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Atlantico present “Musica Tropical” at it’s very steamiest and most contagious and are Britain’s leading exponents of Cumbia, the rootsy music most closely associated with Colombia.  You just won’t be able to sit still, no dance lessons needed!  This dynamic 8 piece band includes percussionists, keyboards and a full horn section.  They are a mix of Colombian and UK residents with vocalist Antonio Porras who has sung with many distinguished Colombian and British musicians from an eclectic range of backgrounds.  Atlantico’s inspiration is the music of Cumbia’s golden age in the middle of the last century, when the big bands of Lucho Bermudez and Climaco Sarmiento thrilled audiences with the loping rhythms of the Porro.  Atlantico bring high energy enthusiasm to all varieties of the sensuous “Musica Tropical” the sound of Colombia’s Atlantic coast.  Whether they’re playing cumbia, vallenato, salsa, merengue, or mambo, you will not be able to resist dancing!

Saturday afternoon on the main stage.

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