VOCAL SAMPLING
CUBA

WHAT THE PRESS SAYS

“Six funky guys sashaying to their own rhythms and not an instrument in sight...I will unashamedly groupie along to every show.” THE SCOTSMAN
“You can't get much closer to pure entertainment than Vocal Sampling, six Cubans famed for being able to recreate a hot Latin orchestra, a trompe l'oreille achieved with voices and mics.” THE GUARDIAN
“Vocal Sampling, das irrwitzige AcappellaSextett, ist mittlerweile auf allen Bühnen der Welt zuhause..... Noch in Jahren wird man dieses VielStimmenKunstwerk hören können, ohne von einer Modeerscheinung sprechen zu müssen.” JOSEF ENGELS, MORGENPOST
“MUSICAL MAGIC. Vocal Sampling must rank as one of the most extraordinary groups in the world... So effective is it that initially you think they must be using backing tapes, or that the real musicians are hidden offstage. They are not, and even the brass and flute parts are created only by their six voices. Their timing was impeccable, their presentation theatrical and their repertoire imaginative.” THE TIMES
“Even by the extraordinary standards of Cuban music, Vocal Sampling are a pretty extraordinary bunch of musicians.” THE IRISH TIMES
“Go see Vocal Sampling. I see a fair amount of concerts and their Tokyo show last September was the best live performance I've seen in the past two years. I can't give them higher praise or I would... They do it not only with artistry; they make it both thrilling and fun... It is hard not to move with and be moved by guys this talented having this much fun... Really, see them. You'll thank me for it.” THE DAILY YOMIUR
“Vocal Sampling's set... showed the power of talent to create magical moments out of nothing... No matter how well you decide what Vocal Sampling does, it won't sound as good on paper as it did on the glittery stage....The group's warmth and inventiveness made this the year's most memorable Latin show so far.” LOS ANGELES TIMES
“...a sixman a cappella group with boundless vitality and ingenuity.” NEW YORK TIMES
“Shut your eyes at a Vocal Sampling concert and you'll believe they've got guitars, trombones and percussion tucked into their sharp suits. Actually, this a cappella sextet is creating the sound of a salsa band with just mouths and hands. It is jawdropping, crazy stuff and should be a highlight of tonight's Cubanthemed late night Prom.” EVENING STANDARD
“With style and showmanship in spades, six men and their voices can convince your ears that you're listening to a full 20piece salsa band... The group's vocal feats, amazing as they are to the layperson, are even more astounding to musicians.” MAINICHI DAILY NEWS
“The most exciting a cappella group to hit the scene in years... The purity of their voices is immaculate and there isn't a part missing nor gap to be filled. It's difficult to distinguish the different voices as they seem to flow from one, bringing together a united body of tight, rhythmic and melodic concoctions.” NEW YORK LATINO
“An impressive tour de force... The effect was dazzling.” MIAMI HERALD
“Vocal Sampling's music transcends novelty. They are masters of rhythm and harmony as well as being spirited showmen. Performing crisp, intricate arrangements by bandleader René Banos, they prove to be serious musicians.” MIAMI NEW TIMES
“An outpouring of joyful noise; the euphoria in the hall matched that of a gospel summit... The soldout twohour show was a smash by any measure.” MIAMI NEW TIMES
“The singers of Vocal Sampling definitely have the legs to go as far as their tonsils will take them.” STYLE, WASHINGTON D.C.
“One act who are currently hot on the international live circuit is the remarkable Vocal Sampling. They don't just sing songs, they vocally impersonate the traditional instrumentation. It's all there, the powerful punchy bass holding down a swinging rhythm, the crack of the timbale and roll of the congas all punctuated by a human horn section. With dates booked well into 2001 and a new album Cambio de Tiempo imminent, what started out as a party gag in the early 90s could well supersede Ladysmith Black Mambazo as the a cappella act on the international circuit.” AUDIENCE