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La Mambanegra

With special guests Soukouss Internationale

Oozing sensuality, it’s a Latin salsa explosion.


Chevron Festival Gardens

Tickets $54–$60

  • Contemporary Music

Awards & Reviews

‘A purely hedonistic experience: it is the sound of pleasure.’


Embodying the very essence of salsa, this electrifying nine-piece orchestra combines funk, hip hop and the salsa of 1970s New York with percussive Latin beats.

La Mambanegra ooze sensuality and joy with their sophisticated instrumentation, spicy rhythms and a pulsing energy that will inspire you to burn the floor. Their polyrhythmic, horn-heavy and thoroughly modern sound has quickly earned them a following across South America and beyond.

As innovative as their records are, they’re even better live – and their full-throttle shows overflow with the energy of each band member. Band leader Jacob Velez believes the band inhabit a genre of their own, which he calls ‘break salsa’ – a musical life force described by him as ‘the gasoline that turns my heart on.’

Supporting La Mambanegra will be Perth's own Soukouss Internationale.

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Presented by arrangement with Arts Projects Australia

Dates, Times & Access

Chevron Festival Gardens

Wheelchair access


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