Primary Instrument: Flute
MISTURA and their exhilarating blend of Brazilian, Afro-Cuban and Afro-funk rhythms with modern jazz. Latin Jazz Braziliance! Tony Herrington-The Wire Led by the vibrant and versatile flautist, composer and arranger Rowland Sutherland, the group explore a wide and exciting range of styles from samba, batucada and bossa to various African and Latin rhythms, which explains the name MISTURA (mix). Their album, Coast to Coast is on the FMR label. You can listen to and buy this CD, via the link at http://www.rowlandsutherland.com, which features players who have recorded with Incognito, Lauryn Hill, Red Snapper, Eddie Palmieri and Massive Attack. Mistura have been exciting audiences and receiving rave reviews at many music events and festivals both in the UK and Europe including: Glastonbury, Glasgow International, Crawley (Outside - In), Greenwich and the City of London Festival. In 1998, Mistura supported the legendary pianist and singer Tania Maria at the QEH in London. They went down a storm at the Ritmos Festa do Mundo 95 - Porto, Portugal which also featured Salif Keita & Irakere. Their rousing performance at the Bath International Festival was filmed by HTV television. The members of the band are from different cultural backgrounds creating something deep and very special. They have played with such international artists and groups as: Airto,Flora Purim,Dom Um Romao,Olodum,Ray Barreto,Joyce,Eddie Palmieri and Tito Puente. Flautist Rowland Sutherland has a superb sound and technique, and is undoubtedly one of the very best flautists on the British scene.TIME OUT. Mistura provide a Latin fusion of stunning quality and live visual entertainment... they are a must.Martin Scott - THE ARTS COUNCIL.