Made in Australia - Australia's & the World's Latin Bands
StreetDance's Sydney Gig Guide continued...
Here is a list of some of the Afro-Cuban and Latin bands playing throughout Australia. If you know of a band and would like us to include their contact details in this list, or better yet provide us with their bio, click here to email StreetDance and we'll add it to the list! If you know of an email address or web link for them please provide it.
Alex Pertout - From the Heart
Bandida - Deseada
You should buy this CD. I did! CD available from most record shops that stock Latin music or get it direct from Del Pacifica records, PO Box 525, Woollarha. NSW. Australia. 2025. email
email | Check out their web site!
Brazza (Hot Coals) :- see SDA's Band Review!
For booking information please contact La Bomba Productions (Natalie Stansfield) on 0401 811 722
Candela is a 10 piece band featuring congas, bongos, timbales, piano, bass, vocals, 3 brass, 'Candela' play a mix of styles from Cuban group 'Dan Den' to salsa from Puerto Rico and Colombia.
For more details contact: (61 2) 9529 4368 or 0414 586043
Chocolate on Ice Cream
Formed in late 1998 'Charanga Libre' is one of Australia's first Charanga groups, bringing together some of Sydney's most accomplished and diverse musicians. 'Charanga Libre' utilises the instrumentation of flute, violins, piano, bass, vocals and percussion of the great Cuban Charanga groups. As well as original compositions 'Charanga Libre' performs songs from groups such as 'Ritmo Oriental', 'Orquesta Aragon', 'La Original de Manzanillo', 'Los Van Van' and 'Charanga Habanera'.
For more details contact: (612) 9716 6934
Doble Impacto :- see SDA's Band Review!
For booking and tour details contact Juan Carlos Rosquete.
Mi Tierra :- see SDA's Band Review!
This 15 piece, Canberra based band, "Mi Tierra", plays the hottest Timba and Salsa in Australia! Timba changed the whole idea of Latin music for Mi Tierra, as the band says, "this music is not an easy thing to do but once you do it you get crazy because it's so contagious and powerful. We started in 1994 and then in 1998, we changed our whole look and sound introducing Timba. Since then, the band has been in huge demand in Sydney, Canberra and elsewhere!
Valeri Rojas, Mi Tierra's bass guitarist says, "We not only play great music! We also give a great show! When we start playing Timba, the whole band, every single member, dances around like crazies. We are the only band in Australia where that happens! We have a great energy and we keep the same energy all night long. I think that is what makes us really different to other bands. You ask anyone who has seen us perform - they will tell you that it is true!"
For booking details contact Renier Rojas: 0262 324521 or 0411 022 957
Mojito is a 5 piece traditional acoustic group with guitar, bass, guiro, maracas, clave, bongos, violin, flute and vocals. The groups repertoire covers the classic songs and rhythms of Cuba from groups such as 'Los Compadres', and 'Trio Matamoros' as well as songs featured on the 'Buena Vista Social Club' album.
For more details contact: (61 2) 9716 0736
Sandunga :- see SDA's Band Review!
Sergio Mulet, the bandís leader describes 'Sandunga' as the first ever AfroCuban band in Australia. Sergio will be quick to tell you that "this is the band that started it all in Australia (the recent Cuban craze)"! The bandís line up over the years has changed but that has been good for the Latin scene here in Sydney, with its original members having moved on to form other similar groups. Read StreetDance Australia's Band Review for Sandunga.
Son Veneno is a 9 piece band featuring congas, timbales, piano, bass, vocals, 3 brass, 'Son Veneno' play songs from Los Van Van, Manolito y su Trabuco and Issac Delgado in a Timba style, as well as salsa from Puerto Rico.
For more details contact: (61 2) 9742 5013 or 0418 637 003
The Marconi Dance Band (1999 MO Award Winners)
The Band performs at Club Marconi most Saturday and Sunday nights and are hugely popular with the Latin community living in western Sydney!
This Band Review link will take you to the Club Marconi website. From their menu click on Entertainment, then click on Cabaret, then click on Dance Band and voila there they are!
CACIQUE - Viva Latino America - Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Rumba
Melbourne based artist
For more details contact: (61 3) 9489 8207
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