TERRASUR, Latin folk/ World music Melbourne based band, born in 2014.
The band is composed by:
Karina Lehman (voice, guitar)
Vanessa Estrada (voice, percussion and charango)
Michelle Bestrin (guitar, bass, flute and Andean winds)
Julian Guzman (Percussion)
Michael O'Connor (Flute)
The band aims to share the Latin American music, culture and tradition, exploring rhythms and textures from the South American continent.
During the past and current year Terrasur has played in different festivals, events and venues around Victoria, such as as The Multicultural Express, The International Street Food Festival, Melbourne Summer Latin festival, Chliean Latin American September Festival, among many others.
Terrasur released their first Single "La misma piel" on September 2016 at The B.East, from their debut self titled EP released in October 2016.
The EP includes 4 original songs and 1 cover from Victor Jara.
Terrasur includes traditional instruments from the Indigenous cultures of the Andes Region such as: Charango, Qena, Zampoña (commonly known as Pan flute) and Bombo Legüero as well as universal instruments like the nylon stringed Guitar, Bass, Bongoes, Cajon, all these blended with rich and elaborated Vocal harmonies by two lead female singers.
Terrasur takes you to a journey through South America, a suite of songs that capture a full repertoire of pleasant rhythms, melodies and emotions that talk about the happiness of simple things such as singing and travelling, the nostalgic feeling of missing the land you come from, also about respect and how we can all live in harmony in a multicultural society.
Pérolas is an eclectic trio comprising a rare combination of instruments by:
Liana Pearl (Harp & Vocals)
Jag Singh (Indian Tabla & Trumpet)
Fabian Aravales (Acoustic guitar & Electronics soundscapes)
Pérolas, meaning Pearls in Portuguese, are rare gemstones occurring spontaneously in the wild. Their music seeks to enliven a consciousness of beauty within the listener, seeking to empower a connection between the audience and the beauty within the natural environment.
Each of the Pérolas bring a strong sense of their cultural heritage to their music; infusing Indian, European Latin American rhythms, melodies and scales, whilst maintaining a truly Australia identity.
Their music encourages participation from the audience, allowing for listeners to develop their sense of community and conscious connection.