In the run up to An evening in Cuba at The Jazz Cafe featuring Diáspora12-piece band on 31st July, we're running an artist focus on the players joining us for the night.
Rea Qunta is a natural singer-songwriter. Ever since appearing in a music video at three and recording her first song at six, Rea has performed everything from reggae and 60s / 70s soul and motown to jazz and Latin. "I listen to a wide variety of music and therefore I feel this is reflectedthrough the music I create. I feel the music transcends genre, as it is what is in the heart that matters. I like to see each song as a canvas on which to paint musical ideas."
With Q The Music, Rea's vocal style branches everything from jazz, progressive rock, funk and romantic to Celtic folk, Latin, pop and minimalism. Rea won an international songwriting competition in 2005 and this year released a solo album "8 Hours" to great acclaim. "I really believe that music can make the world go round, and that special song or piece has the power to inspire, communicate and translate what otherwise cannot be said in simple words. I feel we have a responsiblity as artists to keep filling the world with light, hope and encourage others to keep creating a better world." July's performance will see Rea delivering the lead lines on songs from Diaspora's upcoming album.
UNITED IN THE LATIN BEAT