Anthony Carrillo Teams with Amy Quint-Millan for Most Prolific Album Yet ‘Yámbawa’
Yámbawa’s Self-Titled EP Out Now
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Bronx, New York – October 18, 2018 – Combining their world of talent, master percussionist Anthony Carrillo and pianist extraordinaire Amy Quint-Millan are the driving force behind Yámbawa. A talented collection of musicians that have released a self-titled EP that’s as diverse as the people behind it.
Yámbawa is a myriad of genres coming together for the greater good of sound music. Intertwining English with Spanish, salsa with rap, rock, and pop, there is a song for everyone and every ear within the confines of the four-track EP. “I Will Wait For You” takes wonderfully penned lyrics and surrounds them with Latin flair, while audiences will not be able to stop themselves from taking over the dancefloor when they catch wind of “Bailen Ahora.”
Of course, anything less would not suffice because of who is at the helm of this EP. Anthony Carrillo is a spirited bandleader as well as a multi-percussionist who loves to showcase his Puerto Rican heritage through song whether it’s his own or when he’s performing with celebrated Latin Latin/Jazz pianist Eddie Palmieri, acclaimed conguero Giovanni Hidalgo, Puerto Rican metal band PUYA and Residente as he recently did at the 2017 Latin Grammy’s.
Then there is his trusted partner in sound, Amy Quint-Millan otherwise known as La Dama del Piano (the Lady of the Piano). With no Latin roots to her name, she was a transplant from Michigan when she landed in New York City in 1990. It was there she immersed herself in the Latin culture and really started to craft and shape her signature style.
Carrillo and Quint-Millan are not alone in this endeavor. They are joined by Jennifer Delgado on “I Will Wait for You” and “Time after Time/I Can See Clearly,” Puerto Rican rapper Fr3$ko on “Yambawa se mueve” and “Bailen Ahora” (for which he helped pen), renowned Latin flutist Karen Joseph, and trumpeter Jose Luis Armengot.
Yámbawa has a traditional Latin sound in that it makes the body move in ways it never thought it could, while at the same time inviting modern genres to the mix. Elements of pop, rock, and rap are heard throughout the record. Yámbawa has plans of sharing this distinct sound with a pair of New York City-based shows coming up; November 18, 2018, at SOBs and December 8, 2018, NORD (New Old Rock Deli) in the financial district.
Those interested in reviewing Yámbawa, featuring any of the music on playlists, or interviewing Anthony and Amy can reach out via the information provided below.
Yámbawa is the powerhouse combination of master percussionist Anthony Carrillo and “the Lady of the Piano” Amy Quint-Millan. Together they’ve worked round the clock to deliver a masterful Latin self-titled EP infused with rap, rock, and pop.
Official Site: http://yambawa.weebly.com