Trio Bembe won a 2014 Global Music Award for World Beats, and a 2011 Western Canadian Music Award for World Recording of the Year.
Trio Bembe plays infectious Latin music from around the world. Having chased their passion from the snowy Canadian prairies to Cuba, Brazil, and Chile, this trio is overflowing with rhythmic energy. Their album “Oh my soul“ won the 2011 “World Recording of the Year” Award by the Western Canadian Music Awards, and recently won a 2014 Global Music Award for “World Beats.”
The brush of palm leaves, the whispering waves, the salt in the air. You reach the end of the beach, and feel a steady beat. A little closer and you hear the strum of a guitar. Just as you arrive, a voice rings out strong and clear. This isn’t a dream. It’s Trio Bembe.
Out of the snowy Canadian prairies rises a tropical breeze from a surprising source. Three musicians join, having chased their passion to Cuba, Brazil, and Chile; Trio Bembe’s mastery of Latin music drives their audiences into a rhythmic frenzy.
Amber Epp first encountered Latin music in Canada, but it was not until she moved to Cuba that she discovered her Latin soul. Singing in the open-air patios of Old Havana fueled the fire for this infectious, rhythmic music. Amber has an amazing ability to convey the meanings of songs in numerous languages. She shares her passion with audiences, leaving them walking away with a smile on their face and a groove in their step.
“Getting hips moving isn’t hard for the trio. They have a driving, exotic rhythm behind the songs that make even the most reluctant listener at least tap their feet.”
– Manitoba Music Magazine
Founder and leader of the well-known and loved Winnipeg band Papa Mambo, Rodrigo Muñoz is a primary figure in Canada’s music scene. His prowess as a guitarist and percussionist has lead him to Cuba, Puerto Rico, Argentina, and to his native Chile. Rodrigo’s individual style on the guitar brings a rhythmic uplift to the harmonic side of Trio Bembe, and his laid-back, humorous personality immediately welcomes audiences into his world.
“Close your eyes, and you are quickly whisked away to any of the legendary clubs in Havana, Rio de Janeiro, or Buenos Aries.” – The Carillon
Every instrument has a story. Each tale is waiting to be told. Scott Senior’s journey is uncovered through the instruments that he plays: the pandeiro from Brazil, the congas from Cuba, the cajón from Peru. The joy of experiences relived is evident on Scott’s face each time he picks up one of his precious instruments. He invites you in, and then he takes you on his journey.
Trio Bembe creates infectious, danceable music that moves people; they’re the party down the street, so just follow your ears.