"Sang Matiz" is a Latin Fusion band that was formed in early 2008. The name is a combination of two words: Sang, meaning blood in French and Matiz, meaning "Harmonious Mixture" in Spanish. The band adopted this name because of the diverse cultural and musical backgrounds of its members. The Band has fearlessly fused traditional sounds of Peru with Rumba Flamenca, Afro-Brazilian rhythms like Samba Funk and Reggae along with modern touches of R&B/HipHop.
Back in 2007 Yuriza Jared was playing with a traditional Flamenco Band called "Cascada" based in Santa Rosa, California when she met Eddie Cabezas Flamenco/Latin Guitarist but in spite of Cascada band had been signed to a record label, Yuriza decided to quite and start the beginning sound of Sang Matiz with Eddie Cabezas(all original music) in early 2008.
Later in 2009 the duo moved to San Francisco, California where they met Cata Atria (singer/dancer) and Johny major (drummer) changing the sound to a more Latin/Indie feel. In 2010 Chicho Espinosa (bass player) decided to join part time and add Funk to the mix.
In the process of transformation, Sang Matiz gained world music styles & rhythms trying to fuse them together to send a message of United Cultures. While in the search for musicians who share the same passion, in late 2010 Sang Matiz met Miriam Speyer (Singer Song writer/Bass player) who helped with composing ideas and Bass lines; She introduced a more Pop/Jazz sound to the band.
Right after that in 2011, Joe Castellanos joined the band to push the sound into a more Funk/R&B direction. As a quartet: Miriam, Joe, Eddie and Yuri started playing around the Bayarea & Sonoma County when they met Maya Finlay Sound Engeneer/Musican who joined to play keyboard & Cabaquinho and decided to Record Sang Matiz's first Official Album having won a Recording Grant with Womens Audio Mision.
At that point we realized we wanted to integreate more percussion to our mix, so we asked Braulio Barrera (Percussionist) to join the band & bring in Afro-Peruvian rhythms, wich we fused with electronic sounds.
To close the book Jesus Martinez and Clark Seal decided to join and colaborate by recording in our Album adding traditional brazilian percussion to the mix.
Currently, we just finished our Debut Album with Maya Finlay at Womens Audio Mission to finally say, "We got the right Fusion Music to share with the world."