Expansive, radiant, the young cellist and singer Ana Carla Maza plays with her Cuban passion. Between jazz, song and colors of Latin America.
Expansive and radiant, Ana Carla Maza sings and paints on the cello the energy of life and the palpitations inspired by her native Havana. She was born in Havana 27 years ago, at the time Wim Wenders recorded Buena Vista Social Club, and she has been immersed in music. With a Chilean pianist father and a Cuban guitarist mother, founders of a music school, Ana Carla started playing the cello at the age of 8 after having started playing the piano with Chucho Valdès’ sister as a teacher. From Cuba, which she left at the age of 12, Ana Carla keeps memories and sounds. Encouraged at the beginning by the cellist Vincent Segal, she launched herself as a soloist and put her voice on her bowing and pizzicati on the cello. In her two albums, La Flor in 2020 and Bahía in 2022, she proposes a vocabulary combining jazz, song and colors of latin America. Drawing from Brazilian bossa nova, Cuban habanera and Argentine tango, she blends memories with present-day feelings with a refreshing simplicity. The year 2023 will see her take another step forward with the recording of a sextet album, Caribe, which will be released in October.
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Ana Carla Maza : voice, cello