Balangandan

    One of the UK's most exciting SALSA and LATIN JAZZ bands

Balangandan have been delighting festival, concert and club-goers  from London's South Bank to the exotic Seychelles  with their exhilarating, highly danceable blend of salsa, timba and latin jazz. The band features an international ensemble of heavyweights from Cuba,  Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Holland, Italy and the UK  who have played with latin maestros, present and past, such as Jesus Alemañy, Ray Barretto, Willy Colon, Oscar D'Leon and Tito Puente. The current  line-up is:

Tim Dodd: congas, percussion, leader

Chacón: lead vocals, percussion

Roland Perrin: piano

Elpidio Caicedo: bass, coro

Davide Giovannini: drums, coro

Sid Gould: trumpet, coro

Joe de Jesus: trombone, coro

Finn Peters: saxes

* Jesus Cutino: tres

* Satin Singh: timbales

(* augmented festival line-up)