Desplazamiento

Salsa, Latin1
Price from £2,037
Location: Greater London

Exhilarating Latin, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian rhythms brought to you by a funky UK salsa band - vocals, horns, percussionists, available for weddings, parties, festivals and events private and corporate. Absolutely stunning.

Biography

“Clave... To us the word goes beyond explanations and definitions. It means life, salsa, the food of our leisure time, the motion of intense rhythm, the emotion of 20,000 people simultaneously grooving to the natural sounds of life. It’s being played in beat, on key, on clave... It means to be on top of things, to be playing it right... Clave is history, it’s culture. African drums from far off places like Nigeria, Dahomey, and Ghana married the Spanish guitar to bring us clave. The seeds were planted in the Caribbean and now their grandchild is Salsa...” CLAVE MAGAZINE

Desplazamiento is a London-based Latin band bringing you a one-way ticket to the music of the Americas. The 11-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 globalized SALSA sounds which have become significant musical languages and forms of solidarity and cultural exchange among communities throughout the world.

Desplazamiento 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, Desplazamiento is one of the most exciting new projects to emerge on the UK Latin scene today.

“Desplazamiento... The word has a universal meaning in many languages - it is all about dispersed peoples coming together, and the amazing musical fusions that this has created. Our sound has the spirit of salsa, but the swing of samba, and we combine these rhythms with jazz, funk and infusions of contemporary popular music styles from around the world - it is a real melting pot...” Rory (saxophonist and producer)

Desplazamiento provides the ULTIMATE catalyst for an engaging live outfit, delicately poised between its infectious appeal among a wide range of audiences yet technically sophisticated sensibility. The original compositions combine influences as diverse as South American pop, Spanish rumba, nu-Bossa, funk and reggaeton with a lyrical interplay between love, musical intoxication and images from the natural world. The arrangements themselves are pretty simple, containing flexible open platforms that allow the band to really stretch out and explore their musical territory, punctuated with unifying sections that bring the band into triumphant moments of tightness and togetherness. Desplazamiento has become a real VIBE band; analogous to a single, living breathing organism, yet free and open at the same time, lending itself to bursts of collective spontaneity - clapping in clave, improvised vocal refrains and onstage swaying. The combination of its expansive 11-piece lineup and its diverse influences from Latin American, mainstream popular and world rhythms render Desplazamiento truly a musical carnival...

STORY

Formed in Spring 2009, Desplazamiento are a group of musicians from a multitude of different backgrounds and walks of life brought together to play LATIN MUSIC. Their music celebrates the unity and diversity of rhythms that emerged out of the African migration and their dissemination throughout the Americas... they create, they blend, they transform, they transmit. Most importantly, they have come together with a common objective: to SHARE and to EMBRACE.

Desplazamiento has performed all over the UK, touring concert venues, events (private / corporate), festivals, weddings and parties. They have had fantastic reviews; from dancers both seasoned salseros and amateur amantes who have come to enjoy their experience, keeping them on their feet all night, aficionados of the music and general punters out for a great time. The buzz that they have created has been fantastic and the quality of the musicians in the band has drawn in considerably large audiences. Every show is like a new beginning, and they always succeed in creating that magical atmosphere. No matter how much the band develops from show to show, their fundamental aims remain the same: to share and to embrace. The band is a crossroads of musicians coming from different backgrounds, constantly returning with new gems and sparks of inspiration. Through these journeys they have not only learned about music, but they have learned about life... Salsa is rooted in the African trinity of love, food and religion (emotional, physical and spiritual fulfillment) and this is at the heart of their music.

BOOKING OPTIONS

Desplazamiento is a contemporary and versatile Latin band with a funky flavour, creating fantastic live entertainment for parties, weddings, events (private & corporate) and festivals. During their six years' experience they have been continuously developing their own unique brand of high quality live entertainment in response to the requests of their agents and clients, by adding different musical elements to the large ensemble such as dance, DJ, jazz and string quartets and guest artists, and broadening their range of repertoire. Based in London UK, they are able to travel nationally and internationally if booked far enough in advance.

Desplazamiento is available in 7 different sizes, depending on the budget and venue capacity. There is built in flexibility depending on whether more vocals, percussion or brass are preferred.

