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Groove to our blend of vintage Cuban, Brazilian & Afro-Latin music...

"When they play, it's impossible not to dance!"

Kabasa is Cornwall's premier Latin wedding and party band. Our warm, vibrant, feel-good sound has been filling dance floors for over 9 years. We love playing funked up, vintage Latin tunes that really get people movin' and groovin' with uplifting horns, mellow vocals, hot percussion and dynamic arrangements.

From pre-revolution Havana, to the hip beaches of Rio, to 70's New York and the awesome Fania label, Kabasa! has collected some of the finest Latin music (from Cuban Son & vintage NY Salsa, to Cumbia, Afrobeat & Samba...) and given it our own shot of rum and twist of lime. Now in our 9th successful year, the party is still in full swing.

Our repertoire includes classic vintage Son, Salsa, Fania, Santana, Merengue, Rumba, Afro-beat and Samba. Our unique arrangements fuse elements of Latin Funk & Jazz with influences from Spain, Trinidad, Jamaica, Africa, North & South Brazil, Columbia and of course Cuba!

And as we're based in the far South West, Kabasa is literally the 'closest thing to Cuba' you can get! We love filling dance floors with grooves that get everyone feeling good and up on their feet! So if you're looking for a quality Latin wedding and party band in Cornwall, we're right here and ready to play - no agency fees and minimal travel costs. To contact or book Kabasa for your party, email Marc Hadley, or text/call 07905 423 602.

Check out this short compilation of a recent public performance, including the Son classics "Guajira' and 'El Cuarto de Tula', Santana's 'Oye Como Va', a great Afro-beat track 'Say What', 'Alma Latina', the crazy 'Cumbanchero' (Merengue), Joe Arroyo's 'Yamulemao', a Cumbia classic 'El Pescador' from Columbia, another great Santana tune 'Para Los Rumberos' and the beautiful 'Boquiñeñe'. Click here to see loads more video >>>

The band plays and tours all over the South West. We're available for parties, Latin dance events, birthday parties, family celebrations, weddings, public gigs and festivals as a full live band or with the addition of dance music mixes, Salsa dance instructors or live DJs etc. Contact us to chat about a Kabasa! performance, or find out more about booking Kabasa! and support acts.

Read reviews...

"Their music is the best mixture of warm live sounds with a very professional presentation. I can't imagine an audience who wouldn't enjoy one of their gigs... a really authentic latin sound." Golowan Festival. Read more reviews >>>

Kabasa playing at a Cuban-themed gastronomy evening


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To contact or book Kabasa! email Marc Hadley, or text/call 07905 423 602.