Calaita Flamenco Son
Calaita was formed by Seville born flamenco singer /guitar player Chico Pere and guitarist Glenn Sharp. Calaita has now grown to include percussionist Leo Paredes, vocalist Dianna Castro, and saxophonist/flutist Matt Nickson.
Calaita play authentic, traditional and also contemporary flamenco.The compositions are in the main by Chico and these pull on his life experiences growing up in Triana-Seville as well as his travels throughout Europe. Glenn also writes for the band bringing his virtuoso playing stlye to the fore. The other diverse musical backgorunds in the band range through world music, soul, jazz, funk, hip hop and of course flamenco. These influences show in the individual style as a unit this band has achieved.
Calaita are an exciting live band and have been busy performing for the past two years at clubs, festivals and recently performed a series of gigs in Spain.
Album out now on Riverboat Records: http://www.worldmusic.net/store/item/TUG1078/
'flamenco at its finest' - FOLKWORLD
'Calaita Flamenco Son' succeeds with a vibrant, high-quality release of musical ingeniousness. - INSIDE WORLD MUSIC
'For any lovers of flamenco, or even those new to the genre, this should be a must have disc on its release and Calaita are a must see band. I have lost track of the number of flamenco music CDs I have in my collection but this will certainly be one of the most played and cherished'. - FATEA RECORDS
'Calaita Flamenco Son is well-crafted debut album by a UK-based band that has a genuine flamenco soul'. - WORLD MUSIC CENTRAL
"Calaita display passion and flamenco spirit, energy and spontaneity"