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Sarabanda is a 5-6 piece band who play Cuban son and vibrant salsa with a serious groove. Pianist Sara McGuinness sought out musicians with a passion for Cuban music to form a band and the result is a powerful sextet with a big sound.

The band’s obvious love of the music they play is evident in the passionate and exuberant arrangements of both original material and Cuban classics. Fronted by the energetic singer Elpidio Alegria from Buenaventura, Colombia, it also features a host of wonderful musicians steeped in Cuban music and salsa including bassist Jimmy Martinez and Colombian percussionists Alejandro Martinez, Bill Bland and Emeris Solis. We also feature the amazing trumpet skills of Cuban trumpeter Yelfris Valdes.

The band have a large repertoire of Cuban and Latin styles and are flexible to fit your party needs. Usually a six piece band, we are happy to vary the size to suit the occasion. We are based in London but are happy to travel [url hidden] repertoire includes a range of Cuban music including son from the 40s and 50s, as popularised by Buena Vista Social Club, through to modern day hot timba and salsa. Perfect music for a summer’s day, don’t forget your dancing shoes.


Elpidio Caicedo – Vocals

Jimmy Martinez – Bass

Sara McGuinness – Piano

Alejandro Martinez – Bongos/Timbales

Emeris Solis/Bill Bland – Congas

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We specialise in these genres:

  • Salsa
  • Cuban
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We play these instruments:

  • Cuban
  • Latin
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We are happy to perform at these events:

  • Wedding
  • Private Party
  • Festival
  • Birthday Party
  • VIP Event
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We are based in London, United Kingdom.


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  • Price from £ 708

    Sarabanda have a large repertoire of Cuban music, salsa and other latin genres. We can tailor the performance to suit your event. From Cha cha cha, bolero, latin jazz for the more laid back affair to Buena Vista Social Club style Cuban son and salsa. We can also throw in lively, contemporary salsa and Cuban timba. Band members are lively showmen and you are guaranteed to have a good time. If you want dance teachers and/or dancers to animate the crowd we can add them to our team.

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