James Brown meets Pérez Prado
Cecilia Noël is passionate, flamboyant, exotic, and incredibly talented. "Salsoul," the genre Cecilia created to describe her sound, combines elements of salsa, soul, jazz, funk, and Afro-Cuban music. Originally from Lima, Peru, Cecilia career began at age eight with a starring role in a Peruvian television show. Encouraged by the legendary Stan Getz to move to the U.S., Cecilia relocated to New York City and sang at the legendary Rainbow Room, and as a principal dancer with Jo Jo’s Dance Factory and with the boy band Menudo. She moved to Los Angeles in 1989, and, her “James Brown meets Pérez Prado" band, Cecilia Noël And The Wild Clams quickly received attention for their explosive live shows and became one of the most powerful and entertaining live music acts in Los Angeles, and beyond, over the last 20 years. Since then Cecilia has recorded with musicians from around the Latin American world, and she also performs and records with her husband, former Men at Work frontman Colin Hay, who will make a special guest appearance. Also appearing as guest will be Cuban-born Angeleno San Miguel Pérez, who is known as "El Tresero Moderno," or the modern tres player. Well known in Cuba, he has modernized the repertory of this traditional instrument, and he's now recording with Noël and Hay.