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Fiesta Latina salsa "Mi Tierra"
Video recorded, edited and produced by Harry Hincapie, Tiger Music Entertainment — playing Salsa music at Mowlem Street Studios.
Hop on a plane and be transported to the tropical climes of South America, Fiesta Latina delivers cool cuts of Brazilian Bossa Nova ("New Wave"), Samba, MPB ("Música Popular Brasileira) & Funk.
Video by Tiger Music Entertainment
The musicians were photographed by prize-winning art and fashion photographer Yoshitaka Kono to showcase the vocalist, pianist, percussionist and trumpet, electric Latin trio and electric Latin quartet.
Yoshi worked with the musicians to capture the vibe of the electric Fiesta Latina. Taking individual and group portraits of the vocalist, pianist and percussionist and enhancing the modern look with the percussion instruments. The combination of the microphone, keyboard, cajon and assorted percussion, along with Mowlem Street Studios great backdrops and props gave him many great shapes, colours and sounds to work with!
Japan born, London based, internationally-published photographer Yoshitaka Kono brings exceptional knowledge and enthusiasm to every event, committed to delivering promising results and remaining true to a unique artistic vision. Specialising in fashion editorial, campaigns, look book and music promos as well as editorial, commercial, portrait and personal, award-winning photographer Yoshitaka Kono has worked within a range of media including magazines, digital and television.
Festa Brasileira presents the best in Bossa Nova and Samba with fantastic live musicians, excellent cocktails and Brazilian vibes. Put on your dancing shoes and leave your saudades (blues) at home, it's time to party!
Festa Brasileira is a subset of Fiesta Latina, a separate setup specialising in the myriad of styles emerging from Brazil; from Samba and Bossa Nova to MPB and Sertanejo, from Partido Alto to funk.
Samba E Amor (Bebel Gilberto)
Video by Tiger Music Entertainment
2 Fiesta Latinas are better than 1...
We're touring more of Britain than ever before, so say ¡Hola! to Fiesta Latina, now in both North and South of the UK.
The Fiesta Latina you've come to know and love hasn't changed (don't worry), we've just got bigger and better. Our name is now based in two major cities and covers more areas (and more parties) right across the UK. Our two lineups are run as separate productions, but both have the same Fiesta Latinaname, and of course the same Claire Red & Black Music sparkle.
Fiesta Latina North is based in Manchester and travels to the likes of Birmingham, Derby, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield and York.
Fiesta Latina is the smaller sister act and “instant coffee” alternative to the filtered coffee beans of its big brother Diáspora, each of the musicians taking the lead with their respective elements – the rhythms of the percussion, the harmonies of the piano, the melodies of the trumpet and the lyrics of the vocals – creating an explosive spark of musical interplay, with an emphasis on live dynamic interaction.
Providing a quick and easy salsa solution, the band have been a favourite with house parties, product launches and promotional and media work as well as weddings and intimate occasions around the UK. The band has performed throughout the UK - London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Bristol, Plymouth, Reading, Oxford and the home counties - working with distinguished clients such as Havana Club and notable bar & pub chains.
It was a great delight having Rory play for us last night.
A pleasure to listen to and a very talented young man.
If I have any needs going forward I will definitely ask for him.
Very best wishes,
Tim, London (Russell Square), December, 2017
RED & BLACK MUSIC