Charanga del Norte are a 10 to 14-piece band based in the UK – they play Charanga típica styles of Cuban dance music such as Mambo, Chachachá, Danzón and Pachanga as well as Son and Son Montuno dance styles. The inspiration for the band came from Orquesta Aragón and Israel ‘Cachao’ Lopez and the story of the band can be found on the history page and also in the preface to the book Cuban Flute Style: Interpretation and Improvisation. You can hear the band on mp3 on the recordings page and also see the band in action via the clips on the Charanga del Norte video page. Reviews and photos of the band are here to give promoters the information they need for their publicity brochures and websites. Plus there’s always more up-to-date information via regularly added posts on this site – just click on the charanga del norte tag or subscribe to the rss feed. Due to the relocation of the bandleader the band now has a northern and a southern team of players for UK-wide performances.
Bookings can be made via the details given on the contacts page.