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image for Music item typeThe African Salsa Orchestra at Colchester Arts Centre

Music, Sun 30 Jul 2017

African Salsa Orchestra

African Salsa Orchestra


Colchester Arts Centre

01206 500900


Church Street,


THE AFRICAN SALSA ORCHESTRA from Benin and Cuba led by Michel Pinheiro is a dancing machine that make you walk from Cotonou to Cuba. A journey in which the Manding rhythms, gospel, rhythm and blues and reggae associate with Cuban salsa. Salsa is a mixture of voodoo cults and Western music. Cubans have added piano and brass while the drum came from the Yorubas of Nigeria.

Singing in French, English, Spanish, Yoruba, Fon, Dioula. All on the devilishly danceable rhythms. In this show as part of their UK debut tour the explosive 10-piece African Salsa Orchestra tear up the dance floor with their infectious rhythms and blazing horns.

THE AFRICAN SALSA ORCHESTRA in the first UK tour features MICHEL PINHEIRO (trombone/vocals) , PATRICK BEBEY (piano) , JEAN-RICHARD CODJIA (congas) , JOHN PAUL MELINDJI (timbales), YVES WILLIAM OMBE MONKAMA (drums), KELLY KOTO (bass) , FLORENT BRICK (trumpet) , ALEXIS BOURGUIGNON ( trumpet).

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 30 Jul 2017 19:00


Tickets £20 / £18 concessions.



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  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality