The Guateque LatAm gig

Saturday 15th July 2023, 5:00pm - 8:00pm 29-31 Coney Street
StreetLife York and Reina de Cumbias are hosting a Latin American music gig with rhythms that span from Mexico to Chile.


This event aims to bring together and give a platform to Latin American musicians that are based mostly in the City of York and other places in Yorkshire. We hope all the attendees can enjoy the music and have some fun dancing with us!

About the musicians:

Reina de Cumbias is a Mexican and Chilean band originally based in York that now has expanded to Leeds. Reina de Cumbias focuses on a music genre called 'cumbia,' which was born in Colombia but spread all over Latin America creating a still-growing number of subgenres. Due to the lack of musical diversity in York, this project was born in 2020 to fight homesickness and isolation through music. In the last three years their music has gone from busking in Coney Street to celebrating Chilean independence day in London, and soon they will be headlining their own show in the Fulford Arms.

Ana Luisa Muñoz (from Mestisa) has played at Beverley and Filey Folk Festivals, Leeds Flamenco Festival, Kendal Calling, Musicport, and Chapel Allerton Arts Festivals as well as regularly taking part in the international concert season at Leeds University's clothworker Hall.

Their music has been influenced by the likes of Mercedes Sosa, Lila Downs, Inti Illimani, Los Kjarkas, Chavela Vargas as well as many traditional styles of folk music. The name “Mestisa’ comes from the Spanish word meaning to be of mixed racial and cultural origins - something that describes the band members well, and something that they try to encapsulate in their music.

Salsa Express does not only play salsa, but also merengue, bachata and other Caribbean rhythms that invite dance around and have loads of fun. The band is a mix of Cuban, Dominican and Chilean members that found each other away from home and wanting to reconnect to their musical roots. After only a few months, they are now spreading the result of hours of practice, inviting people from all over the world to join the music.

Duo Nostalgias is a captivating duo that takes audiences on a musical journey through vibrant landscapes, compiling a range of Latin American music. This dynamic pair consists of Barney Tabor, a skilled British accordionist and pianist, and Valentina Diaz, a talented Chilean soprano opera singer.

Barney brings his diverse musical background in classical and folk genres to the stage. His command of the accordion and piano adds a rich and varied dimension to his performances.

Valentina is a passionate singer who draws on her extensive experience in Latin American folkloric traditions, to offer powerful and heartfelt interpretations of the region's rhythms and melodies.

Together, Duo Nostalgias creates an enchanting fusion of sounds, exploring diverse genres such as tango, milonga, Peruvian waltz, among others. Through their captivating performances, they transport audiences to distant lands, evoking a sense of nostalgia and celebrating the cultural richness of this music.

Latin music gig poster

Booking information


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