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Kali Mutsa

Santiago, Santiago, Chile | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | INDIE

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"¡GRATIS! “CANCIÓN DE AMOR COLLA” DE KALI MUTSA"

Kali Mutsa es una reina de las elipsis mentales, un personaje exótico y excéntrico que cautiva desde la primera vez que la conoces, nosotros la queremos desde hace mucho. Desde Chile, Kali Mutsa está estrenando hoy un nuevo sencillo “Canción de amor Colla” Colla como aquél reino aimara, de los Andes, y así: con percusiones andinas, sutiles referencias al dembow, autotunes y mucha cadencia esta doncella sudamericana presenta otros universos a los mortales, con referencias caleidoscópicas, un culto a las raíces precolombinas más profundas, gitanerías y aires creacionistas para estimular los sentidos de quienes estén dispuestos a caer en su trampa y beber un rato de su elixir psicoandino.
“Canción de amor Colla” es un adelanto del próximo LP de Kali Mutsa, que llevará por nombre Souvenance. Está disponible en iTunes pero también estará a descarga libre desde hoy, martes 18 y hasta el jueves 20 de febrero en Panamérika. - Red Bull Panamerika


"Free Download: Kali Mutsa’s “Canción de Amor Colla” [CHL]"

It’s been a while since Chilean eclectic singer Kali Mutsa graced us with new music. Now, after all the V-Day fuss is gone, she returns with an all-over-the-place love declaration. “Canción de Amor Colla” brings a message from the Colla tribe (indigenous people from Bolivia, Argentina, and Chile), adorning it with echoing beats, mesmerizing rhythms from all over the Americas, and some pretty vocals with a hint of hip-hop vibes to them. Imagine an aboriginal wedding ceremony full of bling, innocence, and foot tapping, and you’ll have the perfect setting to play this song.

Souvenance, the follow-up album to her critically acclaimed 2011 Ambrolina EP, will be out this year. For now, let the Colla spirit possess you and be happier than happiness after finding out there’s more Kali Mutsa to come! - Remezcla


"Kali Mutsa y su rap gitano"

Tan desconcertante como magnético resulta el proyecto formado por la actriz franco-chilena Celine Reymond y el tecladista y productor Cristóbal Montes.
Esta dupla se hace llamar Kali Mutsa y de ellos se dice que es una de las bandas más sorprendentes e innovadoras de la escena alternativa y world music del momento.
Y es que la mezcla de géneros que conforman su sonido es tan diversa como discrepante, capaz de poner en duda la compatibilidad de los ritmos que se mezclan en ese todo complejo y abigarrado.
Lo que resulta sin embargo es verdaderamente sorprendente: una atrevida combinación de hip hop, música andina y ritmos gitanos, que lo llevan a uno a franquear las barreras de lo infranqueable, a imaginar lo inimaginable y a repensar los límites de la música.
Pero en la música de Kali Mutsa no hay nada más seguro que el baile; mover los pies al ritmo de un rap gitano, que luego se transforma en una especie de cumbia andina, se vuelve un imperativo motivado por su fusión con la múscica electrónica.
Surgida en Santiago de Chile, la agrupación ganó fama con su primer EP Ambrolina, el cual fue reseñado por varios blogs musicales y diversos medios a nivel mundial como Spin, NPR Alt.Latino, MTV y muchos más.
Han sorprendido además con sus explosivas presentaciones en vivo, como la que ofrecieron en el SXSW del 2010 en Texas, en el Festival Abierto de Panamá y el Lollapalooza en su edición chilena.
Por ahora se encuentran afinando detalles para el lanzamiento de su primer LP, del cual ya han dado a conocer el primer sencillo promocional titulado "Canción de Amor Colla", "una energética canción de baile cargada de hip hop, guiños de reggaetón y el inigualable e impresionante sello de esta banda".
El álbum llevará por nombre Souvenance y será lanzado a nivel mundial a través de Shock Music y sellos aliados, enfocando su promoción en mercados como el de Chile, Colombia, Estados Unidos, Alemania, Austria y Suiza. Los dejamos con el audio de la canción. - La Banda Elastica


"Kali Mutsa Embrujo a Lollapalooza"

Kali Mutsa tuvo la dificil misión de cerrar la segunda jornada de Lollapalooza. Sin duda, una de las propuestas más extravagantes del festival y así lo demostró en su paso por el Lotus Stage, cuando pasadas las 19 horas subió al escenario para realizar una presentación espectacular, llena de misticismo y energía en la que hicieron gala de sus mejores temas.

Con sus típicos coloridos vestuarios y especial sonoridad, la agrupación lideraba por la cantante y actriz Celine Reymond desplegó toda su magia en un show que más que musical, parecía un culto de liberación espiritual, sin duda que los que estabamos presentes a esa hora en el Teatro la Cúpula así nos sentimos.

Un espectáculo íntimo, creativo y visual fue el que entregó la “gata negra” a sus seguidores, y estos respondieron recíprocamente, entregándose sin dudar a sus encantos. En resumen, Kali Mutsa quedó como la presentación, a mi gusto, más interesante y estrambótica de Lollapalooza, cumpliendo cabalmente con todas las expectativas. - Twit Sessions


"Kali Mutsa: la propuesta musical de Celine Reymond que llegó a Lollapalooza"

Si tuvieran que definir su música, Kali Mutsa la denominaría ‘tropi gipsy’. “Es difícil encasillarnos, pues mezclamos muchos estilos e influencias entre las que destacan la música gitana y la mitología del altiplano”, intentan explicar Celine Reymond y Cristóbal Montes (Sandoje Catiri).

Un proyecto que comenzó en 2010 liderado por la voz de Reymond, la actriz que protagonizó la teleserie de Canal 13, Primera Dama, y que a cortos tres años de trayectoria ya ha viajado por el mundo ganando positivas críticas y obteniendo un lugar en el festival Lollapalooza de este año.

“Es un gran honor estar en un escenario tan importante como Lollapalooza, vemos esta oportunidad como un desafío y hemos preparado un concierto que estará a la altura del festival, preocupándonos de cada detalle, desde la confección del vestuario, la parte audiovisual y muchas sorpresas”, relata Kali Mutsa, nombre que significa “gata negra” en romané, el idioma gitano.

“Ha sido una experiencia maravillosa”, definen los artistas, considerando la buena recepción de la gente y su ascendente carrera, gracias a lo cual lograron realizar una presentación en Argentina y dos giras por Estados Unidos durante el 2012, además de sus visitas a Colombia y Panamá en lo que va de 2013. “La respuesta del público es muy positiva, les gusta que sea algo diferente”, aunque reconocen que “algunos lo encuentran muy loco y no entienden nada”.

La actriz, reclutada para la próxima serie de TVN “Bim Bam Bum”, asegura que no hay un conflicto entre su trabajo actoral y la música. “Parte de lo bonito de este proyecto es que me permite fusionar mis gustos musicales e influencias artísticas con mi formación teatral. Son un complemento”, señala Reymond.

El dúo se presentara esta tarde en el Lotus Stage a las 19.15 horas, cerrando la jornada de ese escenario y posterior a la presentación de Protistas (17.30 horas). - LaTercera.com


"Kali Mutsa evaluó su fiesta en Lollapalooza"

La banda liderada por la actriz Celine Reymond, Kali Mutza, comentó su show en Lollapalooza 2013, el cual marcó el cirre del line up en el Lotus Stage. - Cooperativa.cl


"Kali Mutsa: la primera dama de Lollapalooza"

See review URL - Hoy x Hoy


"Actriz de TV dio el show más extravagante de Lollapalooza"

Celine Reymond, famosa por sus actuaciones en teleseries como ‘Primera Dama’ y ‘El señor de la Querencia’, confundió a muchos y encantó a varios más con su presentación, La actriz, encarnada en su alter ego Kali Mutsa, brindó un producido espectáculo en la Cúpula del Parque O’Higgins marcado por la influencia gitana, hindú y electrónica de su proyecto musical. - Terra


"Kali Mutsa “El Jardín”"

Kali Mutsa

Celine Reymond más conocida como Kali Mutsa (gata negra), es una actriz chilena de cine, televisión y teatro, que también dedica parte de su tiempo a la música. Su estilo musical se mueve entre el pop y la electrónica, pero lo que más la caracteriza es la intervención de instrumentos andinos y gitanos acompañados de beats fuertes perfectos para sacar en la pista de baile. Su estilo vocal es muy similar al de las artistas M.I.A. & La Mala Rodríguez.

Después de un largo tiempo, Kali Mutsa vuelve a inundar nuestros oidos con su nuevo EP “El Jardín”, el cual nos muestra otra faceta musical de la artista donde mezcla un poco de todo. Sin más preámbulos, preparen su cuerpo para recibir esta descarga de sonidos eléctricos.

Descárgalo Aquí. - El Parlante Amarillo


"Cuando sea grande quiero ser gitana como Kali Mutsa"

Acabo de ver el nuevo video de la cantante franco-chilena Kali Mutsa y he decidido que, cuando sea grande, quiero ser igual que ella: mujer, gitana, hippie, extrovertida, talentosa, y bonita. "El Jardín", la primera canción de un nuevo LP que aún no está a la venta y del cual tampoco encontré muchos detalles, es una mezcla de varios estilos pseudo-latinos con toques poperos modernos. Me declaro fantz. - Guanabee.com


"And the Most Interesting Latin Grammy Award Nomination is… Why emerging artists, newcomers, & the up-and-coming are music’s best hope"

So the nominations for the XIII annual Latin GRAMMY awards were announced in Los Angeles. As awards shows have proliferated over the years, I usually roll my eyes at who has been nominated and raise an eyebrow at who was left out.



With this particular show, which will take place on November 15 in Las Vegas, some of the usual suspects are to be found: Juan Luis Guerra (the leading nominee this year with six nods), Alejandro Sanz, Ricardo Arjona, and Juanes. All big name stars were recognized by the Latin Recording Academy, which is fine, for they are all excellent at what they do. But that they have been nominated is not the most exciting thing, at least for me.



The really cool issue here is to see the nominated artists who still aren’t household names. For these artists, a Latin Grammy will elevate their profile and even boost sales. At the very least, it looks good on their résumé.



That’s why my favorite Latin Grammy awards category is “Best New Artist.” It’s a category I feel has been a bit underappreciated in the past because people like to focus on the other biggies. This year, however, things have changed. The number of nominees for that category, plus “Album of the Year,” “Record of the Year,” and “Song of the Year,” has doubled from five to ten!



With “Best New Artist,” we find the promise of emerging talent coming our way. It doesn’t mean that you or I will like all of these people, but that the repetitive and stale nature of the business gets shaken up a bit.



This year we have Spanish electronica musician, DJ and performer Juan Magán, who had everyone dancing with his ubiquitous Bailando por ahí (and Bailando por el mundo); Venezuelan rockers Los Mesoneros (these guys obviously made an indelible impression with their album Indeleble and got four nominations); Brazilian singer and dancer Gaby Amarantos (check out her weirdly catchy song Ex Mai Love and smile); Miami-born Rosario Ortega (daughter of famous 1960s Argentine singer, actor and former politician Palito Ortega!); Cuban singer, musician, and producer Elain, who launched his career as a solo artist in Miami; Venezuelan singer and songwriter Ulises Hadjis (the guy got three nominations, and his song Dónde Va is bouncy and beautiful all at once, with an 80s new wave vibe); a young Colombian quartet, Piso 21, that combines Colombian folk with pop and rock; Mexican trio 3BallMTY (for Tribal Monterrey), which mixes tribal sounds with cumbia, tropical, African and other rhythms; and the daughter of famous Argentine music couple Amanda Miguel and Diego Verdaguer, rocker Ana Victoria, who sings in both Spanish and English.



Being nominated as “Best New Artist,” or - winning an award - doesn’t guarantee that the performer will magically pop up on commercial radio all across America. The selections that are played on those stations, mostly the Top 40 format, were the subject of a recent column of mine in which I blasted what we normally get on the most popular radio stations. There is hope, though.



Luckily, Internet radio, college radio, satellite radio, local niche programs, concert tours, club performances, digital stores, and other venues allow us to discover the music of these singers and musicians and composers that are usually under the mainstream radar.



For example: if you want to experience some of the most creative and interesting artists in any language or genre, see what Los Angeles-based Nacional Records - founded by industry veteran and Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) creator Tomas Cookman - has to offer. Some of its artists, like ChocQuibTown and Ana Tijoux, received Latin Grammy nominations as well this year.



Oh, and someone else who got nominated, in the “Best Short Form Music” category for her video En el tiempo, was an independent singer and composer by the name of Rakel. I like that she is eclectic and bohemian in looks and in sound.



And what about those who didn’t get any nominations but who are definitely worth trying out?



How about Outernational, a band whose frontman, Miles Solay, has really stuck his neck out singing about the plight of the ilegales in America in his song (featuring the Puerto Rican group Calle 13) and album Todos Somos Ilegales; Los Rakas, two Panamanian cousins who live in Oakland, California; Chilean duo Kali Mutsa and their mixture of gypsy, Andean, electronic and Indian sounds; super cool and Tarantinoesque hip hop artists Domino Saints, from Puerto Rico and now based in Miami Beach; Cuban- Haitian musical group Creole Choir of Cuba; and Haiti’s female rapper star, Princess Eud. In the future, I will discuss these artists in more detail.



For now, I want to hear which new or emerging or undiscovered performers you like. Fire away. - MSN Latino


"Download: Kali Mutsa – “Tunupa” (Moombah Mix by Frank El Medico)"

If Kali Mutsa’s track “Tunupa” was a bewitching carnival ride on ayahuasca, then Frank El Medico’s moombah remix of said track is a twerk-a-licious romp on acid.

El Medico (born Franklin Rodriguez) has tweaked tracks by Kinky, Hello Seahorse!, Locos Por Juana, and Mr. Pauer via dubstep and electronic mixes in the past. Oh, he also worked on a few albums by some artists named Daddy Yankee, Calle 13, and Don Omar. Maybe you’ve heard of ’em? Medico keeps most of the song intact but adds flair in all the right places. The bass is bassier, the horns, um, hornier and just wait until you get to the 1:47 mark!

Our friends at Miami’s Shock Music are sharing this free download with us. Download away and twerk your nalga off into the new year and catch Kali Mutsa tonight at Salon Hecho in Brooklyn if you‘re in the area!
- Remezcla


"Descarga: Kali Mutsa – Tunupa (Frank el Médico mombah mix)"

A la encantadora Kali Mutsa la descubrimos el año pasado. Por entonces nos deleitó su ascenso sonoro de los Andes al Himalaya, su belleza, su voz cosmopolita, sus aires gitanos, indo-bombásticos y latinos.
Un año después de su hallazgo, nos vuelve a sorprender esta bella dama con un elegantísimo remix de su sencillo “Tunupa”. La remezcla, en clave mombahtónica y caribeña, va por cuenta del maestro Frank El Médico, quien también ha trabajado con señores de la talla de Diplo y Toy Selectah. Y como nos gusta, podemos disfrutar gratis de esta remezcla descargándola aquí.
Y para poder disfrutar de primera mano de la presencia de Kali Mutsa, hay una sorpresa para la gente de Colombia: se presentará en enero en el Festival Centro, evento cuyo cartel y programación les anunciaremos el próximo mes. Mientras, disfrutemos de esta maravilla que nos ha dejado de regalo. - Red Bull Panamerika


"Kali Mutsa: Una sexy gitana que tiene más de 90 años"

8 de enero, 2013 - 3:43 PM EDT
Kali Mutsa: Una sexy gitana que tiene más de 90 años

En este llamativo vídeo nos canta Celine Reymond, quien es también Kali Mutsa. Es decir, se trata de una actriz y cantante chilena que cuando está sobre el escenario se hace llamar Kali Mutsa, en referencia al mito de una gitana que a esta fecha debería tener más de 90 años. Claro está, Celine es mucho más joven y transmite una energía contagiosa con una música que combina ritmos electrónicos, andinos, tropicales e influencias del Medio Oriente. El tema "Tunupa" es una muestra del trabajo logrado junto a Cristóbal Montes, el otro integrante de Kali Mutsa. Los arreglos musicales, la imagen de los artistas y la producción visual de este proyecto aportan en la búsqueda de un estilo muy original. ¿Qué te parece a ti? - People en Español


"Free Download: Kali Mutsa’s “El Jardin”"

BY Afroxander | PUBLISHED: Monday, February 25th, 2013
Free Download: Kali Mutsa’s “El Jardin”

It hasn’t been too long since Kali Mutsa graced our ears with her gypsy-esque moombahton creations but, thankfully, she’s already back with more! Mutsa, a.k.a. Celine Reymond, returns with a new single, “El Jardin,” off her upcoming, yet-to-be-titled LP.

“El Jardin” is a wonderful blend of all things Kali Mutsa: hard dance beats, Andean sounds, gypsy/Romanian instruments and a vocal style that’s equal parts M.I.A. and La Mala Rodriguez. This track is slightly different in that it has a stronger moombahton/electronic sound compared to the emphasis on traditional instruments on prior releases. That’s cool though because it sounds great and it’s a great teaser for what’s to come.

We only have space for a few limited downloads so act quick! - Remezcla


"Latin Alternative Band Kali Mutsa Is Back With Music from The Garden"

This week, the eclectic Chilean band Kali Mutsa has hit the Latin music market with "El Jardin" ("The Garden"), the first single released from the band's upcoming untitled first full-length album. After nearly two years since the debut of the hugely popular EP Ambrolina, Kali Mutsa is ready to bring back one of the most innovative sounds of the Latin Alternative scene.

"El Jardin," a single inspired by the magical story of a garden where plants and flowers play music, maintains the style and sound that provided Ambrolina with most of its appeal. The new single, in fact, offers an exhilarating, catchy fusion shaped by a harmonious combination of electronic, gypsy and traditional Andean music.

The official video, which features band members wearing original costumes and dancers with indigenous face paintings, will be released next week. If you want to stay away from mainstream music, Kali Mutsa's return is definitely good news. Stay tuned for more updates regarding this exciting release. - About.com Latin Music


"KALI MUTSA LANZA SU ANTICIPADO SENCILLO "EL JARDIN""

La banda chilena Kali Mutsa acaba de lazar el primer sencillo de su primer LP luego de su primera visita a Colombia para presentarse en el Festival Centro en Bogotá, donde recibieron excelentes reseñas de parte de la prensa local. Se trata de la canción titulada “El Jardín“, basada en una mezcla original de ritmos y sonidos andinos, gitanos y electrónicos con elementos de música rumana. La canción habla sobre un jardín mágico compuesto de una majestuosa orquesta de flores y plantas que fue inspirada por una historia que Kali escribió cuando era solo una niña por su admiración de su abuelo palestino, quien era jardinero. El video musical será lanzado la semana que viene a través de Youtube.

El lanzamiento de “El Jardín” y el primer LP han sido esperados con mucha anticipación debido al éxito del EP “Ambrolina” y su sencillo “Tunupa“, que contó con un innovador video musical. Este trabajo arrasó con impresionantes comentarios de los medios de comunicación a nivel mundial, seguido por giras internacionales que incluyeron países como Argentina y Estados Unidos, presentándose en SXSW en Austin, TX.

