Doors at 8:00 pm; Cuban Salsa dance lesson at 8:30 pm; Show at 9:30 pm
Tickets are $15 Day of Show / $12 Advance & Student
Tito y su Son de Cuba
Tito leads his band dedicated to playing authentic Cuban traditional dance music: rumba, guaracha, and son montuno, pioneered by such greats as Arsenio Rodriguez and later revived by Buena Vista Social Club. Before moving to America, Tito played and sang in several of the great Cuban bands – including a Rodriguez tribute group assembled by Arsenio’s daughter.
Heriberto “Tito” Gonzalez explains, “Since I was a child I’ve been in music and I’ve always loved it. The music, and especially El Son, is part of my being.” His younger years in Havana ranged from taxi driver to fisherman to itinerant musician. Tito, who now lives in Richmond, sings and plays the Cuban tres guitar that drives the sound of the son, leading a band that includes percussion and horns in shows at clubs and festivals around the Bay. His music is a mix of son classics and Tito’s songs of romance and dance from the band’s three CDs including 2016’s “La Vida Te Da Sorpresas.”