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The Cubanaires

Bringing red hot rhythms straight from the streets of Eastern Cuba, The Cubanaires play authentic Cuban son, the fusion of Spanish and African rhythms that is the root of all salsa music. With optional costumed dancers, they will spice up any event.

Price from £2,000 + travel

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Secure your 2022 / 2023 booking before the 31st October 2022, and if Covid affects your event plans, we will offer 100% deposit credit to be used against new bookings.

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Set List / Repertoire

Salsa / Son / Merengue / Chachacha / Bolero:
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)
No Me Llores (chachacha)
Oye Como Va (chachacha)
Pare Cochero (son)
Prende El Fogon  (son)
Rita La Caimana (descarga son)
Son De La Loma (son)
Tres Lindas Cubanas (bolero – cha)
Yo No Quiero Piedra En Mi Camino (salsa)


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La Pollera Colora
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28 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
  • Excellent 28
  • Good 0
  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
  • Poor 0

The CUBANAIRES made our guests feel like they were on holiday!

5 stars - The Cubanaires are Highly Recommended
booked The Cubanaires for their event in Essex August 2021

“What a superb nine piece band the Cubanaires are! Great feel & brilliant entertainment. The were very professional too. Arrived ahead of time & setup & sound checked like a well oiled machine. Every aspect of the performance was as good as we hoped it could be.”


5 stars - The Cubanaires are Highly Recommended
booked The Cubanaires for their Wedding in Essex June 2021

“The Cubanairies MADE our wedding. They were phenomenal! They played an amazing set and then mingled with our guests and just enjoyed themselves. They got the full 30 (thanks Covid) guests up and dancing and enjoying their night. Cannot thank them enough. If you are on the fence about booking them, read this review again, and be rest assured it’ll be the best decision you make. The new Mrs. Ford. X”

Fantastic music, highly recommend

5 stars - The Cubanaires are Highly Recommended
booked The Cubanaires for their Wedding in London

“The Cubanaires were a fantastic addition to our wedding as they got all of our guests on the dance floor, away from their tables. They had a great playlist and got everyone moving. A great alternative to the usual wedding cover bands. All very talented, definitely recommend.”

The band were brilliant..everybody dancing

5 stars - The Cubanaires are Highly Recommended
booked The Cubanaires for their event

“The band were brilliant..everybody dancing..very integrated playing together..all musicians shined..vocalist fabulous with plenty of energy and charisma.. trumpet player fantastic”

Many, many thanks to you all for a wonderful Wednesday night’s entertainment whe...

5 stars - The Cubanaires are Highly Recommended
booked The Cubanaires for their event

“Many, many thanks to you all for a wonderful Wednesday night’s entertainment when you woke up Flintham and brought your fabulous music to our village. You soon brushed aside the austerity of the church and amazingly had so many people on their feet to your music!!”

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Price from £2,000 + travel from London

Based on 5 members performing 2 x 60 minute sets

  • South East From £2,000
  • East of England From £2,126
  • West Midlands From £2,334
  • South West From £2,375
  • East Midlands From £2,417
  • Northern Ireland From £2,501
  • Republic of Ireland From £2,501
  • Scotland From £2,501
  • Wales From £2,585
  • North West From £2,944
  • Yorkshire and the Humber From £3,083
  • North East From £3,501

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Performance Times

2 x 60 minutes (over a 3 hour period) sets

From £2000 + travel

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Default lineup: 5 members

Standard 5 Piece Line Up: Trés (Cuban mandolin/guitar); bass; 1 x percussionists; lead vocalist & hand percussion; trumpet.

*4-8 piece band also available (please see booking options for more information)

Please note that due to international touring / session commitments, this artist does not use a fixed line up of members. Whilst the majority of members featured in the promotional materials should match those who perform at your event, this cannot be guaranteed. All members used by the band are of equal quality and changes in members should in no way effect the standard or content of the performance.

Full Biography

* Authentic Cuban son band!
* Fusion of authentic Spanish and African rhythms perfect to spice up any event!
* Dancers in full costume also available!
* Recorded music can be played through the band’s PA system!
* High quality 1.8KW PA system with all equipment PAT tested!
* £2m public liability insurance!

"The Cubanaires are an acoustic septet with the real sound of Santiago De Cuba!" - Simon Broughton, London Evening Standard

Authentic Cuban son – red hot rhythms straight from the streets of Eastern Cuba!

An intoxicating fusion of authentic Spanish and African rhythms, The Cubanaires give traditional son a contemporary edge that never fails to spice up festivals, corporate events, weddings and private parties.

Most of the band originate from Santiago De Cuba and they’re all renowned recording artists in their own right. The line-up is flexible to fit the occasion – from the standard 6 piece band to a traditional Cuban septeto, right through to a full-on 8-piece! Optional dancers in full costume create a spectacular show, while dance workshops give guests the opportunity to sharpen their salsa skills.

"The UK's very own Buena Vista band....absolutely like this and we're all feeling terrific...if you don't start to move to this there is no hope for you! Extraordinary music!" - Sean Rafferty, BBC Radio 3

Meet The Band
On vocals, percussion and guitar, Yuri is a true superstar, having performed with the likes of the Buena Vista Social Club.  Having performed publicly since the age of 12, she is a born entertainer and many have likened her to a young Celia Cruz.

Also on vocals and percussion, Alfonso De Jesus has played all over the world and is considered the finest male salsa singer this side of the Atlantic. The brilliant Manuel Alejandro Tellez on trés and backing vocals is another high-class performer.

The Cubanaire’s rhythm section boasts the extraordinary talents of Reynaldo Crespo on Guitar, Oscar Vazquez Romero on bass, and Raudelis 'Piqui' Cisnero on congas. 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 world wide with several renowned Cuban bands and is an ex-member of the Santiago Symphony Orchestra.

Please note: Advertised prices do not including lighting.

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