La banda continuará dando shows esta primavera, presentándose en el Festiva Abierto en Panamá el 24 de marzo y en Lollapalooza Chile el 7 de abril.

Para comprar “El Jardín” a través de iTunes, haz click AQUÍ. - Pulso Beat


"New Video From Chile’s Kali Mutsa: “El Jardin”"

New Video From Chile’s Kali Mutsa: “El Jardin”
By Russ Slater - 28 February, 2013

Chile’s Kali Mutsa continues to be as unclassifiable as ever in her new single and video “El Jardin”, from her forthcoming full length LP, due out in Autumn this year. The track mixes an Eastern European brass section, with wailing electronic sirens and beats and Mutsa’s provocative vocals, matched by a just as provocative video.

The single was released this week on iTunes. It is her first new material since the excellent Ambrolina EP from last year.

Kali Mutsa and band will be at Festival Abierto in Panama City on March 24th and Lollapalooza Chile in Santiago on April 7th. - Sounds and Colours


"El Jardín, el nuevo vídeo de Kali Mutsa"

La Gata Negra del sur estrena sencillo.


Kali Mutsa, la banda revelación de la nueva música alternativa chilena, estrena el sencillo "El Jardín", canción que hará parte de su primer disco Kali Mutsa (2013), el cual será lanzado este año.
"El Jardín" hace honor a las mezclas y los diversos orígenes que tiene la música de esta banda, que poco a poco se toma a Latinoamérica y al mundo. - Indie Electro New Wave


"Kali Mutsa/ El Jardin (mexican mixtapes single)"

Artista: Kali Mutsa
Sencillo: El Jardin 7.5/10
Shock music

Después de casi 2 años de intensa gira, Kali y compañía regresan para mostrar lo aprendido en el escenario, es decir un trabajo mucho mas bailable, donde los sonidos andino están presentes , pero se combinan con un sonido electrónico que prometen ser la consolidación de este proyecto que promete mucho.

El jardín es una combinación de la electrónica con el hip-hop,mucho mas producida, pero no por ello perdiendo el sello de Kali, quien regresa con una voz mucho mas trabajada que tal vez le genere mucho mas audiencia.Una explosión de energia que sin duda dará mucho de que hablar este año. - Mexican Mixtapes


"Kali Mutsa lanza “El Jardín” su nuevo sencillo"

Dos años después del lanzamiento de su aclamado EP debut Ambrolina (SHOCK music), el ecléctico cuarteto chileno KALI MUTSA, lanzara un nuevo sencillo el 26 de febrero, de su próximo álbum y primer larga duración. El tema será lanzado exclusivamente en formato digital a través de iTunes, Spotify y todas las demás tiendas y servicios a nivel mundial. El Jardín es una canción rítmica basada en la energizante mezcla original de sonidos Andinos, gitanos y electrónicos de la banda, junto a frescos elementos de música Romana. Habla sobre un jardín mágico formado por una majestuosa orquesta de flores y plantas, inspirada en una historia escrita por Kali cuando niña, debido a la admiración por su abuelo Palestino, quien era jardinero.

“El legado de mi abuelo se expandió en el hemisferio y por sus 4 confines hay orquestas de jardines”.

Un video oficial para el tema será lanzado en Youtube la próxima semana. Muestra a los miembros de la banda con un vestuario original de coloridas flores, bailarinas cara-pintadas con dibujos indígenas, y un mantis de 3 metros que baila y persigue aborígenes en la selva.

El Jardín y su video llegan en medio de una alta anticipación, luego del éxito y asombrosas reseñas recibidas por Ambrolina, su primer sencillo Tunupa y su respectivo video, por parte de renombrados medios como CNÑ, The Boston Globe, NBC6 (Miami), Miami Herald, Spin, MTV, Huffington Post, Village Voice, NPR Alt.Latino, y Time Out: “el prometedor debut de una voz mística y carnal…”

La banda recientemente visito Colombia por primera vez para una presentación en el Festival Centro en Bogota, donde fueron elogiados por medios locales como Canal Capital, El Tiempo, RCN, El Parlante Amarillo, y Terra: "esparcieron escarcha por el aire y soltaron magia gitana en una noche de posesión musical". Kali Mutsa continuará estremeciendo la escena de los festivales en Latinoamérica con presentaciones en el Festival Abierto en Panamá el 24 de marzo, y en Lollapalooza Chile el 7 de Abril. - Rumba Bogota


"Kali Mutsa presenta el Jardin"

"Genio extraterrestre" KALI MUTSA lanza nuevo sencillo, EL JARDIN



HOY martes, 26 de Febrero

El video oficial será lanzado la próxima semana

Miami, FL (21 de Febrero, 2013): Casi dos años después del lanzamiento de su aclamado EP debut Ambrolina (SHOCK music), el ecléctico cuarteto chileno KALI MUTSA, lanzara un nuevo sencillo el 26 de febrero, de su próximo álbum y primer larga duración. El tema será lanzado exclusivamente en formato digital a través de iTunes, Spotify y todas las demás tiendas y servicios a nivel mundial. El Jardín es una canción rítmica basada en la energizante mezcla original de sonidos Andinos, gitanos y electrónicos de la banda, junto a frescos elementos de música Romana. Habla sobre un jardín mágico formado por una majestuosa orquesta de flores y plantas, inspirada en una historia escrita por Kali cuando niña, debido a la admiración por su abuelo Palestino, quien era jardinero.

“El legado de mi abuelo se expandio en el hemisferio y por sus 4 confines hay orquestas de jardines”.

Un video oficial para el tema será lanzado en Youtube la próxima semana. Muestra a los miembros de la banda con un vestuario original de coloridas flores, bailarinas cara-pintadas con dibujos indígenas, y un mantis de 3 metros que baila y persigue aborígenes en la selva.

El Jardin y su video llegan en medio de una alta anticipación, luego del éxito y asombrosas reseñas recibidas por Ambrolina, su primer sencillo Tunupa y su respectivo video, por parte de renombrados medios como CNÑ, The Boston Globe, NBC6 (Miami), Miami Herald, Spin, MTV, Huffington Post, Village Voice, NPR Alt.Latino, y Time Out: “el prometedor debut de una voz mística y carnal…”

La banda recientemente visito Colombia por primera vez para una presentación en el Festival Centro en Bogota, donde fueron elogiados por medios locales como Canal Capital, El Tiempo, RCN, El Parlante Amarillo, y Terra: "esparcieron escarcha por el aire y soltaron magia gitana en una noche de posesión musical". Kali Mutsa continuará estremeciendo la escena de los festivales en Latinoamerica con presentaciones en el Festival Abierto en Panama el 24 de marzo, y en Lollapalooza Chile el 7 de Abril.

SOBRE KALI MUTSA

Kali Mutsa es una de las mas sorprendentes e innovadoras bandas y conceptos artísticos del momento en la escena de World Music y la musica Latina Alternativa. Fue fundada en Santiago, Chile por la actriz Franco-Chilena Celine Reymond y el tecladista y productor Cristobal Montes, quienes actúan respectivamente bajo los seudónimos Kali Mutsa y Sandoje Catiri. Ambrolina, su EP debut, y su primer sencillo y video, Tunupa, han sido reseñados por influyentes blogs musicales y medios a nivel mundial como NPR Alt.Latino quien llamo a la banda "(uno) de nuestros artistas favoritos este año"; y fueron incluidos en numerosas listas de "Lo Mejor del 2011" de varios blogs y sitios de la región. Desde su formación en el 2010 se han presentado extensivamente en su natal Chile, así como también a nivel internacional, incluyendo Argentina y su tour debut en los EEUU en Marzo 2012, con una presentación en SXSW (South by Southwest Music Conference) en Austin, TX, donde fueron nombrados uno de los artistas destacados del festival por PRI The World (BBC/PRI). Recientemente su música fue escogida como tema principal en un comercial de McDonald's para la TV Hispana en EEUU, así como también para banda sonora de nuevas series de MTV y Nick Latin America. - Generaccion.com


"Video: Kali Mutsa – "El Jardín""

What made Kali Mutsa's breakthrough Tunupa such an exciting double-take, sonically, was that it wasn't trying to fit into current pop genres. At first ear-glance, it was hard to pinpoint where the sounds came from. The label said "Chile," but had you inadvertently put on a Bollywood soundtrack? No, not Bollywood. Was it a gypsy band? No. There in the background was a frenzied sense of Latinoamericano: whistles, Carnival, tropical, a hibiscus and a tuba. All the while refusing to be boxed neatly into (shudder) "world music." "El Jardín," the new single from her upcoming LP, features call backs, folk fiddling, and the same oversized found-object embroidery of her EP's "Tunupa" (and, to a lesser extent, "Jauja"). However, "El Jardín" goes one further and chucks in another genre finding its resurgent home in Chile: the video game synth.

In the video, the character of Kali, obscuring her uber-femme lingerie-dressed self with eye-patch and gold tooth, like a Kill Bill assassin, invites you into the titular garden, where, swimwear clad women dance the seven veils, whilst swimwear clad men run from a praying mantis, whose penchant is for devouring loved ones post-coital acts as the game's Pac-Woman. This is Roisin Murphy from the Andes, though a volcanic fire replaces the Irish artist's dour, steel-grey delivery. Both are just as unhinged as the other, just as fun to tangle with, and irresistibly dangerous. Level up! - Club Fonograma


"Videoclip: KALI MUTSA – “EL JARDÍN”"



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Videoclip: KALI MUTSA – “EL JARDÍN”

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La Franco-chilena Kali Mutsa, diva faraónica, gitana y misteriosa, presenta el corte audiovisual de su tema “El Jardín”, un trabajo divertido pero a la vez en cierta forma malévolo.
La sensualidad de la “Gata Negra” (Kali Mutsa en Romané) aparece como el personaje de una pesadilla con un parche en el ojo, enseñando cuerpo y con movimientos hipnóticos al ritmo de su pop latinoamericano (Y de todo el mundo a la vez sin ser “world music”).
El estilo místico, irreverente, colorido y sobre todo salvaje que vimos hace ya tiempo en el video “Tunupa” se renueva en un trabajo aún más onírico y retro acompañado por flores, coreografía, mucho maquilaje y una mantis religiosa gigante.
- Red Bull Panamerika


"El vídeo: Kali Mutsa - El Jardín (2013)"

viernes, 15 de marzo de 2013
El vídeo: Kali Mutsa - El Jardín (2013)
El universo sonoro de Kali Mutsa parece inagotable, después de su debut en EP en 2011 el proyecto ha seguido su periplo de promoción entre presentaciones internacionales, que incluyeron la última versión del Festival Centro en Colombia. Recientemente estrenado, El Jardín da nuevas pistas del origen musical del proyecto de Celine Reymond y companía, nuevamente se anuncia el aire gitano, pero se imponen ritmos más latinos, en un principio la pista puede jugar a sonar a reggaeton y salir victoriosa entre coros de una mezcla super rítmica.

El clip del single presenta la personificación de Kali, una mujer arriesgada e irreverente, libre de tapujos, un personaje construido para encajar en el colorido de las flores de este jardín lleno de coreografías y humanos como insectos. Para los más interesados, la canción tiene una descarga gratuita a través de Remezcla y pronto aparecerá en el nuevo compilado que estamos preparando. Pasen por la suya.

- El Amarillo


"Kali Mutsa — “El Jardin”"

Kali Mutsa, a Chilean gypsy songstress, plays with plants in “El Jardin.” Teasing vocals and surprise string elements accompany the mystery of dancing greenery, face painted dancers and indigenous insects. - MTV Iggy


"Kali Mutsa embruja a panameños"

El grupo chileno cierra con broche de oro en Festival Abierto
Dimitry Díaz S.
ddiaz@midiario.com
Mi Diario
Lunes, Marzo 25, 2013

La agrupación chilena Kali Mutsa embrujó a los panameños con su ritmo gitano la noche del domingo 24 de marzo en el parque Omar, durante la última jornada de presentaciones de artistas en la segunda versión del Festival Abierto.

Unas 300 personas pudieron presenciar el performance de este grupo que trajo lo bello de la cultura gitana, con los ritmos que se entrelazaban entre los Andes, Bhangra (Bollywood) y sonidos electrónicos, junto con letras en romani (gitana) y español.

“Kali Mutsa”, liderada por la actriz chilena Celine Reymond, es una de las bandas y conceptos artísticos más populares e innovadoras del momento.

Fue fundada el 2010, por esta actriz franco-chilena y el productor/tecladista Cristobal Montes, quienes tocan bajo los alter-egos Kali Mutsa y Sandoje Catiri, respectivamente.

Sus shows en vivo han sido referenciados como performance artísticos, centrados en su mezcla increíble de sonidos que incluyen el clarinete, violín, acordeón, charango (instrumento andino de cuerdas) y otros coloridos instrumentos; proyecciones visuales de dibujos originales, y un fuerte componente teatral influenciado por la experiencia actoral de la líder.

En marzo 2012, Celine se presentó en varias ciudades de EE.UU., recorriendo Dallas, Austin, Houston, Los Ángeles, Miami, Nueva York y Washington.
- MiDiario.com


"Kali Mutsa embruja a panameños"

Kali Mutsa embruja a panameños
El grupo chileno cierra con broche de oro en Festival Abierto
Dimitry Díaz S.
ddiaz@midiario.com
Mi Diario
Lunes, Marzo 25, 2013

La agrupación chilena Kali Mutsa embrujó a los panameños con su ritmo gitano la noche del domingo 24 de marzo en el parque Omar, durante la última jornada de presentaciones de artistas en la segunda versión del Festival Abierto.

Unas 300 personas pudieron presenciar el performance de este grupo que trajo lo bello de la cultura gitana, con los ritmos que se entrelazaban entre los Andes, Bhangra (Bollywood) y sonidos electrónicos, junto con letras en romani (gitana) y español.

“Kali Mutsa”, liderada por la actriz chilena Celine Reymond, es una de las bandas y conceptos artísticos más populares e innovadoras del momento.

Fue fundada el 2010, por esta actriz franco-chilena y el productor/tecladista Cristobal Montes, quienes tocan bajo los alter-egos Kali Mutsa y Sandoje Catiri, respectivamente.

Sus shows en vivo han sido referenciados como performance artísticos, centrados en su mezcla increíble de sonidos que incluyen el clarinete, violín, acordeón, charango (instrumento andino de cuerdas) y otros coloridos instrumentos; proyecciones visuales de dibujos originales, y un fuerte componente teatral influenciado por la experiencia actoral de la líder.

En marzo 2012, Celine se presentó en varias ciudades de EE.UU., recorriendo Dallas, Austin, Houston, Los Ángeles, Miami, Nueva York y Washington.
- MiDiario.com


"On the radar: Aged Gypsy and modern world"

Kali Mutsa was born in the early twentieth century, as the daughter of Spanish Roma Gitanów. Orphaned at a young age, she came under the care of leaders Ajmarów and his beautiful wife, and at age 15 began her artistic career - besides music, she took an interest in belly dancing and acting. She then discovered Amazonian director and composer, Sandoje Catiri, and it was only a matter of time.


Andean history of the Gypsy, which today would be nearly a hundred years, is not as unusual as to zakrawajaca passed from one generation to another legend. Artistic duo, on the one hand representing the region of the Andes of Chile and folklore, on the other fascinating to design India, and not hiding their Romani roots, would undoubtedly be an ideal point of many a pre-war show. Kali and Sandoje are not imagined - they live and act truly, and their music and approach to the artist's life is a specific time machine.

A native of Santiago, the Chilean actress and singer, Celine Reymond and producer and keyboardist, Cristobal Montes created this colorful alter-ego, because their real life does not seem to them so interesting and noteworthy.

Reymond is an actress known from the Chilean soap opera. She is not ashamed and does not displace her profession, but she says, "I am Kali Mutsa also, and I hope I will just be Kali Mutsa someday.” The idea of creating her alter ego came as a child – thanks to her half-Indian nanny. "“My nanny was like a Garcia Marquez character, she had hundreds of stories,” - Reymond said in an interview to MiamiHerald.com. The girl believed the most improbable stories told by her nanny and the inhabitants of the Andes, his family, wandering by the Chilean mountains. Kali Mutsa, for us it was unrealistic for the small Celine was a reflection of all the features of the Roma and Latin Americans combined.

The American idea came a few years later imposed by a fascination with Bollywood style films - their extravagant romantic and lively music, colorful costumes and looks zalotnymi Indian women. "I love in Bollywood that is so true, but at the same time is so cheesy " - she confessed in an interview with MiamiHerald.com.

Celine Raymond, however, has an artistic account much more than a "fascination" and "imagination". She studied belly dancing for six years, also went seriously to study and learn about the culture and music of Balkan Gypsies, Turks and Arabs. She began at theatrical drama school, which she continued in Paris. She was artistically reduced by her early marriage and the birth of daughter. Now that Alma is 8 years old, and Celine is already set financially and appreciated as a television actress, she cannot afford to continue their fascination with childhood.

Kali Mutsa released their first album, "Ambrolina" in October 2011 through a label from Miami, Shock Music. It tells the stories of nonexistent places important to Kali Mutsa, brings love for Chile and Latin America, and recalls the events that have taken place which formed so close to her people and society. "I think I found the perfect place for you" - Celine Reymond concludes.

Listening to "Ambrolina" it is hard to believe that it is solely the work of two people. It combines elements of folklore and the Andean countries "cukierkowata" Bollywood music cornucopia of colors, there are also references to Balkan music and accompanying sounds of Roma fugitive. Contrary to appearances, Kali Mutsa creates a harmonious music and are logical cyclists who hold together perfectly balanced layers of electronics. The debut of the mythical age Gypsy proposal is a true gem of a new generation of world music.
- Etnosystem (Poland)


"Kali Mutsa - Tunupa"

Kali Mutsa - Tunupa - La Vitrola


"Kali Mutsa - Ton King Dom"

Kali Mutsa - Ton King Dom - La Vitrola


"Kali Mutsa - Ton King Dom"

Sometimes, you stumble into another person’s family get-together. And they fill up your plate, they tell you strange/wonderful stories, they shove drinks into your hands and they keep you up way past your ‘bedtime’.

This. All of this is here in this song. It is every moment that you didn’t know you wanted. - Vinyl Confessions & Her Friends


"Chile’s Celine Raymond: Bhangra Latina trippy ‘Tunupa’ (music video)"

Chilean actress and singer Celine Raymond goes to the dark side of the moon and returns as bhangra Latina chanteuse Kali Mutsa in this trippy category-smashing music video. We don’t know what Tunupa is exactly, but we like it. And you? - Pocho.com


"Kali Musta, una hermosa ficción musical"

La actriz Celine Reymond le da vida a un legendario personaje de la música

Hernán Vera Álvarez
Especial/El Nuevo Herald

La leyenda dice que Kali Musta nació hace 90 años en el Valle de Pachacutí, en la región de Tarapacá, bajo el nombre de Faraona Koralle Esperanza del Carmen Pantic. Sus padres fueron artistas musicales rom de la casta cherina, la tribu gitana de mayor influencia en las artes escénicas, quienes viajaron a Chile desde el sur de Francia por esos años a probar suerte. Al menos, eso dice el mito, una hermosa ficción que no es muy extraña si se piensa que el personaje detrás de esta experiencia sonora es la actriz Celine Reymond.