11-piece
2 x Vocalist
1 x Piano
1 x Bass
3 x Percussionist
4 x Brass (Trumpet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Trombone)

10-piece
1 x Vocalist
1 x Piano
1 x Bass
3 x Percussionist OR 2 x Percussionist, 1 x Vocalist
4 x Brass (Trumpet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Trombone)

09-piece
1 x Piano
1 x Bass
3 x Percussionist OR 2 x Percussionist, 1 x Vocalist
4 x Brass (Trumpet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Trombone)

08-piece
2 x Vocalist
1 x Piano
1 x Bass
3 x Percussionist OR 2 x Percussionist, 1 x Trumpet
1 x Saxophonist (doubling flute + backing vocals)

07-piece
1 x Vocalist
1 x Piano
1 x Bass
3 x Percussionist OR 2 x Percussionist, 1 x Trumpet OR 2 x Percussionist, 1 x Vocalist
1 x Saxophonist (doubling flute + backing vocals)

06-piece
1 x Vocalist
1 x Piano OR 1 x Guitar
1 x Bass
2 x Percussionist
1 x Saxophonist (doubling flute + backing vocals)

05-piece
1 x Vocalist
1 x Piano OR 1 x Guitar
1 x Bass
1 x Percussionist
1 x Saxophonist (doubling flute + backing vocals)

Looking for something smaller?
Look no further than Plaza Pequeña, the instant coffee alternative to Desplazamiento, available as a 2 - 4 piece lineup.

CHECK LIST

• 11 to 5-piece Latin band
• Playing a diverse range of styles
• Covering a comprehensive range of songs (traditional and contemporary) as well as playing original tunes
• Special request songs learned
• Starring some of the UK’s finest musicians from the best bands around, and featuring a variety of guest artists
• Boasting over 30 brilliant reviews from some of the UK's top venues and clients
• Offering a flexible range of line-ups and instrumental combinations to suit the budget and requirements of the occasion
• Offering a flexible range of support acts to further enhance the occasion
• Providing its own instruments and backline
• Excellent value for money

FEES

Please note that the fees listed here are taken from the quick quotes guides, and are purely pessimistic:
• for the highest possible mileage per zone (inclusive of transport, subsistence and sound provision)
• for the shortest possible notice period
These are always listed initially to cover for all eventualities. Actual quotes will ALWAYS be lower. Please request a quotation.

To request a quotation, you only need to provide 1) event date, and 2) venue postcode. You will receive a list of quotes for all lineups, with breakdowns clearly delineating where further discounts can be made on specification. If in doubt, please just ask.

Please note that these are the full rates; discounts are available for early bird / advance bookings, depending on the notice period: the earlier you book, the more you save.

Set List

Brazilian

Ary Barrosso, Brasil
Caetano Veloso, Não Enche
Chico César, Mama África
Corduroy, Something in my Eye
Djavan, Flor De Lis
Jorge Ben, Mais Que Nada
Jorge Ben, Mais Que Nada: Revisited
Lanu feat. Christin Deralas, Shine
Seu Jorge, Carolina

Latin Fusion

Al Green, Let's Stay Together
Alex Wilson, Fire Burns Below
Bacilos, Caraluna
Barry Manilow, Copacabana
Bellini, Samba De Janeiro
Bob Marley, Get Up Stand Up
Bolivar, Bingo Bango
Eagles, Hotel California
George Gershwin, Summertime
Gloria Estefan, ¡Si Señor!
Gloria Estefan, Santo
Jennifer Lopez, Ain't it Funny
Maria Muldaur, Midnight at the Oasis
Mia, Do You Only Wanna Dance
Pablo Beltrán Ruiz, Sway
Pérez Prado, Mambo no. 5
Ricky Martin, La Bomba
Ricky Martin, Livin' La Vida Loca
Santana, Primavera
Santana, Satellite
Santana, Smooth
Shakira / Wyclef Jean, Hips Don't Lie
Shakira, Whenever, Wherever
The Champs, Tequila
Van Morrison, Moondance

Latin Jazz

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

Latin Originals

Desplazamiento, Conundrum
Desplazamiento, Golden Section
Desplazamiento, Lullaby (In Dying Light)
Desplazamiento, Místico
Desplazamiento, Moonlight
Desplazamiento, Move to the Music (Live to 100)
Desplazamiento, Sign of Love
Desplazamiento, Superstarlight
Desplazamiento, Time is Running Out

Salsa

Celia Cruz & Oscar D'Leon, El Son De Celia Y Oscar
Celia Cruz, La Vida Es Un Carnival
Charanga Habañera, Gozando En La Habana
Gibson Brothers, Cuba
Issac Delgado, No Me Mires A Los Ojos
Jerry Rivera, Variaciones on a theme of 'Amores Como El Nuestro'
Joan Baez, Gracias A La Vida
Jose Feliciano, Felice Navidad
Manzanita, Arranca
Marc Anthony, Palabras Del Alma
Marc Anthony, Valió La Pena
Oscar D'Leon, Pedro Navajas
Pete Rodríguez, I Like It (I Like It Like That)
Tito Puente, Déjame Soñar
Willie Colón, Aguanile

