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DISPERSIÓN PEQUEÑA (5-10 Piece Latin & Salsa Band)
Based in London
but travels UK wide
DISPERSIÓN PEQUEÑA is your one-way ticket to the sizzling, scorching sounds of LATIN AMERICA & the CARIBBEAN. Available as a 5-10 piece lineup, this group offers dynamism, spark, sensuous vocals & sophisticated brass!
Prices: From £1104 +
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Customer Reviews: 1
"Fantastic!! Great music. Wonderful musicians and vocalists. And the band provided a wonderful atmosphere interacting with the crowd at just the right moments in a charming and fun way. It seemed the band were all friends, they exuded warmth.
Always professional, well-organised and keen to make sure all the arrangements were smooth and enjoyable. They sincerely wanted us to have a great night and we surely did.
And it wasn't a straightforward gig. There was no stage. The ten band members were playing in half of my living room (London terrace house). It was a very special evening.
Re the Alive Network, all the liaison was professional, agreeable and prompt and the arrangements proceeded smoothly. Couldn't be happier with this engagement."
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Review from Katherine - 27/04/2013
Dispersion Pequena 's Biography
Line up: 7 Piece: 1 Vocalist, Piano, Bass, Saxophone + 3 percussionists (kit, congas, timbales/bell) OR 2 percussionists (Latin setup, congas) + 1 extra vocalist
Smaller & Larger lineups also available (see booking options & main profile text for more details).
* 11 to 5-piece Latin band
* Playing a diverse range of styles
* Covering a comprehensive range of songs (traditional and contemporary) as well as playing original tunes
* Special request songs learned
* Starring some of the UK's finest musicians from the best bands around and featuring a variety of guest artists
* Boasting over 20 brilliant reviews from some of the UK's top venues and clients
* Offering a flexible range of lineups and instrumental combinations to suit the budget and requirements for the occasion
* Offering a flexible range of support acts to further enhance the occasion
* Providing its own instruments and back line
* Excellent value for money
“Clave... To us the word goes beyond explanations and definitions. It means life, salsa, the food of our leisure time, the motion of intense rhythm, the emotion of 20,000 people simultaneously grooving to the natural sounds of life. It’s being played in beat, on key, on clave... It means to be on top of things, to be playing it right... Clave is history, it’s culture. African drums from far off places like Nigeria, Dahomey, and Ghana married the Spanish guitar to bring us clave. The seeds were planted in the Caribbean and now their grandchild is Salsa...” CLAVE MAGAZINE
DISPERSIÓN is a UK-based Latin band bringing you a one-way ticket to the music of the Americas. 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 globalized SALSA sounds which have become significant musical languages and forms of solidarity and cultural exchange among communities throughout the world. DISPERSIÓN is not your regular salsa band... it’s a LATIN band, in the wider sense; freely mixing salsa with jazz, funk and contemporary popular music styles to create an explosive mix of sounds... it’s a BIG BAND by its very nature; equipped with all of the credentials to make for an exhilarating live outfit - engaging vocalists, a burning hot rhythm section and a big fat brass section... With their critically acclaimed fusion of rhythms, DISPERSIÓN is one of the most exciting new projects to emerge on the UK Latin scene today.
“DISPERSIÓN... The word has a universal meaning in many languages - it is all about dispersed peoples coming together, and the amazing musical fusions that this has created. Our sound has the spirit of salsa, but the swing of samba, and we combine these rhythms with jazz, funk and infusions of contemporary popular music styles from around the world - it is a real melting pot...” RORY, BAND DIRECTOR
DISPERSIÓN provides the ULTIMATE catalyst for an engaging live outfit, delicately poised between its infectious appeal among a wide range of audiences yet technically sophisticated sensibility. The original compositions combine influences as diverse as South American pop, Spanish rumba, nu-Bossa, funk and reggaeton with a lyrical interplay between love, musical intoxication and images from the natural world. The arrangements themselves are pretty simple, containing flexible open platforms that allow the band to really stretch out and explore their musical territory, punctuated with unifying sections that bring the band into triumphant moments of tightness and togetherness. DISPERSIÓN has become a real VIBE band; analogous to a single, living breathing organism, yet free and open at the same time, lending itself to bursts of collective spontaneity - clapping in clave, improvised vocal refrains and onstage swaying. The combination of its expansive 11-piece lineup and its diverse influences from Latin American, mainstream popular and world rhythms render DISPERSIÓN truly a musical carnival...
DISPERSIÓN blends sophistication with FUN and works equally well as an amazing party band available for hire. Whether it is cheesy commercial Hollywood hits, sophisticated Latin jazz, straight-up contemporary salsa dance music or old-school Cuban classics, it is completely up to you! And of course like all great bands DISPERSIÓN will judge what the audience respond to on the day and are prepared to change the set list ‘on the fly’...
DISPERSIÓN brings together a collective of musicians from all over the UK - including London, Manchester, Liverpool, Bournemouth and Lancashire. Its members are all experienced musicians who have played with some of the UK’s top bands within the jazz and world music circuit. Many of them are distinguished music graduates from UK music colleges and universities and from institutions around the world. DISPERSIÓN also brings in a variety of guest artists, further expanding their wide range of material.
