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COLECTIVA explore the spaces between Afro-Latin music and Jazz while reflecting on
themes of sisterhood and female empowerment. Crafting thoughtful arrangements rooted in
the sonorities of Africa, Latin America and the diaspora, they have birthed a sound
affectionately dubbed jazz tropicaliente (hot-tropical-jazz), rich in bold horn lines, jazz
harmony and Afro-Latin groove. 

Anti-hierarchical in arrangement and structure, COLECTIVA exist as a vessel and a platform
in which women instrumentalists come together through their love of and appreciation for
Afro-Latin and Jazz genres, composing collaboratively, in the spirit of sisterhood.
Initiated in 2019, COLECTIVA have performed at iconic UK venues including Union Chapel,
Roundhouse, Barbican Centre and Southbank Centre, joining lineups curated by Nubya
Garcia, Jazz Re:Freshed, Soho Radio, Glastonbury Festival and Worldwide FM amongst
other notable figures on the UK Jazz and Latin scenes. 

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