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Competition closed 5PM Wednesday 24th August, 2016.
The Jazz Café presents Diáspora + support Fiesta Latina
A Celebration of Cuban music
Sunday 04 September / 19:00
The Jazz Café, 5 Parkway, London, NW1 7PG
Due to the success of last month’s sold out event, we’re delighted to announce we’re doing it again! This month we welcome back Diáspora’s leading front man Alejandro Postigo plus very special guest vocalist Ingrid Rueda.
“Diáspora left audiences cheering and pleading for more after selling out The Jazz Café on their first ever gig at the club. The band of 12 musicians has a great natural fusion, bringing you the best in Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and Latin jazz idioms, switching effortlessly between salsa, samba and everything in between, from popular classics to rip-roaring originals. Satisfying anyone from the seasoned aficionado to those looking for something a little bit different, here is a band to ignite and inspire listeners and dancers wherever they appear.”
The 12-piece lineup (3 vocalists, 3 percussionists, 4 brass, piano and bass) lends itself to an expansive big band sound without losing the dynamism and spark of a small group, and combines sensuous vocals, sophisticated horn lines and explosive percussion solos… With their vision to unite the rhythms of the Americas, their music is uplifting, inspiring and unifying, celebrating the diversity of cultures that arose out of the African Slave Trade, whilst focusing on the Cuban, Brazilian and globalised salsa sounds which have become significant musical languages and forms of solidarity and cultural exchange among communities throughout the world.
Fiesta Latina recreates the sizzling, scorching sounds of Latin America and the Caribbean with an uplifting sound which is inspiring and unifying, mixing salsa with other influences to bring you a fresh, funky and instant Latin house party experience. With its compact 4 piece line-up of vocals, piano, percussion and trumpet, Fiesta Latina distils a vibrant + stylish mix of salsa, funk, soul and samba, from Cuban classics and laid back Brazilian beats right through to the present day.