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Past Shows

Thu. April 6th 2017
Guilt & Co. (No Minors)
Vancouver World Music Festival launch party TANGA, Mark Sullivan and Andy Hillhouse
Sat. October 1st 2016
The Upstairs Cabaret Victoria BC (No Minors)
Garden City Grooves Festival Night 3 (Early show) TANGA, David Morin
Tue. August 2nd 2011
The Biltmore Cabaret (No Minors)
KigaliUp Rwandan Music Festival & Fundraiser Mighty Pop, Alpha Yaya Diallo, TANGA, Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra, MIAMI DEVICE , Cris Derksen, No Sinner
Sat. July 9th 2011
TANGA plays the Polish Hall TANGA
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latin electro funk from Vancouver BC
Unknown - Confirmed: Oct. 26, 2013 (Awaiting Update)

Contact Details

TrebleFive Music
604 812 6372

TANGA is a west coast latin electro funk collective dedicated to cross-cultural collaboration and discovering new sounds and grooves.

Formed in 2005 by a collective of young emerging musicians and producers, they cut their teeth playing in salsa bands and experimenting with latin jazz and pop music. With a love for the latin big band sounds of Tito Puente, Machito and Mario Bauza, their first album Simmer & Serve (2007) featured classic latin dance grooves, swinging mambos and driving percussion.

Havanaelectro is their second full-length album, released on Vancouver indie label TrebleFive Records. Recorded in Havana and Vancouver, at its heart it is a travelling audio documentary between two cities, featuring a blend of beats – latin, electronic, hip hop and jazz – underpinned by a distinctly Afro-Cuban pulse. Producer and trumpeter Malcolm Aiken describes the album as “a bold new approach to a classic sound, with an edgy, modern and distinctly cool, sometimes almost trance-like vibe”.

The new album features collaborations with a cast of international musicians, including Grammy Award-winning Jimmy Bosch on trombone (New York), vocalists Jesus El Nino (Montreal), Silvana Kane (Pacifika) and David Lopez (Mazacote), rapper Kyprios (Vancouver), beat poet C.R. Avery (Vancouver) and members of Cuban sextet Tanta de los Guaracheros (Havana).

New video single "Dejala" here >

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Current Lineup

Malcolm AikenLeader, Trumpet2005-present
Status: Unknown
- Last confirmed Oct. 26, 2013