The connection comes when you turn it up, and you’re transported to a funky, soulful, urban island in the middle of paradise. Miami-based group Elastic Bond mixes traditional Latin, Soul and Afro grooves, with modern electronic sounds. With a solid foundation of organic songwriting, melodic vocals and good vibes, Elastic Bond delivers music even your mom would like. Venezuelan producer Andres Ponce and Honduran singer-songwriter Sofy Encanto formed the band in 2006, and soon after guitarist Buffalo Brown and trumpet player David Burgos joined forces to expand its unique sound. Their latest release “Frecuencia Natural EP” solidifies Elastic Bond’s inventive fusion of styles that enchants listeners as diverse as the city they call home.
“Intoxicating. Engaging. Irresistible.”
Brazilian American singer songwriter, Mônica da Silva has just released a new album, “Brasilissima” on Socialite Fiasco Music. “Brasilissima” draws from both the Brazilian and American cultures, and is a throwback to the days of Astrud Gilberto with plenty of modern elements and edge. Putumayo Records is excited to feature Mônica’s first single “Aí Então, on their forthcoming compilation called “Brazilian Beat” due to be released in January 2012. Putumayo has already sold over 27 million of their renowned compilations worldwide, introducing the world to the music of many up and coming artists.
TIME: Doors Open at 9:30/ Show starts at 10:30 pm /Event ends at 3:30 am
LOCATION: 337 SW 8th St, Miami, FL
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Best known for her multi-lingual music productions that span five languages – English, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian and French, you may have already heard some of Mônica’s music and not even realized it. Many of her songs have been featured on national and international commercials, and prime time shows on MTV, CBS, NBC, HGTV, E!, and The Style Network, just to list a few.
Teaming up her talents with guitarist and songwriting partner, Chad Alger, has led to an incredible energy and compatibility that is revealed in their live performances and on their album. “The music this couple produces flows from the stage like cool water mixed with fiery sparkles of passion.”
Miami’s Acontece Magazine, recently called Mônica’s music the “future of Bossa Nova with the face of youth today”.