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caribanda latin, salsa or cuban band london
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Caribanda's sensuous Cuban rhythms will get your guests on to the dance floor. A lively & accessible outfit that bring a vibrant spark to all Salsa rhythms- mambo, rumba, cha-cha, merengue, bolero...
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Popular Latin includes:
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Dos Gardenas
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Fuego En Los Bomberos
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Cuban Salsa / Son / Timba (amongst others):
Agua A La Candela
El Aguila
Ella Tiene Que No Algo Sé
La Jinetera
Marcando La Distancia
Prende El Fogon
Son Deseos
Son De La Madrugada

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Come Candela
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El Pito - A Si Se Goza
El Sonero Del Barrio
Dulce Con Dulce
Guaguanco De Esquina
La Familia
Mambo Batiri
Mi Son Caliente
Para Gozar Contigo
Que Buenas Son Las Mujeres
Que Debo Hacer
Besame Ma Ma
Bien Sabroso
Calzado Del Cerro
Cuidate Compay
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La Enganadora
Oye Como Va

Instrumental / Latin Jazz (includes)
Bossa Nova¹s:
Black Orpheus
Blue Bossa
Chega De Saudade
Girl From Ipanema......

Mas Quenada
One Note Samba
Summer Samba
Tico Tico

Latin Jazz:
A Night In Tunisia
Autumn Leaves
Mambo Inn
Mambo Influenciado

  • Fun professional and accomplished Salsa band.
  • Larger line-ups available up to a 9 piece band for the ultimate party sound!
  • Costumed dancers available for an added wow factor.
  • Previous clients include BBC, Microsoft, BP & Christies.
  • Performed at events such as Glastonbury, Ealing Jazz Festival & Guiness World Music.

Line up:

Default lineup: 5 members

5 piece band: Piano, Bass/B'Vocals, Congas/B'Vocals, Lead Vocals/hand percussion, Timbales, Trumpet.

*Larger line-ups available (please see booking options)

* Fun professional and accomplished band
* Great repertoire with well known classics
* Various line-up options available
* Music between sets free of charge
* Dancers available for extra special events
* Low rates in the South

Caribanda have a flexible line-up. For the full Salsa experience the nine piece band shows what live music is all about - a characterful ensemble, great musicianship and loads of fun. Their hot-blooded salsa sound is produced by the searing, scintillating brass section (trumpet, trombone and saxes), up to three percussionists, piano, bass and at the front, na extrovert Cuban lead vocalist. Additionally, the band has a special enthusiam for danceable Latin Jazz.

For intimate functions, the band can appear in smaller ensembles -right down to a trio playing Latin Jazz.

Caribanda is fronted by Cuban singer Felix Gonzalez a born entertainer; the rhythm section includes Andy 'El Flaco' Warner (Bongos), Juan Luis 'Chino' Martel (congas) and Tobito Herschmann (timbales), Chrisito Goodsell (bass) and Tim Sharp (piano); the brass section features Domingo Rablah (trumpet, flugelhorn), Raul Fernandez and Derrick Coonghe (saxes/flute).

To add more glamour to the event, professional Latin American dancers in full costume can also be provided. For those who want to find out more about the music or want to learn more about salsa dancing, experienced teachers can also be provided to conduct a workshop.

Previous Clients/Gigs
Carnaval 2000, Estoril, Portugal
Bracknell Jazz Festival, 1998
Glastonbury, 1999
Ealing Jazz Festival, 2000
Guiness World Music, Belfast, 2000
Labour Party
Financial Times
Pret A Manger
Glaxo Welcome
Regain Trust (HRH Prince Michael of Kent)
Reuters Rumba
Hewlett Packard

Your Event
Caribanda can provide music on from their extensive catalogue of MP3s and they are happy tp consider requests, provided they have at least 2 months' notice and deem it suitable for their genre.

Please note; Travel & Accommodation is required for all Scotland, Ireland and International bookings (to be added at time of enquiry).

Choose any of the following booking options when you hire Caribanda from Alive Network

  • For 7 Piece Band Add £240


  • For Large PA for bigger venues Add £420
  • Latin/Pop DJ Add £240
  • Costumed Dancers Add £480

    Perfect at getting guests up to dance with teachers, per pair

  • For 8 Piece Band Add £480


  • For 9 Piece Band Add £720


Choose one of the following performance options when you hire Caribanda from Alive Network

  • 2 x 60 minutes (over a 3 hour period) £0