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Tuesday, February 5, 2013


(Sam Marais who is appear with Manteca)

The heat is on as Salsa hits the beachfront this Sunday.

Feel the Heat with Durban's much-talked about salsa band, Manteca at Suncoast's Beach Promenade on February 10. The vibrant, 12-piece Afro-Caribbean band will perform in a fun-filled, salsa-inspired mini-festival featuring dancing, dance lessons and sizzling sounds as part of Suncoast's Valentine's entertainment line-up.

The fest is free and audience members can join in the fun and learn the basic steps of this exciting dance form with beginner and intermediate classes by a Cuban dance instructor. Professional dancers from local salsa dance schools will also be taking to the dance floor in demos.

Manteca features vocalists Liana Allegra Barciela and the legendary Sam Marais from KZN, Raul Rodriguez from Cuba and Kelly Burrows from Madagascar, award winning Durban pianist David Langely, Durban's own Mark Momple on bass, another Durbanite Jonathon Judge and Johan van der Molen from Holland on saxophones, local jazz trumpeter Daniel Sheldon, and percussionists John Drace from California and Alberto Chemane from Mozambique

The band plays a classic salsa repertoire from New York, Puerto Rico and Cuba, plus their own adaptations of jazz and funk classics.

Manteca will perform at Suncoast's Beach Promenade on February 10 from 15h00 to 18h00. Further information from Daniel on or on 082 622 6902.