“Fiesta Global has a world-class enthusiasm that all ages can appreciate” - Midwest Book Review
“Flor shows us that children’s music is not just for children, but can be enjoyed by adults and families of all ages.”
— NY Metro Parents
A Latin Fusion Party for the Whole World!
FLOR BROMLEY OFFERS AUTHENTIC GEMS OF LATIN CULTURE
with Latin GRAMMY winner 123 Andrés, Noemi Gasparini (of Latin GRAMMY-winning Flor de Toloache), Latin GRAMMY nominee Damaris,
Mexico’s renowned Claudio Vega, and jazz family music favorite Jazzy Ash
NEW YORK (Feb. 28, 2020) – A joyous invitation for everyone around the world to sing and dance together, Fiesta Global, the second bilingual album from native Peruvian Flor Bromley, is set for release on April 24, 2020.
A Latin fusion party for kids (and parents, too), Fiesta Global abounds in a profusion of creativity, color, Latin rhythms, and beautiful sound while showcasing Flor Bromley’s vocal abilities, songwriting talent, and stylistic fluency. In addition, Fiesta Global features contributions from a virtual Who’s Who of Latin performers that includes Latin GRAMMY winner 123 Andrés, Noemi Gasparini (of Latin GRAMMY-winning Flor de Toloache), Latin GRAMMY nominee Damaris, Mexico’s renowned Claudio Vega, and jazz family music favorite Jazzy Ash, all backed up by an all-star instrumental and vocal team.
Fiesta Global brings to the party musical genres from up and down the Western Hemisphere: Peruvian marinera, Mexican son jarocho, NOLA jazz, punk rock, Brazilian batacuda, Colombian cumbia, and more, all done with a breathtaking air of “hands on” authenticity and cultural respect.
“I created Fiesta Global thinking of a ‘global citizen’ concept,” explains Flor Bromley. “With the way technology has advanced, kids literally have the world in the palm of their hands. They can listen to music or watch a show from Japan or Perú if they want to! We are all part of one big planet, and while cultures are different, there is no reason why we shouldn’t create and celebrate together.”
Flor continues, “Growing up Peruvian, I listened to a mix of very different musical genres. When I first met producer Sinuhé Padilla, I told him I wanted to make an album that mixes all the musical rhythms from my youth. He’s a musical encyclopedia who knows and plays all Latin rhythms with ease. His trajectory is vast; he’s worked with Lila Downs, Flor de Toloache, and Calpulli Mexican Dance Company, to name just a few. Having him on board for Fiesta Global is very special.”
This superbly produced album combines great energy with a gentle, smooth soundscape. Fiesta Global zaps the listener straight to the heart of Latin ethos with the Brazilian batacuda rhythms of “Fiesta,” on which Flor Bromley, a lively kids’ chorus, and a trombone-dominated horn line conspire to create a powerful “get up and dance” party feel. Next up, “We Came to America,” based on Faith Ringgold’s poem, is a musical mural of the USA’s rich history of immigration, with Flor Bromley’s heartfelt vocals joining the sweet tones of Noemi Gasparini’s violin. On “Lalalalalá (Cumbia),” a paean to friendship, native Colombian duo 123 Andrés (Andrés Salguero and Christina Sanabreia) shares vocals with Flor, and Andrés demonstrates the clear sound and lyrical style of his clarinet artistry.
Thanks to Ritchie Valens, the entire world knows the song “La Bamba.” Here, it is performed in its authentic Mexican son jarocho style by Flor Bromley and Claudio Vega. Trombonist George Sáenz contributes rhythmic drama to the haunting atmosphere of the marinera-style “Pañuelo,” which features spectacular vocals by Flor and award-winning Peruvian singer Damaris.
The party kicks into full gear with “Balloon Party,” hosted by vocal work from Flor and Jazzy Ash, with everybody going for a wild New Orleans Dixieland-style ride driven by Noemi Gasparini’s violin and George Sáenz’s trombone. “Superhéroe” evokes memories of Flor’s punk rock days in Perú – Green Day with a charming Latin American accent! Fiesta Global cruises to a peaceful close with “Vinimos a América,” (the Spanish version of “We Came to America”), a truly golden sunset that hints of a new day for everyone.