Amaru Tribe is a Folktronic act comprising of music producer and singer/songwriter Oscar Jimenez (Colombia- Australia), Muralist and singer/songwriter Katherine Gailer (Colombia- Australia),and percussionist Cristian Saavedra (Chile- Australia).
The project is a playground to explore the intersection between cultures, traditional music from Latin America and new contemporary sounds; Vibrating charangos, urban flow, electronic & afro-latin beats, and powerful vocal harmonies create a portal that gives birth to an unknown genre they called “Cumbia Oceanica”.
Nominated for the 2020 and 2021 Music Victoria Awards as Best Multicultural Act, they have captivated audiences at major festivals such as Womadelaide, Bluesfest, Queenscliff Festival plus international tours to the USA (SXSW), Colombia, Thailand, and Taiwan. Amaru Tribe are currently celebrating the release of their 1st Vinyl LP (2nd full length album) 'Between Two Worlds' together with a National tour.
'Entre Dos Mundos / Between Two Worlds is an excellent addition to the thriving experimental electronic genre that has blossomed in Latin America in recent years. Given that Latin music, and particularly cumbia, has been popular in Australia for decades, Amaru Tribe’s cumbia-infused folktronica is just the latest evolution in a long history of musical hybridity on the continent' Rebecca Bodenheimer · March 22, 2022 - Bandcamp Album of the day.