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Sang (Fr. Blood) Matiz (Sp. Harmonious Mixture) Is a collection of musicians coming from many parts of the world that call the Bay Area their home and Is here in the Bay Area where the Band's mostly original repertoire was created!
The music is full of energy, good vibes and lots of soul and fun!
The band's music, brings an exotic mix of Afro-Brazilian/Peruvian rhythms fused with Flamenco, Funk, Reggae, Ska, Pop & R&B. that will have you moving in no time!
Yuriza Jared (Singer/Songwriter)
Eddie Cabezas (Lead Guitarist)
Nemo Curiel (Singer/Bass player)
Jesus Martinez (Drummer)
Clark Seal (Percussion)
Alberto Rosetti (Zurdos & Percussion)
David De Semir (Percussion)
Braulio Barrera (Congas & Cajon player)
Their debut Album: "Ship It!" was possible with the collaboration of Producer/Recording Engineer Maya Finlay and Bay Area musician's like Jesus Martinez, Braulio Barrera, Miguelito Martinez, Mario Alberto Silva, Miriam Speyer Joey Castellanos, Eddie Cabezas, Clark Seal and more; Sang Matiz have found their comfort zone in high energy vibrant sounds from South America and the US; bringing their contagious new beat to awaken your inner self and expose your deepest emotions.
The band; originally formed in early 2008, has come a long way to perfect a combination of styles that can only be described as Danceable, Catchy, Fast, Syncopated melodies with Rappping, Afro rhythms & flamenco guitar finger-style picking.
They hail from Peru & South America by way of Germany & the USA (Sonoma County, CA where Yuriza & Eddie first formed the group) eventually making their way to San Francisco to establish a Fan Base of Americans and Latinos looking for a new edge in music.
"Ship It!" was lovingly crafted and made greatly possible by support from the California Arts Council National Endowment for the Arts, the San Francisco Arts Commission Cultural Equity Grants and WAM (Women's Audio Mission Studios SF) and is available now everywhere all over the world! So.....
"Ship It!" "Envialo!" =)
MORE ABOUT SANG MATIZ:
Back in 2007 Yuriza Jared was playing with a traditional Flamenco Band called "Cascada" based in Santa Rosa, California when she met Eddie Cabezas Flamenco/Latin Guitarist. In spite of Cascada band had been signed to a record label, Yuriza decided to quit and start the beginning sound of Sang Matiz with Eddie Cabezas(all original music) in early 2008.
Later in 2009 the duo moved to San Francisco, California where they met Cata Atria (singer/dancer) and Johny major (drummer) changing the sound to a more Latin/Indie feel. In 2010 Chicho Espinoza (bass player) decided to join part time and add Funk to the mix.
In the process of transformation, Sang Matiz gained world music styles & rhythms trying to fuse them together to send a message of United Cultures. While in the search for musicians who share the same passion, in late 2010 Sang Matiz met Miriam Speyer (Singer Song writer/Bass player) who helped with composing ideas and Bass lines; She introduced a more Pop/Jazz sound to the band.
Right after that in 2011, Joe Castellanos joined the band to push the sound into a more Funk/R&B direction. As a quartet: Miriam, Joe, Eddie and Yuri started playing around the Bay Area & Sonoma County when they met Maya Finlay Sound Engineer/Musician who joined to play keyboard & Cabaquinho and decided to Record Sang Matiz's first Official Album having won a Recording Grant with Womens Audio Mission.
At this point the band felt a need to integrate more percussion to the mix, Braulio Barrera (Percussionist) join the band & brought in Afro-Peruvian rhythms, which were naturally fused with electronic sounds.
To close the book, Jesus Martinez and Clark Seal also joined and collaborated by recording on Ship It! adding traditional Brazilian percussion to the mix.
After completinging this Album, the band feels very confident to say:
"We got the right Fusion Music to share with the world."
"We hope all listeners enjoy and feel identified with our music and the ideals behind it"
--- Sang Matiz