance studio. We on AWIL were treated to some new tracks from their up-coming, as yet, untitled album.

Toby Herschmann
Son Yambu formed in 2011 with the debut album ‘La Maravilla’ which was released in 2012. After this they toured profusely playing all manner of festivals and concerts throughout the world, and a short seven years after their inception, they returned to London to record their second album. On AWIL Son Yambu talk us through the structural and historical elements to the infamous SON genre. They tell us about playing concerts in our capital city of London and of the Latin and Cuban communities of which they find themselves a part. From the bomba to the timba, the rhumba to the son, we explore a musical madness that’s infectiously happy….and irresistibly danceable.

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