“LOS HERMANOS CUBANOS”
THE CUBAN BROTHERS
It’s long been said that Cubans sing when they speak, dance when they walk, and woo with a love song. So it should be of little surprise that The Cuban Brothers’ peerless funk soul review blends sexy, soulful music, with jaw-dropping b-boy action and riotous comedy.
From humble beginnings, Miguel Mantovani, Archerio Mantovani and Kengo San have built Los Hermanos Cubanos – The Cuban Brothers – into a legendary outfit that continuously sells out shows across the globe.
A raw collection of sinewy funk and heavy beats, Yo Bonita eschews building tracks around samples in favour of a real band dynamic, which lends the collection of original tracks and inspired covers a groove that is undeniably infectious. Giving even more depth to proceedings is a litany of unique vocalists, that include Mica Paris, KT Tunstall, Kurtis Blow, Tenor Fly and the legendary Omar. From crate diggers’ delight Misdemenor originally by Foster Sylvers, Sly and the Family Stone’s Underdog and Motorhead’s Ace of Spades rendered as you’ve never heard it before..(read more)..to the band’s originals, including The Finding and single Mike 4 President, the band effortlessly prove they know their chops, laying a contagious bedrock for Mike’s vocals to soar.
Miguel Mantovani said – “Yo Bonita! was the album started just after my first born Bonbon, I wanted to do an organic project not using any samples with the extraordinary live band I’d put together to support James Brown on one of his last tours out in Australia. The players comprise cats from Amy Winehouse’s outfit, Primal scream and so many more and they are the dopest musicians. The main idea was to do some great songs, dope beats and keep it free of gimmicks.”
“..With the exception of Kurtis Blow, who is just a legend of hip-hop culture and somebody I’ve always admired, the guests are some of my favourite British artists, all with their own true voice.”
“A triumphant dance album…in a brilliant Cubano style” – Gigwise★★★★★
“With nods to old-skool hip hop, Motown and mambo/salsa plus guests like Tenor Fly, Omar, Mica Paris, Abdominal and Kurtis Blow, we’ve got a party up in here, friends!” – Mixmag★★★★★
Yes friends! Have you heard the news? We have a radio show! Tune into “Good Morning Havana” with The Cuban Brothers on SOHO RADIO. Full of banter, nonsense, quality music and guest interviews – and of course, everyone’s favourite “Lovely Dogs” feature, you won’t be disappointed!
We had an amazing time at Bestival Bali, the peace was increased and the love was shared! Take a look at the best..
Miguel was invited to discuss all things Hip Hop with Romesh Ranganthan for the Hip Hop Saved My Life podcast. Listen below..