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Guilt & Company
1 Alexander Street, Downstairs, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1B2
Calle Verde has been performing together since 2012, but the history of the group’s members goes back much further. Peter Mole is an accomplished guitarist in the Vancouver flamenco scene, well-known for his impeccable technique and melodic imagination. He started working with Michelle Harding (dancer) in the mid-2000s and her dynamic energy and rapid-fire footwork have made her a local favourite.
Dancer/singer Maria Avila was next to join Calle Verde with her strong, graceful style and movingly gorgeous voice. Calle Verde’s guest singer Mario De La Sota is a multi-talented singer and percussionist with a gravelly, pure flamenco voice and a flair for rhythmic accompaniment on cajon.
We need a party band for the strange new world. Rooted in the Afro-Latin soul of cumbia, MNGWA [pronounced ming-wah] blends elements of psych rock, surf, salsa, reggae, and hip hop into their polyrhythmic pot // Forever shifting but never dropping the groove.
With 8 full-time members from Mexico, Canada, Europe and Asia, the Vancouver ensemble draws inspiration from across the globe and invite all to join in the sonic frenzy.