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The African Salsa Orchestra

THE AFRICAN SALSA ORCHESTRA from Benin and Cuba led by Michel Pinheiro is a dancing machine that make you walk from Cotonou to Cuba. A journey in which the Manding rhythms, gospel, rhythm and blues and reggae associate with Cuban salsa. Salsa is a mixture of voodoo cults and Western music. Cubans have added piano and brass while the drum came from the Yorubas of Nigeria.

Singing in French, English, Spanish, Yoruba, Fon, Dioula. All on the devilishly danceable rhythms. In this show as part of their UK debut tour the explosive 10-piece African Salsa Orchestra tear up the dance floor with their infectious rhythms and blazing horns.

THE AFRICAN SALSA ORCHESTRA in the first UK tour features MICHEL PINHEIRO (trombone/vocals) , PATRICK BEBEY (piano) , JEAN-RICHARD CODJIA (congas) , JOHN PAUL MELINDJI (timbales), YVES WILLIAM OMBE MONKAMA (drums), KELLY KOTO (bass) , FLORENT BRICK (trumpet) , ALEXIS BOURGUIGNON ( trumpet).

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Tickets £20 / £18 concessions.
Workshop (optional) 5pm - 7pm
Band on stage at 7.30pm.

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