Sierra Maestra

  • Friday | 26.03.10
  • 7.00pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • £14.50 Gene...

Sierra Maestra are one of Cubas leading son bands, and were instrumental in the revival of the genre in the late 1970s and 1980s. They are also extremely well known for being the group that launched the careers of Juan de Marcos Ganzález and Jesus Alemañy, two of the most important figures in the development of Cuban music in the latter years of the twentieth century. Named after the mountain range on the east of Cuba, and birthplace of the son, the group’s aim was to revive and re-introduce this popular Cuban music style from the 1920s and 30s to the contemporary mainstream audience. Since then they have become one of Cuba’s finest musical exports performing and thrilling audiences around the world. Band on the Wall is delighted to welcome these legends to its stage in what promises to be one of this season’s highlights. Advance booking recommended.

This concert will begin at 7.30pm