Afro South American
Traditional music, and original compositions with Latino American Afro roots.
Elian Sellanes, Chris Maunders, Paulo Gutierrez, Cal, and Elena Zalez
All about the artist/s
We play music mostly from Uruguay and Argentina.
We play traditional music, and original compositions with Latino American Afro roots.
We bring music with a bilingual approach.
We play music, but dancing is one of our topics too.
Elian Sellanes (Argentina) - Piano
Chris Maunders (Australia) - Chromatic Harmonica
Paulo Gutierrez (Uruguay) - Tambor
Callum Harber (Australia) - Electric Bass
Elena Zalez (Argentina) - Voice and Dance
Conscious of the roots of tango music, echoing the sad melodies of the European immigrant and the furious rhythms of the Indigenous and African slave populations of late 18th century in Argentina and Uruguay, this ensemble was born to build cultural bridges between urban sophistication and tribal power, between the unresolved past and the unknown future, between South America and Australia.
With a repertoire of original/traditional tangos, and folk music from Argentina and Uruguay interpreted on piano Elian Sellanes, voice Elena Zalez, accompanied by the melancholic sound of the chromatic harmonica of Chis Maunders, and Paulo Guiterrez (one of the best representatives of Uruguayan culture) setting the vibrant rhythm in tambor, followed by Callum Harber in electric bass.
The whole group enchants its audience with a powerful bilingual performance loaded with music, dance, stories, rhythms, and emotions inherited from their different cultures.
Photo: Emerald MacGill at @Melbourneminute
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