Quiero Ser Yo
MARLIN RAMAZZINI Since she was a young girl Marlin Ramazzini's great passion has been music. She felt strongly drawn to the son, cha cha cha, mambo and other Cuban rhythms she heard over the airwaves in Guatemala City where she grew up. 'My mother used to sing - she loved these tunes and rhythms and encouraged me to love them too,' says Marlin, who now lives in Surrey, B.C. 'I started singing when I was 12, representing my school in national competitions.' A few years later Marlin concentrates more on her career as a Latin singer. She started her own band, in 1997, with husband and bass-player Fito Garcia. Wanted to do more Cuban-style music, she recorder her debut album in Havana, in March 1998, at the Sonocaribe studios.' Quiero Ser Yo showcases Marlin's warm and sensual voice, backed by more than two dozen musicians. The recording garnered a nomination for a West Coast Music Award in 1999. 'Quiero ser yo' was on the top 10th's for a few months on the Canadian World Music Charts. The strength of it's success Marlin and her band, currently a twelve-piece, have been favourites on the BC Latin music circuit. Marlin's music has no borders. She has taken it to Europe, Central and North America, the Caribbean and The USA - as well as across Canada, performing at prestigious venues,tv Performances and festivals . With her deep understanding of Cuban son, Marlin Ramazini knows both how to play within the tradition and how to give it a contemporary salsa shine.