A night of music and dancing featuring some of London's finest Latin performers.
The Jazz Cafe and Como No present Diáspora 12-piece band
+ support Fiesta Latina + DJ
Diáspora is a London-based Latin band bringing you a one-way ticket to the music of the Americas. 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.