Featuring sensational Colombian vocalist Antonio Porras from Bogota and accordionist Oren Stone who has played in Boyaca and Rio Negro, Atlantico are Britain’s leading exponents of Cumbia, the rootsy music most closely associated with Colombia.
The dynamic line up includes three Latin percussionists and three horn players together with accordion, bass and piano. Atlantico present “Musica Tropical” at its very steamiest and most contagious. You just won’t be able to sit still when this band is playing. Whether they are locked into the back-beat of Cumbia, galloping through the loping rhythm of a Porro, or throwing in some Mambo, Merengue or Colombia’s own style of Salsa, you have to get up and move to the joyful rhythm. No dance lessons needed!
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