Friday, May 05, 2017

CaboCuba Jazz to perform at the Borneo Jazz Festival

KUCHING: CaboCuba Jazz is coming to the Borneo Jazz Festival at ParkCity Everly, Miri from May 12 to 13.

Based in the Netherlands, the group comprises eight musicians originating from Venezuela, Cape Verde, Colombia, Spain, Puerto Rica and Cuba, led by powerhouse Dina Medina, who won the “Best Female Singer of Cape Verde” in 2012.

“Their CD ‘Rikeza y Valor’ was nominated in four categories for the Latin Grammy Awards and was nominated four times at the Cabo Verde Music Awards in 2012, while the band itself has been touring the world and performed in the Havana Jazz Festival in 2014 and an Israel tour in 2016,” said Sarawak Tourism Board through their press statement yesterday.

According to the statement, their name describes it all – a fast-paced mash of Cuban and Cape Verde melodies and dance rhythms, seasoned with plenty of on-stage improvisations.

CaboCuba Jazz will be joined by bands from Japan, South Africa, Italy, USA, Taiwan and other countries from around the world in performing at the festival.