Make a Difference
'Tucan Tucan' A Kaleidoscope of sound. Overcomes boundaries, Breaks down barriers, Brings people together Embraces diverse cultures. World music. A vibrant melting pot of African rhythms such as Kwasa Kwasa, Marrabenta, Mbaqanga and High life with South American elements from Samba, Salsa and Chacarera with a strong jazz influence and lyrics in African languages, Spanish, Portuguese and English. FINALIST on THE INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION 2008 in the world music category, with the song ESA MORENA. The desire of a group of musicians from different cultures and nationalities such as South Africa, Argentina and Mozambique, to unite and fuse different styles of music, resulted in the launch of World music Afro-tropical band Tucan Tucan. The band is formed by Renown drummer Frank Paco, keyboardist Muriel Marco, bassist Helder Gonzaga, saxophonist Buddy Wells, Guitarist Angelo Syster, Percussionist-drummer Texito Langa, vocalist-dancer Xixel Langa and vocalist Cindy Gibbons. Past performance highlights include: ? North Sea Jazz Festival 2002 ? Villa Celimontana Jazz Festival 2004 in Rome, Italy ? Appletizer Summer Concerts at Kirstenbosch Gardens 2002, 2003 & 2007 ? Oude Libertas Amphitheatre Concerts 2005 ? Jazzathon 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 ? Salsa Festival 2005 at Signal Hill ? Jazz on the Rocks 2005 at Oude Kraal ? Verao Amarelo International Festival in Maputo 2005 ? Johannesburg International Joy of Jazz 2006 ? Sekunjalo Jazz Concert 2006 - Baxter Theatre ? Tribute Concert to Gito Baloi 2006 in Maputo, Mozambique ? The Woordfeest 2007 in Stellenbosch ? Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2007 ? Standard Bank Jazz Festival Grahamstown 2007 ? Healthy Heritage festival 2007 Tucan Tucan's show is an enchanting journey that captures the audience with soulful sounds to energetic up-tempo compositions, colourful dancing choreographies and band-audience interaction. Tucan Tucan has released 2 Cds:'Xiluva' and 'Make a Difference'. Song 'Slow Jam' reached the top 10 on Heart 104.9 FM, one of the most popular commercial radio stations in Cape Town, and maintained this position for several weeks. 'Slow Jam' was included on the 'Heart and Soul of Cape Town' 104.9 FM compilation. Song 'Conga Loca' was included on the 'North Sea Jazz Festival' compilation 2002. Songs 'A re yeng' and 'Ratanang' have enjoyed extensive airplay on popular radio station Kaya fm and have been included on four Sheer Sound compilations. Video Clip on Song 'Ratanang' was nominated for the best Jazz Video on the Channel O music video Awards. This song and it's video have been broadcast extensively on Mozambican TV and radio. Track 'Hold on' from Tucan Tucan's new release is currently on the Heart 104.9 Fm top 10 charts and is receiving airplay on Gauteng Radio Stations. It's video is currently broadcast by Channel O, SABC channels and MTV base. Song 'Sizani', also from Tucan Tucan's new release, has been included on the Cape Town International Jazz Festival compilation 2007. Song 'Tiku La mina' from our latest release, has maintain position number 1 for several weeks on Kaya Fm's world chart.