latinaotearoa release debut album

Latinaotearoa Debut Album Sonido de LatinaotearoaBy Claudia InnesFrom Auckland's favourite live Latin trio comes Sonido de Latinaotearoa. Latinaotearoa's debut album is a collection of salsa, bossa and soul influenced tunes with an impressive line-up of guests from jazz legend Nathan Haines to award-winning hip hop artist Tom Scott of Homebrew.Latinaotearoa was born from the concept of blending local flavours with the colourful culture of South America. Popular Auckland DJ Bobby Brazuka brought together Venezuelan songstress Jennifer Zea and multi-talented musician and producer Isaac Aesili to create a unique live performance. Bobby's Latin influenced soul-funk and hip-hop selections were layered with Jennifer's ravishing vocals and Isaac's explosive percussion. With a Latin jazz and soul background, Jennifer's live vocals over recognised contemporary tracks blend so seamlessly they pass as originals. One particular fan favourite, a Spanish spin of Ladi 6's soul number, Walk Right Up, is delivered so exceptionally that the artist permitted an official LatinAotearoa version to be made. This collaborative approach to creating new music became the catalyst for producing an exciting and original debut album. Influences from salsa composer Tito Puento and bossa nova singer Astrud Gilberto to more modern artists such Nickodemus, Fania All Stars and Quantic can be heard throughout. From melodic ballad La Procesion to the simmering Latin dancehall track and first single ‘Something About You’ with Tom Scott from Homebrew and reggae singer Jah Red Lion, this is an array of varying tempos that flow elegantly as an album. With its fresh and unique sound Sonido de LatinAotearoa is much more than an album – it's a watershed moment for Latin music in Aotearoa. Sonido de Latinaotearoa is out May 3rd 2013, via Rhythmethod. May Tour Dates: May 3rd - Auckland - Goldfinch May 4th - Wellington - Havana Bar May 5th - Cadillac Bar - Queenstown May 11th - Monday Room - Christchurch May 17th - Blue Beat - Sydney May 19th - Section 8 - Melbourne May 25th - Aroha & Friends - Napier