Kinacho's Salsa & Latin

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The popularity of Latin-American Salsa in all its forms and styles is clearly due to its irresistibly danceable rhythmic character. The beat is magnetic!

“Scorching Latin sounds with red-hot vocals and sizzling cross-rhythms create a storming party atmosphere…”

The Latin band Palenke was originally formed in 1990 around the collective talents of Fernando ‘Kinacho’ Suarez and Lisandro Zapata. Kinacho’s Salsa & Latin is Fernando’s personal “take” on the Columbian experience. The band’s colourful presentation is passionate, dynamic and eminently danceable. Adriana’s magnetic voice and sensual dancing captivates the eye as well as the ear – it’s no wonder that she is widely known as ‘The Queen Of Salsa’. She’s supported by the instrumental musicians, who contribute tight and exciting harmony vocals plus the occasional male lead.

The traditional Latin-American rhythm section of congas, bongos and timbale creates a carnival feel as soon as the band strikes up. Filling out the sound texture and adding harmonic interest, piano, guitar and bass complete the line-up. Look forward to the characteristically hot-blooded tempos of Cuban Salsa and Brazilian Lambada, freely intermingled with traditional folk rhythms of Colombian Cumbia or Dominican Merengue.

The musicians are certainly not lacking high-profile performance experience, and over the years the band has entertained Prince Charles, the late King Hussein of Jordan and King Juan Carlos of Spain. Fully-equipped with a high-quality PA system which is designed to be adaptable for venues of all types and audiences of any size, this exuberant ensemble offers all the ingredients to set your celebration alight with Latino fever.

The vibrant percussion-led rhythms of traditional South American carnival music are let loose with Kinacho’s Salsa & Latin. Strictly Come Dancing, anyone?

  • Sizzling salsas backed by sultry Latin-American beats
  • Talented, energetic musicians with a wealth of experience
  • Self-contained, fully-equipped with a high-quality PA system




Salsa And Latino Favourites

  • Abeja Al Panal
  • Abriendo Puertas
  • Alabina
  • Amor Mio No Te Vayas
  • Ano Viejo
  • Aprender A Volar (Aprenderas)
  • Apuro Dolor
  • Asereje (The Ketchup Song)
  • Bachata Rosa
  • Barranquillero
  • Bello Amor
  • Besame Mucho
  • Black Magic Woman
  • Bolero (Con Los A…)
  • Boogaloos
  • Brasileraz (Tristeza)
  • Burbujas De Amor
  • Bye Bye
  • Caminando, Caminando
  • Cantos De Sirena
  • Caracoles
  • Carinito
  • Carnaval
  • Carrapicho (Tic Tic Tac)
  • Cha Chas (Quizas, Quizas, Quizas)
  • Chan Chan
  • Clavado En Un Bar
  • Como Duelle
  • Como Es Que
  • Como Uno Estrelle
  • Contigo En La Dis
  • Corazon Espinado
  • Corazon Partio
  • Could You Be Loved
  • Cuba Quiero Bailar La Salsa
  • Derroches
  • Dile Que Por Mi No Tema
  • Don’t Know Why
  • Dove L’Amore
  • El Carrito (Black Sedan)
  • El Cuarto De Tula
  • El De Los Ojos Negros
  • Ella
  • Es Mentiroso
  • Esperandote
  • Fever
  • Fiesta Caliente
  • Fruta Fresca
  • Guantanamera
  • Guayando
  • Hot Hot Hot
  • I Like It That Way
  • Idilio
  • In These Shoes
  • Inolvidable (Los Aretes)
  • Jala Jala
  • Juliana
  • La Bamba
  • La Bomba
  • La Buritta
  • La Cantera
  • La Cigarra
  • La Isla Bonita
  • La Quiero A Morir
  • La Tortura
  • Lambada
  • Lando
  • Latin Girl
  • Let’s Get Loud
  • Living La Vida Loca
  • Mambo No. 5
  • Maria (Santana)
  • Maria 123
  • Mas Que Nada
  • Me Enamore
  • Medio Loco
  • Mi Buen Amor
  • Micaela
  • Mira Como Camina
  • Mujer Latina
  • Muneca
  • Natuscha
  • No Me Ames
  • No Me Dejes De
  • No Quiero Na Regalao
  • Oh Baby I Love Your Way
  • Ojos Ami
  • Oye Como Ve
  • Oye Mi Canto
  • Pensando En Ti
  • Pero Me Acuerdo De Ti
  • Piel Morena
  • Playa No More
  • Pon A Sonar El Quiro
  • Procura
  • Que Esta Pasando
  • Que Le Den Candela
  • Quimbara
  • Rosas Y Espinas
  • Rumbas
  • Salome
  • Santa Barbara
  • Senorita
  • Smooth Operator
  • Sofia
  • Solamenta Una
  • Something Stupid
  • Suave (Mente)
  • Whenever, Wherever
  • Talisman
  • Tamborera
  • Tan A Gustito
  • Tango (Shakira)
  • Tomame O Dejame
  • Tos Ojos
  • Tu Le Tienes Que
  • Ultima Cancion
  • Una Vez
  • Underneath Your Skin
  • Vamos A Bailar
  • Vampiro
  • Victor Manuel
  • Volare
  • Volvere
  • Y Yo Siga Aqui
  • Ya Mo Eres Mi Bom Bom
  • Yerberito
  • Yo Si Me Enamore
  • Zenaida
  • ….and plenty more….


  1. Venita and Kieran’s Wedding, September 4th 2016

    We just wanted to say a big thank you to you and the other band members for a brilliant set on Sunday night. Your music is fantastic and everyone loved it.
    The whole event was magical.

  2. Jenna’s Celebration

    The band were absolutely fantastic and very professional. I will definitely keep them in mind for any future events or recommendations. Thank you all for your fantastic performance.

  3. Mike & Georgia’s Wedding

    Thank you so much – to you and the band – for the wonderful music last night, you were amazing. All of our guests have been talking about you, even my Dad got up and danced! A special thank you for our first dance, we love the song and you played it perfectly.

  4. Malcom’s Work Celebration

    Thank you for two absolutely brilliant sets last Saturday. You are definitely the best band I have had at any of my functions and I would definitely like to work together in the future. Everybody I have spoken to has said how much they enjoyed your music. Once again thank you very much for a great night.