"If Mambo Kings Poncho Sanchez and Tito Puente got together to jam with Herb Alpert and Ry Cooder of the Buena Vista Social Club, it might sound something like Obbini Tumbao."
- Liza Weisstuch, Boston Globe
Featuring: Rebecca Cline - keyboards
Anita Quinto - timbales
Gerald Rollock - bass
Manolo Mairena - lead vocals
Paulo Stagnaro - congas
Yaure Muniz - trumpet
Jim Messbauer 'Mondongo' - trombone
Obbini Tumbao delivers a double shot of high-energy music that makes audiences want to get up and dance! Pianist Rebecca Cline and percussionist Anita Quinto write Cuban-influenced popular songs for their band of New England’s best Latin horn section and a smoking rhythm section of congas, timbales, bongos, piano and bass. Fronted by the area’s most in-demand lead vocalists and the two dynamic co-leaders, Obbini Tumbao leaves audiences feeling enthralled and hungry for more.
Rebecca Cline BIO
Pianist Rebecca Cline has performed or recorded with such artists as Giovanni Hidalgo, Paulo Braga, Romero Lubambo, Jerry González, Horacio “El Negro” Hernández and Charles Neville. In 2007, Rebecca received a commission from Chamber Music America to compose the suite, Clay, Iron, Water, for her Latin jazz quartet, Enclave. The work was performed in Boston and New York in the fall of 2008. In May 2005 she performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as a finalist in the Mary Lou Williams International Women in Jazz Piano Competition
Anita Quinto BIO
Ana Norgaard, aka Anita Quinto, has performed with internationally acclaimed artists such as Eddie Palmieri, Jose Luis Quintana "Changuito,” John Santos, John Benitez, Kenwood Dennard, and Gonzalo Rubalcaba, among others. Some of Ms. Norgaard’s recording work can be heard on: Casas de los Babies (motion picture, written and directed by John Sayles, soundtrack by Mason Derring); The Gift of the Game (PBS documentary, produced by Bill Heney and John McNeil, soundtrack by Claudio Ragazzi); and Purple Cha Cha Heels (CD by Brass Roots, Accurate Records 2003). In 1999, Ms. Norgaard received Berklee College of Music’s prestigious Tito Puente Percussion Achievement Award.