Live band: En Fuego!
(pronounced: [Ńn-Fooéh-Go], approx. translation: “On Fire”)
Authentic NY Style Salsa, Afro-Salsa & Latin Jazz Ensemble
“This fabulous new South African based salsa band performs authentic New York-Style Salsa and Latin Jazz, with a strong element of Afro Cuban Son which of course also serves as the strongest musical root of Salsa music in general.
Combine that with West and Central African influenced songs rearranged as hard-core dance salsa; in line with acts such as the Latin Grammy nominated band “Africando ,” etc. Furthermore, “En Fuego ” is looking forward to musically mix-in many Southern African music styles too... And, hopefully collaborate with many of the local stars and talents in the process.
The shows are hot, tropical, & intoxicating yet highly musical and expressive. Ideal for a dancing audience but can equally be great for a seated crowd and the repertoire can easily be adapted to almost any occasion. Professional Latin and Afro Cuban style dancers can be provided additionally to the performance for the optimum entertainment experience.”
“En Fuego ” is an international ensemble comprising many diverse artists who have performed and shared stages globally with world class acts such as the following:
Incognito, Lionel Richie, Adalberto Santiago, Camilo Azuquita, Tito Allen, Alfredo Rodriguez, Jovenes Classicos,
Moñequitos de Mantazas, Afro Cuba, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Bebo Valdes, Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath,
Johnny Dyani, Maceo Parker, Hugh Masekela, Eddie Palmieri, Frank Sinatra Jr, Bob Mintzer, Randy Brecker, Judith
Sephuma, Sibongile Khumalo, Miriam Makeba, Feya Faku, McCoy Mrubata, Andrea Bocelli, Claudio Roditi, Freshly
Ground, Lion King, and even big pop acts such as Spice Girls, Shakira, Will Young and Mi Casa among many others.
Our Main Members and Substitutes include:
‘DJ’ David J. Sendef – (Horn Section Musical Director/Arranger/Orchestration/Trumpet)
Thomas ‘Tomasito’ Dyani – (Rhythm Section Musical Director/Arranger/Groove Consultant/Timbales)
Cesar Hurtado – (Lead vocals/Background Vocals/Percussion)
Dago Marcellin “Marcio” Houedji – (Guest Lead vocals/Background Vocals)
Bongeka “Sweetness” Mkhize -- (Guest Lead vocals/Background Vocals)
Riaan van Rensburg & El Hadiji nDong – (Congas/Timbales)
Jason Green, Peter Sklair, Ariel Zamonsky,& Denny Lalouette – (Bass)
David Cousins, Bokani Dyer, Paul Hanmer, & John Fresk – (Piano)
Dan Selsick, Bez Roberts, Etienne McCloen, Justin Sasman, & Speedy Kobak – (Trombone/Arranger)
Neil Engel, Marcus Wyatt, Brendan Ruiters – (Trumpet)