Riamba's line-up came about through the musicians’ joint love of
traditional Cuban music in the Son style – the roots of Salsa.
With their eclectic musical experiences, the musicians merge their own
individual styles, creating their own unique sound which combines the
rhythms of Latin America with European harmony and the virtuosity of
jazz, resulting in compelling music for dancing as well as the concert
Riamba’s musicians, who are from Europe and Latin America, have
toured extensively around the world with renowned artists such as
Enclavegospel, The Ghana Dance Ensemble, Stewart Copeland (The
Police) as well as playing at world-famous venues such as: The Royal
Albert Hall, The Royal Festival Hall, Jazz Café, Bolivar Hall, Cubana and
The National Theatres (London and Ghana).
Performing at outdoor festivals, indoor concerts and private events, the
female-led vocalist is backed by a strong rhythm section which includes:
piano; trumpet; saxophone; bass and typical Cuban percussion.
The combination of its international musicality, energy and highly rated
musicians has made Riamba one of the UK’s sought-after Salsa dance
and Latin jazz bands of today.
Latin Dance / Latin Jazz