Blending the sounds of Brazil, Spain, the US, Cuba, Africa, and the Middle East, Otro Mundo will take you on a musical journey around the world. The band consists of Dusty Brough on guitar, Kevin Freeby on bass, and Steve Haney on percussion. Together, Otro Mundo beautifully combines the roots of Samba, Bossa Nova, Flamenco and Latin Jazz, as well as Middle Eastern Gypsy, Mediterranean Folk and Balkan music to create a distinctive musical experience.
The band’s new self titled recording “Otro Mundo” is to be released in February of 2010. It is filled with lush harmonies and intricate rhythms, as well as a good bit of playful improvisation. Collectively, the band has toured the United States, Canada, Europe and Mexico performing at stages ranging from small intimate clubs to Eastern European rock festivals, and even the Obama White House. Their performances and recordings consistently delight audiences and musicians alike. On any given night the band members can be seen throughout Southern California, playing together or as sidemen for some of the worlds most talented artists.
Members of Otro Mundo have performed and recorded with: Stevie Wonder, Jesse Cook, Jason Mraz, The Gypsy Kings, A.R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire composer), Karl Denson, Flamenco legend Ines Bacan, Mitch Forman (Pat Metheny, The Mahavishnu Orchestra), Marc Antoine, Mitchell Long (Sergio Mendes), Peter Sprague (Chick Corea), Hans York, Cliff Almond (Michel Camilo, Manhattan Transfer), Virgil Donati, The Greyboy Allstars, Jerry Goodman (Mahavishnu Orchestra, Dixie Dregs), Take 6, The Brand New Heavies, Raul Pineda (Chucho Valdes), Ozomatli, Melvin Sparks, Mike Holguin (Celia Cruz), Tony Macalpine, Andy Bey, Mario Gonzales (Sheila E.), Jennifer Pena & Obie Bermudez, Jack "Mr. Bongo"Constanzo, Bushwalla, Brian Jordan (Lauryn Hill), The Breakastra, Michael Franti's Spearhead, The Jurassic 5, DJ Greyboy, and Biz Markie.
Some of Otro Mundo’s past clients include: The Wall Street Journal, The Oprah Winfrey Show, National Geographic TV, The White House, The World Baseball Classic, Honda of America, The World Famous San Diego Zoo, The Democratic National Convention in 2008, Sea World, The United States Navy, Sempra Energy, The San Diego Wild Animal Park, Dolby Digital Sound, Hornblower Cruise Lines, Humphrey's By The Bay, The Hotel Del Coronado, Wyndham Emerald Plaza, Cafe Sevilla, Croce's Jazz Bar, Hyatt Manchester Grand, The Marriott Hotels, Toyota, Seaport Village, Mesa College, L'Auberge Hotel, Aviara Resort, La Costa Resort & Spa, and many more.
Whether it's soothing mood music , high energy groove tunes or anything in between, Otro Mundo will will meet your musical needs. The bands extremely versatile instrumentation can range from a Solo Guitarist or Duo to a full big band even adding steel drums and dancers. Otro Mundo is the perfect music ensemble for any occasion, specializing in: corporate events, private parties, weddings, festivals, resorts, hotels, grand openings, banquets, art showings, community events, fundraisers, sporting events, conventions, restaurants, cruise ships, country clubs, and many, many more.