DIÁSPORA 11-piece Latin funk fetish big band return to the church! Combining Afro-Latin, salsa and Brazilian rhythms with Anglo-pop, funk and jazz, Diáspora is an explosive mix of rhythms, influences and sounds. Hot on the heels of the band's 3rd anniversary, Diáspora will be giving a performance of (mostly) original music with the full 11 piece band! Starring vocalists Alyss Rose and James Vielma, and Rory Duffy leading the brass section.
Alyss Rose - Lead Vocals
James Vielma - Lead Vocals
Misha Gray - Piano
Will McGee - Bass
Jack McCarthy - Kit, Timbales
Frank Mata - Congas
Rosie Toll - Bongo, Bell, Guiro
Rory Duffy - Alto Saxophone, Flute
Olly Syrus - Tenor Saxophone
Joe Stevenson - Trombone
Mark Harrison - Trumpet
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DIÁSPORA was exactly what was needed to bring the Prestwich Concert Series to a rip-roaring and stunning close. Energetic, vivid, bright, bubbling with sun that was only too absent from the Manchester air, the standard of playing can only be classed as faultless, delivered with a professionalism that would I am sure leave a lot of similar bands standing. We were warned and it came true: people really were dancing in the aisles." - Prestwich Festival
DIÁSPORA - United in the Latin Beat
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