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Ara’s Circle Funkyfies Afro Caribbean Beats And Jazz

Ara’s Circle builds bridges between cultures. The multi-international line-up based in the Netherlands creates music as colourful as the bird, a beautiful mix between Latin American music, Jazz and Funk. Ara’s Circle music is pure joy. This has been expressed in their first album: “That’s It” which was declared in 2014 “Album of the week” at Latin Jazz Network in Canada and won "The Akademia Music Award" in the United States of America in January 2016.

Sunday, 22 November 2015 16:28

Maria Fernandez Alvarez

Nomination for the Music Matters Award 2010, Rotterdam
1st price “Prix du Port”, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Award in recognition of outstanding musicianship Berklee in Umbria, Italy (Berklee College of Music Summer Jazz Clinics)
1st price at the Artez Holland Casino Jazz Competition, The Netherlands

International Stages:

Studybackground and masterclasses:
Bachelor of Music - Jazz Vocals,  Master of Music - Vocals, CodArts Rotterdam

Recent Press Quotes:
'Future'; the title track. Maria Fernandez Alvarez suits the song perfectly, the music fits her. A great song, a great singer.." -

"..A (backing) choir full of old school Soul & R&B.." (with Maureen Fernandes) -
“…A voice we will hear much more of…” - Ton Ouwehand – Tubantia (Dutch newspaper)

Toured with: Zap Mama

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That's It