TapRoots is charting new musical territory with its unique mix of Latin-Prog-Funk. Born out of the desire to explore and blend a variety of interlocking musical influences, TapRoots is a new vision of cultural sonic fusion that touches the live wire of the spirit, body and mind. This is not “Epcot Center” style cultural fusion; this is a raw, energetic, untamed and complex look at how these musical traditions — and all of us – are related. TapRoots is deep tracks with deep roots for the true music aficionado. Together we travel beyond the borders of traditional popular music, bringing the listener on a journey filled with catchy hooks, pulsing rhythms, thought provoking lyrics and intricate musical motifs, all fueled by a unique synthesis of sound, spirit and passion into a powerful, deeply rooted, listening experience.
Sugar Kings is a Boston-based quartet known for their dynamic live performances, rich harmonies, intense musicianship and ability to transcend genres with an authenticity rarely heard. In their world, respect is paid to the forefathers and traditions of Afro-Cuban Son, Salsa and Rumba-Flamenca but Sugar Kings (named after a Cuban baseball team) also actively draw on influences from nearly every continent in their unique roots-rock-reggae repertoire. All are highly accomplished on their instruments, however, the true magic of Sugar Kings is how these four individuals come together to put on a performance worthy of any festival, party, club or concert hall. Every show is an intimate dialogue between the band and their audience, with both sides communicating in a manner that is spontaneous, passionate, thoughtful and joyous.
“Patino Vazquez (vocals, guitar, tres), is a dynamic performer and singer who is approachable, intimate, and mesmerizing. Add in the African-influenced undulations of Mikael Mersha (vocals, bass/contrabass), the soaring, take-you-for-a-ride solos and harmonic accompaniment by Daniel Abreu (saxophone, piano, vocals) and the soulful voice and talents of Tony Curtis Hall (drums, percussion, vocals) and it’s impossible for a party to stop from breaking out, wherever Sugar Kings perform.”
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