Beata on Musical Style AdventuresBeata performs a fantastic vocal on Stinky Ninja's 80's music take on the classic story of Rumplestiltskin. Stinky is blessed to have Beata on the album.
Beata is a Latin jazz singer and percussionist. Between 1995-1998 she studied percussion and singing in Cuba and toured Europe with an afro-cuban vocal and percussion duo “Timbalaye”. She has performed as a singer and percussionist in a wide variety of Sydney Latin groups such as "Mucho Mambo", "Saraguay", "Ritmo", and is currently performing with traditional Cuban music bands "Armandito y Su Trovason" (directed by Armando Garcia), and "Banda Serenata" (directed by Oscar Carralero). She has also worked as a session singer on many soundtracks (e.g., the TV mini series “Small Claims” and the hollywood feature film “Clubland”), and as a lead vocalist and TV performer with the "Strictly Dancing Band" throughout its three series on the ABC from 2003-2005.
Beata is also the lead singer of her own Latin jazz combo "QuimbombÓ" which features many of Sydney’s most accomplished and established Latin Jazz masters. The group has performed at all the major Latin American music festivals in Sydney and has been a regular feature as a duo/trio format at the Hotel intercontinental, the Wentworth and Park Hyatt hotels, as well as the Berkelouw wine bar and The Cuban Place. The duo consists of Beata on percussion and vocals, Dan Wallace on keyboard and guitar; the trio/ quartet format with Julian Gough on soprano, and Peter Firth on bass. The Quimbombo repertoire reflects an eclectic mix of Cuban, Brazilian, Mexican, as well as Jazz and lounge standards which cater to low key as well as more upbeat tastes.