• country:United Kingdom
  • style(s):Cumbia, Latin
  • label:Freestyle Records
  • gender:male, female
  • instrumentation:vocal
  • artist submitted by:Giraffe Bookings

Line up

  • Ben Somers (Sax)
  • Dave Olliver (Keys)
  • Javier Fioramenti (Bass)
  • Martha Acosta Nino (Vocals, percussion)
  • Paul Jayasinha (Trumpet)
  • Paul Taylor (Trombone)
  • Satin Singh (Congas)
  • Vancho Manoilovich (Drums, timbales)


Manteca tears the roof off of every venue they play. No sugarcoated salsa for these guys: funky boogaloo, cumbia, afro and latin jazz get mixed up in the best Fania-style tradition. Think Ray Barretto, Tito Puente and half of the Fania and Soundway back-catalogues to get the picture.
The musicians are all luminaries of the UK latin and jazz scene, playing with a.o. Jack Costanzo, Roberto Pla, Roy Ayers, Stevie Wonder and many more.