Never before has the Victoria Folk Music Society stage been rocked with such exuberance as that night in September when El Grupo Cubano (Brisas del Palmar) played for us! Their energy is as intoxicating as it is infectious.”

— Patty Castle, Victoria Folk Music Society

El Grupo Cubano - Brisas del Palmar

El Grupo Cubano - Brisas del Palmar is an internationally acclaimed group hailing from Santiago de Cuba, the cradle of the best of Cuban music. From expert musicianship to riveting harmonies, this group has it all!

These Cuban musical ambassadors have performed for the Pope & have held diplomatic passports to represent their country in international competitions.

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El Grupo Cubano - Brisas del Palmar is an internationally acclaimed group hailing from Santiago de Cuba, the cradle of the best of Cuban music. Expert musicianship, riveting harmonies---This group has it all!

These Cuban musical ambassadors have performed for the Pope and granted diplomatic passports to represent Cuba in international music competitions. Lead singer Tony Rodon has lived and toured internationally many times with the world famous Familia Valera Miranda.

In 2012, they recorded with Steve Dawson at Vancouver’s Armoury Recording Studios & have returned in summer to tour, returning to Santiago in winter. Their love affair with Canadian audiences is mutual!

The group has received many distinctions including:

· Best new group 2002 Festival of Singers of the Americas

· 2001-2002 Audience choice International Festival of Bolero

· 2003 best trio in Latin America International Festival of Boleros

With their impressive harmonies & expert musicianship – they play to enthusiastic audiences wherever they perform. This is no bar band! Their traditional music mixed, with danceable tunes, is featured daily on the nationally broadcast Radio Taino and winter engagements include Bodequita del Medio, the Havana bar made famous by Ernest Hemingway!