ABOUT AMARU TRIBE
This tribe of six are bound through strings, skins and wood. Emerging from their trans-oceanic journey they unite in the city of Melbourne to create music that embodies ancestral and urban sounds. In the Quechuan language, Amaru is the serpent that connects the spiritual and the subterranean world. The Tribe´s deep connection with their roots and mythology is nurtured through their songlines. Amazonic drums, vibrating charangos and powerful vocal harmonies give birth to a new sound, Oceanic Cumbia. The tribes songs are a personal and collective work connected to topics of social change, ancestral wisdom, love, life and everything that moves us.
Nominated for Best Roots and World Music Album at The Age Music Awards in 2017 for their debut selftitled Album “Amaru Tribe” the bands popularity continues to rise as it makes its presence in Festivals around the country including Strawberry Fields (NSW), The Lost Lands (VIC), Melbourne Festival, Blenheim Music Festival (SA) and more. A new exciting project produced by well-known singer and performer Oscar Jimenez (aka Watussi’s front-man) together with an talented and diverse group of Melbourne based artists, songwriters and well known musicians from Australia, Colombia, Argentina, Chile and Venezuela.
Oscar Jimenez: Vocals/electric & acoustic guitar
Katherine Gailer: Female singer/ rapper / Visual artist
Christian Saavedra: Cuban Timbales & Percussion / Bvs
Abraham Dunovits: Ukelele / Electric Guitar / Bvs
Jose Tortabu: Drums / Samplepad
Emiliano Beltzer: Bass / Bvs
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