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Celebrating Tiempo's 25th anniversary!

Septeto Santiaguero

From traditional to re-vitalized Cuban sounds!
A full seated style concert where you can enjoy Septeto Santiaguero’s sound and beat!

With more than 26 years of career and two-times Latin Grammy-winning traditional Cuban Son band Septeto Santiaguero will visit Japan for the first time this September!

To celebrate Tiempo Iberoamericano’s 25th anniversary since its establishment, we will hold a special concert of Septeto Santiaguero.
Unlike performances in other cities, only the Fukuoka performances can be enjoyed in a seated style concert!

From traditional Cuban numbers to the latest updated Cuban music, this performance will feature the charm of Septeto Santiaguero.
Feel the groove of Santiago de Cuba, the sanctuary of Cuba!


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!


Fernando Dewar

Director, Tres Cubano and Vocal

Rudens Matos Matos

Electro-Acoustic Guitar and Vocal

Inocencio Heredia Castillo

Singer and Minor Percussion

Dairon Robert Salazar


Alaín Antonio Dragoní Cotorruelo

Trumpet and Chorus

Gabriel Montero González


Giraldo Bravo Ramírez

Vocal and Minor Percussion

Carlos Danger Plana


Concert Information

Ticket Information

Advanced ticket sales: Now On Sale.

[ Adv. Tickets ]   ¥5,500

■ All assigned seats.
Seating will be allocated by the Organisers and the seat cannot be selected. If you want adjacent seats, please purchase at the same time.

■ The number of seats will be limited. If all seats are sold out with advanced sales, the day ticket sales are not available.

■ Preschooler are not admitted.

Ticket Outlets

Ticket PIA

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

P-code: 222-214

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 evemt.

NPO Tiempo Iberoamericano

Advanced tickets are sold at the TIEMPO's office.

3F Daimyo11511 Bldg., 1-15-11 Daimyo, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka 810-0041  (Google Map)

Septeto Santiaguero - ¡Vívela! Salsa Tour 2022 -

¡Vivela! Salsa Tour: 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.

TOKYO: Tuesday, September 20th at SHIBUYA CLUB QUATTRO
NAGOYA: Wednesday, September 21st at NAGOYA CLUB QUATTRO
OSAKA: Thursday, September 22nd at UMEDA CLUB QUATTRO