Banda Latina, Auckland
Banda Latina, one New Zealand 's best Latin Bands based in Auckland, New Zealand. Ideal for festivals, conferences, after dinner entertainment, private and corporate functions and events.
Based: Auckland, New Zealand. Happy to Travel.
Available locally and internationally.
They are also a regular feature at the "Christmas Santa Parade" which takes them through the heart of Auckland city playing their music for thousands. Now, the local music market is the next horizon for the band.
They are currently a working band in Auckland, New Zealand where more people keep on enjoying and dancing their exotic and fast rhythms and learning more about the Latin American musical art. The current line up of the band now includes an array of Latin percussion instruments (congas, bongos, timbales, drums); light percussion (maracas, cowbell, huiro, clave) and electronic instruments like bass, acoustic and electric lead guitar and keyboards. Their Latin style is rich and varied, a dance band whose repertoire is well varied with a blend of English & Spanish songs and considered to be Modern Latin American, with popular Latin tunes from Bolero and "cha-cha" to salsa, lambada, merengue, famous Latin rock Santana tunes and popular "Spanglish" hits of the moment. Original pieces of the band have a strong flavor of a Latin/Rock Jazz influence with a powerful percussion mix of drums, timbales and congas and complemented by an electric guitar over a background of strings and piano Latin riffs. This style, rich and exotic is what Banda Latina want to deliver to the NZ music market.
The members of Banda Latina are: Eduardo, band leader and musical director, from Lima - Peru, in lead vocals; Jorge, Eduardo's brother from Lima - Peru, a percussionist and Salsa teacher, in the congas and backing vocals; Claire, from NZ, in light percussion and backing vocals; Vuk, from Yugoslavia, in the keyboards; Nemenja, from Yugoslavia in the drums and timbales; Vanja, also from Yugoslavia in lead guitar and accompaniment and Nino, from Yugoslavia in bass guitar.
Banda Latina has just recorded their first CD album with their original compositions and arrangements, which we would like to launch to the NZ music market.
Banda Latina is available for any kind of event, nationally and internationally.
"Banda Latina were fantastic last night!!! Of course our hopeless crew finally started dancing when the guys had only about 20mins left to play but they played a bit longer for us, which was hugely appreciated so please pass on our BIG thanks and tell them we think they’re brilliant!"
Fiona Lindup, AWT New Zealand
"Thank you for Banda Latina..they went down a treat at Life Education Charity Raceday on Saturday. " Lance Hutchison, Life Education Trust