Septeto Santiaguero
- ¡Vívela! Salsa Tour 2022 -

Biography

Winner of two Latin Grammy Awards and several nominations, Septeto Santiaguero is currently one of the most important exponents of Cuban traditional music.

From its inception in 1995, the Septeto Santiaguero is linked to the Cuban traditional music. Fernando Dewar leads this group, which is shaped as a traditional septet (guitar, tres, bongó, claves, maracas, double bass, and trumpet) plus the conga drum; eight instruments that together make the characteristic music of a septet. This group evolved from Melodías del Ayer, the legendary group of Casa de la Trova. They have shared the stage with Rubén Blades, Gilberto Santa Rosa, José Alberto El Canario, Oscar D’ León, Alexander Abreu, Pancho Céspedes and Omara Portuondo, among others, and they have performed on important stages of the musical universe in Europe. Their repertoire includes works from legendary authors of the Cuban music, such as Miguel Matamoros and Ñico Saquito, in line with pieces of more contemporary authors. It starts from son, guaracha, bolero and changui, among other genres. Twice winner of the Latin Grammy, for the albums: No quiero llanto, 2015 and A mí qué, 2018.

Members

Fernando Dewar

Director, Tres Cubano and Vocal

Rudens Matos Matos

(Chiquitín)
Electro-Acoustic Guitar and Vocal

Inocencio Heredia Castillo

(Chencho… El Legendario)
Singer and Minor Percussion

Dairon Robert Salazar

Contrabass

Alaín Antonio Dragoní Cotorruelo

(El Dulce)
Trumpet and Chorus

Gabriel Montero González

(La Historia)
Congas

Giraldo Bravo Ramírez

(El Flaco)
Vocal and Minor Percussion

Carlos Danger Plana

(Carlos Bongó)
Bongos

Tour Schedule

About the performance in Fukuoka:

The festival Isla de Salsa, which will take place in Fukuoka, has been canceled this year, but we are planning an alternative event to enjoy the live performance of Septeto Santiaguero between September 23 and 25. Once the details of the event are decided, we will announce on this website.

Ticket Information

Advanced ticket sales will be started on June 17, 2022.

Ticket information for each concert will be announced soon.

¡Vívela! History

Each summer since 2002, Latin culture center NPO Tiempo Iberoamericano based in Fukuoka-Japan, has been organizing a Asia-Pacific tour of the world's top-ranking salsa bands. "Enjoy life through music!" is the tour concept we want to shout out, encouraging people to do just that, and creating a space for genuine communication among people. Also embodied in the idea of a "salsa tour" is not just the musical genre "salsa,"but also the original meaning of the word, "sauce," which in this case implies a cultural mix of nationalities, generations and genders that draws beyond cultural divides to create new values in the heart of Asia-Pacific.

Elito Revé y su Charangón

Cuba
Aug.20 - Sep. 1, 2019
10 concerts in 9 cities
Sapporo, Yamagata, Miyagi, Gunma, Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka and Fukuoka (Isla de Salsa)

Maykel Blanco y su Salsa Mayor

Cuba
Aug. 29 - Sep 2, 2018
4 concerts in 4 cities
Tokyo, Nagoya, Fukuoka (Isla de Salsa) and Okinawa

TROMBORANGA Salsa Orchestra

Spain
Aug 20, 2016 - Aug 28, 2016
6 concerts in 5 cities
Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Fukuoka (2 days at Isla de Salsa) and Okinawa

Maykel Blanco y su Salsa Mayor

Cuba
Aug 8, 2015 - Aug 16, 2015
7 concerts in 6 cities
Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Fukuoka (2 days at Isla de Salsa) and Shanghai

EL GRAN COMBO de Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico
Aug 30, 2014 - Sep 14, 2014
10 concerts in 9 cities
Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Hiroshima, Fukuoka (2 days at Isla de Salsa), Shanghai, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane

HAVANA D'PRIMERA

Cuba
Aug 24, 2013 - Sep 1, 2013
7 concerts in 7 cities
Tokyo, Naogya, Osaka, Hiroshima, Fukuoka (2 days at Isla de Salsa), Sapporo, Sydney and Melbourne.

EL GRAN COMBO de Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico
Aug 30, 2014 - Sep 14, 2014
10 concerts in 9 cities
Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Hiroshima, Fukuoka (2 days at Isla de Salsa), Shanghai, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane

CALLE REAL

Sweden
Aug 06, 2011 - Aug 11, 2011
5 concerts in 5 cuidades
Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka and Fukuoka (2 days at Isla de Salsa).

Juan Formell y LOS VAN VAN

Cuba
Aug 3, 2010 - Aug 15, 2010
7 concerts in 7 cities
Tokyo, Nagoya, Fukuoka (2 days at Isla de Salsa), Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney (Sydney Opera House).

Juan Luis Guerra y 4.40

Dominican Republic
Aug 9, 2009 in Fukuoka (Isla de Salsa)
Aug 11, 2009 in Tokyo
Special guest: YUMURI (Cuba)

LA-33

Colombia
Aug 8, 2008 - Aug 17, 2008
7 concerts in 7 cities
Tokyo, Miyagi, Nagoya, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Hiroshima and Fukuoka (2 days at Isla de Salsa).

Oscar D’ Leon

Venezuela
Aug, 9, 2007 - Aug 18, 2007
9 concerts in 8 cities
Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Miyagi, Gunma, Hiroshima and Fukuoka (2 days at Isla de Salsa).

Special performance: Aug 17 at Melon Ax, Corea del Sur organized by A & A.

Juan Formell y Los Van Van

Cuba
Aug 10, 2005 - Aug 21, 2005
10 concerts in 8 cities: Tokyo, Sapporo, Nagoya, Osaka, Miyagi, Gunma, Kanazawa, Hiroshima and Fukuoka (2 days at Isla de Salsa).

Aug 3, 2006 - Aug 21, 2006
9 days in 8 cities: Gunma, Tokyo, Miyagi, Kanazawa, Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka and Fukuoka (2 days at Isla de Salsa).

Manolito y su Trabuco

Cuba
Aug 21, 2003 - Aug 31, 2003
8 concerts in 7 cities: Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka, Kitakyushu, Kumamoto and Fukuoka (2 days at Isla de Salsa).

Aug 5, 2004 - Aug 22, 2004
10 concerts in 8 cities: Tokyo, Sapporo, Nagoya, Osaka, Miyagi, Gunma, Kanazawa, Hiroshima and Fukuoka (2 days at Isla de Salsa).

David Calzado y su Charanga Habanera

Cuba
Aug 8, 2002 - Aug 18, 2002
6 concerts in 5 cities
Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Kumamoto and Fukuoka (2 days at Isla de Salsa).