Photo by Lisa Kereszi
LAS RUBIAS DEL NORTE was started seven years ago, when Allyssa Lamb and Emily Hurst decided to quit their classical choir and start a group of their own. The group’s sound quickly veered off its classical course, incorporating Boleros, Peruvian waltzes, Andean huaynos and Cuban Guajiras as well as songs drawn from repertoires as diverse as opera, Yéyé, Rebetika and Bollywood. The result played like a dreamy soundtrack with classical harmonies set to a Latin beat.
WHAT THE PRESS SAYS:
"... elegant, finely wrought Latin-influenced songs." "Las
Rubias del Norte compress big-band compositions into sparkling gems."
"A pair of angelic voices pushes this elegant, Latin-flavored band's swoon rating into the stratosphere." Time Out New York
"Before you say rumba wasn't meant to be this civilized, study
danzón ("Perfidia," "Amorosa Guajira")
"Sounds surpassingly pretty."
"Harmonies as pure as the Andean air"
There’s no quizas about it—despite their roots (both hair and ethnic)—these rubias are the real thing." New York Press