A DYNAMIC MEETING OF SOULS
A fusion of Latin rhythms with festive African roots explodes when these two high voltage percussionists meet: Vivi Pozzebón and Yissy García
Argentine Vivi Pozzebón and Cuban Yissy García met at the 2016 “América x su música” (AM PM – America for its music) festival which took place in Havana, and this meeting of souls gave life to Vivi del Fuego y Nación Caribe. With its fusion of Argentine and Latin American rhythms, it roots in African and Latin American party music and its focus on gender issues, this proposal places the band at the forefront of modern Afro-Cuban music. Julio César González Ochoa on bass and Roberto Luis Gómez on guitar complete this band which originated in Cuba.
Singer and leading Argentine percussionist Vivi Pozzebón has a unique way of mixing Argentine, African and Caribbean music in a sonic journey that fuses traditional rhythms with the power of an urban beat. With three solo albums released - Vivir en la Tierra (2015), Madre Baile (2011) and Tamboorbeat (2009) – Vivi is also a member of De Boca en Boca, which is the best female vocal band to have emerged from her country in the ethnic music genre.
Yissy Garcia inherited her gift for music from her father, percussionist Bernardo García, founder of the legendary Irakere. She began studying percussion at the local music school from the age of nine, and has spent most of her life on the Habana music scene and playing on important stages around the world. In recent years she decided to embark on her solo career and debuted as the leader of a Latin jazz, funk and electronic musical group.
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