Over the last few days, we've been running a little featurette on Red & Black Music's 4 projects. 💛❤️💜💙
With February being Rio Carnival month, it's worth mentioning Brazilian music has always been close to our heart 💚and in recognition of this, 3 of our projects have Brazilian alter-egos!
Diáspora Brasil adds cool cuts from the tropics 🌴 to the Latino fire of Diáspora 🔥 specialising in the myriad of styles emerging from Brazil from Rio's Samba and laid back Bossa Nova to Bahia's Baião and Samba-Reggae, blending Brazilian influences with jazz, funk and Saudade.
Have a listen to our takes on "Mais Que Nada" and "Lambada" on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/redandblackmusic/sets/diaspora-brasil
Fiesta Latina adds Festa Brasileira to the mix - dubbed "The Instant Brazilian Beach Party" 🥥🏝 a Caipirinha of classic and popular Brazilian tunes... 🍹🎹
Rory Bossa Nova takes the jazz south of the border. Its sax, guitar and cajon-based lineup focus on jazz and we released "Em Balança" (www.rorymusic.co.uk/em-balanca) 🎷
We've recently put a couple of new tracks on SoundCloud, 2 beautiful songs "Nostalgia Da Bossa" & "E Nada Mais" originally written by Brazilian composer Durval Ferreira:
Oh, did we mention Diáspora Brasil has a new home? 🏠 You can check out our info, music and photos here:
#brasil #bossanova #saudade #balanca #samba #sambareggae #mpb #jazz #funk #festa #tropical
Music of Brazil
Rory Duffy is listening to Fiesta Latina with Harry Drummer and Daniela Gallini Chevesich at Havana Club London.
Over these few days, we're running a little featurette on Red & Black Music's 4 projects. 💛❤️💜💙
Next up ❤️ Diáspora's baby band 👶 Fiesta Latina has been bringing freshly squeezed Latin vibes to bars, restaurants and house parties all around the UK since 2013!
An instant coffee alternative... ☕️
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.
Highlights include our Havana Club & Pub tour, supporting Diáspora at The Jazz Cafe Camden, recording at Purple Room Studios, starting up the Fiesta Latina North with Vela Vox and Luigi in Manchester and entertaining the armed forces at Baker Barracks and Britannia Royal Naval College
The Latin house party experience... 🛋🏠🎉
Providing a quick and easy salsa solution 💃 the band has been a favourite with house parties, product launches and promotional and media work as well as weddings and intimate occasions.
Daniela / Rory / Harry
Sign up to the FACEBOOK PAGE www.facebook.com/fiestalatinamusic
Check out our WEBSITE
#fiesta #fiestalatina #instant #instantcoffee #latincoffee #houseparty #salsa #sabroso #cuba #latin #jazz
"I booked Fiesta Latina for our annual company summer party, seeing as it was a Latin-themed party the band were a perfect fit.
The booking process with easy and Rory was efficient getting over all the information I needed.
We split the performances into two, which got more up-tempo as the evening went on.
The vocals and quality of the musicians were outstanding and the band blended in well with our guests.
The live performance definitely made the party all that more memorable, I certainly recommend booking the band for your next party!"
Angela, Wrexham, Wales, September, 2019
Nice boda en @wotton_house_hotel con Harry, Ela y Juanma #tigermusicentertainment 🐯rah!!! 🎷🎤 @ De Vere Wotton House
A not so Latin coffee...(Latte) 🥛🍼#fiestalatina 💃
"What a wonderful performance. Thanks again, you all did a fantastically professional job, and I hope to work with you again very soon."
Allegro Arts Live Music, June, 2019
"Thank you so much for playing at our wedding! It was amazing. I loved the way you split the sets into 2 genres and it worked perfectly I think. Also thank you so much for putting so much time and effort into our request songs. As you could probably tell they went down a treat with everyone there...not only those within our band who knew and loved them but also our friends and family who had never heard anything like loved it too!
You guys are truly talented and from start to finish complete professionals. Thank you so much for bringing the rhythms and feel of Latin America and Brazil to our wedding. It was absolutely perfect. If you need me to write any more as a recommendation then please just let me know as I could go on forever!
