Mambo Jambo

biography

Acoustic roots duo Mambo Jambo take their audience on an engaging and highly enjoyable musical journey, taking in a whole range of global styles. With their sweet and strong vocal harmonies and inspired compositions, they transport their listeners with sounds from the Caribbean, bluegrass, Brazil and Latin America, New Orleans Mardi Gras and Eastern Europe. Inspired by these many styles and rhythms they create a rootsy and joyously vibrant sound of their own.

Their instruments are equally varied - with Pete on guitar, vocal, banjo, percussion, tres (traditional Cuban guitar), ukulele, accordion, suitcase (!) and Frankie on saxophone, clarinet, flute, guitar, vocal and percussion.

These two intrepid musical explorers and multi-instrumentalists have performed and studied in Salvador in Brazil, and Havana - where they gigged with established Cuban musicians. Closer to home, festival appearances include Shetland, Sidmouth, Broadstairs and Beverley Folk, Cork Jazz Festival, Knockengorroch World Ceilidh, Miri Jazz in Borneo, plus regular performances at Musicport…..arts centres, acoustic clubs and all kinds of get-togethers.

"A fabulous musical treat!" Creative Arts East

"an extremely listenable criss-crossing of world music boundaries.......Nice!" fRoots magazine

"The sheer enthusiasm & joy of their music along with their wonderful musicianship & great stage presence combine to create an act that will undoubtedly go down a storm wherever they play." Jim McLaughlin, Musicport Festival

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