Conocida por su trabajo en Alguien te mira e Hijos del Monte, series que obtuvieron una alta audiencia en la televisión chilena, Celine siempre estuvo en contacto con la música, ya sea en su hogar o con algunos amigos del colegio. Pese a esto, no dejaba de ser un placer íntimo, como una travesura.

Cuando decidió salir con este proyecto y con un disco, Ambrolina, a parte de la escena de su país le costó entender el concepto.

“En Chile no hay muchas actrices involucradas con la música”, dice Celine al El Nuevo Herald. Se le escucha relajada, aunque en pocos días haya recorrido varias ciudades de Estados Unidos promocionando su disco debut.

“Hay más prejuicios, también. Pero luego de eso apareció el apoyo. Ahora estamos muy contentos en las presentaciones en vivo, la gente viene a pasarla súper”.

Aquella impresión de sorpresa, de no saber adónde colocarse cuando se escucha por primera vez a Kali Musta, es fácil de explicar: además de cantar en romané y español, las canciones gozan de un aire (que le sienta muy bien) de sonidos andinos, electrónicos, orientales y gitanos. “Soy fanática de la música gitana y árabe de toda la vida. Muy atrás tengo ancestros gitanos”, explica la actriz. “Pero sobre todo me gusta aquella música que está en el borde”.

Como bien señalaba Erwin Pérez desde las páginas de este diario hace algunas semanas, la escena chilena de rock no había visto desde La Ley y Los Tres (y más atrás a Los Prisioneros, mito fundacional del movimiento en el país austral) una banda que pudiera exportar sus canciones. Con apenas un disco, que incluye el hit Tunupa, Kali Musta lo ha logrado.

“La experiencia por Estados Unidos está siendo increíble”, dice entusiasmada Celine. “La gente aquí es muy receptiva. Está muy abierta a todo tipo de música y se ha metido dentro de la atmósfera. Hemos hecho del show un lugar mágico y creo que con eso la gente se siente inspirada”.

- El Nuevo Herald


"Kali Mutsa"

Kali Mutsa

By Richard Gehr Wednesday, Mar 21 2012

The alter ego of Chilean telenova star Celine Remond, Kali Mutsa ("black cat" in Romany) blends Bollywood spectacle, Gypsy bravado, and electronic cumbia into a colorful package. Her clever backstory involves a lost Gypsy child discovered in the Chilean highlands who grows up to be a circus girl with revolutionary inclinations and shamanic powers. The Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra provides its local brand of deracinated vibes.

Fri., March 23, 7 p.m., 2012 - The Village Voice


"The Boston Globe - SXSW: The joy of mixing and matching"


It's halfway done, but South by Southwest seems to be building speed. Bruce Springsteen's keynote address yesterday certainly fired up the 2,500 attendees who packed the conference ballroom where he spoke. NPR streamed it live, and you can listen to it here. It's worth hearing.

And one look along 6th Street, the music festival's epicenter, and the eye didn't know where to land yesterday. Freestyle rap battles raged on one corner; a block up a brass band was ringed by a circle of new fans; and beyond that was a crush of disparate sounds and crowds spilling out of every venue that can afford a sound system. The streets were so clogged, it felt like walking straight into a snowstorm.

Last night was a little more low-key, but not exactly by design. I ended up seeing fewer performances because I waited in longer lines. After 45 minutes with fingers firmly crossed, I got shut out of one of the shows I wanted to see the most: The Jesus & Mary Chain. No making love on the edge of a knife for me. I was one of many. Before that, I waited in vain to see Big K.R.I.T., the Southern rapper on the cusp of stardom.

As usual, it was an evening of opposites. From Chile, Kali Mutsa held a small crowd rapt with its heady mash-up of hip-hop, Roma gypsy melodies, traditional Latin rhythms, and lead singer Celine Reymond's theatrics. That made sense given her other job as a telenovela actress. The more I watched her perform -- chanting one moment, hiccuping the next -- the more I wondered if she was actually just a new Tracey Ullman character.

A short walk away, the Americana Music Association was holding its annual showcase that tipped its cowboy hat to "real-deal country music." Chuck Mead made my Texas dreams come true with covers of tunes by Hank Williams and Tammy Wynette. Up next was Jonny Corndawg (above), which is fronted by a guy who looks and sounds like an old-school honky-tonk singer, but his songs are anything but; it's safe to say Merle Haggard never named an album "Down on the Bikini Line."

Winding down the night, it felt good to get off the beaten (and battered) path known as 6th Street. I moved over to St. David's Bethell Hall, an episcopal church where Austin's own jazz songbird Kat Edmonson was holding court in a chapel. Her elegant phrasing and repertoire reminded me occasionally of the late Blossom Dearie. On my way out, I dropped by Patrick Watson's intimate performance (below) in an adjacent sanctuary. I'm glad I did. His big-hearted songs roared to life with a communal intensity usually reserved for old tent rivals.

I was tempted to check out other venues, but the prospect of more than four hours of sleep tonight won. Besides, tomorrow is another full day. I'm going to explore the action on South Congress, including Oklahoma folk-blues troubadour John Fullbright at a restaurant called Lucy's Fried Chicken (tunes *and* lunch), and some of the free daytime shows outside the Hotel San Jose. You'll hear more about that on Twitter: @GlobeJamesReed. - The Boston Globe


"MSN Postbox: Cat Woman"

AnneLise, Postbox, New York | Cat Woman

Much like her name, which means “cat” in Romany, Kali Mutsa has several lives.

By day, she’s Celine Reymond, a successful Chilean soap opera actress. By night, she performs as her alter ego, Kali Mutsa, who, as her bio explains, “was born sometime in August 1920, in the Valley of Pachacutí in the region of Tarapacá under the name Pharaoh Koralle Esperanza del Carmen Pantic. Her parents were…from the Cherine caste, the most influential Gypsy tribe in the performing arts….Today, with over 90 years of age, Kali reappears after a mysterious and incomprehensible abscondment of several decades…”

Translation? Kali Mutsa is delightfully weird.

And so are her shows, a sensual and rollicking blend of Gypsy, pop, indigenous Andean, electronica and Bollywood. See for yourself: Fresh from her SXSW shows, she has pounced on NYC and is performing this Friday (March 23) at SOBs in SoHo.

Apparently, Reymond’s telenovela fans are wary of this strange creature inside of her. Kali Mutsa’s response? Meow.

Kali Mutsa, March 23, SOBs, 204 Varick St., sobs.com; March 24, Marx Café, Washington, D.C., marxcafemtp.com. Click for details.
- MSN


"MTV Iggy: Kali Mutsa — “Tunupa” Video"

No double take needed – Kali Mutsa, lead singer of the Santiago, Chile genre-bending gypsy group, is actually popular telanovela actress Celine Raymond. The nose-ringed temptress plays her most mystifying role yet in “Tunupa,” a cleverly-blended tune with reggaeton, Bollywood and Andean nods. Imaginative psychedelic videos, animal beaks, actresses and lots of two-step rhythm? Yes, please! - MTV Iggy


"SunSentinel: Meet Kali Mutsa, 90-year-old Chilean pop innovator"

It is Kali Mutsa’s first time in the United States and the mystical Chilean vagabond has wasted no time in acquainting herself with its bountiful virtues.

“We just came out of an amazing hotel… They had an amazing brunch. We ate a lot and had a lot of mimosas,” she says, effervescently, at the crack of 3 p.m. last Thursday.

Mutsa and her manager are on the sidewalk in front of the old glory of Austin’s beloved Driskill Hotel a couple hours after rolling in from Dallas for a performance at the Texas capital’s famed South by Southwest music festival. Speaking into her manager’s cell phone, Mutsa is winning her struggle with English by virtue of relentless enthusiasm — and, perhaps, champagne.

The eight dates so far on the tour that brings her to Miami on Thursday have been “overwhelming,” she says. “There are many beautiful people who are really interested in Kali Mutsa. People are nice and respectful … Oh, excuse me. “ She pauses to address someone on the street.

“Thank you!” she calls out, returning to the phone after a muffled exchange, apparently with a soft drink maker’s street marketing team, results in her holding a can of Diet Dr Pepper.

“See, you get free things here! I don’t even know what it is!” she squeals.

It has been about a year since Chilean soap opera star Celine Reymond formed a band that adopted the name of her flamboyant alter ego, Kali Mutsa. As illustrated on “Ambrolina,” a Shock Music album released March 13, the band synthesizes snatches of sound from around the globe into glittering shards of pop music reflected through the Technicolor prism of its idiosyncratic singer. (Her vocals are exotic, but oddly familiar: “Fran Drescher? I do not know who this is,” she says.)

Mutsa, 29, who just moved back to her hometown, Santiago, after filming a telenovela in Buenos Aires, says her mix of electronica, indigenous Andean sounds, Bollywood influences, rap, Roma gypsy folklore and Middle Eastern vibes has been a tough sell, even in Chile’s dynamic indie music scene.

She’s also had a hard time winning over Reymond’s soap opera fans, who resent the influence of Kali Mutsa, a mythical gypsy orphaned 90 years ago and raised by an Aymara chief in the jungles of northern Chile, who “has always been inside me.” (That she manages, at her advanced age, to look like a supermodel “is why she is so amazing!”)

“They say, ‘What does she think she is? She is so ridiculous.’ Blah, blah, blah,” Mutsa says of her telenovela fans. But she is undeterred, and the response from American audiences has added to her confidence. “The music is winning,” she says.

Thursday’s show in Miami has always held special significance, Mutsa says.

“My music is the story of immigrants,” she says. “Latin music, from the Andes to the Caribbean is always about telling stories. I hope they will react with joy. It is joyful music.”


IF YOU GO
Kali Mutsa
When: 10 p.m. Thursday, with opening act Mr. Pauer
Where: PAX (Performing Arts Exchange), 337 S.W. Eighth St., Miami
Cost: Free with RSVP at studio7@shockoff.com
Info: Paxmiami.com, 305-640-5847


- SunSentinel


"Miami Herald: Chilean singer brings her mythic Kali Mutsa to Miami"

A Chilean actress turned alternative musician brings her mystical act to Miami Thursday
By Jordan Levin

Plenty of pop musicians create their music from a global menu of styles and genres, but it’s the rare artist who invents a persona to match, especially one as wildly imaginative as Kali Mutsa.

Never heard of this legendary figure who was abandoned as a baby nearly a century ago by her Roma parents in a magical Chilean valley and raised by an Aymara Indian chieftan? Who grew into an exotic, belly-dancing seductress in a highlands-traveling circus and a revolutionary champion of South America’s downtrodden native peoples?

Lucky for you, Kali Mutsa has returned after decades of seclusion, and brings her mysterious music and self to the PAX club on Thursday. We caught up with her by cellphone as she shopped in Santiago de Chile.

“I am looking for hallocinogens, of course,” said the ancient but still alluring songstress (rivers in her native valley flow with a youth-giving wine). “But it’s very difficult to find them in the drugstore.”

And then Kali Mutsa reluctantly turns into Celine Reymond, a successful, 29-year-old Chilean telenovela actress who invented this fantastic persona.

“I am an actress here in Chile,” says Reymond. “But I am Kali Mutsa also, and I hope I will just be Kali Mutsa some day. I don’t like to talk much about my real life because I prefer Kali Mutsa’s life.

“I have a big imagination and lots of rhythm. That’s what you need to know.”

Reymond invented Mutsa in part to separate her budding musical career from her soap opera image, figuring that a Thalia-like trajectory of telenovela-to-pop-star wasn’t a credible storyline for an alternative music artist. But the character also springs from a powerful fantasy life and a fascination with myth that has compelled Reymond since she was a little girl.

She owes much of her love of legend to a part-Indian nanny who brought up Reymond differently from her upper-class peers, taking her to Santeria ceremonies to rid her of malevolent spirits, telling her fantastic tales like the one about her mother feeding angels disguised as travelers crossing Chile’s high mountain ranges.

“My nanny was like a Garcia Marquez character, she had hundreds of stories,” Reymond says. “She raised me so I have a lot of mythology from native America. So I grew up listening to all these things, with a big internal world. For me it wasn’t possible that [these stories] weren’t true. When you’re little you think the things that grown-ups tell you are surely true.”

As she grew older, she fell in love with other fantasies. Bollywood films, with their extravagant romances and vivid musical numbers, are a lifelong favorite.

“I love the choreography and colors,” Reymond says. “They make something with all the truth in the world, they believe it so much even when it’s so cheesy. I just love that when people believe in what they’re doing so much.”

On a visit to Disney World when she was 11, her favorite place was a center for Japanese mythology at Epcot. She studied belly-dancing for six years, and cites brassy, hyper-charged Balkan Gypsy music, Turkish rap and Arabic songs as favorite styles – music she describes as “at the limit of cheesiness but very truthful, fresh.”

In high school she studied an obscure form of acting and physical theater, eventually moving to Paris to continue. After an early marriage, the birth of her daughter Alma, now 8, and a divorce, the single mother came home to Chile and commercial TV work.

Reymond invented her alter ego as a creative outlet, working with producer-musician Cristobal Montes (the mythic movie director and Amazonian explorer Sandoje Catiri, Kali Mutsa’s lover) to create the music, an antic blend of booming tubas, snakey clarinet, poignant bandoneon and pulsating electronic beats. The musicians all have onstage characters, with a vamping Reymond in shiny, sexy Bollywood-esque costume.

Now Kali Mutsa has her first album, Ambrolina, on Miami-based Shock Music, run by Latin alternative music promoter Luis Sanabria. Her Miami show (presented by the Jack Daniels Studio No.?7 series) is part of a short U.S. tour that took her to the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, last week.

Kali Mutsa has found greater acceptance outside Chile. Reymond says she is undaunted by skepticism, mostly because she would rather live in her fantasy persona’s world than the real one.

“I love to create stories about places that are not important for the world but in the life of Kali Mutsa they were part of a golden era in Chile and Latin America that never existed,” she says. “Where people are not influenced by Europe or North America but our own myths and histories. It’s like the perfect world, at least for me.”

- Miami Herald


"Huffington Post: SXSW Flashback/NYC Preview Tonight: Gypsy Chanteuse Kali Mutsa Plays S.O.B."

My camera fell in the river just before this shoot at SXSW (yet still worked!), and someone tried to spit on us from the bridge above, but the folks with badges smiled and did not ticket us, and even the birds were quiet when gypsy-woman Kali Mutsa sang her songs to the stones and the water.

A self-invented daughter of sorts to the great Zoila Augusta Emperatriz Chávarri del Castillo, aka Imma Sumack, Kali Mutsa is the alter-ego of Chilean soap-opera star Celine Reymond.

Orphaned at a young age, Kali wandering the world as a belly-dancer, until she was adopted by royalty. As a woman, she gave birth to several children -- one of whom, born with wings, and kidnapped by the circus, she sings an ode to on-cam.

Kali Mutsa is playing SOB's in NYC tonight as part of a particularly dynamite line-up, alongside The Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra, who are keeping a great music alive. The Grammy Awards' recent category kill-off shows how fully clued-out the NARAS, RIAA, et, al., are.

You can get information about tonight's show HERE. I'll see you on the dancefloor, expect to get sweaty.

Thanks, as always, to the hard-working publicists, managers and artists (for this shoot, Monica Diaz, Ryan Dawes and Celine) who made my Under The Iron Bridge sessions at Austin so much damn fun. See you next year, if some marketing manager, or tool-of-a-producer for an advertainment monopoly doesn't steal my spot.


- Huffington Post


"SPIN Review: Kali Mutsa, ‘Ambrolina’ Rating: 7 of 10"

Cumbia bonds with Bollywood when gorgeous Chilean actor rebrands self as stylish shamanic Gypsy acid queen. - SPIN


"PRI's The World: SXSW Music Highlight"


After an early afternoon chat with Portuguese electro-kuduro group Buraka Som Sistema, I wandered downtown to catch a few songs by The White Eyes at the Taiwan music showcase. Frontwoman Gau Xiao-gao was festooned in a nude leotard with fabric streamers while she led her band through her punk and straight-ahead rock paces.

Later that eve it was off to Buca Lounge to see Kali Mutsa, the alter-ego of Chilean actress Celine Reymond. As laser lights danced around the room, it was hard to resist the hip-shaking gypsy sounds she and her band were pumping out.

After that it was off to Spinlet All Africa party at Copa to check out South African electro-rapper Spoek Mathambo. The room was already crowded and people were grooving to the beats being played by Sierra Leonean DJ Chief Boima. For some reason Spoek’s show was being delayed and it was 45 minutes before there was any action on the stage. The crowd was antsy but finally a group took the stage and it was Kenya’s Sauti Sol.

The first thing to notice about Sauti Sol was their incredible clothing. They were wearing these beautifully tailored kanga-print jackets, some even had beaded epaulets. En masse they kind of resembled an East African Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

The second thing to notice was their great music. From the get go they were able to navigate effortlessly from rocking out to singing soaring harmonies all the while spontaneously breaking out into dancing in lockstep. The crowd ate it up.

From there I went to the Colombian showcase over at Speakeasy. Up by the front of the stage I found myself next to one of the bandmates from M.A.K.U. Sound System who was eager to show me some dance moves. Also got the chance to chat with Kike, the drummer from Bomba Estereo. I first met Kike when he was playing with Sidestepper years ago and he mentioned that Richard Blair has recently gotten the group back together so I made a note to check out what they’re up to.

Back at Copa, Kenya’s Just a Band was in full swing. Playing music that seemed to range from hybridized watusi to 80s synth the emphasis was on dancing. It was impossible not to.

And as my night wound down I caught South Africa’s Spoek Mathambo. His brand of avant-garde electro-rap seems to be striking a note here at the festival and I plan to talk with him tomorrow. The common theme of my night was African bands willing to break boundaries. More to come tomorrow. - PRI's The World


"Music Headlines Concert guide: LMFAO, Madonna, Boyz II Men come to Dallas-Fort Worth"

Music Headlines
Concert guide: LMFAO, Madonna, Boyz II Men come to Dallas-Fort Worth

US electro pop LMFAO's member Dj Redfoo gestures as he performs at the HMH Amsterdam on March 1, 2012. LMFAO means "Laughing My Fucking Ass Off."


NEW

CONCERTS


ENCORE FOR ADVOCACY: WALKING WOODY’S ROAD Rock, folk. With Jimmy LaFave , Slaid Cleaves, Eliza Gilkyson and Terri Hendrix. Benefit for Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center. April 5 at 7 p.m. at the Kessler Theater, Dallas. $50-$75. thekessler.org.



JAMES McMURTRY Texas rock, country. Solo acoustic show. April 13 at 8 p.m. at Poor David’s Pub, Dallas. $20. Front Gate Tickets.



CHRIS DUARTE GROUP Blues, rock. April 19 at 9 p.m. at Poor David’s Pub, Dallas. Ticket prices TBA. poordavidspub.com.



