Dilanga is made up of musicians who spearhead London's Latin and Afro-Cuban music scene. The word 'Dilanga' in Cuban Ki-congo means 'times past'. The choice of name reflects the Afro-Cuban traditions from which the group draws knowledge and inspiration.
True to the essence of rumba, Dilanga's style comes from injecting elements of our diverse musical backgrounds into the traditional form.
Dilanga performances contain an energy and exuberance which is both visually and musically playful.
By nature Rumba should be an inclusive experience, and so after Dilanga's first set, this gig will become an open rumba - all drummers and dancers are encouraged to come down and join in for what will be a an exciting evening of Cuban music.
"as powerful and fiery as you could hope for.
Flawless singing and playing with complete conviction, precision and passion"
Blues & Soul Magazine