Thank you once again and hopefully our paths will cross in the future somewhere somehow!"
Anna, Wedding, Bristol, June, 2019
"Many thanks to you all for coming to play at Beeses. Fiesta Latina are a very professional group of talented musicians, perfect for providing a happy, relaxed Latin American vibe! They were ideal for creating the kind of atmosphere that our customers love here at our summer venue."
Beese's Riverside Bar, Bristol, May, 2019
"All was well thank you very much."
Lilly & Michelle, Charity Event, London (Vauxhall), September, 2018
"Great having you Rory. Everybody loved your band and the party- I am still recovering....☺️ Please send my thanks to Harry and Inês too - You all did a fantastic job!"
Seth, London (Greenwich), December, 2018
"Thanks for doing a great job and being so responsive, patient and detailed with the client, I sincerely appreciate that."
Music For London, September, 2018
We regret to announce the discontinuation of our northern branch of Fiesta Latina ("Fiesta Latina North"). The band is no longer offering discounts for the north-west of the UK. Henceforth all bookings will be quoted from London. We're sad to say goodbye to our twin. We've had an amazing journey - 3 and a half years!
Don't worry, you can still find out more and book Vela Vox by visiting http://www.velavox.com/.
Please note that this won't affect any existing bookings, and the change will take effect for any event on or after 1st September 2018. Just to clarify, Fiesta Latina (our original southern branch) is still fully active and operational: only our northern branch is closed. Please visit www.fiesta-latina.co.uk for the latest info.
"A wonderful band and nice people. It certainly made the evening with everyone really enjoying them and partying along. If I was doing a Cuban event again I would not hesitate to hire them again."
Barrie, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, August, 2018
Brazil's music is a rich and diverse cultural heritage. The subcontinent includes a myriad of styles far too numerous to mention here, a treasure trove of musical gems. At Red & Black Music, Brazilian music has always been very close to the heart. In recognition of this, we offer Brazilian setups across 3 out of our 4 projects.
Rory's Brazilian setup focuses on jazz. The trio grew our of Rory's love of Bossa Nova and Brazilian music. Blending the warm, breezy tones of the strummed acoustic guitar and the crisp, bass notes of the cajon with saxophone, flute and vocals, the trio interpret a diverse range of repertoire by Tom Jobim, Toquinho, Toninho Horta, Roberto Menescal, Noel Rosa, Milton Nascimento, Marcos Valle, Luis Bonfa, Jorge Ben Jor, Ivan Lins, Durval Ferreira and Chico Buarque as well as Rory's own compositions.
"We thoroughly enjoyed Fiesta Latina's performance. Their music and energy had everyone off their chairs and dancing. Everyone that came seemed to really enjoy the night, glad they got up dancing when a few drinks had been drunk!!! Thanks so much for a great evening."
Nailsworth Festival, May, 2018
Fiesta Latina recreates the sizzling, scorching sounds of Latin America and the Caribbean with an uplifting sound which is inspiring and unifying, mixing salsa with other influences to bring you a fresh, funky and instant Latin house party experience. With its compact 3 piece line-up of vocals, piano, percussion and trumpet, Fiesta Latina distils a vibrant and stylish mix of salsa, funk, soul and samba, from Cuban classics and laid back Brazilian beats right through to the present day.
Daniela / Rory / Harry
@ Comrades Club, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire
26th May, 8pm.
Fiesta Latina is thrilled to welcome new vocalist all the way from Chile: Daniela Gallini Chevesich!
Daniela's repertoire spans from Old World Habana Vieja (Old Havana); the romantic lilts of Buena Vista Social Club and Celia Cruz, through the eclectic dance beats of Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan and Juan Luis Guerra, all the way to the contemporary Cuban street sounds of Gente De Zona and Issac Delgado... Grab a bottle of rum and get down to some Latin rhythms. ¡Sabor!
Fiesta Latina: The Instant Latin House Party
Daniela / Rory / Harry
"Rory gave a great performance – was versatile and worked alongside the Samba dancers to give a great evening’s entertainment. He was a great addition to the ‘Latino’ room. It was nice of him to leave us a play set when he finished playing live."
Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, Devon, December, 2017
RED & BLACK MUSIC