Candela Son – Traditional Cuban Band

Traditional Cuban Band in London

Candela Son is a charismatic traditional eastern Cuban band that resonate the pulsing and sensuous streets of Santiago de Cuba. Based in London and under the direction of Piki Bosch, Candela Son is without doubt one of the finest and best known Cuban bands currently performing throughout the UK.

Featuring highly skilled and professional Cuban musicians with more than 20 years’ of experience; this band infuses an authentic Cuban flavour and it is spectacular on the stage with their vibrant ‘Son Cubano’.

Candela Son is available as a Trio, Quartet and Quintet, upon request.





Repertoire List
Cambia la clave { changui }
La ruñidera
Enamorado de ella
Carbonero el
Lluvia de abril
Pon tu corazon en marcha
La piragua
A la loma del Chivo (changui)
De una manera espantosa
Tres tazas
Llore por ella

And more….


“We booked the Candela Son trio to perform after a screening of Buena Vista Social Club as part of a Cuban themed event at Stanley’s Film Club. This was the best choice we could have made – the music was a perfect match for the film, and the band quickly had everyone dancing with their own music and covers from the movie. We were absolutely thrilled with the performance, as Ednar and his band members brought a real energy to the evening and an authentic Cuban exprience, putting a smile so many faces.”
-Katie Brandwood – Stanley Film Club (Buena Vista Social Club Documentary Screening)

“Candela Son added a fantastic end to our recent gala dinner. As soon as they started playing everybody started swaying to the rhythm in their seats and once they hit the dance floor l witness some very entertaining moves! Easy to work with, responsive to booking questions, punctual and worked to the brief – can thoroughly recommend.
-Liz Coleridge, Event Manager, CAT Publications”

We were thrilled to have Candela Son perform at the 2016 Rye International Jazz & Blues Festival.The band pulsating authentic Cuban rhythms got the crowd on their feet and created a wonderful vibrant atmosphere. The feedback from all those that attended their performance has been fantastic and Candela Son are rightly considered one of the best Cuban bands in the UK. We would be delighted to welcome the band back again to the festival in the future. Thank you again for a brilliant performance at our festival.
-Ian Bowden – Rye Jazz Festival Director