Traditional

Afro-Cuban All-Stars, Habana Del Este
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, Silencio
Carlos Puebla, Hasta Siempre Comandante
Consuelo Velásquez, Besame Mucho
Guillermo Rodríguez, Bilongo
Israel "Cachao" Lopez, Cachao's Guiro
Joseito Fernández, Guantanamera
Miguel Matamoros, Lágrimas Negras

Optional Extras

Extra Cost
Strings £483
Jazz 4-piece £483
Jazz 3-piece £380
Jazz 2-piece £265
Jazz 1-piece £138
Salsa DJ £0
Salsa Dance Tuition £0

Testimonials

A great performance. "Just want to THANK YOU for a great performance, everyone commented on how great you were and we will certainly keep you in mind for any future events." - KLM Airways
Review by KLM Airways / Air France, Manchester
Sep 7, 2015
The band were incredible! "What can I say? The band were incredible! We loved them and we have not stopped talking about them since. So talented and they added the 'cherry on the top' of a wonderful birthday celebration! Could you please pass on my sincere thanks to Rory for being so lovely to deal with and to the rest of the band who were so gracious and clearly love what they do! Many Many thanks, Mandy."
Review by Mandy, Staines, Surrey
Aug 16, 2015
The band went down a storm… "Thanks for your hard work to make our reception such a success - Tim & I loved every second and the band went down a storm… Desplazamiento 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 Desplazamiento - 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:-)"
Review by Jo, Salisbury, Wiltshire
Oct 11, 2013
Bringing Latin sounds to Richmond Riverside and encouraging the crowd to move their feet! "A big thank you to Desplazamiento 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."
Review by Richmond Arts Service, Richmond, Londod
Aug 30, 2013
Desplazamiento is one of the great choices we made for our wedding ★ ☆ Desplazamiento is one of the great choices we made for our wedding ☆ ★

First of all, thank you to Desplazamiento for your understanding of our needs.

Our situation
- 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 Desplazamiento did it.

Booking
It was a calm and easy booking process. Desplazamiento knew exactly what we needed and took great patience to wait for us, to understand what we needed.

At our wedding party

> Background music
Desplazamiento 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
Desplazamiento 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, Desplazamiento 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 Desplazamiento! Everybody was talking about the band after the party!!!

