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Latin and South American Bands in Scotland

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Samba Bands and Latin American Bands in Scotland

Kantero - Red Hot Rhythms

Kantero Latin American Band

This marvellous band originates from Lima Peru and has been based in Scotland since 1994. Kantero's musical style is a wonderful mixture of Andean, Mexican, Spanish, and tropical Latin American Rhythms.

So whether you hanker for the beautifully haunting music of Peru, fiery Gypsy songs, or sultry Latin American rhythms - Kantaro can provide it all in a highly professional and exhuberent manner.

Great vocals, harmonies, and music. An excellent choice for events or venues seeking a Latin American theme - or just a wild night of dancing!

They have toured extensively in the UK and have performed at the Edinburgh Festival, Royal Highland Show, Birmingham Latin American Festival, and the International Festival of the Sea. They have also appeared in Spain and Portugal.

Here are some samples of their work. Just double-click on the link and it should start playing in Windows Media Player within ten seconds. If you are having trouble playing the MP3 see the Help section at the bottom of this page.

Volare - MP3 (359KB)

Bamboleo - MP3 (359KB)

Peruvian Traditional - MP3 (359KB)

SambaYaBamba! - Glasgow's Sizzling Samba Band


With a batteria of up to thirty musicians, SambaYaBamba is Glasgow's largest and loudest Samba Band. Their explosive sound combines an eclectic mix of traditional Brazilian rhythms with modern hip-hop grooves - guaranteed to inject a carnival atmosphere into any event!

Samba is a form of percussion originating in Brazil from a fusion of traditional African drumming with European influences. This is the style of music that forms the backbone of the world famous Brazilian Carnivals.

Samba is typically played by large groups of drummers or batterias. It's immense speed and the complex interplay between the different instruments produces a thunderous infectious sound you just can't keep still to!

And no one does it better than SambaYaBamba!

To date, the band have performed at the Glasgow West End Festival for the past three years, T in the Park, The Edinburgh Festival, Brighton Samba Festival, The Isle of Jura Music Festival, and many other Gala days and festivals up and down the country. Private, commercial and just-for-fun bookings have included many of Glasgow's clubs, venues and public arenas such as Mas, King Tut's, McLellan Galleries, The Glasgow School of Art - even huge football stadiums and bustling shopping streets.

The group also provides workshops in Brazilian percussion for special needs groups, schools for music specialists within education, and corporate teambuilding events.

SambaYaBamba is even no stranger to TV having recorded a piece for the BBC and having been featured recently in STV's What's On Guide.

Here is an example of Samba music.

Just double-click on the link and it should start playing in Windows Media Player within ten seconds. If you are having trouble playing the MP3 see the Help section at the bottom of this page.

Samba - MP3 (381KB)

To Hire a Band

If you wish to hire one of these bands, check their availability, get a quote, receive their demo CD, or see them playing live, then email us by filling in the enquiry form on the Contact Us page.

If you cannot email, you can also give us a call on 0141 577 6604.

We promise to get you the lowest price we can from every band.

N.B. If you have already contacted the band directly, then we cannot become involved in fee negotiations.

Help! How do I play these music files?

It's easy! Just double-click on the link and Windows Media Player (or whatever music player you have installed on your PC) should run and start playing the music file within a few seconds. Make sure you have your speakers plugged in and switched on.

If you have a Broadband internet connection (which is very fast), then the music files should play very smoothly straight away.

However, if you have a standard "Dialup" connection (your modem dials up to allow you to make the connection to the internet) then you will find the music file stops and starts all the time. This is because your PC music player is trying to stream or play the music as it downloads to your hard drive but your internet connection isn't fast enough to play the music smoothly.

If that is what is happening to you, then all you have to do is let the music stagger through once (it is downloading as this is happening) and then it will play at full speed after that. You can then listen to the the music file as many times as you want.

Alternatively, you can download the mp3 first and play it from your Hard Drive. To do this, just right-click on the mp3 link and select "Save target as" from the drop-down menu.

You can then save the mp3 file to your Desktop or any other folder of your choice.

When the mp3 file is completely downloaded, double-click on it and it will play immediately on Windows Media player or whatever music player you have installed.

We hope that has helped you. If not, just give us a ring on 0141 577 6604 and we'll talk you through it.

We're here to help you in any way we can.

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