"A big thank you to Diáspora 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."
Katy Pearce, Richmond Arts Service, August, 2013
Diáspora is a group of musicians from different backgrounds and walks of life who have come together to play LATIN MUSIC. With charismatic vocalists, a rhythm section comprising timbales, congas, bongos and a multitude of shakes, rattles and sticks and a stunning brass section, Diáspora is guaranteed to get the party started. Playing a repertoire of songs from Cuban salsa, songo, mambo and cha-cha-chá to Brazilian samba and batucada including infectious Latinised arrangements of famous rock and pop tunes, the Diáspora Latin Experience can cater for anything from salsa clubs to theatres and acoustic venues. The buzz that they have created has gone down a storm all over the UK and the quality of their musicians has drawn in considerably large audiences.
Now they are here to take the heat to the next level with an all-inclusive package featuring the Diáspora large ensemble together with a salsa dancing workshop and a DJ set to keep you dancing all night. Come and learn some basic salsa steps and then put them into practice. Whether you are an amateur aficionado or a seasoned salsero, or you simply love great music, this is the Latin Experience that caters for everyone. Be transported to the back streets of Havana with the music of this fantastic band.
19:00 - Salsa Dance Workshop 21:00 - Band Set 1
22:30 - Band Set 2
00:00 - Latin DJ until late
★ ☆ Diáspora is one of the great choices we made for our wedding ☆ ★
First of all, thank you to Diáspora for your understanding of our needs.
- 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.
- 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 Diáspora did it.
It was a calm and easy booking process. Diáspora knew exactly what we needed and took great patience to wait for us, to understand what we needed.
At our wedding party
> Background music
Diáspora 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!
> Easy to enjoy Latin music
Diáspora played some songs with something simple and easy rhythm to our guests that some kids started to dance ; )
> Get people grooving
And then after the dinner, Diáspora gave us a 5-minute salsa dance lesson. It was really successful!!! Many of our guests enjoyed so much to follow the rhythm, laughing at each other. After the lesson, guests were just enjoying dancing, forgetting about how to dance which is fantastic!
Our wedding party was very successful and the most important element was definitely Diáspora! Everybody was talking about the band after the party!!!
Clare & Joe, Wedding, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, July, 2013
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