LARRY CARLTON Jazz guitar. May 18 at 7 p.m. at the Granada Theater, Dallas. $24-$58. granadatheater.com.



VINCE LUJAN PROJECT Rock, blues. May 25 at 9 p.m. at Poor David’s Pub, Dallas. $13.29. eventbrite.com.



DAUGHTRY Rock. With Safetysuit, Mike Sanchez. June 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie. $32.50-$52.50. axs.com.



SLAID CLEAVES Rock, folk. June 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Poor David’s Pub, Dallas. Ticket prices TBA. poordavidspub.com.



LMFAO Rock. With Far East Movement, Quest Crew, Sidney Samson and others. June 15 at 7 p.m. at American Airlines Center , Dallas. $36.64-$78.27. Ticketmaster.



BIG TIME RUSH Rock, pop. With Cody Simpson and Rachel Crow. July 14 at 7 p.m. at Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas. Tickets on sale March 10 at 10 a.m. $20.42-$80.70. Live Nation.



CHICAGO, THE DOOBIE BROTHERS Classic rock. July 21 at 7:30 p.m. at Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas. Tickets go on sale March 16 at 10 a.m. $16.42-$204.15. Live Nation.



MADONNA Pop, rock. Second show added, Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. at American Airlines Center, Dallas. $59.76-$377.45. Ticketmaster.



SHOWS

THIS WEEK



HAYES CARLL Acoustic Americana, country. With Travis Linville. March 9 at 7 p.m. at the Kessler Theater, Dallas. $17. thekessler.org.



THE HONEY DEWDROPS, 3 PENNY ACRE Folk. March 9 at 8 p.m. at Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse, Dallas. $15-$18. unclecalvins.org.



LA ARROLLADORA BANDA EL LIMÓN Mexican banda. March 9 at 8 p.m. at Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie. $35-$95. axs.com.



CORY MORROW Country. March 9 at 10:30 p.m. at Billy Bob’s, Fort Worth. $12-$16. billybobstexas.com.



RYAN BEAVER Country, Americana. March 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the MCL Grand Theater, Lewisville. $10-$15. mclgrand.tix.com.



JOE KING CARRASCO & THE CROWNS Tex-mex new wave. With Jitterbug Vipers. March 10 at 7 p.m. at the Kessler Theater, Dallas. $15. thekessler.org.



GEORGE CLINTON & PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC Rap, hip-hop. March 10 at 9 p.m. at House of Blues, Dallas. $40.33-$56.91. Live Nation.



RANDY TRAVIS Country. March 10 at 10:30 p.m. at Billy Bob’s, Fort Worth. $15-$35. billybobstexas.com.



BOYZ II MEN R&B. March 11 at 8 p.m. at House of Blues, Dallas. $39.33-$67.99. Live Nation.



CALIFORNIA GUITAR TRIO Rock guitar. March 11 at 6 p.m. at Poor David’s Pub, Dallas. $22-$25. Front Gate Tickets.



DR. DOG Rock. With Givers. March 11 at 7 p.m. at the Granada Theater, Dallas. Sold out. www.granadatheater.com.



HOWLER Rock, pop. With Apache Relay. March 12 at 9 p.m. at House of Blues, Dallas. $13.25. Live Nation.



KAISER CHIEFS Rock, pop. With Walk the Moon. March 12 at 8 p.m. at House of Blues, Dallas. $27.58-$34.75. Live Nation.



KASABIAN Rock. With Hacienda. March 12 at 8 p.m. at the Palladium Ballroom, Dallas. $20. axs.com.



GOOD OLD WAR Alt-rock. With Family of the Year. March 13 at 8 p.m. at House of Blues, Dallas. $24.58. Live Nation.



NEON INDIAN Beats, synth-pop. With Purity Ring. March 13 at 7 p.m. at the Granada Theater, Dallas. $24. www.granadatheater.com.



KALI MUTSA Electro-cumbia, gypsy. With Tiger Darrow, Camille Cortinas. March 14 at 7 p.m. at the Kessler Theater, Dallas. $15. thekessler.org.



GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS Blues, rock. With Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat. March 14 at 8 p.m. at House of Blues, Dallas. $34.75-$67.99. Live Nation.



SBTRKT Dance, DJ. March 14 at 8:15 p.m. at the Palladium Ballroom, Dallas. $24.75. axs.com.



SUZY BOGGUSS Country. March 15 at 7 p.m. at the Kessler Theater, Dallas. $20-$30. thekessler.org.



DALLAS ROCKS! Country, rock. With the Brandon Steadman Band, Clay Wilson Band and Waylon Pierce. March 15 at 7 p.m. at House of Blues, Dallas. $13.25. Live Nation.



COMING

SOON



38 SPECIAL Rock. March 16 at 10:30 p.m. at Billy Bob’s, Fort Worth. $15-$30. billybobstexas.com.



BRAVE COMBO Poor David’s 35th anniversary celebration. Polka, rock. With Jayson Bales and the Charmers. March 16 at 8:30 p.m. at Poor David’s Pub, Dallas. $17-$21. frontgatetickets.com.



DIGITOUR (YouTube musicians). Variety. With Nice Peter, Alex Goot, Key of Awesome, Toby Turner, Destorm, Gregory Brothers. March 16 at 8 p.m. at the Palladium Ballroom, Dallas. $15-$17.50. axs.com.



HUNTER HAYES Country. March 16 at 7 p.m. at House of Blues, Dallas. $23.58 Live Nation.



RUTHIE FOSTER Blues, folk. With Daphne Willis. March 17 at 7 p.m. at the Kessler Theater, Dallas. $17. thekessler.org.



SHAKE RUSSELL TRIO Americana, folk-rock. With Michael Hearne. March 17 at 8:30 p.m. at Poor David’s Pub, Dallas. $18-$21. Front Gate Tickets.



COWBOY MOUTH Rock. With Josh Weathers and Larry Gee. March 22 at 7 p.m. at the Granada Theater, Dallas. $24-$42. granadatheater.com.

Compiled by Ellen Ritscher Sackett
- Dallas News


"Latin Music at The 2012 South by Southwest Music Festival"

The South by Southwest Music and Media Conference (SXSW) in Austin, Texas is one of the best cultural events in the entire country. Music is, of course, a big part of the festival. This year, Latin music will bring several outstanding artists to the stage of the SXSW festival.

Besides an exclusive performance by Colombian supertsar Juanes, there are a lot of Latin Alternative artists who will be playing at different venues during this prestigious event. Some of them include rising stars such as La Vida Boheme, Bomba Estereo, Kali Mutsa and Los Rakas. The following is an overview of some of the most interesting Latin music concerts for this year's edition of the SXSW festival:

Bomba Estereo:
Mar. 14 - Sony Club @ Red 7 Patio.
Mar. 16 - ACL Live, Moody Theater.
Juanes:
Mar. 16 - ACL Live, Moody Theater.
Kali Mutsa:
Mar. 15 - Buca Lounge.
La Vida Boheme:
Mar. 14 - Soho Lounge.
Mar. 16 - Maggie Mae's.
Los Rakas:
Mar. 14 - Flamingo Cantina.
Y La Bamba:
Mar. 16 - Ballroom G Day Stage Austin Convention Center
Mar. 17 - Maggie Mae's Gibson Room.

The above concerts are just a tiny fraction of the amount of Latin music that the festival will be featuring this year. For instance, there is a special event on March 15 named Sounds from Colombia featuring new and very interesting artists like Planes, Monsieur Perine, Duran and Quantic, among others.

The South by Southwest Music festival will run between March 13-18. If you are going to be in Austin around that time, you can't miss this wonderful opportunity to hear the new sounds of Latin music. - About.com Latin Music


"Latin Alternative Band Kali Mutsa To Kick Off US Debut Tour"

The Chilean band Kali Mutsa is about to kick off their first ever US tour. Following the successful release of the EP Ambrolina, the Latin Alternative band is ready to capture new audiences around the country with an eclectic music style that combines different sounds ranging from Bollywood and electronic to gypsy and Andean music. Kali Mutsa is also one of the Latin music bands to be featured at the upcoming South by Southwest Musical Festival in Austin, Texas. The following are the cities and venues included in the upcoming tour.

Kali Mutsa Tour Dates:

Mar. 14 - Dallas, TX - The Kessler.
Mar. 15 - South by Southwest Festival - Buca Lounge.
Mar. 17 - Houston, TX - Super Happy Fun Land.
Mar. 18 - Los Angeles, CA - Central SAPC.
Mar. 22 - Miami, FL - PAX.
Mar. 23 - New York, NY - SOBs.
Mar. 24 - Washington, DC - Marx Cafe.
- About.com Latin Music


"SXSW Friday International Bands"

International Rhyme Syndicate

by Thomas Fawcett

Lady Leshurr (Fri., 12mid, Victorian Room at the Driskill)

A saucy British MC who can spit fire with wordplay weirder than Weezy's. Bring your slicker 'cause Lady Leshurr be "Pizzin on Em."

Dope D.O.D. (Thu., 11:10pm, the Jr)

The names of MCs Dopey Rotten, Skits Vicious, and Jay Reaper should offer insight into the grimy brand of horrorcore produced by this Dutch hip-hop collective.

Lazee (Fri., 11pm, TenOak)

The precision flow of this Swedish MC born Mawuli Kulego belies his stage name.

M.I. (Fri., 12mid, Beso Cantina)

The confident son of a preacher man, Nigeria's M.I. proclaims himself Mr. Incredible.

Bliss N Eso (Fri., 1:15am, TenOak)

East and West usually come to mind when you think of hip-hop coasts, but it's a different story Down Under. The "Coastal Kids" video from Bliss N Eso looks like B-roll from the X Games water sports. Fans of Atmosphere will dig these Aussies.

Native Sun (Fri., 10:15pm, TenOak)

This soulful British duo has roots from Mozambique to the Caribbean and pays careful homage to the ancestors in multiple languages.
Hip-Hop Hierarchy

by Chase Hoffberger

T.I. (Thu., 12:15am, La Zona Rosa)

September's "I'm Flexin" collaboration with Big K.R.I.T. marked T.I.'s reclamation of the Southern crown, which the Atlanta veteran held with a firm grip through much of the 2000s.

Paul Wall (Fri., 10pm, Mexican American Cultural Center)

Royalty in Houston, the people's champ's age-old ethos: "It's a star-studded event when I valet park/Open up my mouth and sunlight illuminates the dark."
SXSW Friday International Bands

Pharoahe Monch (Fri., 12:45am, La Zona Rosa)

The Queens virtuoso is a charter member of the "New York City gritty committee pity the fool that act shitty in the midst of the calm, the witty."

Slum Village (Fri., 1am, Buca Lounge)

The deaths of J Dilla and Baatin shook the core of Detroit's founding MCs, but T3 marches on with help from disciples Black Milk, Elzi, and Dilla's brother, Illa J.

El-P (Fri., 10:30pm, 1100 Warehouse)

The Company Flow founder has stayed young by teaming with Gotham's new guard, Das Racist and Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, since leaving his post as CEO of Def Jux.

Juicy J (Fri., 1am, Club de Ville)

A Memphis, Tenn., rap pioneer with Three 6 Mafia, loose-jowled Juicy J drank from the Styrofoam cup of youth when he teamed with Lex Luger on last year's Rubba Band Business 2 mixtape.
Moon Over Ecuador

by Greg Beets

La Vida Boheme (Wed., 1am, Soho Lounge; Fri., 12mid, Maggie Mae's)

This Caracas, Venezuela, quartet's danceable agitprop rock imbues the Ramones' "Gabba Gabba Hey!" chant with newfound insurrection.

Kali Mutsa (Thu., 8pm, Buca Lounge)

Chilean actress Celine Reymond's singing/rapping alter ego clashes the spirit of Bollywood with Andean and Eastern European sounds over an electronic backbeat.

Zona Tango (Thu., 9:15pm, Elephant Room)

Avant-garde fusion composer Pedro Menendez leads this Buenos Aires, Argentina, combo in a singular commingling of tango, jazz, and electronic music.

Prime Ministers (Thu., 10pm, Treasure Island)

These Guayaquil, Ecuador, alt-rockers became fast favorites on MTV Latin America with its 2009 single "Smoking Monkeys."
The Suicide Bitches
The Suicide Bitches

The Suicide Bitches (Thu., 12mid, B.D. Riley's)

Punk-propelled and fuzzed-out, the Suicide Bitches of Santiago, Chile, immolate everything in its path with a sound that finds its nexus between the Stooges and Mudhoney.

Campodonico (Fri., 12mid, the Loft)

After leading Turbopotamos to stadium-sized success, Lima, Peru's Humberto Campodonico puts his Peter Murphy-style baritone to good use on his solo debut.

Sudakaya (Fri., 12mid, Flamingo Cantina)

Sudakaya's infectious fusion of reggae, ska, and traditional Latin American sounds has adherents far beyond its Quito, Ecuador, home base.

María Volonté (Fri., 7:15pm, Elephant Room; Sat., 9pm, Copa)

This captivating Buenos Aires, Argentina-based guitarist/vocalist deftly incorporates tango, jazz, and folk into a crossover-friendly sound all her own.

Sol Pereyra (Sat., 9pm, Beale Street Tavern)

Córdoba, Argentina, multi-instrumentalist touches on rock, pop, hip-hop, and electronic with her catchy new album, Comunmixta.
Brazilian Brethren

by Thomas Fawcett

Zuzuka Poderosa (Fri., 12mid, Speakeasy Kabaret)

Call her thumping, favela-inspired dance music "baile funk" or "Carioca bass."
SXSW Friday International Bands

Tita Lima (Wed., 10pm, Maggie Mae's)

Lima, Peru's ethereal swoon is cool as a caipirinha, her jazzy bossa nova-inspired tunes tinged with just enough psych warble and avant-garde leanings to keep things intriguing.

Agridoce (Wed., 11pm, Maggie Mae's; Thu., 12mid, the Velveeta Room)

A pair of Paulistas create stripped-down acoustic folk songs, beautiful and bittersweet.

Roge (Thu., 11:45pm, Elephant Room; Sat., 8pm, Copa)

Feel-good Musica Popular Brasileira is culled from the classic samba-rock and reggae of Sixties Brazil.

Rosie & Me (Sat., 7pm, St. David's Historic Sanctuary)

Southern Brazilians with banjos?

Tiê (Wed., 12mid, Maggie Mae's)

What's São Paulo, Brazil, singer Tiê growing? A glorious garden of organic, leafy folk-pop tunes.

Sirsir (Thu., 8:50pm, Speakeasy Kabaret)

This electronic mishmash will get your back up off the wall, but when has dance music ever sounded so ... orchestral?

Fim de Feira (Fri., 8:45pm, Copa)

What's happening in Pernambuco, Brazil? For starters, Fim de Feira is revitalizing the regional backland rhythms and preserving the utterly cool tradition of cordel poetry. The subtleties of the six-verse stanzas might be lost on non-native speakers, but these guys are loads of fun.

Gabriel Santiago Quintet (Thu., 8pm, Elephant Room)

Led by guitarist and UT music doctoral student Gabriel Santiago, this quintet draws inspiration from jazz giants across the Americas.

Constantina (Fri., 8pm, the Loft)

For those about to rock in a beautiful, conceptual, minimal, atmospheric sort of way (we salute you).
Austin Wildlife

by Zoe Cordes Selbin
SXSW Friday International Bands
Photo by John Anderson

Mother Falcon (Fri., 1am, St. David's Bethell Hall)

Extremely grand and heartbreaking indie rock is played by a small but classically trained orchestra on 2011 debut Alhambra.

Golden Hornet Project (Sat., 10pm, Creekside at Hilton Garden Inn)

Independent, fresh, and contemporary classical music.

The Octopus Project (Wed., 12:30am, Mohawk Patio)

A beautiful and energetic journey through ambient rock, heavy on the theremin.

T Bird & the Breaks (Sat., 12mid, Deseo Centro Lounge)

Sexy soul with horn charts to die for and touches of funk.

Golden Bear (Thu., 1am, the Loft)

Anthemic with big melodies – your little sister's favorite band that you secretly love.
Bnds Wtht Vwls

by Abby Johnston

CFCF (Wed., 7:30pm, Barbarella; Thu., 11pm, the Madison)

Bass-tastic UK DJ can simultaneously script a lazy afternoon and blow your speakers.

Mndr (Wed., 1am, Maggie Mae's Gibson Room; Fri., 9:30pm, Clive Bar)

The Brooklyn-based electronic duo has tutored with the likes of Yacht and Deerhoof.

Jmsn (Fri., 9pm, Club 606)

Also known as Christian Berishaj, Jmsn wrote, produced, and mixed January debut Priscilla. Breakup R&B never sounded better.

Dwntwn (Fri., 9:10pm, Haven)

The accidental duo began recording folk songs on an iPhone. Now it makes high-energy electronic music with New Wave nuances.

Trmrs (Sat., 9:45pm, Headhunters Patio)

The SoCal quartet coined the genre "trash pop," youthful energy heavy on guitar fuzz.
Sbtrkt
Sbtrkt

Sbtrkt (Sat., 12:45am, the Madison)

One-upping the mouse head by wearing a native ceremonial mask, obscure British DJ Aaron Jerome blew up in the UK via last summer's self-titled debut and now storms America.
Norway ... Yes Way!

by Michael Bertin

Team Me (Fri., 10pm, the Loft)

The new New Pornographers.

Razika (Fri., 10pm, the Iron Bear)

All-girl ska-ish outfit with candied melodies from the Seventies 2 Tone days.

Shining (Thu., 10pm, Dirty Dog Bar)

Robert Fripp's Norwegian death metal side project.
Audrey Horne
Audrey Horne

Audrey Horne (Thu., 12mid, Dirty Dog Bar)

The band's debut, No Hay Banda, won it a Norwegian Grammy for Best Metal Act.

Spirits of the Dead (Thu., 10pm, Red 7 Patio)

Last year's The Great God Plan sounds like 1973. Bummer that Deadly Nightshade is no longer playing bass for the band because, well, Deadly Nightshade.

Philco Fiction (Thu., 10pm, Swan Dive)

Part Regina Spektor, part Solange Knowles.

Marit Larsen (Wed., 10pm, Beale Street Tavern)

Less sugary than Lisa Loeb, more pixie-ish than Patty Griffin. - Austin Chronicle


"La Banda Elastica Showcase Tonight at Buca"

On the bill is multi-instrumentalist Andrea Balency who will perform along side Torreblanca’s Jerson Vazquez and double-bass player Mike Sandoval; altogether, they’re known as “Andrea Balency Trio”. Balency brings in graceful vocals, accordion, piano and various other influences to the group; while both Vazquez’s honest, spot-on percussion, and Sandoval’s jazz compliment Balency in reciprocal bliss.

Up next is Natalia Lafourcade; the singer-songwriter who’s calm in essence, strong in delivery. Songs are usually soft vocals over a strong bass line. A multifaceted approach she’s learn to execute with 100 percent accuracy. And later, Kali Mutsa brings to our ears an exciting new mix of enchanting pyrenee gypsy and balkan sounds.

Accompanying these artists is Chilean sensation Francisca Valenzuela. Between the addictive hooks and sweet melodies is deep sea of profound meaning and spirit. Her custom-built pop is intelligently fashioned to get you dancing during choruses and thinking during verses.

