Latin American music in the hands of a Cuban, a Uruguayan & a Cuban-trained Aussie-Polaca! Afro Latin American genre for the body & soul!
Latin XRossroads play covers of classic hits in English & Spanish, always with a Latin flair, plus their own originals.
(Vocals,percusion)..in charge of the contagious rhythm section of the band, Beata makes good use of her skills to provide multiple sounds at the same time with congas (tumbadoras), clave & cencerro (cowbell) pedals. She learned to sing & play Cuban percussion in Cuba & honed her skills touring with Cuban musicians in France & Spain . Apart from her own music project, she has worked with key Latin bands in Australia. She gives Latin XRossroads the power & sweetness of her amazing vocals.
NEY ARRUA (Piano,guitar,vocals,songwriting)..
Born in Uruguay,is well known in the Sydney Latin scene & beyond especially for his works using the roots of Candombe, an Afro-Uruguayan style which is still evolving. Ney is an innovator & his contagious compositions can make anyone jump into the dance floor & say: “Arribaaa..” following the lyrics in one of his songs…
OSCAR CARRALERO (Guitar,bass,vocals,songwriting)
Originally from Cuba, Oscar comes from a family of musicians on his father’s side & poets on his mother’s.He brings the hot, sweet rhythms of Cuba & the Caribbean. Cuban “son”,Dominican merengue & bachata, calypso & other styles influence his original compositions & even blend into the classic covers he also performs…