Clare and Joe,

July 20th, 2013
Review by Clare and Joe, Suffolk
Aug 8, 2013
Wonderful music and atmosphere. "I would just like to thank you all for making James and Chikako's special day even more so with the wonderful music and atmosphere you provided... Everyone has contacted us to say how great it was. If we ever need more music we will be in touch."
Review by Sheila, Suffolk
Jul 24, 2013
You created a truly magical atmosphere. "Words cannot describe how thrilling it was to walk into the reception, hear music, turn round and see you play. You created a truly magical atmosphere. When the band came on later, everyone got up to dance. And it was not a straightforward gig. The band went that extra mile - not only in the planning and preparation stages, scheduling an order of ceremonies that would cater for our precise needs and requirements - but also on the day itself. When my DJ vocalist fell through at the last minute, the band were only too happy to step in, playing my MP3 cues through their sound system and even learning our first dance wedding request on the spur of the moment! The band were also kind enough to play extra time, and I was really pleased with their adaptability and flexibility in response to the fluctuating nature of the event. They ensured that my wedding was a real party. The band itself was a joy to behold, and everyone was delighted with your music. I sincerely hope that we can work with you again in future. Thank you!"
Review by Sharon, Manchester
Jun 18, 2013
Couldn't be happier about this engagement. Fantastic!! Great music. Wonderful musicians and vocalists. And the band provided a wonderful atmosphere interacting with the crowd at just the right moments in a charming and fun way. It seemed the band were all friends, they exuded warmth. Always professional, well-organised and keen to make sure all the arrangements were smooth and enjoyable. They sincerely wanted us to have a great night and we surely did. And it wasn't a straightforward gig. There was no stage. The ten band members were playing in half of my living room (London terrace house). It was a very special evening! Couldn't be happier about this engagement.
Review by Katherine, London
Apr 30, 2013
Just wanted to say thanks again for playing yesterday... “Just wanted to say thanks again for playing yesterday - we had a brilliant time, and lots of our guests have been telling us how great they thought you guys were. Thank you!”
Review by Andy & Clare, wedding, Cheshire
Nov 27, 2011
Energetic, vivid, bright, bubbling with sun... "Desplazamiento 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."
Review by Prestwich Festival, Manchester
Sep 3, 2011
We recommend them strongly! "Desplazamiento's performance at our wedding reception was fantastic. We got married in Christ Church, our old Oxford college, a beautiful setting which nevertheless has very strict requirements regarding sound, volume and logistics. Desplazamiento achieved what seemed impossible at first - to meet to all the college's requirements AND provide a magical performance for our guests. Many of our guests had "Latin" origins - either from Spain or South America - and they were all equally impressed by the authenticity of Desplazamiento's music which kept us dancing till the early hours. Desplazamiento is a very energetic, friendly and professional band that can produce the perfect music for any occasion. We recommend them strongly!"
Review by Ravinder, Oxford
Aug 31, 2011
We were delighted with Desplazamiento. “We were delighted with Desplazamiento. Everybody had a fantastic time dancing, and we received many comments about how excellent the band were. We would definitely recommend them.”
Review by GW, wedding, Lancashire
Aug 27, 2011
We thoroughly enjoyed the music and have had a lot of favourable comments from our guests about the music! “We would like to thank you and Desplazamiento for an excellent set on Saturday. We thoroughly enjoyed the music and have had a lot of favourable comments from our guests about the music! Please pass on our thanks to Rory and the rest of the band for their part in making it such a special night!”
Review by GH, wedding, Yorkshire
Jul 20, 2011
Fantastic entertainment from a great group of musicians. “Desplazamiento were great! Fantastic entertainment from a great group of musicians. All the guests really enjoyed them!”
Review by Christie's Coffee House, Greater Manchester
Jul 15, 2011
Certain to compel you to dance to these fantastic beats. “From the minute this band takes to the stage to the minute they leave, Desplazamiento is certain to compel you to dance to these fantastic beats. Desplazamiento is your one-way ticket to the sizzling, scorching sounds of Latin America and the Caribbean. If you are looking to create an event where the dance floor simply must be full then this is the band for you!”
Review by Freak Music, Edinburgh
Feb 24, 2011
Great fun and would definitely book them for future events. “The band really engaged with audience, which created a great vibe. Mixing classic songs with current music gave the band a wide appeal and had everyone up dancing all night. Great fun and would definitely book them for future events.”
Review by KRO Catering Ltd
Jan 23, 2011
Highly recommended! “We've worked with and had the pleasure of enjoying the music of Desplazamiento on many occasions - a band of experienced and talented musicians. Whether the 5-piece or big 11-piece group, they never fail to bring a great performance of varied and popular Latin and Salsa numbers to the show. From our point of view as dancers, we all enjoy the Desplazamiento experience, having us all on our feet all night! They now have quite a following in the salsa scene - highly recommended!”
Review by Salsa De Cuba, Manchester
Jan 15, 2011
Absolutely stunning. "A bunch of young, hip and cool aficionados producing the slickest and most polished sounds in the city. Fronted by mesmerising vocalists, backed by a burning hot percussion unit and equipped with a tight pop horns train, Desplazamiento provides the perfect recipe for a fun-filled fiesta night out. A zesty infusion of salsa and jazz influences, fat funky grooves and just about everything else south of the border, Desplazamiento is the ultimate tribute to Latin music in the UK. Absolutely stunning."
Review by Band on the Wall, Manchester
Oct 27, 2010