For any of you hungry for GREAT music, be sure to order a plate of what’s in store at this show. Check it all out tonight at Buca Lounge, 422 B Congress Ave. - SXSW


"7 Cool & Cheap Things To Do This Weekend -- In Houston, Not At SXSW"

T-Bone Walker heir Don Kesee, one of the area's Houston's most underheralded bluesmen - which unfortunately is saying something, but watch a little bit of the above clip at Navasota's Blues Alley festival - comes into the city for a gig at the Shakespeare Pub.


Super Happy Fun Land's SXSW Overflow Fest is still going, welcoming guests from New York (Ghost & Goblin; Teen Girl Scientist Monthly), Chile (Kali Mutsa), Berlin (Fenster), Portland (The Shivas), and lots more. At $8 a night, who doesn't love pot luck?


The Fistful of Soul DJs rock steady and get down all night at Shoeshine Charlie's Big Top Lounge. No cover.

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?Cactus Music must be running on fumes after a solid week of nearly nonstop instores, but they've got five of them this weekend, all free of course: Brooklyn's We Are Augustines (Friday, 5 p.m.); Sunny Austin singer-songwriter Wendy Colonna (Saturday, 3 p.m.); then Nigerian-born soul songstress Nneka (richt, Sunday, 1 p.m.), Dan Auerbach-endorsed roots-rocker Patrick Sweany (Sunday, 3 p.m.) and hooky brother-and-sister duo the Belle Brigade (Sunday, 5 p.m.).

There are other in-stores besides Cactus, though, you know. MGMT-ish Houston rockers The Boulevard Nights hit up Heights Vinyl at 6 p.m. Saturday.


If it's near St. Paddy's Day, it might be time for Blaggards again. Yep - Friday, Continental Club. Expect whiskey in the jar, and in enything else you can drink out of.


It's bordering on not exactly cheap - unless you're the kind of person who thinks $20 is cheap, in which case good for you - but come on, it's Andrew W.K.'s "I Get Wet" 10th anniversary tour. The man made the words "Party Til You Puke" really mean something, man. Fitzgerald's, 8 p.m. - Houston Press


"POP CON ACENTO CHILENO"

Desde hace un buen tiempo que Chile no exporta a Latinoamérica grupos musicales, como ocurrió en algún momento con Los Prisioneros, La Ley o Los Tres, pero ya hay una banda que busca tomar ese relevo y trascender fronteras. Se trata del cuarteto Kali Mutsa, liderado por la carismática cantante Celine Raymond –en la foto–, también conocida en su tierra por su trabajo como actriz. Kali Mutsa es relativamente nuevo pero obtuvo una buena repercusión con su primer disco, Ambrolina, que contiene el hit Tunupa. Mutsa (www.kalimutsa.com) viene a la conquista de América ahora y tocará en varias ciudades de Estados Unidos. En Miami, se presentará, patrocinado por Jack Daniel’s Studio No. 7, el próximo jueves, 22 de marzo, a las 10 p.m., en el club PAX (337 SW 8 St., Miami). Los interesados en asistir deben hacer reservas en studio7@shockoff.com o llamando al (305) 640-5847•

Read more here: http://www.elnuevoherald.com/2012/03/16/1153169/al-vuelo.html#storylink=cpy - El Nuevo Herald


"SXSW Entry #4: Kali Mutsa, Alex Anwandter, Astro, Natalia Lafourcade"

Thursday night’s array of SXSW showcases felt like being transplanted into a real-life Fonogramaticos. And that’s not even including shows from Il Abanico, Juan Cirerol, Bam Bam, and Neon Indian, which we were unable to catch due to conflicts. But what we did see…oh man.

Kicking off the night at the bottle service maven Buca Lounge was Kali Mutsa. After fervently applying her makeup in the ladies restroom (according to Gio’s girlfriend), she and her band came out like bohemian gypsies who were really trying to get picked for Let’s Make a Deal. The show was a bit subdued at first, which is weird considering the band was clad with just a mic, accordion, clarinet, and fiddle (and barefoot, nonetheless!). But Mutsa made the best of the small crowd, crouching every verse with dead-eyed stares and flippant histrionics. In between songs, she pleaded with the crowd to dance while taking swigs of beer as if it were contraband. Despite all this, and the fact she spoke 4-5 languages during the entire set, the crowd was pleasantly surprised. I’m now convinced that Kali Mutsa is alien genius like Abed from Community.
After a brief Jimmy Johns break (free smells!), we made our way to Alex Anwandter’s set at the “Latino hotspot” Maggie Mae’s. Anwandter was in peak form, with his mid-'90s Morrissey close-cut and satin jacket. But he also knew what his people wanted to hear. Pick your favorite song from Rebeldes. He played it. Anwandter milked the favorable crowd for everything it was worth, as he even went into the crowd to dance with the audience at various points. For the Anwandter-worshipping fans in attendance, it was a gig from heaven, and for everyone else, a rocking set.

After these two barn-burning shows, it was inevitable that Astro would disappoint for the mere fact that it was…a rock concert. Dudes with guitars on stage playing their hits. Not that people weren’t feeling “Manglares” and “Ciervos,” but it just didn’t hit over the head like Mutsa and Anwandter did. There was a bit of catharsis with “Maestro Distorsion” as the closing number, but overall it was merely solid. I did appreciate how everyone in Astro has the exact same haircut, though.

Closing the night back at Buca Lounge was Natalia Lafourcade. Ditching the (literal) bells and whistles, Lafourcade played an acoustic set armed with a piano, guitar, and vocal loops. Her charisma was in full force, connecting with her legion of devotees by playfully asking for free drinks and taking song requests even as the show crept into the 2 am hour. The setlist itself was a mix of her favorite Hu Hu Hu tracks (“Azul” will NEVER get old) and random oldies, such as “En El 2000” and “O Pato” (!), and the crowd hung on her every word. It appears that Lafourcade seems fairly comfortable in her role as a sort of torchbearer for Mexican indie, and one can hope that her upcoming covers album will reflect this. In a sense, this kind of set was the perfect palette cleanser for an epic (and very loud) night of music. - Club Fonograma


"WMC 2012: The Ten Parties Not To Miss"

Austin has SXSW, Chicago has Lollapalooza, Tennessee has Bonnaroo, New York has Electric Zoo and here in Miami, we have Ultra Music Festival. But unlike other cities, we don’t just get a three-day festival -- we get 10 days of pure music madness.

From South Miami to South Beach, almost every club and lounge is taking Winter Music Conference to the next level. And while the festival might have started Friday, today is when it really begins.

So while looking at the hundreds of events to choose from, here are ten events we think are not to miss.

Bob Sinclar Monday, March 19 at Amnesia Miami (136 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach) Mr. Bob Sinclar needs no introduction. He is a Miami and music legend who is no stranger to putting on an epic set here in the 305.

Dim Mak Tuesday, March 20 at Mansion (1235 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach) If you have never heard of Dim Mak Records, there is a good chance you know their founder, Steve Aoki. The Miami born DJ has turned his once boutique studio into one of the most well-known labels for DJs in the world. If Aoki knows anything, its pure house music. Oh and if you have never seen Steve Aoki live, we suggest you do.

Cedric Gervias and Daniel Chetrit Tuesday, March 20 at FDR Lounge (1685 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach) A party in a basement might sounds a little highschool, but over at the Delano, it’s the place to be. Just a few months back, Vegas' Light Group opened it’s velvet ropes of FDR Lounge. Formerly the Florida Room, the small drinking spot will be turned from an intimate lounge to WMC mecca with sounds by famed DJ, Cedric Gervais.

Nightdrive Celebrates It’s 3rd Anniversary Wednesday, March 21st at Chalk Lounge (1234 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach) If you are a fan of music and culture in Miami, you probably frequent nightdrivemiami.com to get all the news you need. And to celebrate their three years of existence, they are throwing a huge bash at South Beach’s premiere Ping-Pong lounge packed full of fabulous DJs.

Hard Miami Wednesday, March 21 at Grand Central (697 North Miami Avenue, Miami) From Wednesday to Sunday, Grand Central is bringing lots of music to downtown Miami. Kicking things off, their Hard Miami is not a one, but two night event with more DJs than you have fingers and toes. The best part? Tickets are only $25.

Music Loves Fashion Wednesday March 21 to Friday, March 23 at the Raleigh Hotel (1775 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach) Music + fashion—what could be better? Well, how about some of the biggest DJs in the game. Music Loves Fashion is a inaugural four-day showcase of international sounds from the underground and producer symposiums. It is also the best place to get your day started early figuring it takes place between 11:00am and 11:00pm each day from Wednesday, March 21st to Saturday, March 24th.

Kali Mutsa Thursday, March 22 at PAX (337 Southwest 8th Street, Miami) While Winter Music Conference brings lot of music to South Florida, it also can take a lot of money from your pocketbook. Luckily, some clubs are giving their patrons awesome acts for the awesome price of $0. Over at PAX, Kali Mutsa, Chile’s gypsy-electronic band, will be there after their acclaimed US debut at SXSW.

Madonna's Official MDNA Release Party Friday, March 23 at Delano Beach Club (1685 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach) If you can’t wait till March 26 for the release of Madonna’s new album MDNA, we have good news: you don’t have to. The Delano is hosting Miami’s only official release party in their ultra-chic beach club. But we also have bad news: this event is invite only. If you have a friend with lots of connections, its time to give them a call.

Axwell of Swedish House Mafia Saturday, March 24 at WALL Lounge (301 North Biscayne Boulevard, Miami) Two people having a great WMC is most definitely internationally acclaimed DJ ensemble, Swedish House Mafia. Saturday, they will host their second annual Masquerade Motel and later, throw down at their after party inside WALL Lounge. And if you want so more mafia, check out one half of the pair, Axwell, who will be spinning again at the W South Beach’s WALL.



Dim Mak Pool Party Saturday, March 24 at HIGHBAR (1111 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach) Maybe hitting the town hard late into the night doesn't sound like your cup of tea. If you still want a taste of WMC, but you need it to be under the Miami sun, don't miss Dim Mak's pool party. Not only will the whole record label be there, but they are promising fabulous top-tier secret DJ guests.
- NBC Miami


"KALI MUTSA LIVE"

Kali Mutsa – which means “Black Cat” in Romani – gave a mesmerizing performance last Sunday night, March 18th in a Santa Monica venue called Central.

There was an electrical charge on the stage – EACH of the performers – their mythical and real life names are Kali Mutsa – Celine Reymond, Sandoje Catiri – Cristobal Montes, Matcho Mayta – Juan Francisco Obando, and Saray Tikuna – Danka Villanueva gave the audience their fused high energy. In the mythological world of Kali Mutsa they are known as: the singer, Kali Mutsa, musical director/composer, Sandoje Catiri, clarinetist, Matcho Mayta and violinist, Saray Tikuna. First Kali Mutsa in all her glitterama getup of gold sequence tights, white open-cut heels, a white tulle veil, flowery head piece and geometric blazer was a vision of west meets east seduction. Her persona of a sly cat mesmerizes you into believing her purrs. For she sings in a tongue I do not understand, and yet I found myself emotionally touched – I believe by the high energy these four musicians fused together. There was an accordion player dressed in stripes (who, we later found out, is the group’s musical director), a clarinet playing dancer (who lives and breathes for Klezmer music) and the elusive barefooted masquerade bound violinist (who has a Croatian given name of Danka, only because her dad loved the sound of the name because she claimed she’s “mas chilena que los porotos”). Each of the members of Kali Mutsa being virtuosos on their own right.

Though the band Kali Mutsa have been together for about a year, their colorful mythological origins are very humorous and should be read and followed. Because it is this background that seeps into each of their songs.

This performance at Central was colorful, playful and touching (dare I say), leaving the viewer with a sense voyeurism. A voyeurism into this living stage of worldly sophisticated unpredictability. Yes, their music requires one to abandon traditional senses of music genres and explore with them this vivid new world that fills not only your audio and visual senses but your mental ones too. Their “intrega” was truly felt. There were moments that I felt a tear in my eye – because of the wonder filled magic they musically molded made me feel that they gave us a magic that night that involved an infusion of fantasy, gypsy, electronica, pop, Andean, Latino with Bollywood. Listen and allow your heart to explore this magical, musical landscape that travels the world and time.

Fundi2 sees Kali Mutsa as musical pioneer and would like to thank Kali Mutsa for opening windows into the great unknown. - FUNDI2


"Gallery: Kali Mutsa @ S.O.B.’s, New York"

Chilean singer Kali Mutsa made her New York debut on Friday March 23rd, playing at S.O.B.’s in New York, alongside the Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra. Sounds and Colours’ Gina Vergel went along to the show and took these snaps. Enjoy! - Sounds and Colours


"Kali Mutsa Announces US Debut Tour"

Kali Mutsa‘s Ambrolina was one of the revelations of last year, an album that came out of nowhere to make Mutsa one of the most interesting new artists in the Chilean music scene. The rest of the world has obviously taken note as a US tour beckons, including an appearance at the influential SXSW festival.

The music of Kali Mutsa is a mixture of influences from Chilean folk music to vocalists from the Far East to Western pop. To find out more about this seemingly incongruous but highly listenable concoction check out our interview with Kali Mutsa.

Here are full details for the US tour:

3/14 Dallas, TX – The Kessler
prekindle.com/promo/id/22191984701780810

3/15 Austin, TX – Buca Lounge
(SXSW showcase presented by La Banda Elastica + The Latin Recording Academy)
schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS17304

3/17 Houston, TX – Super Happy Fun Land
superhappyfunland.com

3/18 Los Angeles, CA – Central SAPC
centralsapc.com/show/detail/56318

3/22 Miami, FL – PAX
(Presented by Jack Daniel’s Studio No. 7)
paxmiami.com/event/103713

3/23 New York, NY – SOBs
http://sobs.com/events/urban-rb-hip-hop/williamsburg-salsa-orchestra-wspecial-guest-kali-mutsa

3/24 Washington, DC – Marx Cafe
facebook.com/events/379990245346023

kalimutsa.com
soundcloud.com/KaliMutsa - Sounds and Colours


"Kali Mutsa Interview"

Todo apunta hacia el origen: entrevista con Kali Mutsa

No hace falta mentar más nuestro amor por el proyecto de Kali Mutsa, basta ver la cantidad de programas en la que la hemos tocado y la cantidad de contenidos que hemos resaltado. Es guapísima, es talentosa y su trabajo goza de un aura limítrofe, genuina, delirante y posiblmente incomprendida. Celine Reymond tiene algo en común con nosotros (o por lo menos nos gustaría que así fuera): una necesidad innata por proponer universos de sentido paralelos a este. Jugar a ser dios, o un creacionista (como Vicente Huidobro, su tío abuelo) y exprimir la imaginación propia y la de sus interlocutores. No cualquiera logra cohesionar estas aspiraciones y cristalizarlas en proyectos tan llenos de referentes. Celine Reymond sí. Kali Mutsa es un capricho exquisito en el que las gitanerías, la contemporaneidad y una lectura reivindicativa frente al universo Aymara, adquieren sentido en un solo jarrón. Logramos contactarla en diciembre para hacerle una entrevista, y estos son los resultados:

Panamérika: ¿Cómo se te ocurrió esto? ¿Cuál es el caldo de cultivo que dio origen a un personaje tan rico en imaginario?

Kali Mutsa: Fue mi infancia, tenía una nana que me cuidaba y era mágica. Ella venía del campo, me sacaba los espíritus, me llevaba con mujeres que le quitaban los espíritus malos a los niños, me contaba las leyendas de su pueblo. Ahí empezó todo, yo escribía de muy pequeña y mi papá me impulsó mucho para que yo lo hiciera, tenía siete años y escribía novelas mágicas de todo tipo en todo un cuaderno de colegio de 80 páginas.

¿Entonces retomaste esa parte para tu proyecto?
Lo que pasa es que el primo de mi abuelita era el poeta chileno inventor del creacionismo, Vicente Huidobro. Yo creo que algo de eso me tuvo que haber llegado, por algún lado tuvo que haber saltado una chispita de él hacia mi, yo creo que de ahí viene.

¿Entonces creciste con esos poemas?
Sí, su figura, lo que él fue, lo que hizo, no lo conocí hasta más grande, pero sí siento que cuando supe que era pariente mío me sentí muy cercana a él y sobre todo a su época. En los años 20, 30 en Chile se vivió mucho fervor poético y un imaginario muy rico, todavía no estábamos agringados. Era un país mucho más nuevo en el que la magia de nuestras etnias estaban ahí día a día y eso para mi es delicioso, es de lo que más me inspira.

En tu música hay elementos, andinos, gitanos, hay imaginarios incas, ¿nos puedes hablar de esto? ¿cómo los fuiste creciendo? ¿Cuál es el personaje central de tu imaginario por ejemplo?
Kali Mutsa es una mujer gitana. En 1920 sus papás murieron en un accidente de auto en el Altiplano Chileno y ella se crío en un valle selvático muy bonito por la región. Ella tiene un aspecto gitano por toda la mezcolanza que tenemos los chilenos, yo también tengo de gitana un poquito, mi cara es de gitana. De ahí que siempre me sentí muy cercana a eso, mi tatarabuelo era gitano entonces Kali es una mujer estilo María Félix, legendaria y con mucho carácter, pero que hizo de todo: fue diputada, estuvo en la cárcel porque fue muy revolucionaria en cierto periodo y también fue actriz de la época de oro que se hizo en el cine Nortino sobre las leyendas Aymaras, leyendas que ocupan mucho el oro y el sol, entonces esa era una época en la había mucha riqueza visual.

Hablando un poco de esta fusión de géneros, ¿cómo empezaste a hacer música, cómo empezaste a hacer todas estas cosas literarias en la parte musical?
Siempre me interesó la música gitana, pero específicamente un tipo de género que se hace en Rumania llamado “etno-folk” o algo así. Es muy plástico hay sintetizadores, sonidos falsos de acordeón que logran una mezcla muy fresca y exótica. Pensé que a mi me gustaría hacer algo así pero combinando los elementos que tengo en Chile, después empecé a estudiar romané para poder añadirlo a mis canciones. Luego me encontré al productor Sandoje Catiri, lo conocí cuando yo trabajaba en el Pornógrafo, un teatro negro sobre mujeres que aparecían con su brasier y sus porta ligas y tenían un clarinetista que las alegraba. Él me presentó a Sandonje, “Cristobal Montes” es su nombre chileno, le llevé mis referencias y empezamos a trabajar. De ahí empecé a escribir con rimas y nunca más paré, me encanta. Hacemos los dos los temas turnándonos las tareas, es un trabajo en equipo.

