Monday, August 30, 2010

Cumbancha Launches Artist Booking Agency: Cumbancha Booking


Cumbancha has announced the launch of Cumbancha Booking, and artist booking agency that will coordinate North American concert tours for a roster of exceptional live talent.

According to Cumbancha founder Jacob Edgar, "For years, we’ve been booking occasional shows for the artists on our record label, either because they didn’t have an agent in place or because their agents needed an extra push, and I felt it was time to make this effort more formal."

Cumbancha will be working with some of the artists on their label, although they will sign on artists to the booking roster that are not on the label in the future. Cumbancha Booking has already successfully booked their first tour for Brazilian singer Luísa Maita, putting together a strong lineup of 16 shows in the US, Canada and Mexico in November.

Most Cumbancha artists will continue to work with their current agents, including Habib Koité, Idan Raichel, Kailash Kher, Dobet Gnahoré (International Music Network), Rupa & the April Fishes and Chiwoniso (Mondo Mundo), Umalali (Alia Productions), Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars (Rosebud), Sarazino (Trouble Worldwide) and Kimi Djabate (LED Artists).

Promoters and venues interested in booking Cumbancha Booking artists should contact info@cumbancha.com or call the office at 802-425-2118.

The current Cumbancha Booking roster includes:

LUÍSA MAITA

Hailed as "The New Voice of Brazil" by NPR's All Things Considered, singer Luísa Maita performs enchanting music that is sultry, seductive and infused with that inimitable samba swing. Luísa is based in São Paulo and the band has four members on stage.

North America Tour Windows:
November 1, 2010 through November 24, 2010
March 15, 2011 through late April, 2011
Summer 2011

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STREAM THE FULL ALBUM LERO-LERO | VIDEOS | CUMBANCHA


NOVALIMA (and Coba Soundsystem)

Novalima's pioneering blend of soulful Afro-Peruvian rhythms and melodies with the cutting-edge grooves of dub reggae, chilled-out electronica and funky Latin beats creates an irresistible mash-up of old-school traditions and modern trends. Novalima is based in Lima, Peru and can tour as a 9-member band or a 3-member DJ/VJ group called the Coba Soundsystem.

North America Tour Windows:
January 2011 (also looking for Coba Soundsystem dates in this window)
Summer 2011
September 2011

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STREAM THE FULL ALBUM COBA COBA | VIDEOS | CUMBANCHA


RAZIA SAID

Buoyed by the irresistible rhythms and catchy melodies of traditional Malagasy music, Razia adds an accessible contemporary approach and engaging song craft to create an album with a timely message and timeless beauty. Razia is based in New York City and can tour in various configurations.

North America Tour Windows:
Spring 2011
Summer 2011
September 2011

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STREAM THE FULL ALBUM ZEBU NATION | VIDEOS | CUMBANCHA

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