Manteca have been a pan-cultural mash-up since their Toronto debut in 1979. Drawing on musical influences throughout the Americas, this nine-artist collective, founded by percussionist Matt Zimbel, has been an international innovator in creating original music composed and arranged using the bones of world, jazz, funk and orchestral music. The JUNO winners have represented Canada at the world’s most prestigious festivals, offering an explosive, high-energy show full of joy and exhilarating musicianship.