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Guilt & Company
1 Alexander Street, Downstairs, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1B2
TANGA is a world fusion mob, mixing up Caribbean beats with east African marimba, Colombian electrocumbia and Guatemalan dancehall. Formed in 2007, the band emerged from a collective of musicians who cut their teeth playing in the salsa dance scene while embracing jazz and pop music. Inspired by the party grooves and percussion styles of latin heavies like Tito Puente, Machito and Mario Bauza, they released their first full-length album Simmer & Serve (2009).
The group just released their third album Reencarnción (2018) on TrebleFive Records, highlighting new sounds from their recent musical recording trip to Ecuador, South America. Check out the singles «Guanchaka» featuring special guest MC Guanaco, «Cumbia Loca,» and «Hasta al Fin» with troubadour Benjamin Venagas.
A festival favorite, Tanga's recent performances include the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Harrison Folk Fest, Vancouver Jazz Festival, Harmony Arts, Victoria's Garden City Grooves Fest and the Squamish Wind Fest.