Cecilia Noël & The Wild Clams
Vocalist Cecilia Noël is passionate, flamboyant, exotic, and incredibly talented—and on her aptly titled new CD A Gozár! (To Enjoy), she demonstrates why critics have long called her the “Latin Tina Turner.” “Salsoul,” the genre Noël created to describe her sound, combines elements of salsa, soul, jazz, funk, and afro-Cuban. Featuring smoking hot Latin grooves laced with rapid-fire Spanish lyrics, A Gozár! is a manifestation of Noël’s love of music and dance and a dedication to her family in her native Peru. Encouraged by the legendary Stan Getz to move to the U.S., she formed Cecilia Noël and the Wild Clams in the 1990s. A "James Brown meets Pérez Prado" band, the Wild Clams received quick attention for their explosive live shows and were booked at the House of Blues and the Playboy Jazz Festival.
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