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Carlitos Medrano & Sabor De Mi Cuba

Latin Band from San Francisco, CA Will travel up to 500 miles

  • Avg 4.5 | 6 Reviews
  • 8 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2013
  • 2 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $700 per event

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Thank you very much for considering Carlitos Medrano & Sabor De Mi Cuba for your event. Many people ask us “Is you band Cuban?” We answer, “Yes” They also ask, ”Do you live here in the United States?” We respond, “Yes. In the Bay Area.” They often say to us, “You know, I would love to visit Cuba and learn about her culture.” Our response that is “You can visit our country through our music.” Sabor De Mi Cuba can offer a complete musical journey of Cuba with formats ranging from trios to an 8-11piece ensemble for weddings, birthday parties, private events, fund raisers and more. We offer traditional Cuban Son and Latin Jazz like the sounds from the Buena Vista Social Club for easy listening or contemporary salsa styles like those of Celia Cruz and Isaac Delgado for dance events. Some of our public performances include the 2010 Benecia Jazz Festival and the Russian River Jazz Festival, Cuban Night Fundraiser for Elsie Allen High School in 2012, the 2013 Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Sonoma County Fairgrounds and Santa Rosa Junior College Cuban Film & Music Festival. We have also been invited to perform for private events, birthday parties, weddings and grand openings. We specialize in making your event a memorable one. Give us the opportunity to make your event an unforgettable experience. About Carlitos Medrano : Born and raised in Cuba, Carlitos came to the US after having trained with one of Cuba's most famous congueros, Jose Luis “Changuito” Quintana. While in Cuba, he played extensively with some of Havana's best known Latin Jazz and Salsa groups, and since coming to the US has played with many of the Bay Area's finest Latin groups. After extensive participation in various musical groups, he decided to start his own projects with local Bay Area musicians; Cuban-style salsa performed by Sabor De Mi Cuba where he debuts his musical talents through original songwriting and composition. The fundamental characteristics of this project are fusions of Afro-Cuban roots influenced by world music. Sabor De Mi Cuba hopes to bring forth edginess to local exponents of music in the Bay Area. In December 2012, he decided to create his own recording entitled Sabor De Mi Cuba, where he experimented with composition and arrangements. The project was recorded and mastered in the prestigious Egrem Studios in Havana, Cuba. According to Tom Ehrlich of Timba Magazine, Sabor De Mi Cuba “is a strong recording, full of elaborate, innovative arrangements, interesting use of chorus, rumba and jazz influenced dance music… The result is a beautiful, swinging recording which should establish Carlitos as a composer, percussionist and band leader to be reckoned with. “ .


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Avg 4.5 | 6 Reviews

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Review by FRIEDA H.

Private PartyReviewed on September 5, 2021From Reno, NV

Carlito and his band were awesome. We had a Havana Nights themed Labor day party and they were a huge hit!!

Carlitos Medrano & Sabor De Mi Cuba:

Thank you very much FRIEDA. It was our pleasure to perform at your Havana Nights themed Labor day party. Best Regards Carlitos Medrano & Sabor De Mi Cuba

Review by Molly R.

WeddingReviewed on September 3, 2016From Davis, CA

Carlitos was very professional and very accommodating to our requests for changes throughout the months leading up to our event (a wedding). His band Sabor de mi Cuba is full of very talented musicians. Our guests had a lot of fun dancing - both those who knew little and those who knew a lot about Salsa. All the musicians are very friendly and looked like they were having a great time themselves - you can tell they love to play music for people! They did all that we asked, were quick to set up and take down their equipment, and were professional throughout the entire event. They are also affordable for the amount of talent you get. Highly recommended!

Review by Tawnie L.

Community EventReviewed on February 25, 2016From Santa Rosa, CA

The performers missed their cue to be back on set to perform consistently during the night, and seemed very distant and preoccupied in performance. I heard repeat songs during their set when I would have liked to hear different music the entire time. Overall, we were not upset with their talent, but probably will elect to hire someone else next time.

Carlitos Medrano & Sabor De Mi Cuba:

Unfortunately I do not agree with you at all. The PA system that you used for your speeches was terrible. People in the room were not paying attention they were talking amongst themselves. We responded to your request to return to the stage and played over the time agreed upon for each set. We have an extensive repertoire of music to perform for our clients. Songs were not repeated during the evening. I have videos on my web page that show clients the type of music we perform. If our music was not wat you wanted, you should have hired a group that plays what you want. Videos are available online to see exactly what you´re getting.

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  • Sabor de mi Cuba
  • El Criticon
  • Un Son para Juana
  • No Osorbo Ni Ire
  • San Francisco en Carnaval
  • La Habana
  • Mi Tumbao
  • La Rumba que pupy no Bailo
  • Pa Eliel pa Bobby y Pa Changuito
  • Danzon para mis abuelos
  • Son de la Loma
  • Capullito de Aleli
  • Dos Gardenias
  • El Cantinero
  • Manteca
  • Habana
  • El Bodeguero
  • La Ola Marina
  • Pa Bajo Tumbao
  • Sverrigade 26
  • Made in Cuba
  • Chichorero
  • La Habanera
  • La Rosa Oriental
  • Almendra
  • El Manisero
  • El Carnaval
  • Rico Melao
  • Llego la Banda
  • Cemento Ladrillo y Arena
  • Descarga Cachao
  • Mondongo Mandinga y Sandunga


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Past Events

September 5, 2021 • Private Party
Sun5:00 PM - 8:30 PM Reno, NV
September 3, 2016 • Wedding
Sat8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Davis, CA
February 25, 2016 • Community Event
Thu6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Santa Rosa, CA
August 17, 2015 • Celebration
Mon12:30 PM - 4:30 PM Petaluma, CA
July 26, 2015 • Oxnard Salsa Festival
Sun2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Oxnard, CA
July 18, 2015 • Wedding Reception
Sat2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Santa Rosa, CA
July 4, 2015 • One World Radio Festival
Sat5:30 PM - 7:30 PM El Cerrito, CA
April 18, 2015 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Berkeley, CA
November 8, 2014 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Portola Valley, CA
June 3, 2014 • Healdsburg Jazz Festival Kendall
Tue8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Healdsburg, CA
April 14, 2014 • Wedding Reception
Mon7:00 PM - 12:00 AM Napa, CA
March 20, 2014 • Cuban Jazz Desgarga
Thu8:00 PM - 11:00 PM San Francisco, CA

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