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Latin Explosion

Latin Explosion

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Location London
Starting from £936
3 Reviews

Exhilarating Latin, Afro-Cuban and Brazilian rhythms brought to you by a funky UK salsa band.

  • Highlights
  • Flexible line-up of 1 to 12 performers to suit any budget or venue capacity
  • Can accommodate special song requests with prior notice
  • Optional extras include DJ service and dance tuition

About


Latin Explosion is a London-based Latin band bringing you a one-way ticket to the music of the Americas. The 12-piece lineup (2 vocalists, 3 percussionists, 4 brass, piano and bass) lends itself to an expansive big band sound without losing the dynamism and spark of a small group, and combines sensuous vocals, sophisticated horn lines and explosive percussion solos... With their vision to unite the rhythms of the Americas, their music is uplifting, inspiring and unifying, celebrating the diversity of cultures that arose out of the African Slave Trade, whilst focusing on the Cuban, Brazilian and globalised salsa sounds which have become significant musical languages and forms of solidarity and cultural exchange among communities throughout the world.

Latin Explosion is not your regular salsa band... it’s a Latin band, in the wider sense; freely mixing salsa with jazz, funk and contemporary popular music styles to create an explosive mix of sounds... it’s a big band by its very nature; equipped with all of the credentials to make for an exhilarating live outfit - engaging vocalists, a burning hot rhythm section and a big fat brass section... With their critically acclaimed fusion of rhythms, Latin Explosion is one of the most exciting new projects to emerge on the UK Latin scene today.

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Repertoire


Latin Explosion Brazilian

  • Ary Barrosso - Aqualera Do Brasil (Watercolour of Brazil)
  • Baden Powell - Berimbau
  • Banda Beijo - Bate Lata
  • Bellini - Samba De Janeiro
  • Caetano Veloso - A Luz De Tieta
  • Caetano Veloso - Não Enche
  • Carlos Lyra - Voce E Eu (You And Me)
  • Chico Buarque - Essa Moça Ta Diferente
  • Chico César - Mama África
  • Clara Nunes - Canto Da Tres Raças
  • Corduroy - Something In My Eye
  • Djavan - Acelerou
  • Djavan - Azul
  • Djavan - Fato Consumado
  • Djavan - Flor De Lis
  • Djavan - Linha Do Equador
  • Djavan - Luz
  • Djavan - Samurai
  • Djavan - Serrado
  • Dorival Caymmi - Samba Da Minha Terra
  • Edu Lobo - Ponteio
  • Grupo Art Popular - Agamamou
  • Ivete Sangalo - Eu Tô Vendo
  • Jorge Ben - Mais Que Nada
  • Jorge Ben - Pais Tropical
  • Kaoma - Lambada
  • Lanu feat. Christin Deralas - Shine
  • Luis Bonfa - Frevo
  • Luis Bonfa - Manha Do Carnaval (Morning Of The Carnival)
  • Luis Bonfa - Samba De Orfeu (Orpheus' Samba)
  • Marcos Valle - Samba De Verão (Summer Samba)
  • Michel Telo - Ai Se Eu Te Pego
  • Milton Nascimento - Tudo O Que Você Podia Ser
  • Milton Nascimento - Vera Cruz
  • Monobloco - Festa No Morrao
  • Orquestra Imperial - Fita Amarela
  • Orquestra Imperial - Não Foi Em Vão
  • Orquestra Imperial - Obsessão
  • Orquestra Imperial - Pela Primeira Vez
  • Roberto Menescal - Nos E O Mar (Us And The Sea)
  • Roberto Menescal - O Barquinho (Little Boat)
  • Seu Jorge - Carolina
  • Seu Jorge - Chega No Suingue
  • Seu Jorge - E Seu Favela
  • Tom Jobim - A Felicidade
  • Tom Jobim - Água De Beber (Water To Drink)
  • Tom Jobim - Águas De Março (Waters of March)
  • Tom Jobim - Chega De Saudade (No More Blues)
  • Tom Jobim - Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars)
  • Tom Jobim - Desafinado
  • Tom Jobim - Dindi
  • Tom Jobim - Garota De Ipanema (Girl From Ipanema)
  • Tom Jobim - Insensatez (How Insensitive)
  • Tom Jobim - Meditação (Meditation)
  • Tom Jobim - O Amor Em Paz (Once I Loved)
  • Tom Jobim - O Morro Não Tem Vez (Favela)
  • Tom Jobim - Samba De Uma Nota Só (One Note Samba)
  • Tom Jobim - Só Danço Samba (I Only Dance Samba)
  • Tom Jobim - Triste (Sadness)
  • Tom Jobim - Vivo Sonhando (Dreamer)
  • Tom Jobim - Vou Te Contar (Wave)
  • Toquinho - Carta Ao Tom
  • Toquinho - Samba De Orly

