shango ashe
shango ashe
Shango Ashe's original repertoire is a testament to a deep devotion to the diverse rhythyms and beautlful lyricism of Cuban muslc as seen through the eyes of the powerful percussionist/leader Jack Duncan and his stellar ensemble of Vancouver's best Latin musicians.

There's funk, rumba, mozambique, afro and more, all wrapped up in some very sassy horn lines, rich, resonant vocals and a power-packing turbo loaded percussion section. With sparkling arrangements and tight ensemble playing the group delivers a snapshot of modern Afro-Cuban grooves and melodies that continually remind us that not only is this music a rich well from which to draw inspiration but also that its depth enables the dedicated musicians in this band to find their own voice within that wealth of tradition, to musically and effectively speak in both worlds that of Latinos and that of Canadians.

Shango Ashe is an exciting and eclectic ensemble that draws on the vast knowledge and experience of its members.

With highly percussive rhythms as the driving force the groups original repertoire fuses elements from traditional folkloric melodies to the latest in Cuban Timba. Shango Ashe has opened for Boukman Ekspyryans, Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens and has also performed live with Los Muiiequitos de Matanzas


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