En el vídeo “Tunupa” hay un extremo protagonismo del colibrí, ¿nos puedes hablar de este personaje?
El colibrí es un Dios, es un padre tutelar para los Aymaras y a Saray Tikuna
la violinista, quise darle la connotación de una Diosa colibrí bien fina, frágil, pero fuerte a la vez con su vestido medio barroco y medio boliviano y con su pelo negro. Pensé: qué lindo, ¡va a parecer una Diosa de Kurosawa! Eso quise proyectar en el video, porque Tunupa es el padre de los Aymaras, es el que les enseñó las tradiciones, era muy allegado al colibrí y el cóndor.
Desde México vemos una tendencia muy rara en Sudamérica, como de que se avecina el fin del mundo y están en un periodo transicional y de pronto empiezan a surgir pequeños destellos aludiendo a esta cultura Aymara como con referencias cósmicas. En tus vídeos aparecen elementos muy cósmicos, pero también una cosa que va hacia delante, ¿crees que haya alguna tendencia? ¿Hay algo general, social que haga que salgan este tipo de proyectos?

Chile está en un momento en el que está encontrándose a si mismo, encontrando su identidad. Con todas las movilizaciones estudiantiles y sociales, estamos encontrando nuestra identidad que se perdió hace muchos años. Y para mi nuestra identidad más fuerte viene de nuestra etnia, yo quise hacerle un homenaje a eso porque está en los libro y nada más ya. En Santiago no hay cultura ancestral no lo ves en ninguna parte, no existe. Quise obtener algunas frases de esas etnias pero no pude porque no hay representantes en ninguna parte, se está muriendo la cultura del sur de la Patagonia que es riquísima. La gente cree que no, pero es una riqueza espectacular en mitos, cosmovisión en maneras de ver la vida, se perdió todo. Eso no puede seguir pasando porque hay una manera de vivir, de sentir el mundo, que es muy refrescante para nosotros que ya venimos con mucha influencia de Europa. Esto para mi es una nueva era en la que vamos a volver al origen porque todo apunta para allá.

Sí sobretodo en esa parte de Latinoamérica se nota una caída de Occidente y un fuerte impulso de las partes locales por tomar identidades y cursos propios.

Sí y como no se tiene información sobre eso se inventa y de ahí nace una nueva mitología. Muchas cosas yo las he inventado y por lo tanto es más cultura aún, estamos reinterpretando, somos como eslabones que están perdidos en esta cadena de sabiduría. Y nosotros nos quedamos con el deber de imaginar los baches.

By Claudia Jimenez
- Red Bull Panamerika


"KALI MUTSA : ¡Que buena apuesta!"

KALI MUTSA : ¡Que buena apuesta!

Hace unos meses me enteré que la actriz Celine Reymond tiene un nuevo proyecto musical llamado KALI MUTSA una mezcla original de sonidos Andinos, gitanos, bollywood y electrónicos, junto a letras en romane (gitano) y español.

Cuando la vi no me tincó mucho porque la tenía encasillada en el papel de “Primera Dama” -la teleserie que protagonizó hace un tiempo-. Pero debo asumir que me equivoqué.

El proyecto musical de Reymond es muchísimo más interesante de lo que me imaginaba, la mezcla étnicas y culturas está fantástica. Lo mejor es que al principio pensé en La Mano Ajena, pero no alcanza a parecerse. KALI MUTSA tiene una puesta en escena mucho más sobrecargada y su música no se enfoca tanto en el estilo gitano sino que la mezcla es más excéntrica, aunque en su justa medida.

Están considerados “la apuesta segura en la lista” de las 20 bandas emergentes del 2011 por Club Fonograma, el influyente blog de música Latina Alternativa, y han sido presentados en NPR Alt. Latino (programa de la radio pública nacional de USA), compilados del Club Fonograma y el ultimo mixtape de Marcelo C. del reconocido movimiento/colectivo de DJs Nacotheque de New York City.

La verdad es que me gustó mucho lo que está haciendo este equipo y especialmente Celine Reymond. Ahora lanzaron un nuevo video del sencillo TUNUPA dirigido por Paul Felmer. Se los dejo y claramente les recomiendo esta apuesta que al parecer tiene a varios en Latinoamérica y EEUU encantados.

By Denisse Leigthon
- Belelu


"Video: Kali Mutsa in utopian places, "Tunupa""

Readers know that when a great book is made into a movie, risky things can happen — either it ruins the movie or the book because your imagination did a far better job, or it inspires further stimulant thoughts. Obviously, listening to music, and then watching the music video, it does similar things — either it kills the song, or enhances it. We’ve already expressed how intrigued we are with this Chilean actress-gone-singer Kali Mutsa’s first single “Tunupa” off her debut Ambrolina, so we were very interested in checking out how the video would turn out.

Nebulas. Waterfalls. Kaleidoscopic visuals and a gorgeous gypsy-like woman. Weather these animal/human-like hybrids and chimera landscape stems from the imagination of Celine Raymond’s alter ego Kali Mutsa, or are vibrant representations of utopia and the mystical muses our ancestors once narrated, this music video is a mind-inducing and esoteric voyage that lifts this Bhangra bewitching track into alternative realms.

BY Isabela Raygoza
- Remezcla


"Featured: Kali Mutsa - "Jauja""

Feature: Kali Mutsa - "Jauja"
Unsigned, Chile

Kali Mutsa is the strange, poignant and out-of-this-world project of Celine Reymond, a popular Telenovela actress in her native Chile. Inspired by past lives, myths and ghosts, this talented and gorgeous artist has made one of the most intriguing characters we’ve encountered in a while, a sort of gipsy in the running to become a pop star. Her songs are full of mysticism; sometimes anecdotes of distant souls and sometimes recollections of rituals, best of all, the songs sound amazing. Also, I think we just found the year’s most eclectic breakthrough.

Some names pop up when trying to figure out her seductive music, from Bonde Do Role and Bomba Estereo, to M.I.A, Valentina Fel and Gang Gang Dance. “Jauja” extracted from Fonogramaticos Vol.8 is the perfect dose of numinous aura and its inevitable luck to become part of the music idiom. Some could argue “Jauja” is a purifying voyage, others will see it as the ultimate tribal dance jam, either way, it’s hard not to fall in love with the song's dusty and magnetic field. Kali Mutsa is currently working on new songs for her debut album, so far so good.

By Carlos Reyes
- Club Fonograma


"Feature: Kali Mutsa - Ambrolina"

Kali Mutsa - Ambrolina
Ambrolina, Kali Mutsa
Shock, Chile
Rating: 80

I remember perfectly when M.I.A.’s debut Arular was released. The excitement of an artist merging so many genres (dancehall, electronica, hip hop, reggaeton) into a single pop record resulted in a cultural mishmash that gave a new meaning to the term "world music." Celine Reymond, a Chilean popular telenovela actress, has smartly taken advantage of her performing capacities and elaborated the alter ego known as Kali Mutsa. Her imaginatively invented background indicates she’s a famous 90-year-old performer, yet she was absent from the musical world for decades, until she recently made her comeback to present Ambrolina. Each of the five songs included in her exotic EP are grabbing on their own, charged with unpredictable flavors ranging from Bollywood-esque essence to Andean music, nuanced with gypsy vibes and sophisticated quirky electro. Similar to what the Sri Lankan controversial rapper did with her debut album, Kali Mutsa’s expansive spectrum of influences result in a highly original work.

Unjustly ignored by some of her country’s mediums, Kali Mutsa’s (which also happens to be a band) bizarre universe has attracted mainly foreign publications. Mutsa’s lyrics are a mixture of Spanish and Romani, so even hispanohablantes won’t know fully what she’s saying, but “la gata negra de Pachacuti" isn’t about words; her mysteriousness is grandiose, and the role of the character becomes essential as the voice that directs an atmospheric trip (strengthened by two nature sounds interludes) through Pachacuti’s fertile valley (“Jauja”) to the hot desert (“El Camello”). Hitting the nail exceeding each of the past demos, the production of Ambrolina is adventurous, psychotropic, and collapsing genres with imagination, audacity and originality. Opener “Tunupa” is infectious, rhythmic, and magic. Here Mutsa sings about a godlike man who gives birth to flora and teaches fauna how to speak. Diving into this song proportions an idea of Kali Mutsa’s ritualistic approaches and theatrical singing, sort of like the star of a big Bollywood production.
The dripping sounds of “Parachima” give atmosphere to the EP before we get to the outstanding, surreal “Jauja”, which speaks about Pachacuti's valley habitants who dance under the moon to Chon for abundant harvest and gastronomical feasts – you’d swear you’ve commenced an acid trip. Adding cohesion between tracks, second interlude “Tue Tue,” apparently a calm night through the desert, leads to the fantastic “San Cipriano,” probably the song where instruments are enhanced the most – trombone, clarinet, violin – and where Mutsa delivers some killer verses worthy of La Mala Rodríguez. “Ton King Dom” could be dubbed as the only ballad in here. Editor Carlos Reyes hit the spot when mentioned it’s Aterciopelados-ish. “Devuélveme al niño,” Mutsa cries in this mournful march. Concluding on a propulsive, energetic note, “El Camello” is demented and experimental, a warm closer that wouldn’t feel out of place on Björk’s eclectic Post.
Dispelling –once again- the myth that an actor cannot succeed creatively in the musical field (I mean, Charlotte Gainsbourg did it and she’s got such a thin voice), Celine Reymond’s alter ego Kali Mutsa is a provoking artist whose music (considering she’s supposedly 90 years old) at times feels ahead of its time. Ambrolina stands as one of the most ambitious extended plays of the year, which excitingly announces new possibilities to the World Music tag, packaged with inventive cosmopolitan numbers, introducing us a persona whose mysticism is both intriguing and arousing, and who has a bunch of evocative ideas yet to be cooked.

by Enrique Coyotzi
- Club Fonograma


"Kali Mutsa Interview"

HOY SE CONFIESA CON EL BLOG REMARO MUSIC “KALI MUTSA”

Hoy se confiesa con el Blog Remaro Music el dúo chileno Kali Mutsa quienes acaban de estrenar su primer EP titulado ‘Ambrolina’, del que ya está disponible su primer sencillo ‘Tunupa‘. Kali Mutsa fusiona elementos del electro, música gitana y la cultura andina, todo mezclado con elementos visuales del teatro y la danza lo que hacen una propuesta interesante de conocer y descubrir.

Banda: Kali Mutsa
Integrantes: Kali Mutsa – Celine Reymond
Sandoje Catiri – Cristobal Montes
Matcho Mayta – Juan Francisco Obando
Saray Tikuna – Danka Villanueva
Sitio Web: http://www.myspace.com/kalimutsa, http://soundcloud.com/kalimutsa, http://www.youtube.com/user/kalimutsa, www.twitter.com/kali_mutsaDiscografía: Ambrolina (EP)
Para comenzar, cuéntanos como comenzaste en la música
La música me acompaña desde pequeña imagina que vengo de una familia de la casta cheriná

Cuáles son tus influencias musicales más directas.
Mis influencias más cercanas son las sayas de carnaval , esma redzepova, Mitsoura , Sheren de Egipto , Hossam Ramzy , las canciones de las peliculas de Sri Devi en los años setenta , Oum Khaltoum , Najat del Libano gran amiga y por supuesto Yma Sumac y Carmen Miranda .etc

Como surge Kali Mutsa
Kali Mutsa surge de una necesidad de rescatar historias mi historia no podia ser olvidada, enterrada en el esplendor del desierto tenia que ser contada.

Como es el proceso creativo de su música.
Mi música nace de ciertos ritmos que se le ocurren A Sandoje y otros que se me ocurren a mi, pero hay que decir que Sandoje estudio en la Universidad de Musica de la Amazonia es un hombre con una oido de indio kayapo osea te traduce el canto de un pajaro y cosas asi , yo despues le pongo letra a todo ese ritmo y vamos viendo y probando hasta que quedamos los dos contentos .

Lo visual es un complemento importante de su música, como trabajan esta área?.
Lo que mas disfruto a esta edad es de dibujar , pintar con acuarelas y tintas , no tengo estudios ni mucho menos pero me importa el aspecto estetico de mi musica porque creo que es un complemento que explica mas el mundo de dónde venimos.

Con que nos encontraremos al escuchar tu primer Ep “Ambrolina” y cómo describirías tu primer single “Tunupa”
El ep Ambrolina es un viaje por canciones que salen desde Pachacuti , momento e historias que marcaron la vida de Kali y la vida de Pachacuti , Tunupa por ejemplo es un homenaje al sirviente de Viracocha el le enseño las costumbres al pueblo aymara , creo que los chilenos en general no le rinden homenaje a sus pueblos originarios es mas nunca les han dado un sitial y no se interesan por lo que pueden compartir con ellos , entonces pense, un loop bangra asi bollywoodiano con beats mas reguetoneros y electronicos , pero que estamos hablando de Tunupa que es un ser venerado por los antiguos , eso es pura cultura puro respeto que tenemos los kalimutsianos por la cosmovision de nuestros aymaras que mas encima nos vieron crecer , como no tratar de que la gente en Santiago en una discoteque vacile esa cancion , mientras la letra le va mostrando quien fue Tunupa y del poder que tenia que volaba arriba de un condor y que le enseñaba a hablar a los colibris etc.

Cuál es tu principal inspirador al momento de componer.
La vida de Kali Mutsa las mitologias del pueblo gitano, las recetas de pocimas varias, los colores , los libros , historias de mi familia , homenajes a seres que admiro .

Cuéntennos en que proceso estas actualmente.
Hoy estrenamos el video Tunupa y tocamos el 18 de noviembre en el Bar Loreto en Bellavista estamos en ese proceso, promover el video que llegue hasta Sudafrica y desde Sudáfrica hasta Alaska jajajajaja.

Acabas de estrenar tu nuevo video clip “Tunup”, como fue el proceso creativo de este videoclip.
Queriamos que fuera un video que reflejara un poco lo que es Pachacuti y creo que se logra, tiene imágenes de peliculas antiguas en las que actuamos Sandoje y yo, mis dibujitos, los bailes exoticos de Matcho Mayta que es un clarinetista muy importante y sensual , esta la maravillosa Saray invocando a los espiritus del colibri y por supuesto la genialidad de Paul Felmer quien le dio a toda esa mezcla un hilo conductor , el es lo máximo!!!

Como se puede conseguir tu música?
Puedes oírla en www.souncloud.com/kalimutsa o comprarla en portaldisc.com o en itunes esta a 1 dólar.

Háblanos de algún evento o tocata que se venga y quieras contarnos
Si el 18 de noviembre en Bar Loreto estaremos vendiendo el disco en version descargable.
Y para concluir algún mensaje para los seguidores de Remaro – Music.
Si es que son chilenos, ahora me estoy leyendo un libro de un chico que conoci hace muchos años Stephan Hessel un hombre muy potente el dice Crear es resistir y resistir es crear, osea ese seria mi mensaje se lo maximo que puedas ser y siempre desde la creatividad y no desde la violencia en estos tiempos tener esto presente ayuda mucho.
Gracias a Kali Mutsa por la buena onda y disposición, éxito en todo chicos.
Que lo disfruten
Remaro Music
- Remaro Music Blog


"Kali Mutsa - Album Review"

I thought everything except Chile.

Kali Mutsa is the artistic name of popular telenovela actress Celine Reymond. Once you get your dose of her music, you will think she's from Egypt, Morocco or even France, but never in a million years Santiago, Chile. Kali Mutsa has released her debut EP titled Ambrolina, where you can clearly understand why she's the latest hot sensation in the music scene.

3 Songs Worth Listening:

"Ton King Dom": Very much like the rest of her songs, this track carries mystical with circus and theatrical inspirations. A lot of brass and dub beats give life to this elegant track.
"Tunupa": The first few minutes of this track has flairs of reggaeton mixed with gypsy melodies. The best part of this song is as of minute 1:35, where Kali Mutsa experiments with cumbia and more Chilean sounds.
"Jauja": The radiant sound of Kali Mutsa can be detected in this single. "Jauja" has Middle Eastern influences, mainly that of traditional belly dance music. The fusion of arabic music and her exquisite voice make this track an exotic one.

This album makes me want to: go on tour with Cirque du Soleil, even if it's just to sell cotton candy.

Other albums you would like:

Chico Mann - Analog Drift (http://fabrikalink.com/index.php/music/cd-reviews/1609-chico-mann-analog-drift)
Rupa & The April Fishes - Este Mundo (http://fabrikalink.com/index.php/music/cd-reviews/448-rupa-and-the-april-fishes-este-mundo)
M.I.A - Maya (http://fabrikalink.com/index.php/music/cd-reviews/889-mia-maya)

Purchase here >> http://www.amazon.com/Ambrolina-EP/dp/B005P4FEHU

>>http://kalimutsa.bandcamp.com/
>>http://www.facebook.com/KaliMutsa
>>http://www.myspace.com/kalimutsa

by Jessica Roiz - Fabrika


"Sounds and Colours: Best Albums of 2011"

The time has come again to choose our favourite albums of the year. It’s a task that’s never easy, especially after the bumper year we’ve had, with great music coming from all over South America, reflected in the fact that artists from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela all feature in our list.

The criteria for our list fits our ethos as a magazine. We aim to find the most interesting music being made in South America, and this list reflects that. Normally we would choose a Top 20 but as they were so many choices that we felt were deserving of the Top 20 but just missed out, we thought we’d open it up slightly to show some of our “almost choices” this year. So, first off, here are the choices that almost made the Top 20, before really getting into those top choices.

