“Mazacote knows how to harmonize the spirit of latin music and energy and create a fantastic sound and show experience.” – Roger Chen, Producer, salsaevents.ca
Mazacote is a hard-hitting six-piece band with deep roots in the music of Nicaragua, Mozambique and Colombia. Inspired by Afro-Caribbean percussion and tropical party sounds, they play brass heavy latin dance beats with a socially conscious message. Since 2009, Mazacote has featured the captivating voice of Nicaraguan singer/songwriter David Lopez and a groove-heavy rhythm section with Carlos Arias on bass, Chris Couto on timbales, Robin Layne on congas, Japanese pianist Niho Takase and jazz trumpeter Malcolm Aiken. Their new album Nueva Era on TrebleFive Records was recently nominated as “World Album of the Year” at the 2016 WCM Awards. Mazacote performs internationally at music festivals and dance clubs, and they’re bringing their party vibes straight to Victoria!