Yarima Blanco / Tres, Vocals
Andrés Pérez / Percussion
Yarima Blanco y Son Latino
A charismatic and great band straight from Cuba!
Pancho Amat, the great *Tres-Cubano Grandmaster said, “The fact that Yarima Blanco a woman is, may detract some people from how great her talent at the tres playing actually is. Yes, she is one of the first female tres players who made it to the international stages, but my focus is on the quality of her skill. It doesn’t matter to me whether the player a female or male is. Yarima Blanco has an exceptional talent on the matter!”
Yarima´s Blanco, while studied at the music university in Cuba, impress more than one of her colleagues students and professors as well, with her skills at playing the tres cubano. She quickly made a career with her
In 2015 she founded her own septet “Son Latino”, in which she combines several Cuban styles, with a range of Latin American influences. She has also taken on the role of front woman and singer. The audience loves her charismatic voice and her „go for it“ stage character. Her show is developed in the typical Cuban style with a lot of danceable joy of playing. Her repertoire is composed of own compositions as well as well known Cuban music hits.
*The Tres Cubano is a special cuban stringed instrument (three double –octave strings) that has its origins in the conventional guitar. Erroneously, it counts less among the harmony instruments and more among the rhythm and solo instruments. Not too many musicians, outside of Cuba, have mastered the art of playing this instrument correctly. Yarima Blanco is one of the first women who found its place on the international stage.
With her debut album “Pa’ mi tres” she is going on a big European tour in 2023!