Septeto Santiaguero
- ¡Vívela! Salsa Tour 2022 -

Biography

Cuba’s traditional sounds re-energized for a new generation

Latin Grammy-winning group Septeto Santiaguero brings the authentic grooves of Cuba’s eastern region to Japan this summer as one of the leading exponents of the island’s traditional sounds. The intoxicating emotions of the son, the guaracha, the bolero and other forms reintroduced to a global audience by Buena Vista Social Club are all given a new shot of energy by this eight-piece “septet” from Santiago de Cuba.

The intention of leader Fernando Dewar is not to dwell on an overly theatrical feeling of nostalgia for a bygone Buena Vista sound or compete with the urban intensity of Havana’s timba bands. Instead he looks to strip down traditional Cuban styles to their essential swing and recharge them with fresh vocal harmonies, fat basslines, driving ‘tres’ and guitar hooks and sizzling trumpet runs that conjure up the scorching heat of Santiago de Cuba. Applying this approach to a mix of original material and revisited classics, Septeto Santiaguero offers a powerful demonstration that reimagined traditional forms still have a strong relevance for a younger generation in contemporary times.

Since its formation in 1995, the group has emerged as a key force for revitalizing the island’s traditional sounds and has reinforced this notion through a series of playful and colorful videos and collaborations with some of the legends of salsa including Ruben Blades, Ismael Miranda, Oscar D’Leon and, most notably, Jose Alberto “El Canario.”

Step into the heat and warm musical embrace of Santiago de Cuba this summer!

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.
We're looking forward to seeing you next summer!

Ticket Information

Advanced ticket sales will be started on July 1st, 2022.

Ticket Outlets

Ticket PIA

Tickets can be purchased at the Pia tickets counter or convenience stores (Seven Eleven).

[ P-code ]
■ Tokyo: 221-530
■ Nagoya: 221-531
■ Osaka: 221-532

Seven Eleven: You can purchased the ticket at “Multicopy” machine which is both a copy machine as well as a ticket terminal. Please enter the above "P-code" to find our festival.

Lawson Ticket

Tickets that are handled by Lawson Ticket can be bought using "Loppi" at any Lawson store in Japan.
The "L-code" that are required for buying tickets using Loppi can also be searched on LAWSON TICKET(l-tike.com), so you can check information on the Web and then purchase the tickets at a Lawson store.

[ L-code ]
■ Tokyo: 70028
■ Nagoya: 42049
■ Osaka: 53266

How to pick up tickets using Loppi machine

e-plus

You can apply from the PC site / smartphone site and purchase directly from the "Famiport" or "multi-copy machine" (depending on the store) installed at FamilyMart stores.

https://eplus.jp/

General Information

Title: Septeto Santiaguero - ¡Vívela! Salsa Tour 2022
Artist: Septeto Santiaguero (Cuba)
Music genres: Cuban music, tropical, son
Subvention: ARTS for the future! 2
(AGENCY FOR CULTURAL AFFAIRS)
General Organizer: NPO Tiempo Iberoamericano
(3F Daimyo11511 Bldg., 1-15-11 Daimyo, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka 810-0041) 
Collaboration: ■ Instituto Cervantes Tokyo
■ Ahora Corporation
Support: ■ Cuban embassy

¡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).