"ChaChaChalina" is a new Dutch Latin band of singer and percussionist Chalina Smit together with Venezuelan master percussionist Gerardo Rosales (Maite Hontelé, Cubop City Bigband) based in The Hague.
In 2019 they started the band at the ArtEZ Conservatory of Music and since then they have been working hard to find their own style within Latin jazz and salsa.
In October 2020 ChaChaChalina played in the finals of the Conservatory Talent Award 2020 and on July 1st, 2021 their first EP "Mira antes de Saltar" was released. The collaboration between Gerardo, Chalina and the band results in hard grooving own repertoire and tight Latin jazz, with the New York salsa feel (inspired by Ray Barretto) and with hints of modern Cuban timba (inspired by Pedrito Martinez).
On April 29th, their debut album "El Reflejo" will released on CD & Vinyl!
Let your hair down and dance to the energetic and passionate music of this international band that aims to give the audience an unforgettable concert.
"Mira Antes de Saltar 2021"
The Netherlands, Den Haag & Zwolle
Latinjazz, Cuban music, Salsa, Son, Timba
Vocals&Percussion: Chalina Smit,
Keys: Dani Brands,
Bass; Deborah Slijkhuis,
Trumpet; Oscar Cordero
Trombone: Yiannis Marinos
Percussion: Gerardo Rosales