DISPERSIÓN has performed all over the UK, touring concert venues, events both private and corporate, festivals, showcases and weddings. Previous clients include Band on the Wall, Cultural Collage World Music Festival, KRO Ltd Catering & Events, Manchester Food & Drink Festival, Manchester Jazz Festival, Manchester Salon, Matt & Phred’s Jazz Club, Prestwich Festival, Royal Northern College of Music, Salsa de Cuba, Salsa Direct and WPA Health Insurance.
Standard 7-piece lineup:
1 vocalist, Piano, Bass, 3 percussionists (traditional OR contemporary setup) OR
2 percussionists (Latin setup, congas) + 1 extra vocalist, 1 saxophonist / vocalist
1 vocalist, Piano OR Guitar, Bass, 1 percussionist (Latin setup OR congas), 1 saxophonist / vocalist
1 vocalist, Piano OR Guitar, Bass, 2 percussionists (Latin setup, congas), 1 saxophonist / vocalist
2 vocalists, Piano, Bass, 3 percussionists (traditional OR contemporary setup), 1 saxophonist / vocalist
Piano, Bass, 3 percussionists (traditional OR contemporary setup) OR 2 percussionists (Latin setup, congas) + 1 vocalist, 4 horns (alto sax, tenor sax, trombone, trumpet)
1 vocalist, Piano, Bass, 3 percussionists (traditional OR contemporary setup) OR 2 percussionists (Latin setup, congas) + 1 extra vocalist, 4 horns (alto sax, tenor sax, trombone, trumpet)
Dispersion Pequena 's Set List / Repertoire
Like all great bands, Dispersión Pequeña will judge what the audience responds to on the day and are prepared to change the set list ‘on the fly’. Styles include:
1) Salsa dance music from Celia Cruz, Issac Delgado, Marc Anthony, Oscar D’Leon, Ray Barretto, Tito Puente, Tony Vega and Willie Colón and traditional classics from the Afro-Cuban All-Stars, the Buena Vista Social Club, Carlos Puebla, Consuelo Velásquez, Guillermo Rodríguez, Joseito Fernández and Miguel Matamoros
2) Latin Fusion from Barry Manilow, Bellini, Black Lace, Bob Marley, Bolivar, Eagles, Enrique Inglesias, Frank Sinatra, Gibson Brothers, Manzanita, Michael Buble, Perez Prado, Pete Rodríguez, Ricky Martin, Ritchie Valens, Santana, Shakira, Van Morrison, and Hollywood hits from the shows including ‘Copacabana’, ‘Hello Brazil’, ‘Dirty Dancing 2: Havana Nights’, ‘Miami Vice’ and ‘Shall We Dance’
3) Latin Jazz from Arturo Sandoval, Cal Tjader, Dizzy Gillespie, Irakere, Israel "Cachao" Lopez, Jesús "Chucho" Valdés, Juan Tizol, Mario Bauzá, Mongo Santamaría and Paquito D’Rivera
4) Brazilian music from Ary Barrosso, Caetano Veloso, Chico Buarque, Chico César, Djavan, Jorge Ben, Marcos Valle, Seu Jorge and Tom Jobim
5) Diáspora originals
Afro Blue- Mongo Santamaria
Aguanile- Willie Colón
Besame Mucho- Consuelo Velásquez
Bilongo- Guillermo Rodríguez
Bingo Bango- Bolivar
Brasil- Ary Barrosso
Cachao's Guiro- Israel "Cachao" Lopez
Caravan- Juan Tizol
Chan Chan- Buena Vista Social Club
Chucho- Jesús "Chucho" Valdes
Claudia- Jesús "Chucho" Valdes
Como Fue- Buena Vista Social Club
Copacabana- Barry Manilow
Cuba- Gibson Brothers
Déjame Soñar- Tito Puente
Do The Conga- Black Lace
Do You Only Wanna Dance- Mia
Dos Gardenias- Buena Vista Social Club
El Cuarto De Tula- Buena Vista Social Club
El Son De Celia Y Oscar- Celia Cruz & Oscar D'Leon
Fire Burns Below- Alex Wilson
Flor De Lis- Djavan
Get Up Stand Up- Bob Marley
Ghost Train- Dispersion
Golden Section- Dispersion
Gozando En La Habana- Charanga Habañera
Gracias A La Vida- Joan Baez
Guaglione- Pérez Prado
Guantanamera- Joseito Fernández
Habana Del Este- Afro-Cuban All-Stars
Hasta Siempre Comandante- Carlos Puebla
Hips Don't Lie-Shakira / Wyclef Jean
Hotel California- Eagles
I Like It (I Like It Like That)- Pete Rodríguez
Ketchup Song- Las Ketchup
La Bamba- Ritchie Valens
La Bomba- Ricky Martin
La Cuna- Ray Barretto
La Vida Es Un Carnival- Celia Cruz
Lágrimas Negras- Miguel Matamoros
Let's Stay Together- Al Green
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