MAZACOTE is a hard-hitting 6-piece world/latin band from Vancouver, Canada with deep roots in Nicaragua, Mozambique and Colombia. Inspired by Afro-Caribbean percussion and tropical party sounds, they play brass heavy latin dance beats with a socially conscious message.
Performing together since 2009, Mazacote features the captivating voice of Nicaraguan singer/songwriter David Lopez and a groove-heavy rhythm section with Carlos Arias on Bass, Chris Couto on Timbales, Robin Layne on Congas, Japanese pianist Niho Takase and jazz trumpeter Malcolm Aiken.
Mazacote performs across the globe at music festivals and dance clubs, bringing their world dance party vibes to audiences of all ages! Recent highlights include headlining the Vancouver International Salsa Festival with New York latin jazz trombone legend Jimmy Bosch, as well as mainstage appearances at the Harmony Arts Festival, the Carnaval del Sol, the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, the Winterruption Arts and Culture Festival and the Global Music Festival.
What people are saying about MAZACOTE....
“Mazacote sure knows how to get a crowd dancing!" ~ Ryan Donn, Global Music Festival
"a jazz festival highlight ... perfect for dancers" ~ Vancouver Sun
“fantastic sound and show" ~ Roger Chen, salsaevents.ca
"sizzling latin rhythms ... highly recommended" ~ Jodi Smith, JLS Entertainment, Harmony Arts Festival
“Mazacote "gets" it with their powerhouse shows" ~ Cheyenne Kamran, Director Vancouver International Salsa Festival
“absolutely loved your music" ~ Carolyn Kraus, Hollyburn Country Club
"They sure know how to bring a crowd to their feet!" ~ Kelowna Capital News
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