Clave… To us the word goes beyond explanations and definitions. It means life, salsa, the food of our leisure time, the motion of intense rhythm, the emotion of 20,000 people simultaneously grooving to the natural sounds of life. It’s being played in beat, on key, on clave… It means to be on top of things, to be playing it right… Clave is history, it’s culture. African drums from far off places like Nigeria, Dahomey and Ghana married the Spanish guitar to bring us clave. The seeds were planted in the Caribbean and now their grandchild is Salsa…
Formed in Spring 2009, we are a group of musicians from a multitude of different backgrounds and walks of life brought together to play LATIN MUSIC. Our music celebrates the unity and diversity of rhythms that emerged out of the African Diaspora and their dissemination throughout the Americas… we create, we blend, we transform, we transmit. Most importantly, we have come together with a common objective: to SHARE and to EMBRACE.
We have performed all over the UK, touring concert venues, events (private / corporate), festivals, weddings and parties. We have had fantastic reviews; from dancers both seasoned salseros and amateur amantes who have come to enjoy our experience, keeping them on their feet all night, aficionados of the music and general punters out for a great time. The buzz that we have created has been fantastic and the quality of the musicians in the band has drawn in considerably large audiences. Every show is like a new beginning, and we always succeed in creating that magical atmosphere. No matter how much the band develops from show to show, our fundamental aims remain the same: to share and to embrace. The band is a crossroads of musicians coming from different backgrounds, constantly returning with new gems and sparks of inspiration – in this sense it is a true Diáspora. Through these journeys we have not only learned about music, but we have learned about life… Salsa is rooted in the African trinity of love, food and religion (emotional, physical and spiritual fulfillment) and this is at the heart of our music.
Fantastic!! Great music. Wonderful musicians and vocalists. And the band provided a wonderful atmosphere interacting with the crowd at just the right moments in a charming and fun way. It seemed the band were all friends, they exuded warmth. Always professional, well-organised and keen to make sure all the arrangements were smooth and enjoyable. They sincerely wanted us to have a great night and we surely did. And it wasn’t a straightforward gig. There was no stage. The eleven band members were playing in half of my living room (London terrace house). It was a very special evening… the liaison was professional, agreeable and prompt and the arrangements proceeded smoothly. Couldn’t be happier with this engagement.
Thanks for your hard work to make our reception such a success – Tim & I loved every second and the band went down a storm… Dispersion pulled out all the stops to make our wedding reception the fun & energetic party we wanted. They appealed to our broad spectrum of guests with funky recognisable tunes including a Latin twist. From initial enquiry until the pack away the band were a pleasure to work with – all questions dealt with quickly and with a real desire that we should get exactly the wedding reception we wanted. I would not hesitate in recommending Dispersion – I had full confidence that they would be the perfect band, and in fact our expectations were exceeded. Thanks for making the day perfect – we fully intend to see you perform again:-)
Dispersion was exactly what was needed to bring the Prestwich Concert Series to a rip-roaring and stunning close. Energetic, vivid, bright, bubbling with sun that was only too absent from the Manchester air, the standard of playing can only be classed as faultless, delivered with a professionalism that would I am sure leave a lot of similar bands standing. We were warned and it came true: people really were dancing in the aisles.
A big thank you to Diáspora for playing at our world music festival, bringing Latin sounds to Richmond Riverside and encouraging the crowd to move their feet! The band delivered a lively set and were prompt and reliable during the process.
Just wanted to say thanks again for playing yesterday – we had a brilliant time, and lots of our guests have been telling us how great they thought you guys were. Thank you
Dispersion’s performance at our wedding reception was fantastic. We got married in Christ Church, our old Oxford college, a beautiful setting which nevertheless has very strict requirements regarding sound, volume and logistics. Dispersion achieved what seemed impossible at first – to meet to all the college’s requirements AND provide a magical performance for our guests. Many of our guests had “Latin” origins – either from Spain or South America – and they were all equally impressed by the authenticity of Dispersion’s music which kept us dancing till the early hours. Dispersion is a very energetic, friendly and professional band that can produce the perfect music for any occasion. We recommend them strongly!
I would just like to thank you all for making James and Chikako’s special day even more so with the wonderful music and atmosphere you provided… Everyone has contacted us to say how great it was. If we ever need more music we will be in touch.
Our wedding party was very successful and the most important element was definitely Diáspora! Everybody was talking about the band after the party!!!
Just want to THANK YOU for a great performance, everyone commented on how great you were and we will certainly keep you in mind for any future events… I just wanted to convey my THANKS for the fantastic entertainment provided by Diáspora at the Air France KLM Delta Air Lines Manchester Airport Trade Event on Thursday 26 January 2012. They were EXCELLENT and very well received by our 100+ guests and certainly helped in making our evening very successful.
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