Madrid-based DJ and production duo Sparrow & Barbossa team up with Cuban vocalist Eribertho Cruz on their new track ‘Bien Buena’, out now, worldwide, across digital platforms via Sony Latin label Orianna. This marks the first official single to be taken from Sparrow & Barbossa’s upcoming new album ‘Réciprocité’, due for release later this year.
The production duo, formed by Swiss Bryan Coletta and Uruguayan Emiliano Haberli, explores the Afro house influences and Caribbean rhythms that capture the seductive allure of Cuba. ‘Bien Buena’ celebrates the sounds of percussion and dance, opening with a traditional rumba groove. Cruz’s impressive vocals are front and centre from the start, as he sings, “Que rica esa rumbera.”
Sparrow & Barbossa showcase their love and agility with Latin rhythm patterns, romanced with the bright sounds of piano, maracas, clave, and shakers. ‘Bien Buena’ switches gear and travels to another realm with a pulsating electronic groove, then circles back to layer Cruz’s vocals and the more traditional music instruments with an Afro jazz-tinged twist for the song’s finale.
“Many thanks to Sparrow & Barbossa for including me in this production,” says Cruz. “It was a huge pleasure for me to be in it.”
‘Bien Buena’ is the second track from Sparrow & Barbossa’s upcoming sophomore album, ‘Réciprocité’, and follows the March 17th digital release of ‘Condenao’ – a fun and festive club tune that captures the essence of Latin House music, with Salsa style piano chords and a fantastic vocal delivery by Marbella-based singer and frequent collaborator, G.Zamora.
Alongside the album rollout, the DJ and production duo will also be bringing their diverse and captivating sounds to venues across Latin America, Albania, and Ibiza throughout Spring and Summer 2023. For full list of tour dates, see below.
Sparrow & Barbossa – Bien Buena is out now via Orianna: https://sparrowbarbossa.lnk.to/BienBuena
Sparrow & Barbossa Upcoming Tour Dates
06/04/2023 La Pecera Antigua Guatemala
08/04/2023 Lecheria Venezuela
14/04/2023 Sunset Manzanillo Mexico
15/04/2023 Majahuitas Mexico
25/05/2023 Bazar Sasson Lio Ibiza
04/06/2023 Reciprocate Live Pa Las Dalias
15/07/2023 Dhermi Beach Albania
SPARROW & BARBOSSA
Sparrow & Barbossa is DJ and producer duo Bryan Coletta (Swiss) and Emiliano Haberli (Uruguay). Based in Madrid, Spain, they bring together their love of piano, percussion, and African tribal rhythms, creating a fusion between organic and electronic progressive sounds. In 2021, they released their highly anticipated album Seven Seas (Redolent Music), showcasing ethnic roots, Afro and Latin house, and world music through electronica, earning a spot in Traxsource’s Top Albums of 2021. Following a busy 2022 with the launch of their imprint, Tortuga Tribes, the duo sees the 2023 release of their sophomore album, Réciprocité, on Sony Music Latin imprint, Orianna Music.
Eribertho Cruz is a Cuban percussionist and singer, who has extensive professional experience with traditional Cuban musical groups across Cuba, France, Switzerland, and Spain. He has performed in places as diverse and prestigious as the Pereyra Theater and Pacha, Ibiza (with DJ Roger Sánchez), and shared the stage with musicians such as Cesaria Evora, Los Van Van, and Sargento García. In 2019, Cruz’s vocals were prominently featured on the Afro House single “Vamos” by Megablast.
ORIANNA, meaning “rising sun,” was born out of a passion to create a Latin lifestyle label showcasing organic electronic and experimental music from across Central & South America, the Caribbean, Spain, and Portugal. Launched by Sony Music in 2020 with Sinego’s Bolero-inspired hit single “Duele” featuring Leonardo La Croix, Orianna has delivered over fifty releases to date. The label continues to build a diverse, creative, and positive community that explores Latin sounds from around the world.
Written by: Alejandro Serrano