“Sepeteto Santiaguero hails from one of Cuba's most vibrant musical towns, Santiago de Cuba. The birthplace of such legendary artists as Compay Segundo and Maria Ochoa, it is also famous for its "septuagenarians," a seven member ensemble that specialize in traditional Cuban son, guaguanco, bolero, guajira and guaracha music. At one point considered old fashioned by younger generations, in the 1990s Septeto Santiaguero were among the first to revive the country's musical folk roots with their renditions of songs by legends such as Benny More and Los Compadres.” —Courtesy Calabash Music
Septeto Santiaguero is one of the most important traditional septets in Cuba today, occupying the musical territory between the popular bands of the Cuban son and the most authentic exponents of traditional Cuban music.
Winners of the Cubadisco Award (Cuban Grammy) three times: 2011, 2012, and 2013.
Nominated for a Latin Grammy Grammy Award in 2011 and in 2013, their seventh album "Vamos Pa' La Fiesta" which included collaborations with Ruben Blades, Jose Feliciano, Jose Alberto "El Canario", Jimmy Bosch, Edwin Colon Zayas and Luisito Quintero was also nominated for another Latin Grammy Award.