Wara have concocted an epic new musical genre of their own with strong Cuban roots. A hot melting pot of identities, living in London with backgrounds from all over the world: Cuba, Argentina, Venezuela, Chile, Ghana, Congo, Spain and the UK. With contagious, in-your-face vocals from Congolese-Argentinean lead Juanita Euka (niece of legendary Congolese musician Franco), inspired keyboard flourishes from MD Eliane Correa, MC Murmur quick on the rhymes and a super tight Latin/UK mix on the rhythm section, their musical energy is palpable. Combining a lyrically conscious approach with exceptional musicianship, this is a band with an urgent voice that demands to be heard.
"(Wara are) at the cutting edge… of the musical pulse."
Lopa Kothari, BBC Radio 3
“Wara are young musical revolutionaries who simply ignore convention…they represent the true sound of contemporary Latin London in the 21st century.
Lubi Jovanovic (UK Latin DJ/Promoter/Journalist)
"They mash Cuban jazz-funk, clubby beats and smart hooks – lead track 'Flesh And Bone' is a Latin-London blast."
Single of the week - London Metro 2011
WHERE: Consistently packing dance floors to dizzying heights, in 2011 alone Wara have played at Glastonbury, The Big Chill Festival, Secret Garden Party, The London Green Fair, Barbican's Blaze Festival (supporting Calle 13), Waltham Arts in the Park (supporting Courtney Pine), Exeter Respect Festival, Leeds Loves Latino Festival and Ealing Global Festival. Wara recently played in Brighton and Oxford and headlined a sell out show at Roundhouse Studios, London.
RELEASES: Debut release EP “Flesh and Bone” on Movimientos Records available now worldwide. Hotly anticipated tour coming 2012…