The Vale Live is proud to present Emily & Mambo, two of our long time collaborators, supporters and friends, in an exclusive live performance for you this Friday night.
Jon Mambo is a guitarist, vocalist, bass player and writer. He got his nickname ‘Mambo’ from earlier years as guitarist in the Manchester based Afro-Latin Jazz ensemble ” The Mambo’s”. His focus right now is on Brazilian and African style music played on the acoustic guitar and electric bass, and delving into the rhythmic and percussive foundations of the music.
Emily is a singer from Manchester whose powerful voice has sung in many different genres from classical to funk. From an early age she trained as a Soprano and at the age of 18 was asked by the famous ‘Iain Mellor’ to sing a Brasilian song with the then Brasilian Percussion collective Cabasa and the Northern Chamber Orchestra. Since this introduction, Emily has been hooked singing songs from all over Brasil for large percussion outfits including Juba Do Leao and Global Grooves. Emily has enjoyed belting over 40 plus drums over the years and is now enjoying a more laid back approach as a duo with Jon.
Together they form Emily & Mambo, a dynamic duo whose music crosses genres, languages and styles. Their repertoire includes covers of infamous and underground tunes all sung in poetic Portuguese.
Click here to catch Emily & Mambo’s set Friday 5th June at 7pm. We’ll post a link here to the video as soon as we can. Make sure you’re following The Vale for more artists performing for you every Wednesday and Friday.
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The Vale is an innovative and creative arts resource for the whole community broadcasting local and international talent live to your living room throughout lockdown. We are the home of The Vale Live producers Global Grooves – Manchester as well as a host of other incredible arts organisations. We’re proud to be co-hosting this event with Emmaus Mossley where in normal circumstances, Emily and Jon can regularly be found!