Latin Explosion Latin Jazz

  • Arturo Sandoval - Reunión
  • Cal Tjader - Sabor
  • Chano Pozo - Manteca
  • Chick Corea - Spain
  • Chucho Valdes - Chucho
  • Dizzy Gillespie - Night in Tunisia
  • Dizzy Gillespie - Tanga
  • Eden Ahbez - Nature Boy
  • Horace Silver - Nica's Dream
  • Irakere - Boliviana
  • Juan Tizol - Caravan
  • Mario Bauzá - Mambo Inn
  • Mongo Santamaria - Afro Blue
  • Paquito D'Rivera - Claudia
  • Pat Metheny - Song For Bilbao
  • Ray Barretto - La Cuna
  • Sonny Rollins - St Thomas
  • Tito Puente - Linda Chicana
  • Tito Puente - Oye Como Va
  • Tito Puente - Ran Kan Kan

Latin Explosion Latin Pop & Fusion

  • Bacilos - Caraluna
  • Barry Manilow - Copacabana
  • Basement Jaxx - Bingo Bango
  • Bob Marley - Get Up Stand Up
  • Brand New Heavies - Midnight At The Oasis
  • Carlos Santana - Satellite
  • Dámaso Pérez Prado - Mambo No. 5
  • Eagles - Hotel California
  • George Gershwin - Summertime
  • Gloria Estefan - ¡Sí Señor!
  • Gloria Estefan - Santo
  • Jennifer Lopez - Ain't It Funny
  • Jennifer Lopez - Let's Get Loud
  • Judas Priest - Fire Burns Below
  • Luis Demetrio - Sway
  • Mya - Do You Only Wanna Dance
  • Ricky Martin - La Bomba
  • Ricky Martin - Livin' La Vida Loca
  • Ricky Martin - María
  • Santana - Maria Maria
  • Santana - Primavera
  • Santana - Smooth
  • Shakira - Hips Don't Lie
  • Shakira - Suerte (Whenever, Wherever)
  • The Champs - Tequila
  • Van Morrison - Moondance

Latin Explosion Originals

  • Latin Explosion - Ahora Está Bien (It's Alright Now)
  • Latin Explosion - Calle Verano (Summer Road)
  • Latin Explosion - Castle in the Air
  • Latin Explosion - Christmas in Lumberland
  • Latin Explosion - Coming Home
  • Latin Explosion - Conundrum
  • Latin Explosion - Creeping
  • Latin Explosion - Dancing on Deck
  • Latin Explosion - Don't Come Crawling
  • Latin Explosion - El Destino (Destiny)
  • Latin Explosion - En La Mañana (in The Morning)
  • Latin Explosion - Golden Section
  • Latin Explosion - Hablar Contigo (Speak to You)
  • Latin Explosion - Hasta La Vista (See You There)
  • Latin Explosion - Heatwave
  • Latin Explosion - I Can Go On
  • Latin Explosion - I Could Be Yours
  • Latin Explosion - Lamps & Shades
  • Latin Explosion - Let You Go
  • Latin Explosion - Like A Bird
  • Latin Explosion - Little Skiffle
  • Latin Explosion - Looking Through Vino Tinto Spectacles
  • Latin Explosion - Lovely Stars
  • Latin Explosion - Lullaby (In Dying Light)
  • Latin Explosion - Mas Que Ayer (More Than Yesterday)
  • Latin Explosion - Missing You
  • Latin Explosion - Mística
  • Latin Explosion - Místico
  • Latin Explosion - Moonlight
  • Latin Explosion - Move To The Music (Live To 100)
  • Latin Explosion - Origin of Love
  • Latin Explosion - Original Rebel
  • Latin Explosion - Pasa Una Hora (Spend An Hour)
  • Latin Explosion - Path of Discovery
  • Latin Explosion - Reggae Reggae Reggaeton
  • Latin Explosion - Sambasongo
  • Latin Explosion - Santo Mio (Saint Of Mine)
  • Latin Explosion - Sign of Love
  • Latin Explosion - Somos Los Latinos
  • Latin Explosion - Stairway to Inferno
  • Latin Explosion - Summer Luxury
  • Latin Explosion - Superstarlight
  • Latin Explosion - Take Me Away
  • Latin Explosion - Te Amo (I Love You)
  • Latin Explosion - Time is Running Out
  • Latin Explosion - Vamos A La Playa (Come On Down)
  • Latin Explosion - Venus Rising
  • Latin Explosion - Vida Vida Vida (Life Life Life)
  • Latin Explosion - You Can Win
  • Latin Explosion - You My Love

