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About us

AIALE PRODUCTIONS offers the finest corporate & wedding entertainment services, specializing in unique soloists, ensembles, DJs & dance bands.

Showcasing a  wide repertoire (from Latin Jazz, traditional Cuban music, New York Salsa & more), AIALE PRODUCTIONS provide the best Latin ensembles in NYC for any kind of event.

what we offer

Professional Entertainment


AIALE PRODUCTIONS provide professional entertainment (soloists, duos, trios, quartets, quintets or full bands of various sizes) for a range of events, specializing in percussion. AIALE PRODUCTIONS play with a passion that connects with audiences from all walks of life.

Who Are We?


AIALE PRODUCTIONS is headed up by the renowned percussive artists, Ivan Llanes and Tainnã Chagas. AIALE PRODUCTIONS have performed a variety of rich percussive styles all over the world, collaborating with numerous famous musicians. 

Wide Range of Instruments


AIALE PRODUCTIONS’ experienced team play a variety of instruments (including keyboard, drum kit, congas, cajon, bongos, claves, triangle, drumsticks, body percussion, pandeiro and tambourine, amongst others). 

Wedding Entertainment


Help us turn your dream wedding into a reality. We can provide bands with a range of styles guaranteed to get everyone on their feet dancing. 

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Educational Workshops


AIALE PRODUCTIONS also provide a variety of high-quality percussion workshops and performances for schools, colleges and universities. All of our instructors have extensive experience working in a variety of public and private educational and work-based settings. 

Contact us today!


Looking for high-quality performers or a full band? Do you want an interactive workshop? Are you planning a special event? Send our experienced team a message. 

We look forward to collaborating with you!

our mission, aims and values

Our Mission


AIALE PRODUCTIONS exists to inspire, educate, and engage people of all ages through innovative world percussion workshops and entertainment. 

Our Strategic Aims


  1. To educate 
  2. To engage and inspire 
  3. To promote equality and diversity
  4. To improve awareness, empathy and understanding 
  5. To provide high-quality workshops and entertainment for all ages

Our Values


  1. Quality: to strive for excellence through continuous improvement
  2. Inclusiveness: to respect all people, value diversity and be committed to equality
  3. Integrity: to only pursue honourable initiatives, and conduct ourselves in a way that is honest, transparent and ethical
  4. Empowerment: to reduce prejudice, empowering students and their communities to live better lives
  5. Community: to complement the existing resources available in the community rather than duplicating them

About Ivan Llanes

Percussionist, singer, composer, and instructor Ivan Llanes is one of the most versatile and in-demand musicians in the New York city (NYC) music scene. A native of Camaguey, Cuba, Llanes has performed and/or toured with world famous names including, Arturo O’Farrill and The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Katreese Barnes, Jerry Barnes, Isaiah Sharkey, Valerie Simpson, Colin Hay, Carlos Vives, Descemer Bueno, Carlinhos Brown and Nella, to name a few. 

Prior to relocating to the United States in 2011, Llanes was a member of the Grammy-nominated Orlando “Maraca” Valle and Otra Vision, with whom he toured for several years, performing in notable festivals worldwide. After graduating in 2004 at the top of his class, Llanes was also the percussionist for the Havana-based band Sur Caribe.

Llanes is currently working on his own project, the Cuban Way. It is a widely anticipated project, reflecting the wide variety of Llanes’s musical influences. The Cuban Way incorporates traditional elements of Timba and Folklore in a creative setting that showcases Llanes’s energy and passion. Llanes is also lead singer of the NYC based Latin music supergroup People of Earth, performing around NYC most prominent venues including Highline Ballroom, Brooklyn Bowl, and Rockwood Music Hall.

As well as performing all over the States and Cuba, Llanes has toured in France, the Netherlands, Russia, (under the auspices of the USA State Department), Brazil, Azerbaijan, Antigua, Barbuda and Switzerland.

Here are some examples of Llanes in action:

  1. 'Round The Town Percussion Feat. Ivan Llanes (Original Composition)
  2. Ivan Llanes & The Cuban Way perform La Mejor Mujer (Original Song)
  3. Ivan Llanes - Mini Drum Solo (Original Composition)
  4. Ivan Llanes - Ella (Original Song)

About Tainnã Chagas

Percussionist, instructor and songwriter Tainnã Chagas brings a rich wealth of percussive experience gained in her native Brazil and internationally. Chagas moved to New York, USA in 2016, and quickly started to get involved with several different music scenes including Latin jazz, pop and soul music. She has collaborated with important names as Jerry Barnes, Katreese Barnes, Arturo O’Farrill and the Latin Jazz Orchestra, Orkestra Rumpilezz, Bobby Sanabria, Atiyed, DJ Throttle, Claire Khodara and John the Martyr. In the classical scene, Chagas has collaborated with Jean Yves Thibaudet, Martha Argerich, Maxim Vengerov, Midori Goto, Ricardo Castro and Colin Currie. 

She is currently working with new artist Nina Lee. Additionally, Chagas has taken part in several recording projects, such Nabiyah Be, Ponte, Casa e Florby Saulo Fernandes, Bailinho de Quinta, Sertanilia (recorded first album) and the Youth Orchestra of Bahia (6.28', 6.42', 9.24'). In the popular field, Chagas has played with leading international artists from the Brazilian Popular Music (MPB) scene, such as Moraes Moreira, Saulo Fernandes, Ivete Sangalo, Luis Caldas, Claudia Leitte and Carlinhos Brown, and highly influential artists from Bahia, such as Amanda Santiago, Mari Antunes (Sarypa), SandyAlê, Marcela Martinez, Val Macambira and Salada Mista, amongst others.

Since studying Percussion at the Federal University of Bahia in Brazil, Chagas has diversified her percussive research and experience through different fields and styles, taking part in festivals, masterclasses and concerts across Brazil and abroad. In addition to touring the United States and Brazil, Chagas has performed in the UK, Spain, Switzerland, Italy and France, including a special concert for Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany.

Take a look at some Chagas’ performances:

  1. Percussion Interchange: Students from Birmingham Conservatory, England, with the Percussion Section from Youth Orchestra of Bahia (1'34'') 
  2. Leãozinho: Youth Orchestra of Bahia with singer Ivete Sangalo (2'58'')
  3. Performing with Pablo Moraes (0'45', 2'13'', 2'43'') 
  4. Sayon Bamba & Orquestra Obìnrin: International Festival of Percussion (PERCPAN) formed only by women, composed by conductor Letieres Leite of Orkestra Rumpilezz (0'53'', 1'39'') ,