30. Violeta Castillo – Uno/Otro (Argentina)
29. Alex Andwandter – Rebeldes (Chile)
28. Eddie – Veraneio (Brazil)
27. Frente Cumbiero Meets Mad Professor (Colombia)
26. Bixiga 70 – S/T (Brazil)
25. Cícero – Canções de Apartamento (Brazil)
24. Mostro – Libre para Regurgitar la Intemperie (Chile)
23. Kali Mutsa – Ambrolina (Chile)
22. Federico Durand – El Éxtasis de las Flores Pequeñas (Argentina)
21. Helado Negro – Canta Lechuza (Ecuador/USA) - Sounds and Colours


"Remezcla's Best Tracks of 2011"

16. “Jauja”
by Kali Mutsa
[Chile]

Our love for Chile’s music scene extends to Kali Mutsa who, with “Jauja,” blends elements of trip-hop, Bhangra, Andean and electronic sounds with ease. Her style is reminiscent of M.I.A.’s earlier, more dance-oriented work minus the politics. It’s trippy, hypnotic and über-sexy! -Afroxander - Remezcla


"Club Fonograma's Best Albums of 2011"

32. Kali Mutsa - Ambrolina
Celine Reymond, a Chilean popular telenovela actress, has smartly taken advantage of her performing capacities and elaborated the alter ego known as Kali Mutsa. Her imaginatively invented background indicates she’s a famous 90-year-old performer, yet she was absent from the musical world for decades, until she recently made her comeback to present Ambrolina. Each of the five songs included in her exotic EP are grabbing on their own, charged with unpredictable flavors ranging from Bollywood-esque essence to Andean music, nuanced with gypsy vibes and sophisticated quirky electro. Similar to what the Sri Lankan controversial rapper (M.I.A.) did with her debut album, Kali Mutsa’s expansive spectrum of influences result in a highly original work. - Enrique Coyotzi - Club Fonograma


"Club Fonograma's Best Songs of 2011"

40. Kali Mutsa - "Tunupa" ???
Diving into the majestic depths of Kali Mutsa means to give 3/4 of yourself away to a world of crafty rituals, afflicting gastronomical feasts, and powerhouse operas. In its demo version “Tunupa” was already a standout, but its finished edit substitutes the demo’s program-based skeleton and reconditions the adventure with the warmth and romanticism of wooded instruments. This healing piece achieves the sort of celestial plethora that can only be experienced by immersing your soul into the fragmented pupils of a black cat. A boundless, irresistible, and velvety single that placed Celine Reymond on our list of platform-hoping visionaries. - Reyes - Club Fonograma


"Panamerika Top Videos 2011"

Kali Mutsa – “Tunupa”

Estamos atados a Kali Mutsa en un embrujo gitano: cada cuadro en este video dirigido por Paul Felmer es un estudio sobre la Sudamérica que respira en lo hondo de los Andes y cuyas ánimas ya rompen el cascarón para resurgir en el 2012. Aquí, Kali Mutsa protagoniza en plan de pin-up-sacerdotiza, canalizadora de lo telúrico y lo cósmico en un yantra de lo kitsch. Con nahuales vestidos cual Cirque du Soleil, paisajes de realismo mágico como salidos de video de Empire of the Sun y una estética transgresora en partes iguales M.I.A. y Wendy Sulca, la Kali se ha logrado afianzar como diva en un dos por tres. ¿Cuál es su still favorito? A nosotros nos raya aquel donde ella sale con traje de moños, estirando un chicle y adoptando pose de b-girl en un trasfondo de majestuosas montañas. Se ve bien wena. - Red Bull Panamerika


"Panamerika Top Singles 2011"

Kali Mutsa – “Jauja”

Kali Mutsa está loca como una llama andina. Su cuerpo está poseído por María Callas, Yma Sumac, Asha Bhosle, Anita Tijoux, Björk, M.I.A, La Tigresa de Oriente y Wendy Sulca, simultáneamente. La Diosa Kali tenía ocho brazos, por si saber esto sirve de algo. “La Gata Negra del Pachacuti” –como también se hace llamar la actriz gitana-chilena Celine Reymond– ha capitalizado de modo promiscuo el kitsch, el trash y el high-cult, la paganería y la alta espiritualidad en una comedia psicodélica del tercer mundo que suena a cobre y ayahuasca, a un corset de alpaca, charango, bombo y chicle-bomba. - Red Bull Panamerika


"Kali Mutsa - Album Review"

El world music para discotecas de Kali Mutsa llega completamente formado en su primer EP, Ambrolina, donde influencias andinas, gitanas y electrónicas comparten espacio con las “bollywoodenses” y “latino-alternativas”. Es una propuesta tan extraña como instantáneamente familiar y digerible.

El vídeo de “Tunupa”, primer sencillo y corte que abre Ambrolina, es toda una explosión de colores y visuales retro-espaciales que invitan a explorar más a fondo el trabajo musical de la agrupación chilena – y todo la mitología que los integrantes han construido para complementar sus canciones. Filmado por Paul Felmer en impresionantes locales de la cordillera Andina, el vídeo propone a una Julie Taymor volviéndose loca con la mística gitana.

Disfruten del vídeo de “Tunupa” y escuchen el resto de Ambrolina a continuación. - Puerto Rico Indie


"El vídeo: Kali Mutsa - Tunupa (2010)"

Tunupa es el sorprendente e inagotable primer single del proyecto liderado por Celine Reymond. En sus notas se funden paseos andinos, chamanicos y sultánicos que describen un personaje enigmático; una pieza cargada de exotismo que ha sido llevada al visual con resultados igual de atractivos.

Acá se conjuran paisajes naturales con proyecciones coloridas en pantalla verde. Kali hace su aparición en tomas que la plantean como una artista irreverente, miren no más ese detalle del diente de oro que hace juego con su indumentaria y joyas faciales. Sin ser un vídeo narrativo, más bien una presentación escueta del proyecto, este clip viene recargado de un colorido inigualable y de una fotografía envidiable, muchas de las mejores tomas naturales y de naturalidad que hemos visto este año en la blogosfera se reúnen en esta fabulosa pieza visual. - El Amarillo


"Sintonía Latinoamericana: New Songs From Uruguay, Colombia, Chile and More"

This week's show is truly in tune with the American continent. From Argentina we move over to Chile, which has produced some of our favorite artists this year. Among them is the intriguing Kali Mutsa, a former soap opera star turned musician who sings in a mix of Spanish and Gypsy dialect, and whose persona is part Bollywood, part Inca. Her fanciful biography describes her as being born in 1920, raised by a princess and an official of the Inca Empire. After performing across all of South America, she mysteriously vanished for decades until reappearing recently. We're glad she's back... - NPR Alt.Latino


"'Ambrolina' and The Debut of Latin Alternative Band Kali Mutsa"

If you like Latin Alternative music, I have an interesting suggestion for you. I was recently exposed to the music of Kali Mutsa, a Chilean Alternative band out of Santiago. Their debut work is an EP entitled Ambrolina, a music production that combines traditional sounds from Bollywood, gypsy and Andean music with electronic beats.

Kali Mutsa was born last year when Chilean actress Celine Reymond, who is also the band's lead singer, and musician Cristobal Montes decided to form the group. Their debut EP Ambrolina is an eclectic work full of innovation. If you want to stay away from mainstream music, this is something I highly recommend you. - About.com Latin Music


"Kali Mutsa - 'Ambrolina' EP Review"

Kali Mutsa - 'Ambrolina' EP Review
About.com Rating 4 Star Rating

By Carlos Quintana, About.com Guide

Kali Mutsa is a new Latin Alternative band out of Santiago, Chile. Their first music production is an EP named Ambrolina. This work, which includes seven tracks, offers a very interesting sound that combines different styles ranging from Bollywood and electronic vibes to gypsy and Andean music. The following is an overview of Kali Mutsa's music and their EP Ambrolina.
Kali Mutsa's Mystical Story

First of all, a little note about the name of this Alternative group. Kali Mutsa is not only the name of the band but also the name of the lead singer. In fact, Kali Mutsa is the alter ego of Chilean actress Celine Reymond, the voice behind the band's music.

The group was formed in 2010 by Celine Raymond and musician Cristobal Montes who also goes by the alter ego of Sandoje Catiri. Both Kali Mutsa and Sandoje Catiri are defined by a mystical story. The singer was born in 1920 and was raised by a princess and an official of the Inca Empire. Kali Mutsa was a popular artist throughout South America but disappeared for decades before coming back as a young woman with this work. Sandoje Catiri was a famous movie director of the golden age of Nortino cinema where he had the opportunity to meet Kali Mutsa.

Music Style

Kali Mutsa is definitely a very Alternative band. Their music is heavily influenced by a crossover style that mixes elements from Bollywood, gypsy and Andean music with eclectic electronic sounds. Kali Mutsa's lyrics are also unique because of the combination of Spanish and Romani (gypsy) language.

The music is also charged with lots of sensuality thanks to the band's lead singer. Her acting background is felt throughout the whole EP and injects this work with a nice personality that enhances the overall appeal of Ambrolina.
"Tunupa"

"Tunupa," which is the opening track from Ambrolina, is also the name of the best song on this EP. It really gives you an idea of everything Kali Mutsa is all about. After the short kind of Kill Bill intro, "Tunupa" quickly moves into a vibrant sound defined by Bollywood and gypsy vibes, which are nicely reinforced by electronic beats. The lead singer's nasal voice adds a lot of personality to this track.

After the exuberating first half, "Tunupa" embraces traditional Andean music, which is highlighted by the tuba sound and the strings and percussion that you can find in this rich genre of traditional Latin music. If you are looking for something different, "Tunupa" is definitely a very interesting track to listen to.

Additional Tracks

After "Tunupa", Ambrolina brings other very interesting songs. Besides the tracks "Parachima" and "Tue Tue," which are two short clips offering some sort of relaxing jungle sounds, this EP includes two tracks I like a lot: "San Cipriano" and "Ton King Dom".

These tracks, which are sort of in between Alternative and Lounge music, maintain the rich combination of sounds that defines Kali Mutsa's production. On the one hand, "San Cipriano" provides a very funky sound that includes a nice chorus as well as pleasant clarinet and violin playing. On the other hand, "Ton King Dom" offers a mystical sound shaped by the beat of the background percussion. In fact, this track produces an atmosphere that kind of reminds me of the sounds that go along religious processions in small towns across Latin America.

I personally do not care that much for the remaining tracks "Jauja" and "El Camello". However, that is just my personal taste. Being a very unique production, I think some people may prefer the music of these two tracks than the ones I mentioned before. In any case, while "Jauja" is definitely an electronic single, "El Camello" offers the most agressive sound of the entire EP.
'Ambrolina' - Bottom Line

Ambrolina is a very innovative and different EP. If you are tired of mainstream music, I recommend you to listen to this work. At the beginning, Ambrolina may appear as a difficult work to digest or fall in love with. However, the more you listen to this EP, the more you like it.

I personally love creativity and innovation and this EP is generous in that way. I also like the singer's personality. Her acting background leaves a nice imprint in each single track and you can tell she is having lots of fun with the music. Kali Mutsa's debut is a nice one. Who knows, it may be the result of the blessings and virtues of Kali Mutsa's native Pachacuti.

Ambrolina - Best Tracks

"Tunupa"
Listen / Download / Purchase
"San Cipriano"
Listen / Download / Purchase
"Ton King Dom"
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Record Label: Shock Music Latin
Release Date: October, 2011 - About.com Latin Music


"Pista del día: Kali Mutsa – “Jauja” (Track of the day)"

De la vital escena alternativa que surge en Chile nos llega la cosmopolita voz de Kali Mutsa. Con el oído en ella y la mano en el corazón lo confirmamos: qué gran momento por el que pasa la música independiente del país andino.

Una atractiva (como ella) y exótica integración de aires gitanos, aromas orientales, evocaciones rituales de los Andes y una tremenda actitud desafiante. Así se nos presenta “Jauja”, una canción que desde el año pasado viene impresionando a los medios especializados de la red.

Para el deleite de nuestros seguidores, acá va el “sonido sultánico y radial de la gata negra de Pachacuti”. Una nueva artista que nos tiene enamorados y que acá les recomendamos. Para que no la olviden, su nombre es Kali Mutsa.

Si Cyriak fuera gitano estaríamos hablando de su nueva colaboración, y si los gitanos fueran andinos sonarían a Kali Mutsa. El video, realizado por Juan Saez, es un exquisito ejercicio de animación de cortaypega, bajo una psicotrópica mirada a sus raices fundidas, con personajes que van y vienen contagiándonos una historia igual de alucinante que entretenida. “Jauja” aparece en “Tecito de Ayahuasca (por favor)”, nuestro alucinógeno programa número 166, y también está incluido en el EP Ambrolina de Kali Mutsa. - Red Bull Panamerika


"South American M.I.A.?"

South American M.I.A.? Directed by Juan Saez.

wreckandsalvage:
Chilean woman sings crazy song, awesome cutout animation, 5 out of 5 stars - YVYNYL


"Los exóticos sonidos de Kali Mutsa"

Una nube de imaginación, esoterismo, chamanismo agitanado… atemporal. Así describiría yo a Kali Mutsa, el reciente proyecto musical de Celine Reymond y Cristóbal Montes, que por estos meses se ha presentado en diferentes escenarios de Santiago.

Como muchos advertirán, Celine es una actriz bastante conocida, sin embargo su versatilidad y creatividad la han llevado a desarrollar esta faceta musical junto a la experticia de Cristóbal Montes, quien se ha encargado de materializar el imaginario de esta inquieta mujer

"Somos los que tocan bajo la higuera el día de San Juan", afirma Celine como respuesta a mi pregunta sobre el proyecto. Y es que Kali Mutsa está rodeada de misterio, antepasados, historias inventadas con tintes legendarios; incluso cada integrante (son 5) tiene un nombre especial en esta banda, Cristóbal es Sandoje, el clarinetista es Matcho Mayta, la violinista en el sitio de Myspace figura como Saray, pero yo escuché que la llamaban Danka, y el tubista es Angel Calahumana. Celine es Kali Mutsa, por supuesto.

No es fácil hacerse una idea exacta de esta banda, pero tampoco es necesario, porque es como un asunto viceral, una cosa que se experimenta. Aunque algunas letras expresen historias claramente arraigadas en el mundo campesino—como es el caso de mi favorita "Cumbia de Pichi", que habla de la gente que hace pacto con el diablo—otras mezclan los imaginarios de su vocalista con leyendas Aymaras o asuntos gitanos, logrando una imagen cultural bastante bien combinada, y con la musicalización, el toque electrónico, los excelentes arreglos, y algunas canciones en Romané, el viaje pasa del Altiplano a Turquía.

Como acertadamente señala Cristóbal, son como unos neomestizos guachos, tratando de reinventar una cultura acorde con la época que estamos viviendo, y eso se traduce en estas mezclas medio circenses apocalípticas que hacen.

Si bien Celine es actriz y se le nota, sobre todo a la hora de la presentación—vestida con un traje completo de leopardo y tacones rojos, sombra de ojos azul brillante igual que el labial y un diente de oro, al más exagerado estilo bollywood—, la banda tiene una experticia musical que le da gran potencia al proyecto, y que puede hacer que prospere mucho más allá de ser el nuevo capricho de una actriz, como algunos podrían pensar. Matcho, Saray y Sandoje, además de tocar con Kali Mutsa tocan para la excelente "Orquesta de la Memoria", y Saray también toca con la popular banda de música gitana "La Mano Ajena", así que imagino, la práctica es constante.

Con sólo un año de trabajar en el proyecto y 8 presentaciones en vivo, que comenzaron en enero de este año, el proyecto va bien, lento pero seguro. Estaremos anunciando sus próximas presentaciones en nuestro calendario, así que estén atentos, o bien visiten su página de facebook que mantienen bien actualizada. - CiuSantiago


"Club Fonograma's Bands to Watch 2011"

Chilean Telenovela actress Celine Reymond seems to have found the perfect character in Kali Mutsa, the gipsy and ritualistic moniker that promises to be one of Chile's surprises of 2011. With references that go from MIA to Gang Gang Dance, and hot jams like "Jauja" and "San Cipriano", this could easily be considered the safe bet on the list. We have a thing for artists that can jump from one medium to the other, the extremely sexy Kali Mutsa is one of them. - Club Fonograma


"Kali Mutsa: Tunupa"

Kali Mutsa es la encarnación gitana de la estrella chilena de telenovela, Celine Raymond, que entre el mito y la realidad se desenvuelve en un enigma que tiene como punto de nacimiento el Valle de Pachacutí en 1920. Aterciopelada música híbrida, sonidos electrónicos, música del altiplano, cumbia y tradición musical sudamericana.

Nació bajo el nombre de Faraona Koralle Esperanza del Carme Pantic, de padres artistas pertenecientes a la tribu gitana de mayor influencia en las artes escénicas, los Cherina, quienes emigraron del sur de Francia a Chile buscando mejores oportunidades.

Kali Mutsa inició desde pequeña una ecléctica vida llena de misticismo, rituales y anécdotas distantes con el sueño de convertirse en una popstar, obsesión que con los años persiguió sin reparo; fué apodada como Kali por la devoción de sus padres por la hija de María Magdalena, Kali Sara y Mutsa por sus ojos de gata (Mutsa: gata en romane).

Su paso por el Circo Andino de Alejandría, el capítulo en su vida como bailarina oriental y como cantante de la Orquesta Sulyana del Norte así como su protagónico en grandes comedias musicales como “El Hombre Enamorado de una Estrella”, “Suerte Mariano, Suerte Maria”, “Ana Gloria” y “La Ñusta Viperina”, la llevó a colaborar con Sandoje Catiri, compositor musical y director cinematográfico amazónico, asunto que le valió el reconocimiento total en Latinoamérica; con el paso del tiempo su vocación por la labor social y política la llevó incluso a ser diputada regional y revolucionaria, una pieza clave en el proceso de establecimiento del Chile moderno.

Tras una misteriosa y larga desaparición, Kali Mutsa regresa con más de 90 años a cuesta, plenos en enriquecidas experiencias e irremediable fascinación por las líricas que refieren vidas pasadas, mítos y fantasmas embalsamadas en un épico sonido seductor y natural, embriagada de la fuente de la eterna juventud y sabor tribal de polvo dorado y cascadas.

Sonidos que tienen origen en su natal Pachacutí, selva perdida en medio del desiero de Atacama, de la vena de la ensoñación de Tupac Amaru, donde el respeto a la tradición y a lo orgánico es la base de una sociedad políglota, en comunión con los animales y libre de esclavitud.

Celine Raymond, sin duda encuentra en Kali Mutsa el personaje perfecto, el más fascinante en su carrera con el que toma por asalto la escena musical independiente chilena; un outfit deslumbrante a seguir en 2011 y que irresistible se muestra empático con actos contemporáneos como Gang Gang Dance, Bomba Estereo, Bonde Do Role o la misma M.I.A.

La hermosa mujer con ojos de gato detrás del proyecto previamente ha presentado tracks autoproducidos como, Jauja o San Cipriano, esta vez estrenó su primer single oficial del antincipado debut. "Tunupa" es cálida y romántica, de exquisito detalle y amorfa melodía que trae a la memoria un lujoso festín de música oriental y un hipnótico experimento hip hop que levita sobre fruta, oro, incienso, flores carnívoras y electrónica andina.

Tunupa será incluída en Ambrolina EP de Kali Mutsa que será publicado en el imprint de Miami, SHOCK Music el próximo 13 de septiembre. - Felinno Music Blog


"Kali Mutsa Interview + Exclusive Download"

Kali Mutsa caused something of a storm with her song “Tunupa” earlier this year. As an introduction to an artist you couldn’t ask for a song with more intrigue, that would leave the listener with really no idea what could possibly follow it. What we did know of course about Kali Mutsa though was that this was a character invented by Chilean actress Celine Reymond that would be releasing an EP in October this year. That time has now come and we have an exclusive download of one of the tracks before the official release on Tuesday October 18th.

Kali Mutsa’s new EP Ambrolina contains seven tracks including debut single “Tunupa” and this little gem “Jauja”, which is an exclusive download on Sounds and Colours:

Download “Jauja”

Read our interview with Kali Mutsa below:

Do you see Kali Mutsa as a fictitious character or a reflection of yourself in some way?

It’s a reflection of myself totally, it’s like a spiritual grandmother that has seized me.

What is the inspiration for your sound?

All music that haunts me and makes me hallucinate and Sandoje [her producer partner] too. I really like the music from Bollywood movies, especially from the 50s to the 80s, the music of the highlands of my country with its bronces and panpipes and charango and melodies and lyrics that are very tender and essential and much more…

There are many different influences in his music, from Latin America to Asia to Europe and beyond. Is it fair to say that their musical tastes are varied?

Claro, in Chile are all mixed – in my case I have gypsy blood, obviously, but also Arabic and indigenous bloof from my country. Clearly Sandoje is European and half Amazonian so we are a pot pourri of blood and rhythm hahaha!

Has the music of Chile had a great impact on the music you make?

Clearly, as I said before highland music inspires me a lot because I also think that is a great match for the bronze gypsy, I like carnivals and religious celebrations. These are the expressions that I find most endearing.

