Mandinga promises a spectacular stageshow in Baku where they will represent Romania with Zaleilah, a unique juxtaposition of Cuban and Romanian sounds.
Mandinga is a unique band in Romania. The cultural variety, as a result of mixing Romanian and Cuban musicians, guarantees the best show on stage. The group is capable of pleasing the most heterogeneous crowds.
Mandinga consists of 7 members: Elena (lead vocals), Alex (trumpet), Chupi (drums), El Niño (congas), Omar (piano), Zach (saxophone) and Tony (trombone). Only six of them will sing on the stage in Baku, Tony being just their Green Room supporter.
The band started 10 years ago. Since then they have become known as the best latino band in the country. They have released no less than four albums so far and at the moment, the band members are working on a new album which will be released soon.
Mandinga’s success has gone beyond the borders of Romania and that is because they were not afraid to create and launch new concepts for their shows.
The song was composed by Costi Ionita and penned by Elena Ionescu & Dihigo Omar Secada. This will be the first time that Romania will sing a song mostly in Spanish, the last time that Romania sang in Spanish was back in 2007 when Todomondo song in 6 different languages. The fact that most of the Mandinga members are Cuban helped to the spanish lyrics.
Tomorrow we will introduce the Swiss entry, note that the entries will be introduced according to the running order!