A 8 track latin rap/hip-hop album (39m 48s) — released May 5th 2023 on Mais Um

A transatlantic collaboration between five musicians from the UK jazz collective Steam Down and eight musicians from Colombia's folk, jazz, hip-hop, salsa and electronic scenes and groups such as Ondatropica, Frente Cumbiero and La Perla.

Radio support for first single Arroyo came from Jamz Supernova, Huey Morgan and Jamie Cullum on BBC 6music, 1xtra and Radio 2 – with radio interviews and sessions now confirmed for these 3 shows. The band's debut live shows are for the album release at London's Village Underground (7.5), Manchester's Band on the Wall (6.5) and Bristol's Beacon (5.5) plus two shows at Brighton's The Great Escape (10-11.5).

Mestizo is:
UK musicians:
Ahnansé (Steam Down) - tenor + soprano sax, vocals (UK music director)
Shantéh (Steam Down) - vocals
Benjamin Appiah (Steam Down) - drums
DoomCannon - keyboards, synths, electric guitar
Grifton Forbes-Amos (Steam Down) - trumpet

Colombian musicians:
Jose Miguel Vega (Ondatropica) - trombone
León Pardo (Ondatropica) - trumpet + gaita
Diana Sanmiguel (La Perla) - percussion, vocals + gaita
Marco Fajardo (Frente Cumbiero) - clarinet + tenor sax
Daniel Michel (La BOA) - bass + synths (Colombian music director)
Ronal Balanta (Chambimbe) - keyboards, synths, electric guitar + percussion
Alejandro Cifuentes (Bandejas Espaciales) - drums + percussion
Salomé Gómez Burbano - marimba + trumpet
Luis Luque (La BOA) - euphonium
N. Hardem - MC

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