What singers have had an influence on your style of singing?

I can say what inspires me, but don’t compare me to them because they are my idols. I like Mitsoura from Hungary and Esma Redzepova of Macedonia a lot and of course the singers from the soundtracks of Bollywood movies.

Can you tell us a little about your history before Kali Mutsa? You were obviously an actress but were you involved in other musical projects?

I have always been linked to music, and before becoming an actress I wanted to be an opera singer because I loved Maria Callas too, but this is my first musical project. Though in theatre school my exit exam was very musical. It was a musical comedy about a clown in an aristocratic family fallen on hard times and now devoted to coping through criminal means. I was given a very good mark.

Where are you from in Chile?

I am mixed with blood nortina but I have lived for a long time in Santiago.

Which musicians have you worked with on this release?

Sandoje Catiri – music producer, Matcho Mayta – clarinetist, Saray Tikuna – violist and violinist, Angel Calahumana – tuba, Daniel Villegas – bandoneon, Chalo Gonzales – incredible sound engineer, and Nacho Soto – sound engineer, both of Triana and great partners in this process.

Do you think now is a good time to be in Chile?

In Chile there are things happening, an infinite music scene and very varied. There is much to rescue culturally from our native people, to show the world our original way of looking at the world a little bit surreally.

Who are your musical idols?

I have many: Taraf de Haidouks, Serge Gainsbourg, Brigitte Fontaine, Esma Redzepova, Saban Bajramovic, Fanfare Ciocarlia, Ando Drom, Rita indiana y Sus Misterios, Die Antwoord, Juan Luis Guerra, Eva Ayllon, Chavela Vargas, Lila Downs, Los Beatles, Chabuca Granda, Maria Bethania, Cibelle, Bjork, Maria Callas, Rachmaninoff, Eric Satie, M.I.A, etc., etc.

What is the plan after the EP comes out?

Show our video for “Tunupa” that’s a gem and then start touring in Latin America where they invite us and want us hahahaha!

Kali Mutsa’s Ambrolina EP was released worldwide and digitally on Tuesday October 18th. You can buy the EP on iTunes - Sounds and Colours


"Actress Celine Reymond unveils her gypsy siren alter ego"

If you live in Chile, you've probably seen the gorgeous Celine Reymond acting in national soap operas. But there's much more to see behind those deep green eyes. Or to hear, for that matter. Hailed as one of the upcoming names in the burgeoning local scene, Raymond has reincarnated in her alter ego of Kali Mutsa, a 90-year-old gypsy woman born of French parents. Her name is inspired equally by Kali Sara, the daughter of Maria Magdelene, and Mutsa, the Roman word for cat.

Her debut album comes out this week, with lead single "Tunupa" already getting rave reviews for its distinctive blend of styles. We caught up with Raymond, or Kali Mutsa if you prefer, to check what the buzz is all about.

Satellite Voices: Many people in Chile know you as an actress. How have they responded to this new step in your career?
Kali Mutsa: What I like about coming from another artistic world, and specially a tough one like soap operas, is that I'm used to criticism and I don't have any prejudices and, of course, a lot of humility. In that regard, it's very positive. People's response has been varied, but mostly good. Still, I'm very conscious that my country has a lot of prejudices, so it's hard not to get carried away by that. I guess it's part of humanity, he holy prejudice!

SV: How would you define Kali Mutsa?
Kali Mutsa: It's like a parallel existence to mine. And in a very pleasant space, where all the stories from my childhood blend with gypsy music, my origins and the mythology that I love.

SV: Where do you get your influences for creating this sort alter ego?
Kali Mutsa: When I was a little girl I always went to Tacha to get rid of the demons. She's sort of an angel repairer and herbal doctor from a coast town in Chile. Since that I've been tied to a lot of fantastic stories, and of course to the gypsies. I love Bollywood as well. Sandoje, my counterpart, is half Amazonian, so my day to day is basically an endless inspiration.

SV: You have generated a buzz in international media. How do you see the possibility of going abroad to develop your career?
Kali Mutsa: I would love to go to other countries. That's what Kali Mutsa is all about. As we gypsies say, to have a "latcho drom", or a nice path. Going all over the world to show something so festive and of our own is a part of that.

SV: What's next for Kali Mutsa?
Kali Mutsa: We will be unveiling the amazing video por "Tunupa". And playing, playing and playing all over Chile and the rest of the world.

SV: Finally, what other local bands would you like to recommend?
Kali Mutsa: I love La Mano Ajena. My singing teacher is the lead singer in that band. They mix cumbia with gypsy music and other global rhythms. Then it's Banda Conmoción, which is kind of a tribute to the northern bands of our beloved desert. Pedropiedra, who is my friend and I love his lyrics and intelligence. Astro too, with its supersonic sound. I love all of these bands and I thoroughly recommend them.? - Satellite Voices


"Escucha el nuevo single de Kali Mutsa"

Una mezcla original de sonidos andinos, gitanos, bollywood y electrónicos, junto a letras en romane (gitano) y español, le han valido un puesto especial a Kali Mutsa dentro de la escena de música alternativa. Considerados como “la apuesta segura en la lista” de las 20 bandas emergentes del 2011 por el blod especializado Club Fonograma, el grupo ha ido sumando presentaciones en NPR Alt.Latino (programa de la radio pública nacional de EE.UU.), compilados del Club Fonograma y el último mixtape de Marcelo C. del reconocido movimiento/colectivo de DJs Nacotheque de New York City.

Ahora la agitanada banda se prepara para el lanzamiento mundial de su sencillo Tunupa por iTunes y las principales tiendas de música digital. Contágiate con el ritmo altiplánico festivo de Kali Mutsa - Saborizante


"Songs of the week: Kali Mutsa"

Tunupa!
Kali Mutsa
L’actriu de telesèries Celine Reymond fa les seves primeres passes al món musical amb singles com aquest, on barreja sonoritats andines, penetrants ritmes electrònics, percussions orientals i, per darrere, crits que semblen provenir d’una orquestra balcànica. És la prometedora estrena d’una veu mística i carnal criada a la interessantíssima escena xilena. Preparem la prejubilació de la Shakira.

–Nando Cruz - Time Out Barcelona


"Kali Mutsa – Ambrolina (2011)"

La primera vez que escuché la propuesta de Kali Mutsa fue gracias a una recomendación de Lido Pimienta. En esos momentos ya se comenzaba a intuir el potencial del nuevo cancionero chileno, pero el nombre de esta misteriosa mujer, de algún modo, no encajaba en este inventario tan polifacético. A primera escucha estos sonidos nos pueden remontar (incluso transportar) a otros continentes; desde los soundtracks de las películas de bollywood, al peregrinaje de la música gitana, hasta los llamativos acompañamientos de show circense hacen su aparición afortunada en la música que cocina Celine Reymond y su combo.

Más conocida por ser una actriz de telenovela en su país, Celine hace uso de su histrionismo y marcadas influencias para crear un personaje único en la escena independiente del continente. La historia de Kali Mutsa habla de ancestros y se pierde en las extensas líneas del tiempo, nos plantea una mujer enigmática y femenina, aventurera y feroz.

Desde entonces ha transcurrido más de un año, en el cual Kali ha pasado de ser una artista prometedora (en la música) a una verdadera revelación, gracias a su seductor primer disco. Un EP de 7 temas que fluctúan entre mares de narraciones inquietantes, conmovedoras, provocadoras e intrépidas. Ambrolina suena a nada y a todo, atrevidamente la hemos dado el titulo del encuentro afortunado del potencial folklórico e interpretativo de Lila Downs con la rebeldía experimental (sin mensaje político) de M.I.A., a todo esto hay que sumarle la calidad de la producción, la asombrosa ejecución y mezcla de ritmos, que hace de este, uno de los trabajos más ambiciosos y mejor concebidos en lo que va del 2011.

El disco abre con el vertiginoso primer single Tunupa, que no deja de sorprender con la infinidad de recursos y posibilidades que ofrece. La experiencia se concibe a partir la escucha atenta de la descripción de un personaje todo-poderoso sirviente de los dioses que maneja a su antojo los poderes de la naturaleza. Sí la historia es provocadora, la música no puede ser menos atractiva: desde los toques andinos, las percusiones y los metales, esta es toda una pieza exótica que revive la capacidad que tenemos de asombrarnos y embrujarnos.

Pachakutiq tiene su lugar ganado en la historia como el gobernante del estado Inca que le diera su estatus de imperio. En Juaja su labor es venerada al sonar su nombre de forma imponente entre cada coro de esta fabulosa pieza que rememora la historia y distorsiona los horizontes sonoros del escucha al llevarnos a paisajes asiáticos y terminar con un grito: Sa, sa, sa, Roma (Roma significa Pueblo Gitano). Las cortinillas entre canciones, que también se titulan, nos conducen a la que en su tiempo fuera mi canción favorita de Mutsa: San Cipriano.La mezcla sigue sonando igual de fresca, ágil y sexy, y ese fraseo encantador mantiene intacto su potencial: “Brillante amazonita, ilumina a mi favor, te lo pido por favor. San Antonio san alejo, aparece en el espejo”. “Esta noche voy a ir de cacería” canta Kali al terminar la pieza y es más que claro que sus presas serán las más jugosas.

Sin embargo, mis oídos no estaban preparados para la experiencia más conmovedora que haya oído este año. Ton King Dom narra la historia de una madre que pierde a su precioso hijo en las manos de un malévolo maestro de circo. Como canta Kali, ese niño es el fruto de un amor muerto. En los primeros instantes de la canción oímos un flirteo de dub que representa el amor, la muerte y el nacimiento del niño. Luego, mientras la madre clama a su hijo de vuelta, la mezcla se vuelve más oscura, a la vez que contrasta con los reconocibles sonidos circenses. Esos instantes en los que oigo a Mutsa decir “abre sus alas, corre y vuela bonito” me rinden a la historia, no hay nada que hacer, acudo conmovido a repasar la narración una y otra vez.

¿Listos para otro viaje? Pues, en El Camello Kali tiene otro as bajo la manga. De acá nos vamos directamente a pasear por el desierto, montados en camellos que transitan paisajes nocturnos. La rima directa atrapa y la música solo acelera la adrenalina. Nada más terminada esta corta pieza sientes que has visitado a tus antepasados, que has bailado con la luna y que has viajado a toda velocidad en unos cuantos minutos. En palabras de Mutsa, Ambrolina quiere decir “Mermelada de dioses”, y si consideramos nuestro carácter mundano, no podemos más que agradecer este manjar celestial que la chilena nos ofrece en su primera placa discográfica. Venga y deguste su porción de este banquete sonoro exótico y misterioso. - El Amarillo


"Featured: Kali Mutsa - "Tunupa""

“They dubbed their daughter Kali Mutsa because they were devotees to Kali Sara, who according to legend is the daughter of Maria Magdalene, and Mutsa (“Cat” in Roman) because she had cat eyes according to the healer and violinist Sarah Tikuna.”

Diving into the majestic depths of Kali Mutsa means to give 3/4 of yourself away to a world of crafty rituals, afflicting gastronomical feasts, and powerhouse operas. The haunting project of Chilean telenovela star Celine Reymond appeared on this year’s list of Club Fonograma’s Bands to Watch, and she seems to have all the intentions of making our prediction a reality. Kali Mutsa is the kind of turmoil discovery that makes us stand up just to catch a glimpse of her musicalized acrobatics. We’ve been buzzing about Mutsa’s gypsy diva qualities and her retro-fetishist canvas for over a year and, while we would be more than happy to dwell on the character’s mystique, Kali Mutsa is ready to take the next step. Miami-based publisher/record label SHOCK Entertainment recently signed the project onto their roster and will soon release the artist’s first EP, Ambrolina.

Earlier this year, Kali Mutsa grabbed a spot on our compilation, Juventud Bruta, with her outstanding, lyrically-ecstatic track, “Tunupa.” Now as her first official single, the song has been reworked into an even more stunning number. The new version substitutes the demo’s program-based skeleton and reconditions the adventure with the warmth and romanticism of wooded instruments. “Tunupa” has acquired the sort of celestial plethora that can only be experienced by immersing your soul into the fragmented pupils of a black cat. A boundless, irresistible, and velvety single that should put Celine Reymond and Kali Mutsa on steady ground. - Club Fonograma


"Kali Mutsa gets carnivalesque in “Tunupa”"

Chilean actress Celine Reymond has undergone one of the most intriguing transformations ever seen in the entertainment world. On television, she’s the star of telenovelas such as Primera Dama and Hijos del Monte. On stage, she transforms into the exotic, gypsy singer Kali Mutsa named after Kali Sara, the supposed daughter of Mary Magdalene (yes, Jesus Christ’s homegirl), and mutsa, the Roman word for cat.

“Tunupa” is a strong single on many levels. Mutsa’s vocal style is hypnotic and bewitching. The rhythms of Latin American guitars and brass instruments swirl in the air between gypsy and bhangra-influenced beats and percussion. This is the soundtrack for the lost traveler who stumbles upon a traveling carnival beneath the shadow of the Andes. - ReMezcla


"New single and EP release details from Chile’s Kali Mutsa"

Kali Mutsa is one of those artists that hits the scene with a bang. In this case, that bang is caused by “Tunupa”, her debut single which came out yesterday. Instantly it’s her voice which grabs the attention, a mixture of rough and smooth, but as the song continues it’s clear this is also musically a fascinating piece, with the rattling reggaeton rhythm that started the song giving out halfway through, to be replaced by a carnivalesque “oompah” beat with horns and scatting vocals taking the song to it’s conclusion.

It’s a very promising debut, which will be followed by an EP, “Ambrolina”, on October 18th. This is definitely one to watch out for. - Sounds and Colours


"Album Review: Kali Mutsa treads gypsy trails on Ambrolina"

Here’s some really wild Chocolat ala Johnny Depp love affair. It’s a cultural mash-up for all you Euro-ancestral traders. You know I haven’t heard something as crisply ‘world’ music since M.I.A. blasted the side of my face and changed my life in 2005.

kali mutsa The careful layering reminds me of Bomba Estéreo but the grit in Kali Mutsa’s voice takes me back to clarinet and snake charming cabaret Shakira’s with more conservative sex appeal then Mala Rodriguez. I think this album is better than J. Lo’s latest tragedy and Madonna just got a run for her money. We won’t even talk about Gaga, and Beyonce can both take a lesson in authenticity from the queen bee, Kali Mutsa.

On the whole this is a strong album with very little let down. Every track stays consistently on point. Riding through Chile and Romane cultures and sounds. Celine Reymond Villega is quiet a character. Starting out her artistic career as an actress, our gypsy princess invented a whole persona for her musical alter ego. The first track, “Tunapa” offers a very Mediterranean, world music sounding with harps, trumpets and violins amplify the almost mountainous goat climb on Ambrolina.

The Spanish meets mysticism makes for something unique. “Parachima” continues with water-dripping sonic collage, and “Jauja” gives something trance-like. it drifts into snake charming and ends like a burlesque show in Cicely, playing with a carnivalesque appeal. As she slips into strange references, you realize that Kali Mutsa is more of an experience than it is the kind of music you’d vibe to identify with; instead riding it like a cloud of your drug of choice.

“Tue tue” divulges more bird chimes and abstract interludes, while “San Cipriano” continues echoing like a chant or prayer rising up in smoke and incense. There’s a cool haunting in this track — a very layered and controlled pull. “Ton King Dom” narrates a tragic tale of loss and mourning. kalimutsa

Kali Mutsa’s alter ego (the 90 some year old performer) channels through her, in a more subtle piano accompanied chorus, that adds melancholy repose to the album. “El Camello” has strange ’90s pump up the jam meets Bjork sounding elements. It’s definitely one of the more hard hitting sounds on Ambrolina. Kali Mutsa shines on this sleek sound affect, unafraid hammer.

All together this is the link of album that can get you belly dancing while sitting calmly at work. It’s a complicated sound that might not be for everyone, but a definite treat — something worth the experimentation. If you’re at all hesitant, just give it a shot. I promise you won’t regret it. There’s something on Ambrolina by Kali Mutsa that will surely have you spinning in nomadic splendor. This Chilean songstress has performance in her blood and it shows. Dressed like a modern Queen Amidala, there’s an intrigue and mystery to her that is absolutely irresistible. - ReMezcla


"CD Review: Kali Mutsa's 'Ambrolina'"

Kali Mutsa, also known as Celine Reymond, is a Chilean actress and singer. Now, Kali is releasing her latest recording of seven relatively short songs. Her influences stem from Andean popular music, to Gypsy, Bollywood, Spanish, and electronic experimentation. The sounds are rather mixed with different melodies, punchy percussion, and expressive vocals that fall somewhere between Shakira, Lady Gaga, and Cibelle. The urban and not-so-urban lyrical wordplay is certainly steeped in South American sensibilities without the typical pan pipes and accordions indicative of folk or roots music from the region. The swirling melodies and alternative percussion makes Ambrolina rise above the average fanfare and solidify her mark in the world of Chilean trance-pop. The songs are diverse enough to keep one interested. If you are interested in popular Chilean music, then add Ambrolina to the list of must-haves! ~ Matthew Forss - World Music News Network


Discography

Tunupa (single) - Released 09/13/2011

Ambrolina (EP) - Released 10/18/2011

El Jardin (single) - Released 2/26/2013

Cancion de Amor Colla (single) - Released 2/18/2014

Souvenance (LP) - To be released Spring 2014

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Bio

Kali Mutsa is one of the most surprising and innovative bands of the Latin Alternative and World music scenes at the moment, known for its interesting mix of electronic and gypsy rhythms with Andean and alternative sounds and lyrics in Romani (gipsy) and Spanish, among others, making this band one of huge international reach. It was formed in Santiago, Chile by the French-Chilean actress Celine Reymond an the keyboardist and producer Cristobal Montes, who perform under their stage names Kali Mutsa and Sandoje Catiri respectively. Their debut EP Ambrolina and first single and video, Tunupa, were positively reviewed by various influential music blogs and international media outlets, such as Spin, NPR Alt.Latino, CNN en Espaol, Huffington Post, MTV, PRI The World (BBC/PRI) and many others. Their music has been included in the sountracks of TV shows aired by international networks such as MTV and Nick Latin America, and appeared as the main song in a McDonalds TV comercial for the US Hispanic market. They have also been acclaimed  for their excellent and explosive live performances, which include shows since their beginnings in 2010 in SXSW (Texas), Festival Abierto (Panama), Club Niceto (Buenos Aires), Festival Centro (Bogota), Mysteryland and  closing their stage at Lollapalooza in their natal Chile. 

Their live shows have been referenced as all-around performances, centered on their amazing mixture of sounds featuring live clarinet, violin, accordion, charango (Andean string instrument) and other colorful instruments; visual projection of original drawings, and a strong theatrical component influenced by the leaders acting experience.

They spent 2013 on the production of their first LP to be released on Spring 2014 and planning a European Summer festival tour. 

Band members:

Celine Reymond: Vocals

Cristobal Montes: Keyboard and programming

Juan Francisco Obando: Clarinet

Danka Villanueva: Violin