Soul & Disco meets Cuban Cha Cha Cha & Mambo! 1960s & 70s Latin Soul, Latin Disco & Boogaloo band
Richard Valdez (In the Heights) & Sarina Jennings (Johnny G & the E types)
All star band Barrio Soul will transport you back to the barrios of New York for some smooth Soul, funky Latin and groovy Disco celebrating 1960s and 70s Latin Soul, Latin Disco and Boogaloo.
Also featuring some of Sydney’s best Latin and Soul musicians from bands such as Johnny G & the E types, Mucho Mambo, Watussi and the award winning show ‘In the Heights’ the groovy Latin 3 piece rhythm section, funky brass section and 2 wonderful singers the Barrio Soul 11 piece band will set the dance floor alight with some serious Soul, Latin and Disco grooves from artists such as Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaria, Joe Bataan, Joe Cuba, and Pete Rodriguez.
Latin Soul, Boogaloo and Latinised R&B developed in the 1960s in New York and grew out of Latinos expanding the reach of their music beyond the local Latin community and into the wider mainstream American society. Latin soul was a fusion of popular African American R&B and Soul, with Mambo and Cuban Son Montuno, placing a heavy emphasis on its Afro-Cuban rhythms and with songs sung in English. The Latin Soul movement had a great influence on the growing Salsa scene which dominated the New York Latin music scene in the 1970s.