Dende are a 9-piece fun fueled positive party band playing up-for-it Cumbia, Calypso and Afro Latin vibes on the main stage Friday night. Deep melodic horns, 3 percussionists and heavy base lines support Ali’s beautiful vocals and accordion, with Edi Yoyo on guitar and dub siren. Yes the dance floor loves it!!!!
The name DENDE comes from an afro-brazilian expression which means if you have ‘Dende’ you have ‘soul’ or ‘a strong spirit’. It also finds its origin in the word ‘Duende’ coming from Spanish Flamenco meaning ‘Passion’.