The band adopted styles that were in "vogue" those times in Central America, like "Ritmo Punta" and "toca" and were influenced by Puerto Rican "merengue", and "salsa". The band was also strongly influenced by the "Santana" style which portrays a rocky Latin Jazz fusion, very popular amongst New Zealanders. By then, a few years into the band's career, Banda Latina had performed in Hotels, pubs, restaurants, festivals, Mardi grass, balls and any other places all around New Zealand where the locals wanted something lively and exciting, something "different". And that's what Banda Latina is : energetic, exotic, passionate, in a few words : an unforgettable experience.
Banda Latina has performed for all kind of audiences: New Zealanders, Filipinos, Indians, Chileans, Iranians, Yugoslavians, and their own: Peruvians. They have performed and entertained thousands at important New Zealand events like the Food & Wine Festival in Devonport-Auckland, the "Big day out" at Ericsson Stadium, the Town Clock New year's party in Gisborne where they performed in front of 7000 souls, and the International Festival of Music at Potters park attended by our Prime Minister, and the Mission Bay Jazz Festival, just to name a few.