El Swing – Saturday February 17th – with Orquesta Mambarito live + Yamile’s Salsa Dance Class + El Swing DJs

Saturday February 17th

The Portico

23a, Knights Hill,

SE27 0HS

7.30 – 12.00

Adv: £8 early bird/£10 + bkg fee from Eventbrite here
£12 OTD

***** NB for one month only El Swing is the 3rd Saturday of the month *****

Ahi Na Ma

Please check the link below for the ‘Ahi Na’ Ma 2′ Mixtape 
Almost 100 minutes of 100% Lean Latin to get you on the good foot for 2024.

Please enjoy! 

¡Oir Salseros! London’s salsa sensation Orquesta Mambarito sets the dancefloor alight! Burning up red-hot classics from 70s New York, Colombia, Puerto Rico and beyond. 

Get ready for that infectious Latin Caribbean groove, big fat horns and killer vocals! The 11-strong group has a classic salsa line-up of trumpets, trombones, baritone sax and full Afro-Cuban rhythm section, fronted by fabulous singers Victor Marchangioli (Venezuela) and Diego Abril (Colombia), sometimes joined by Juan Pablo Lopez (Colombia) and Nestor Rojas (Venezuela). ¡A gozar! 

Bandleader David Strahan (baritone sax) brought the group together during dark days of Covid lockdown to make online video recordings of salsa classics like Ray Barretto’s Indestructible. Since unlockdown they have been gigging hard and building up an enthusiastic following in London’s Latino and salsa-dancing communities. The band’s name is fashioned from the words ‘mambo’ and ‘baritono’ – the Spanish for baritone. 

The band’s first singleThe Mambarito Mambo, written and produced by Colombian vibes player and bandleader Dorance Lorza, is now available on all the main streaming platforms. NB Bandcamp link: 

Huge thanks to everyone who came down to January’s El Swing – the first of 2024. It was a totally fabulous night and our live band, Grupo Pisco Sour, did brilliantly!

Colombia–born Yamile, our Salsa dance teacher extraordinaire, leads a fun class for all-comers, with energy and flair.

The DJs (on rotation): Johnny G, Carey Lyseight and Gerry Lyseight have hosted some of London’s most legendary club nights: Salsa Fusión, Latin Swing at Wessex House, Mambo Inn.

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