This year we have three bands spanning a range of Latin American styles and incorporating european influences, celebrating the old and embracing the new:
- ORQUESTA MONTPELIER - 16 Piece live salsa creol band, crystalised in Bristol. Fat contemporary arrangements of Salsa classics, playing Descarga Mambo, Boogaloo, Merengue with Mindful Hip Hop; creatively combined with traditional Afro Cuban folkloric beats, to bring you one of the UK's most exciting orchestras of experimental Salsa.
- COLORES DE MI TIERRA - Rhythms, dances and melodies from the Caribbean coast of Colombia ...... sounds of tambores, voices, flutes and guitars that have been passed down through the generations. This is a living tradition performed from the heart with energy and joy.
- EL MERCADO DE MIRÁN - Contemporary acoustic music inspired in the traditional rhythms and melodies of African, Amerindian and European folklore in Latin America. El Mercado de Mirán, incorporates the Andalusian cajón beat and Colombian piano of new band members Jorge and Raimundo alongside Miranda on vocals and Julian on guitar bringing the European sound of the melodica into their spirited, passionate and heart-felt Latin American folkloric sound.