Manabí was formed in 2011. We are an 11 piece salsa band based out of Fort Collins, Colorado. Our primary music styles are salsa, merengue, cumbia, cha-cha-cha, and latin jazz. Our goal is to give northern Colorado something new and fresh: authentic latin/salsa music that’s fun to play and makes people want to move.

The founder, Achilles Quiroga hailing from Ecuador, also plays in the local heavy metal band, Blood Pollution. Half of the band teaches music at local schools, and the other half are frequently featured in the local music scene (Patti Fiasco, Choice City Seven, 12 Cents For Marvin).

We're proud to be the first and only local salsa band in Northern Colorado. Manabí is passionate about the music we play, and we want to make Fort Collins dance.

The Band:

Aquiles Quiroga

(Lead Singer/Guitar/Percus)
La Araña

Dave Lunn

(Sax / Flute)
La culebra

Jairo Palomares

La Pantera

Jeremiah Teague

El ginger

John Giordanengo

El huesero

Peter Knudson

Rumba Pete

Rachael Dhakal-Green

(Trumpet / Vocals)
La mulata

Randy Runyan

(Trumpet / Vocals)
Man taco

Sam Caston

El frito

Zane Cupec