Latin Explosion Salsa

  • Alexander Abreu Y Gente De Zona - La Figura
  • Celia Cruz - El Son De Celia Y Oscar
  • Celia Cruz - La Vida Es Un Carnival
  • Charanga Habañera - Gozando En La Habana
  • DLG - La Quiero A Morir
  • Don Omar ft. Lucenzo - Danza Kuduro
  • Gloria Estefan - ¡Sí Señor!
  • Gloria Estefan - Ayer
  • Guayacan - Cuando Hablan Las Miradas
  • Issac Delgado - Bailando
  • Issac Delgado - Gracias A La Vida
  • Issac Delgado - No Me Mires A Los Ojos
  • Jerry Rivera - Variaciones On A Theme Of 'Amores Como El Nuestro'
  • José Feliciano - Feliz Navidad
  • Klimax - Cuba
  • Manolito Y Su Trabajo - La Habana Me Llama
  • Manzanita - Arranca
  • Marc Anthony - Aguanile
  • Marc Anthony - Nadie Como Ella
  • Marc Anthony - Palabras Del Alma
  • Marc Anthony - Valió La Pena
  • Marc Anthony - Vivir Mi Vida
  • Oscar D'Leon - Pedro Navajas
  • Pete Rodríguez - I Like It (I Like It Like That)
  • Tito Puente - Déjame Soñar
  • Vianca - El Talisman

Latin Explosion Traditional & Folkloric

  • Buena Vista Social Club - Chan Chan
  • Buena Vista Social Club - Como Fue
  • Buena Vista Social Club - Dos Gardenias
  • Buena Vista Social Club - El Cuarto De Tula
  • Buena Vista Social Club - Guantanamera
  • Buena Vista Social Club - Silencio
  • Carlos Puebla - Hasta Siempre Comandante
  • Consuelo Velázquez - Besame Mucho
  • Fania All-Stars - Bilongo
  • Israel "Cachao" Lopez - Cachao's Guiro
  • Israel "Cachao" Lopez - Habana Del Este
  • Miguel Matamoros - Lágrimas Negras
Line-Up

5-piece (Standard)

  • 1 x Lead Vocals
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Bass
  • 1 x Percussion (Kit/Timbales)
  • 1 x Brass (Alto Sax, Flute, Backing Vocals)

 

3 Reviews

Top reviews

Michael Hudson - Office Friendly

Event: Corporate
Location: Birmingham
4/5

Please pass on my thanks to the band as they were fantastic. They brought a superb energy to the night and their performance was at an incredible standard. I particularly liked that they gave us a special Brazilian set list to stay true to the styles of Latin Music across Latin America. The band were well mannered and I really enjoyed chatting to them and getting to know them.


Lindsey Wats

Event: Private Party
Location: London
5/5

Latin Explosion were fantastic! They assisted with my set up queries promptly, professionally and even on the day helped me decide where best to place them. The act was lively and great fun and soon people were on the dance floor having a great time!


Jo & Tim

Event: Wedding
Location: Wiltshire
5/5

Thanks for your hard work to make our reception such a success - Tim & I loved every second and the band went down a storm… LATIN EXPLOSION pulled out all the stops to make our wedding reception the fun & energetic party we wanted. They appealed to our broad spectrum of guests with funky recognisable tunes including a Latin twist. From initial enquiry until the pack away the band were a pleasure to work with - all questions dealt with quickly and with a real desire that we should get exactly the wedding reception we wanted. I would not hesitate in recommending LATIN EXPLOSION - I had full confidence that they would be the perfect band, and in fact our expectations were exceeded. Thanks for making the day perfect - we fully intend to see you perform again:-)


    Pricing

    We give you a bespoke price based on the exact location of your event. The pricing below is based on a central location for your area so you have an idea of what your price will be. The exact price will be given in the booking process after you’ve provided the location details.

