LATIN AOTEAROA : Bobby Brazuka, Jennfier Zea, Isaac Aesili

Written by on November 29, 2010

LATIN AOTEAROA is the collective of Bobby Brazuka, Jennfier Zea and Isaac Aesili, and their first “live mix-tape” embraces styles as diverse as Cumbia, Calypso Funk, Boogaloo, Salsa, Rumba, Ethiopian Jazz & Y Mas..

Together they create a unique and truly legitimate Latin act with a local flavour, both bending and blending the traditional music of their homelands wth the modern sounds of here and now. Jennifer’s sultry singing layers Bobby’s beat selections beautifully, with Isaac providing the icing with live accompanying percussion. Spanish renditions of local hits by House Of Shem & Ladi6 are sure to prove popular amongst punters. Likewise, Latin versions of classic soulful hip hop such as Erykah Badu & the Pharcyde will strike a chord with kiwi listeners.

Dj Bobby Brazuka is the unofficial Brazilian ambassador of music and culture in Aotearoa, with a distinguished palate for Samba, Soul, Funk and Latin HipHop amongst a host of other styles.

Hailing from Venuzuela by way of Motown, Jennifer Zea is one of the freshest vocal talents in Bossa & Latino soul. She’s earned respect in her field by travelling the globe and notching up over 100 live performances, alongside world renowned artists in the Jazz & World Music scene.

Opensouls trumpet player and talented solo producer Isaac Aesili, who descends from the small South American country of Guyana, provides a local grounding and familiar rhythm through his vast experience as an in-demand New Zealand musician. He’s toured with TrinityRoots, Shapeshifter and Recloose, contributing an authenticity to this outfir most others could only dream of.

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