Los Guanches is the only band represented by Salsabookings.eu that is not stationed in Europe, but in Cuba. This band, which has existed since 1993, is in Cuba one of the best and most famous when it comes to traditional son and trova. Two styles which both have originated in Santiago de Cuba, the home of the band. In the now more than 20 years of existence the band toured through Europe and Asia.
Los Guanches is a 6-piece band with the traditional instruments tres, guitar, percussion, bas and voice. The bands director is tresero Armando Machado. Before he founded Los Guanches he played with Compay Segundo and Eliades Ochoa in El Cuarteto Patria.
A visit to Santiago de Cuba is not complete without having heard and seen the traditional son and trova music of this band.