Betty Confetti y Su Conjunto Tropical has had a splendid 2016 hermoso, nice and choppy, and joyful, always thanks to those that help us out and follow us.
The band is formed of Julián Moreno and Julián Carro on percussion, Toto Shifres on bass, Fran Cirimele plays synth, Betty Confetti sings and plays the güiro.
This December they launched the contagious song, Chica Fantasma, by Betty Confetti, recorded and mixed by Diego Voloschin, mastered by Hernán Bruckner. Musicians Julían Moreno on percussion, Fran Cirimele on synth, Iván Lowce plays the bass, Damián Benjamín guitar, and Ronal Carbajal is honrary MC.
Its video was directed and edited by Maximiliano Torres, starring Martín Garabal, Jonah Schwartz, Solana Gómez and Betty Confetti. Big hugs for those that took part in a fun shoot and the post bit.
The other song that came out this year is Sombras, from the same project of Sr. Voloschin, this time with Martín Telechanski on the cuatro. The video was made by Rocío Morgenstern, starring Eric Buckhunter Brown, Camila Osz and Santiago Natalini. Again, thanks muchly!
Betty Confetti arrived in Buenos Aires nine years ago, coming from her home town of Portsmouth, England, and having lived in Berlin, Germany. Her plan was to stay for two weeks, but she never left.
In love with the city and its people Betty Confetti played in experimental bands, recording several records. Later she joined Las Kellies, playing bass and singing for 3 years, recording and albums and touring extensively in Latin America and Europe.
At the same time Betty formed Betty Confetti y su Conjunto Tropical, in 2009, in which she expresses her experiences of Buenos Aires in cumbia, a genre which fascinated her as soon as she stepped foot in the city.
In 2012 they released their debut album “Camina Sobre Fuego”, recorded in the historic ION studios with Iván Díaz Mathé (Nairobi,) released on the label Crang, which they showcased on tour in Germany at the end of 2012.
“Camina Sobre Fuego” has songs of lost love, like Mi Nidito and Hamaca , songs of seduction in a land built on machos, and party songs set on the infamous public transport system – Permiso. Betty Confetti reveals her cheeky style, full of sentiment, reflected in a classic romantic cumbia. She’s described as original and fresh on the popular dance music scene.
“Hamaca”, video made by Celeste Lois in 2014.
Betty Confetti y su Conjunto Tropical is inspired by the romantic cumbias of Gilda, Los Angeles Azules and Los Leales. Her love for cumbia travels round Latin America and absorbs the traditional Columbian style, based on African percussion and indigenous wind instruments, going through the big band Mexican cumbia, the Andino Bolivian style, the Peruvian Amazonic psychodelic Chicha, the tropical Paraguayan Cachaca, and the Argentine Santa Fe style.
With the band, they’ve played in parties and gigs with emblematic artists like Amar Azul, Néstor en Bloque, Dalila, Chili Fernández, Lia Crucet and many more, as well as touring around Argentina and Europe.
Recently, Betty Confetti presented Volume 1 of her remix project, Bettymology, mastered by Daniel Melero, featuring Yul Acri, Manuel Schaller and Victor Matías, with the second volume in progress, including artists like Diego Tuñón (Babasónicos), Julio Lozano, Lucila Glass, Juan Tobal, Mariano Hernandez, Franco antonelli, Ivan Lowce y T.h. Bröckel.
She’s also working on her second album, just as Italian record label, Black Vagina releases a split single with Foligno dreamkitschtechno artist Mario Dream.
Here you can see Betty’s PRESS RELEASE
And here’s the Press Release for her new album, CAMINA SOBRE FUEGO, out in November 2012
Acá podés ver la GACETILLA de Betty
Y acá está la Gacetilla para su nuevo albúm, CAMINA SOBRE FUEGO, que sale en noviembre de 2012
Hier kann man die Press Eklärung für das neues album CAMINA SOBRE FUEGO