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Atlantico : Cumbia Sabrosa

Based in Southampton Atlantico are one of Britain's leading exponents of Cumbia, the rootsy music most closely associated with Colombia. The band featured sensational Colombian vocalist Antonio Porras from Bogota,accordionist Oren Stone who has played in Boyaca and Rio Negro and talented Colombian drummer Gregorio Merchan to name a few.

The dynamic line up includes three Latin percussionists and three horn players together with accordion, bass and piano. Atlantico present "Musica Tropical" at it's very steamiest and most contagious. You just won't be able to sit still when this band is playing. Whether they are locked into the back-beat of Cumbia, galloping through the loping rhythm of a Porro, or throwing in some Mambo, Merengue or Colombia's own style of Salsa, you have to get up and move to the joyful rhythm. No dance lessons needed!

Atlantico are:

Antonio Porras- Lead Vocals/percussion
Oren Stone - Accordion/soprano sax/vocals
Rosy Maguire - Percussion/vocals
Andrew McKenzie - Congas/vocals
Gregorio Merchan - Timbales/percussion/coro
Guy Marshall - Bass/vocals
Duncan Brown- Tenor/alto sax/clarinet
Linden McKenzie- Trombone
Tom Denton - piano/guitar

More info: www.atlanticomusic.co.uk / www.myspace.com/atlanticomusic

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