Valentina Montoya Martinez
A four piece band, based in Edinburgh and led by Chilean singer Valentina Montoya Martinez and Scottish virtuoso guitarist
David Russell, with May Halyburton on double bass and Gerardo Ballesteros on percussion. They perform a wide range of music within a broad umbrella of Latin American folk styles.
The band aims to keep alive music forms which have often been marginalised both within and outwith Latin America and which are rooted in various native musical traditions. They perform chacareras, zambas, joropos, valses, Cuban son, Afro-Peruvian songs, cuecas, much if it is based on music from the Chilean New Song Movement.
Voces del Sur are the authentic heart of South America in Scotland with spicy riffs, complex rhythms and seductively melancholic melodies and dance rhythms.
"combining passion, sensuality and musical intelligence Martinez is a dazzling performer with a world class voice."
"pure and simple passion..."
Edinburgh Evening News
"one of the most interesting Chilean voices in the UK"