Zorita   (worldmusic)

The band’s bohemian music boasts an eclectic mixture of instruments like the accordion, trumpet and violin. In combination with bass, drums and guitars, as well as front man Carlos Zorita Diaz’s raw voice they create a completely unique sound. Boldly blending influences from South America, the Mediterranean, Balkan and Folk music, an evening with Zorita is guaranteed to breathe life into any party. In their own words, the eight musicians of Zorita describe their well-oiled ragtag collection of instruments, styles and personalities as ‘Musica Vagabunda’.

Founded in Amsterdam in 2009, Zorita impressed judges and audiences in the finals of competitions. In the Popronde, Zorita wowed audiences nationwide. The past years saw these seasoned musicians play dozens of festivals like Zwarte Cross (Nl) Fiesta Mundial (Be), Copacobana (BE), Oerol (Nl), Boomtown Fair (UK). Their first album ‘Amor y Muerte’, distributed in 2012, immediately soared to the number 1 spot in the Dutch Alternative record charts. Their EP ‘Until we die’ was released in 2015. The release was followed by a successful summer tour with 35 shows in the Netherlands and Belgium, where the band proved to be a first class festival headliner. Their songs are played by radio stations and used by TV shows and channels.

Amsterdam Artist Collective