Photo of Martha Acosta and Javier Fioramonti of Latin band Manteca.
Saturday, 1st Feb 2014

Manteca heat up Hideaway's dance floor when they join us for a show of fiery salsa rhythms and Latin grooves.

Javier Fioramonti - bass
Dave Oliver - piano
Davide Giovannini - drums


Shanti Paul Jayasinha - trumpet
Ben Somers - saxes
Martha Acosta -vocals


Formed by Colombian singer Martha Acosta and bass guitarist/MD Don Fiora (Javier Fioramonti) for the Hogmanay festival in Edinburgh 2001. Manteca proved to be at the cutting edge of the Latin scene, leading over 3,000 people at the World Music Stage "salsa-ing" into the New Year to their unique style of Urban Latin Funk. Since then Manteca have become well known for creating a party mood at festivals and gigs all around, including Coin St. Festival London, Rhythms of the City festival Leeds, Ecorhythms Festival and many more.

"Ripping new live funky Salsa affair from the finest Latin musicians of London, guaranteed to induce all manner of heel-stamping and handclapping among the throng" Fact Magazine

"Manteca, is one of London's best exponents of NuYorican-style boogaloo" John Lewis, Time Out