Join us at the Rechabite Hall for a Latin Jazz extravaganza with De Cuba Son and Meretrio (BRAZIL).

Join us at the Rechabite Hall for a Latin Jazz extravaganza with De Cuba Son and Meretrio. Whether it’s drinks, dancing or just listening to world class music you’re after, there’s something for you!


Meretrio continuously searches for new musical paths, delving into Brazilian, European classical and jazz genres. Formed in 2004 in São Paulo, Brazil, the band consists of leader Emiliano Sampaio (guitar and trombone), Gustavo Boni (acoustic and electric bass), and Luis André (drums and percussion).

Meretrio has released critically acclaimed albums exploring different aspects of Brazillian musical tradition, from Choros (2021) to Solistas (2012). In this PIJF performance, they bring all of their knowledge to a high-energy, exhilarating performance.

De Cuba Son

Led by Arvis Mena, a Cuban native with a velvety voice, De Cuba Son brings traditional Cuban rhythms like Rumba, Son and Salsa to the stage.

Born in Havana, Arvis grew up in Havana City, surrounded by the sounds of Rumba, and listening to many iconic bands such as Irakere and Buena Vista Social Club. Moving to Perth, he collaborated with talented local musicians; guitarist Glenn Rogers, drummer Julius Rogers, percussionist Steve Richter and vocalist/guitarist Jeremias Sosa.

These musicians helped him to shape the unique sound of De Cuba Son, which is a mixture of contemporary and traditional Cuban music.

Glenn Rogers has played various forms of Latin and Brazilian music and supported Buena Vista social club at the now dismantled Perth Entertainment Centre. Julius Rogers is currently studying Jazz drumming at WAAPA and Jeremias Sosa is a talented singer songwriter. The group’s love of Cuban music and its infectious dance rhythms instigated the formation of De Cuba Son.