In partnership with Mossley Town Council’s Christmas Cracker 2020, The Vale Live is proud to present Emily & The Mambo, returning to the virtual stage once again with their cross-continent sounds.
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 Brazilian song with the then Brazilian 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 Leão and Global Grooves – Manchester. Emily has enjoyed belting songs over 40+ drummers over the years and is now enjoying a more laid back approach as a duo!
Together they form Emily & The 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.
HOW TO WATCH:
• Tune in on Facebook from 4pm on Sunday 29th November
• Make sure you Like both ‘The Vale’ and ‘Mossley Town Council’s Christmas Cracker 2020’
• Turn on live notifications to get a notification when Emily and Jon are live.
• Or join the action on YouTube. Subscribe to youtube.com/GlobalGroovesuk for all upcoming Vale Live Gigs.
The Vale is an innovative and creative arts resource for the whole community and the home of The Vale Live producers Global Grooves as well as a host of other incredible arts organisations.