From the roots of Afro-Cuban music to Clavé infused Jazz this Vancouver based group illuminates and illustrates the historical and evolving intersection of Jazz and traditional Afro-Latin music. Major influences for this group are Afro- Cuban Jazz pioneers like Machito, Mario Bauza, Mongo Santamaria, Tata Guines, Irakere and the many others that have created their own voice to make this exciting genre of music what it is today. The group's repertoire combines traditional and modern Afro-Cuban and Afro-Latin music with a contemporary jazz twist. This creates an energetic yet sophisticated soundscape that is sure to make any event memorable. From hard driving Latin Jazz to intricate arrangements of guaguanco, son montuno and cha-cha-cha, the music of Conga Cartel is guaranteed to move your feet and make you smile.Featuring Grammy and Juno Award winning musicians as well as esteemed music educators, Conga Cartel never fails to perform its music at the highest level.