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Maguare Retro Cumbia band 2011 Interview

Colombian Singer Paola Marquez, graduated from the music conservatory of Ghent in Belgium, has been over the past 10 years sharing the stage with different jazz, bossa-nova, salsa and ska bands from Europe and Latin America. Now she decided to go back to the roots of Afro-Colombian music focusing on cumbia and other afro-colombian rhythms.

The rhythm section of Maguaré consists of traditional percussion using the tambora, tambor alegre, llamador, maracas, ... Backed up by a section of five horns, double bass, accordion, piano and organ, Maguaré brings to the table, under the title of retro cumbia, an explosive mix of Afro-Colombian beats in the style of Lucho Bermudez and Lito Barrientos. They play the best cumbia songs of all times with all the passion and strength of the genre. ... 

Paola Marquez - vocals / Core Pareja - percussion / José Buc Chavez - percussion / Daniel Pastene - clarinet / Jan Verstaen - bariton saxophone, percussion / Nathan Daems- saxophone / Glenn De Jonghe - trombone / Tom Vanleeuwen - trompet / Jonas De Rave- organ, accordeon / Matthias Debusschere - contrabass

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