    East
    • Cambridgeshire £1242
    • Norfolk £1522
    • Suffolk £1383
    East Midlands
    • Derbyshire £1566
    • Leicestershire £1455
    • Lincolnshire £1621
    • Northamptonshire £1246
    • Nottinghamshire £1550
    • Rutland £1455
    North East
    • Durham £2180
    • North Yorkshire £1958
    • Northumberland £2311
    • South Yorkshire £1791
    • Tyne and Wear £2247
    • West Yorkshire £1902
    • Yorkshire £1958
    North West
    • Cheshire £1894
    • Cumbria £2425
    • Lancashire £2077
    • Manchester £1922
    • Merseyside £1966
    Scotland
    • Aberdeen £3334
    • Ayrshire £2826
    • Dumfriesshire £2552
    • East Lothian £2727
    • Fife £2984
    • Inverness £3425
    • Lanarkshire £2715
    • Midlothian £2806
    • Perth £3000
    • Stirlingshire £2881
    • Sutherland £3584
    • West Lothian £2885
    South East
    • Bedfordshire £1522
    • Berkshire £1142
    • Buckinghamshire £1243
    • East Sussex £1209
    • Essex £1145
    • Hampshire £1361
    • Hertfordshire £1099
    • Isle of Wight £1397
    • Kent £1128
    • London £936
    • Middlesex £939
    • Oxfordshire £1214
    • Surrey £1099
    • Sussex £1190
    • West Sussex £1240
    South West
    • Cornwall £2251
    • Devon £1902
    • Dorset £1562
    • Somerset £1779
    • Wiltshire £1502
    Wales
    • Anglesey £2212
    • Brecon £1823
    • Caernarvonshire £2212
    • Cardigan £2061
    • Carmarthen £1966
    • Denbigh £2073
    • Flint £1989
    • Glamorgan £1649
    • Monmouth £1598
    • Pembroke £1226
    West Midlands
    • Gloucestershire £1498
    • Herefordshire £1610
    • Shropshire £1763
    • Staffordshire £1613
    • Warwickshire £1467
    • Worcestershire £1586

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    FAQs

    Latin Explosion is available in 8 different lineups, depending on the budget and venue capacity. There is built in flexibility depending on whether more vocals, percussion or brass are preferred.

    12-piece

    • 3 x Vocals (2 Lead, 1 Backing)
    • 1 x Piano
    • 1 x Bass
    • 3 x Percussion (Kit/Timbales, Congas, Bongo)
    • 4 x Brass

    11-piece

    • 2 x Lead Vocals
    • 1 x Piano
    • 1 x Bass
    • 3 x Percussion (Kit/Timbales, Congas, Bongo)
    • 4 x Brass

    10-piece

    • 2 x Lead Vocals
    • 1 x Piano
    • 1 x Bass
    • 2 x Percussion (Kit/Timbales, Congas)
    • 4 x Brass

    9-piece

    • 1 x Lead Vocals
    • 1 x Piano
    • 1 x Bass
    • 2 x Percussion (Kit/Timbales, Congas)
    • 4 x Brass 

    8-piece

    • 2 x Lead Vocals
    • 1 x Piano
    • 1 x Bass
    • 3 x Percussion (Kit/Timbales, Congas, Bongo)
    • 1 x Brass (Alto Sax, Flute, Backing Vocals)

     7-piece

    • 2 x Lead Vocals
    • 1 x Piano
    • 1 x Bass
    • 2 x Percussion (Kit/Timbales, Congas)
    • 1 x Brass (Alto Sax, Flute, Backing Vocals)

     6-piece

    • 1 x Lead Vocals
    • 1 x Piano
    • 1 x Bass
    • 2 x Percussion (Kit/Timbales, Congas)
    • 1 x Brass (Alto Sax, Flute, Backing Vocals)

     5-piece

    • 1 x Lead Vocals
    • 1 x Piano
    • 1 x Bass
    • 1 x Percussion (Kit/Timbales)
    • 1 x Brass (Alto Sax, Flute, Backing Vocals)

     4-piece

    • 1 x Piano, Vocals
    • 1 x Lead Vocals
    • 1 x Percussion
    • 1 x Trumpet

     

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