The cultural variety coming from an extraordinary mix of Romanian, Spanish and Cuban musicians created Mandinga and its unique performance on the worldwide stage, a band that is able to satisfy music lovers of all genres.
Barbara(Vox), Chupi(Drums), Valentin(Saxophone), El Niño(Percussion) and Tony(Trombone) represent the nucleus of Mandinga, a band that is spreading the “urban Latin vibe” all over the world.
Mandinga released 5 studio albums from 2003 to 2012.
In 2012 they represented Romania at the Eurovision finals with the song “Zaleilah” and won the Golden Disk for digital download.
They performed as opening act at Maluma’s concert in Romania in 2018.
Mandinga also won the title for best live performance (Romanian Music Awards) and best show (Romanian Music Awards).
In 2018, beautiful Barbara became Ali, Christina Aguilera’s character in the “Burlesque” musical and won audience’s heart with an amazing performance on season 13 of the TV show “Te cunosc de undeva” (“I know you somewhere”) where she won first prize.
Mandinga’s music is accompanied by amazing videos, filmed in exotic countries: “Provocador” and “Soy de Cuba” were filmed in Cuba, “Besame” in Mexico and “Arquitectura” in Romania.
“We get inspired by different types of artists: from classic ones to the younger talents in the music industry. Mandinga is composed by different membres, so we do our best to get inspired by things that help us improve our music and make it sound better. We are open to listen and enjoy various types of music. You never know when inspiration comes.”
Mandinga’ s sound is in continuous upgrade.
We have to move fast and innovate in this industry and we focus on bringing a fresh vibe to every new song.
“We like to perform live on any occasion. There’s nothing like the energy we release when we are on stage, performing live. It’s something we really enjoy and we love this special connection we have with the audience. They will always appreciate an artist that is performing live and have a opposite feedback with the others who don’t.
“The passion for music is our motto. The reaction of the audience to our music is the reason why we are making our best to create good music. Without audience’s support, we wouldn’t be able to share our music with the entire world and that is something we will continue doing.”