Four talented musicians will drive us into the explosive rhythms of Latin and world music. Enjoy a different approach to Latin rhythms, Afro-Cuban and Brazilian funk, sprinkled with jazz. The “Macumba” quartet was formed in March 2017, after the arrival of Chilean bassist Rodrigo Cáceres in Cyprus, where he teamed up with Rodos Panagiotou, Elias Ioannou & Giorgos Morfitis, three well-known musicians of the island.
“Macumba” appeared in many festivals such as: Afrobanana Festival, Aglanjazz Festival, Windcraft Music Festival, Paradise Jazz Festival, Old Port Jazz Festival, Rialto Jazz & World Music Festival, etc. and in several venues in Cyprus. They also performed at the Gardens of Sounds Festival in Katowice Poland in June 2019, attracting a wide and warm audience. Recently the band appeared at CYBC’s TV programme “Roadtrip”.
Τhis time, the band presents original songs composed by the four musicians for their first CD album “COMO JUGANDO”, released in July 2019 to a very positive response in Cyprus and abroad. The album expresses several music styles with a fresh and powerful groove that will travel us to different parts of the world.
Elias Ioannou: trumpet
George Morfitis: keyboard, congas, vocals
Rodrigo Cáceres: bass & vocals
Rodos Panagiotou: drums, percussions