Cuicani is a collective of singer-songwriters, musicians, and music educators paying homage to Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Latin music through the inspiration and influences of their metropolis home in Los Angeles. The music of Cuicani features the talented Mavens singers, Marlene Beltran, Susana Rivas, and Misa Martinez, who provide rich vocal harmonies along with Tony Sauza on vocals and guitar. The rhythm section is comprised of the amazingly talented Caitlin Moss on drums, Jeff Goodkind on keyboards and John Northup on bass.
With influences ranging from reggae to timba, ska to Cuban Son, rock steady to cumbia and Afro-Beat, Cuicani joins the Los Angeles collection of groups who for decades have blended and fused various styles to create an original and distinct sound. Cuicani's vocal harmonies, lively dancing and on stage interactions make for a highly memorable experience that music professionals at NAMM will truly love.