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THE BAND

Mark Carr - Rollitt
//Percussion, Guitar

Jorge Pena
//Lead Vocals, Requinto

Chris Martell
//Bass, Backgound Vocals

 

On percussion and guitar is Mark Carr-Rollitt who was a percussionist with the ECMA nominated band, The Count and the Cuban Cocktail. Mark is well-versed in Cuban rhythms and has travelled to Cuba to work with a Cuban percussionist and study the evolution of complex rhythms.

Special guest artist Jorge Peña is from Santiago de Cuba and has traveled a great deal playing both his original music and the great classics of the Cuban repertoire on vocals and requinto. A requinto is an instrument that looks like a guitar, but it is shorter, wider, and tuned higher so it has a very bright sound.

On upright bass and vocals is Chris Martell, an accomplished and versatile musician who traveled extensively playing music around the world with a variety of musicians in a variety of genres.