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Dispersion Pequena

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!

Price from £1,616 + travel

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Secure your 2022 / 2023 booking before the 31st July 2022, and if Covid affects your event plans, we will offer 100% deposit credit to be used against new bookings.

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Set List / Repertoire

Afro Blue - Mongo Santamaria
Aguanile - Willie Colón
Ain't it Funny - Jennifer Lopez
Arranca - Manzanita
Besame Mucho - Consuelo Velásquez
Bilongo - Guillermo Rodríguez
Bingo Bango - Bolivar
Boliviana - Irakere
Brasil - Ary Barrosso
Cachao's Guiro - Israel "Cachao" Lopez
Caraluna - Bacilos
Caravan - Juan Tizol
Carolina - Seu Jorge
Chan Chan - Buena Vista Social Club
Chucho Jesús - "Chucho" Valdes
Claudia Jesús - "Chucho" Valdes
Como Fue - Buena Vista Social Club
Conundrum - Rory Duffy
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
Golden Section - Rory Duffy
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
Linda Chicana - Tito Puente
Livin' La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin
Lullaby (In Dying Light) - Rory Duffy
Mais Que Nada - Jorge Ben
Mais Que Nada: Revisited - Jorge Ben
Mama África - Chico César
Mambo Inn - Mario Bauzá
Mambo no. 5 - Pérez Prado
Manteca - Dizzy Gillespie
Midnight at the Oasis - Maria Muldaur
Místico - Rory Duffy
Moondance - Van Morrison
Moonlight - Rory Duffy
Move to the Music (Live to 100) - Rory Duffy
Não Enche - Caetano Veloso
Nature Boy - Eden Ahbez
Nica's Dream - Horace Silver
Night In Tunisia - Dizzy Gillespie
No Me Mires A Los Ojos - Issac Delgado
Palabras Del Alma - Marc Anthony
Pedro Navajas - Oscar D'Leon
Primavera - Santana
Ran Kan Kan / Oye Como Va - Tito Puente
Reunión - Paquito D'Rivera & Arturo Sandoval
Sabor - Cal Tjader
Samba De Janeiro - Bellini
Satellite - Santana
Shine - Lanu feat. Christin Deralas
Silencio - Buena Vista Social Club
Sign of Love - Rory Duffy
Smooth - Santana
Something in my Eye - Corduroy
Song For Bilbao - Michael Brecker
Spain - Chick Corea
St Thomas - Sonny Rollins
Superstarlight - Rory Duffy
Sway - Pablo Beltrán Ruiz
Tanga - Dizzy Gillespie
Tequila - The Champs
Time is Running Out - Rory Duffy
Valió La Pena - Marc Anthony
Variaciones on a theme of 'Amores Como El Nuestro' - Jerry Rivera
Whenever, Wherever - Shakira

31 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
  • Excellent 31
  • Good 0
  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
  • Poor 0

A highly professional, talented and engaging group of musicians!

5 stars - Dispersion Pequena are Highly Recommended
booked Dispersion Pequena for their event March 2022

“Diáspora have been wonderful to work with – a highly professional, talented and engaging group of musicians. The communication and organisation in the lead up to the event was exemplary, and they adapted extremely well to the challenges of an unusual venue. The performances the band gave were high energy and super fun, and had many of our visitors dancing along with them. We received lots of wonderful feedback from our guests on how much they enjoyed it – it was definitely the highlight of our Orchids After Hours programme. All in all, I cannot recommend the band enough for any future clients.”

A thoroughly professional, talented band

5 stars - Dispersion Pequena are Highly Recommended
booked Dispersion Pequena for their event in London February 2022

“Rory and the band have been a pleasure to work with so far - utterly professional, low maintenance and superbly talented. Our visitors have loved the music, and they have truly brought our events to life. I would highly recommend them to any future clients, and am looking forward to our upcoming events with the band!”

A big thank you to Dispersion Pequena for playing at our world music festival, b...

5 stars - Dispersion Pequena are Highly Recommended
booked Dispersion Pequena for their event

“A big thank you to Dispersion Pequena for playing at our world music festival, bringing Latin sounds to Richmond Riverside and encouraging the crowd to move their feet! The band delivered a lively set and were prompt and reliable during the process.”

Dispersion Pequena is one of the great choices we made for our wedding. First of...

5 stars - Dispersion Pequena are Highly Recommended
booked Dispersion Pequena for their event

“Dispersion Pequena is one of the great choices we made for our wedding. First of all, thank you to Dispersion Pequena for your understanding of our needs. Our situation was complex. We didn't know how to book a band, we love salsa and Cuban music but not too serious, we didn't know much about salsa dancing and most of our guests were not familiar with Latin music. But we wanted to have Latin music because the wedding was in summer and it would make a difference and our guests would be interested. So we had a problem to solve and Dispersion Pequena did it. It was a calm and easy booking process. Dispersion Pequena knew exactly what we needed and took great patience to wait for us, to understand what we needed. Dispersion Pequena played salsa music as background music in early time of the reception. Our guests enjoyed their conversation, moving their bodies to the music. Surprisingly, many guests knew some of the music! Dispersion Pequena played some songs with something...”

Wonderful music and atmosphere.

5 stars - Dispersion Pequena are Highly Recommended
booked Dispersion Pequena for their event

“I would just like to thank you all for making James and Chikako's special day even more so with the wonderful music and atmosphere you provided... Everyone has contacted us to say how great it was. If we ever need more music we will be in touch.”

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Price from £1,616 + travel from London

Based on 7 members performing 2 x 60 minute sets

  • South East From £1,616
  • East Midlands From £2,129
  • East of England From £2,129
  • South West From £2,821
  • Wales From £2,821
  • West Midlands From £2,821
  • Yorkshire and the Humber From £4,052
  • North East From £4,052
  • North West From £4,052
  • Scotland From £6,935

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Default lineup: 7 members

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).

Full Biography

* 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, PRODUCER

The Music
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’...

The Members
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.

Previous Experience
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.

The Lineups
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)

Jazz/Strings 4 piece:
Strings 4-piece: violin x 2, viola, cello OR Jazz 4-piece: saxophonist OR vocalist, piano OR guitar, bass, percussion OR saxophonist OR vocalist

Jazz/strings 3 piece:
Saxophonist OR vocalist, piano OR guitar, bass OR percussion

Jazz/strings 2 piece:
Saxophonist OR vocalist, piano OR guitar

Jazz 1 piece:

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