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Cafecito

  • Genres
    Spanish, Cuban, Latin

Cafecito

Cafecito plays a lively pre-salsa style of music still heard on the streets of old Havana today – cha cha chas, danzones, mambos and boleros as well as Latin jazz, which you will have heard a flavour of in the Buena Vista Social Club recordings. Our main repertoire includes Cuban classics from the 1930’s to the 1960’s, and we also take a Cuban slant on standards as diverse as John Coltrane’s Giant Steps, Sidney Bechet’s Petite Fleur and the Brazilian bossa nova Recado.

Cafecito Pic2Cafecito’s core band is flute, piano, congas, bongos, timbales and double bass and the musicians also sing backing vocals. We can perform as a five piece for background music such as a drinks reception, and an eight piece with lead Latin singer and violin for dancing and for larger venues and concert performances.

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Sample Sets List

La Angoa
El Alacran
Azucar Pa Ti
La Basura
Besame Mucho
Bruca Manigua
Camina y Prende el Fogon
Capullito de Aleli
Chan Chan
Charanga
Delirio
Dos Gardenias

La Enganadora
Frenesi
Guantanamera
Lagrimas Negras
Linda Chicana
Mambo
Mambo Caribe
El Manisero
Manteca
Negre Triste
Pare Ccochero
Petite Fleur

El Progresso
Recado
Sabor
Sofrito
Los Tamalitos de Olga
Tocala
Tres Lindas Cubanas
Tony y Jesusito
La Ultima Noce
…and many more!