This is a band definitely worth keeping an eye on! "Desplazamiento small band brought a fun fiesta feeling to the Festival Hub’s main-stage at the 2010 Manchester Food & Drink Festival. With their colourful interpretations of Latino classics mixed with their energetic, quirky spontaneity and delightful stage presence, Desplazamiento brought the sunshine out of all who came to attend. The performers really seemed to be enjoying themselves, which naturally fed into the enjoyment of the assembled crowds. This is a band definitely worth keeping an eye on!"
Review by Manchester Food & Drink Festival
Oct 18, 2010
A young band set to ignite and inspire listeners and dancers wherever they appear. "Desplazamiento left audiences cheering and pleading for more after their high-energy performance at Manchester Jazz Festival 2010. Their dedication to the Afro-Cuban and Brazilian repertoire, which they deliver in such a vibrant and authentic way, was a treat for both the aficionado and the dancer out for a good time. With their punchy horns, colourful percussion and engaging vocalists, here is a young band set to ignite and inspire listeners and dancers wherever they appear."
Review by Steve Mead, Manchester Jazz Festival
Sep 16, 2010
To say I was 'blown away' by the evening's experience is a little bit of an understatement! “To say I was 'blown away' by the evening's experience is a little bit of an understatement! Desplazamiento took to the stage and the evening really 'kicked-off'. Desplazamiento are an 11-piece band, billed as being 'one of the most exciting new projects in the contemporary UK Latin scene' and they did not disappoint. The acoustics are great and I was particularly impressed with Rory's haunting saxophone rifts, coupled with the vibrancy and clarity of the lead female vocalist. The sexy, up-tempo, Latin American beat soon had the audience tapping in tune, with an adventurous couple taking to the dance floor to show off their salsa style steps. This seemed to pave the way for the other experienced salsa dancers get in on the action. As a salsa virgin I was in total awe of the way they moved as one entity, synchronising their moves in perfect time with the music - as soon as the first beats of the next song were played they automatically knew what moves to make. I must admit listening to the fast paced music I just wanted to get up there and join in, but felt inadequate watching the footwork skills on show.  Wow, I want to learn how to do that, I have to take salsa lessons and strut my stuff; maybe it is the new 'Line-dancing' fad but it look so much fun and I want IN. The whole evening was one of the most entertaining and fun that I have had in a long time. The music, atmosphere and venue blended so well but unfortunately it was over too quickly.”
Review by Yvonne Cawley, Manchester Salon, Manchester
Sep 5, 2010
Thank you for entertaining us. "Our audience really enjoyed Desplazamiento's performance at La Soirée Concert Series. Thank you for entertaining us."
Review by Benny Hui, Your Event Musicians, Manchester
Aug 27, 2010
The style is Latin jazz, not unlike the Alex Wilson sound if you’re familiar with that. “It was a superb salsa workout last night as local Latin bands Desplazamiento and Mojito put on dazzling performances as part of the Manchester Jazz Festival. Desplazamiento (whom I hadn’t heard before) took us through a whole range of music including son and samba as well as salsa. They’re a big orchestra – 11-piece as far as I could count from where I was – with emphasis on brass, piano and vocals. The style is Latin jazz, not unlike the Alex Wilson sound if you’re familiar with that: some of it just forced you to get up and move, and all of it was highly listenable. I hope to hear a lot more of Desplazamiento.”
Review by Grevel Lindop, Manchester
Jul 25, 2010
Great fun, and well received by our audience. “Desplazamiento gave a performance that was both great fun, and well received by our audience - who simply didn’t want to stop dancing. Moreover, the band too seemed to be having such a good time, so much so that they didn’t want to stop dancing either! Well done, thanks for keeping us informed at all times during the booking process, and I am sure that, on the strength of such a successful gig, I will have little problem booking you for others!”
Review by Cultural Collage World Music Festival, Manchester
May 8, 2010
This band can PLAY. They’ve got the feel! “On first listening, very nice. Shows the scope of the band's repertoire. Well recorded, production is good (brass & vocals are really clean and percussion is well balanced), playing is good - you are all obviously excellent musicians technically...
... Excellent Spanish pronunciation... This band can PLAY. They’ve got the feel!”
Review by Lubi Jovanovic, Leeds
Apr 1, 2010
A great party atmosphere for all. “In February 2010 we had the pleasure of Desplazamiento to entertain us at our annual conference. The band were kind enough to liaise with us well in advance to discuss our requirements and I am really happy that this was taken into account for our evening. As our guests had an age range from 23 to 73, I feel you provided a great party atmosphere for all, and the surrounding logistics was made easy by your professional approach. I would have no hesitation in recommending Desplazamiento to any corporate function should they desire an entertaining upbeat Latin style party.”
Review by Berkeley Harris, WPA Health Insurance, Cardiff
Feb 1, 2010
What a lovely surprise! “What a lovely surprise! The music is authentic, and the guys really understand clave. I've been collecting Latin music (from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Colombia) for a long time now and am very rarely surprised...”
Review by Irfan Rainy, Manchester
Jan 19, 2010
A hugely talented and energetic band. “Desplazamiento are a hugely talented and energetic band who blew the roof off Matt & Phred's on their first ever gig at the club. The band of 11 musicians has a great natural fusion and the ease in which they commanded the stage was a joy to behold. This is a band we will definitely be booking again and again.”
Review by Matt & Phred's Jazz Club, Manchester
Nov 3, 2009
A great energy showing through. “Desplazamiento have a great energy showing through; the arrangements are clever and innovative, and there are some good musicians.”
Review by Salsa Direct, London
Sep 14, 2009
Desplazamiento blew us all away. “Tight, professional, and above all, FUN, Desplazamiento blew us all away. Faithful enough to the traditions of Latin music to satisfy even the most diehard purist, but with enough energy and diversity for an amazing party band. I would recommend these guys to anyone.”
Review by Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
Apr 24, 2009
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