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Seattle, Washington, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2010

Seattle, Washington, United States
Established on Jan, 2010
Band World Afropop




"Tonight in Music: Cordaviva, Horace Pickett, and more"

"World music is a very broad genre. Cordaviva embraces the non-specificity of the genre, creating music with clear influences from multiple regions. They combine soukous, rumba, afrobeat, funk, and a variety of latin styles to form their lively sound. Cordaviva lays down a heavy drum beat foundation, building with horns, piano, and other fun melodic instruments." - Bertie Magit, SSG Music

"Win Tickets to The Paperboys with Cordaviva at The Triple Door 4/15"

“You’ll be in for a real treat when you see Cordaviva… blending Soukous, Afrobeat, and Reggae gives [them] an unexpected edge in the local World music scene and completely sets them apart…[they do] a fantastic job of combining sax, trumpet, percussion, guitars, keys and vocals all while giving each instrument their own spotlight.” - Lindsey Scully, SSG Music


Cordaviva Live at KUOW and The Triple Door



Cordaviva is a powerhouse of dance music influenced by the disparate rhythms and styles of the African diaspora. Their upbeat original music is a unique blend of soukous, rumba, Afrobeat, funk, and various Latin styles. Bright horns compliment sublime vocal harmonies (sung in various languages), soulful guitars, and relentlessly driving percussion.

 The members of Cordaviva have performed at such notable Seattle venues and festivals as Sasquatch Music Festival, Bumbershoot, Hard Rock Cafe, The Triple Door Mainstage, Showbox, Neumos, Tractor Tavern, and ACT Theatre. Cordavivas influences stem from musical legends such as Nigerias Fela Kuti, Guineas Bembeya Jazz, and Congos Franco & TP OK Jazz, as well as the Brazilian and Afro-Cuban sounds of Caetano Veloso and Mongo Santamaria.

Band Members