Trio Mulatos is a band that performs folkloric, traditional and modern Cuban music from the late 19th century to the present. The fusion of the European and African cultures in the island of Cuba gave rise to a uniquely rich musical history. It was also the beginning of our identity as Cubans and our skin color ”Mulatos”. Our repertoire is a journey through rhythms like habanera, contradanza, danza, danzon, changüi, cha cha cha, and rumba; playing music from great Cuban composers like Saumell, Cervantes, and Lecuona.
-On percussion and lead vocal we have the great Jesus Diaz from Havana, Cuba. Jesus is a multi-instrumentalist, arranger, educator, and vocalist. He has worked with such artists as Stevie Wonder, The Dave Mathews Band (DMB), Carlos Santana, Dizzy Gillespie, Steve Coleman, José Luis Quintana "Changuito", Giovanni Hidalgo, and Omar Sosa, among others.
-On bass and vocal from Camagüey, Cuba, we have the talented Yadier Noa. He has performed with famous Cuban bands like Boby Carcasef, Orlando Valle (Maraca), Paulo FG y su Elite, Yasek Manzano, among others.
-On piano, vocal, and band leader Edgar Pantoja. Born in Santiago de Cuba, Edgar has spent over 20 years performing modern and traditional Cuban music on the world’s most important stages. He has toured and collaborated with influential musicians including Rubén Blades, David Murray, and Angelique Kidjo. More recently he was a member of the Grammy-nominated Pedrito Martinez Group that performed throughout the world at venues such as the Umbria Jazz Festival, the Monterey Jazz Festival and Carnegie Hall.
We hope you all enjoy listening and dancing to Cuban music from Trio Mulatos every Thursday at Bellota, SF
Peace & Love