“That drummer is one in a million. Perfectly there, totally tasty, never overplays, amazing." "The lead singer is outrageous in the right way, so I figured that would be his main thing, but he's a great musician on top of that, wouldn't have thought that would be true, he's spiritually linking to the crowd." "Horn player is a virtuoso -- their harmonies are totally tight and synced with the rhythm section at every turn." "Bass player is a monster. Making it look easy, solid and smooth, but never fades or overplays." "Guitar gets so many different tones and all of them right on. He's such a unit with the bass player and the drummer, they just flow in and out around each other seamlessly." "Having steel drum & timbales alongside the bari sax and multi percussion working was excellent. Multiinstrumentalists to go with the multiple genres being woven together, so much talent in every member." "This was amazing music the entire day. These guys are exactly what real music is about.”
— Ed Mann, Frank Zappa's Percussionist
Zongo All-Stars is an 8-piece Afro-Latin / Afro Caribbean dance band hailing from California's Central Coast. With hundreds of shows and over a decade of experience drawing big dance crowds, no doubt they have become a staple in the local music market.
The sound is heavily rooted in the percussion section. Add in the bass, guitar, trap set, steel drum, full horn section, and vocals (primarily in Spanish) and you've got a recipe for success.
Zongo All-Stars has performed on all the best stages on the Central Coast, and is available for concerts, festivals, and private engagements.