Whether you’ve already been Mambista’d, or plan to give it a go when the stars are perfectly aligned – you’ll be in for a fabulous, soulful night.
Our Mambista nights have been great fun, and much more is planned for the fourth Friday of each month in the warm embrace of the Portico Gallery.
We’re back on Friday 27th March. The night swings into life with Newton’s Salsa dance class at 7pm, followed by Gerry Lyseight on DJ duties on either side of Cuban group Son Yambu’s set, through until midnight. (Check out more details on Son Yambu below…)
Doors: 19.00- midnight. Salsa class 19.00-20.00hrs. Mambista from 20.00 til midnight.
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Otherwise it’s just £8 for the salsa dance class at 7pm (includes free entry to Mambista at 8pm) or £8 on the door for Mambista from 8pm through until midnight.
Son Yambu play authentic ‘Son Cubano’ or Cuban son – the essential Afro-Cuban music that originated in the streets of eastern Cuba at the turn of the last century. Son is a fusion of Spanish and African rhythms and is the root of all salsa music. Formed in 2011, Son Yambu feature a new generation of (mainly) Cuban musicians who are all passionate about maintaining the traditions of the genre, continuing the Buena Vista Social Club legacy that put Cuban music back on the map in 1997.
Son Yambu have recently released their debut CD – ‘La Maravilla’ on Apollo Sound.
‘Son Yambu are an acoustic septet with the real sound of Santiago De Cuba.’ Evening Standard ****
‘The UK’s very own Buena Vista band … absolutely tremendous … if you don’t start to move to this there is no hope for you! Extraordinary music.’ Sean Rafferty, BBC Radio 3.
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The Portico Gallery, 23a Knight’s Hill, West Norwood, SE27 0HS. Tel: 020 8761 7612