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The intoxicating Cuban ensemble El Septeto Santiaguero gained attention for infusing an adventurous streak into the traditional son music of its native Santiago de Cuba. El Septeto Santiaguero won the Latin Grammy award for Best Traditional Tropical Album in 2015, and has collaborated with salsa starts José Alberto “El Canario” and Ruben Blades. The captivating performers honed their sound at the famous Casa de la Trova nightclub, cultivating an infectious call-and-response style that continues to heat up dance floors wherever they go. Led by tres player Fernando Dewer, El Septeto Santiaguero’s irresistible sound is bolstered by soulful vocals, trumpet, guitar, bass and percussion.
“…one of the most resonant acts this year was a band from Cuba called Septeto Santiaguero.”