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Septeto Santiaguero ‘Raíz’

Septeto Santiaguero is a great Son Cubano dance band. They won a 2015 Latin Grammy for “Best Traditional Tropical Album.”


Septeto Santiaguero is one of today’s hot Cuban bands

The band is from Santiago de Cuba. A lot of Cuban culture sprang from there. Son Cubano, the precursor to Salsa is from Santiago de Cuba. Cuban Trova, the revolutionary folk music, is from there too. Several members of the Buena Vista Social Club are from Santiago de Cuba.

The lineup is:

  • Fernando Dewar: Tres, coros y dirección
  • Inocencio Heredia: Voz y percusión menor (maracas, clave y güiro)
  • Giraldo Bravo: Voz y percusión menor (maracas, clave y güiro)
  • Rudens Matos: Voz y guitarra
  • Dairon Robert: Bajo
  • Alberto Castellanos:Percusión
  • Gabriel Montero: Percusión
  • Alain Dragoní: Trompeta

Septeto Santiaguero Awards

The Santiagueros won a 2015 Latin Grammy for “Best Traditional Tropical Album.”

Raíz is nominated for a 2017 Latin Grammy for ” Best Traditional Tropical Album.”


Septeto Santiaguero in New York City

The band celebrates the release of their new album Raíz by launching a U.S. tour at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater in the East Village on Monday, July 28, 2017.  Shows at 7pm & 9:30 pm. $15-20

Septeto Santiaguero 2016 – 2017

Dominican Salsa singer José Alberto “El Canario” joins Septeto Santiaguero at Lehman Center in The Bronx Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 8 pm. Tickets $50-$125.

The band makes their U.S. debut at Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing in Damrosch Park Tue, June 28, 2016 at 7:30 pm. Carlos Mateu gives a Son Cubano dance lesson at 6:30 pm. Free.

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