Amaru Tribe


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  • country:Australia
  • region:Australia and Brazil
  • style(s):Cumbia, Latin
  • label:not signed
  • type:Band
  • instrumentation:vocal, percussion, salsa and latin band, guitar
  • artist posted by:Sona Productions

Line up

  • Oscar Jimenez (Vocals, Guitar, Traditional Instruments)

This tribe of six are bound through strings, skins and wood. Emerging from their trans-oceanic journey they unite in the city of Melbourne to create music that embodies ancestral and urban sounds. In the Quechuan language, Amaru is the serpent that connects the spiritual and the subterranean world. The Tribe´s deep connection with their roots and mythology is nurtured through their songlines. Amazonic drums, vibrating charangos and powerful vocal harmonies give birth to a new sound, Oceanic Cumbia. The tribes songs are a personal and collective work connected to topics of social change, ancestral wisdom, love, life and everything that moves us.

2019 has seen the band release a double single, and embark on an International tour, kicking off with appearances at Womad, Bluesfest, then on to SXSW in Austain, Texas, a tour through the States and on to Latin America.

​Nominated for Best Roots and World Music Album at The Age Music Awards in 2017 for their debut self-titled Album “Amaru Tribe” the bands popularity continues to rise as it makes its presence in Festivals around the country including Strawberry Fields (NSW), The Lost Lands (VIC), Melbourne Festival, Blenheim Music Festival (SA) and more. A new exciting project produced by well-known singer and performer Oscar Jimenez (aka Watussi’s front-man) together with an talented and diverse group of Melbourne based artists, songwriters and well known musicians from Australia, Colombia, Argentina, Chile and Venezuela.

Oscar Jimenez - Vocal/Guitar
Jose Tortabu - Drums/Sample Pad
Katherine Gailer - Vocals
Emiliano Beltzer - Bass
Abraham Dunovits - Uke/Elect Guit/Bvs
Christian Saavedra - Timbales and Percussion/Bvs