"Elle mène sa barque chamarrée des musiques andines au jazz, la voix est voluptueuse et les musiciens nous entraînent dans la danse"  Télérama

"Son jazz émerge de l'altitude vertigineuse, sur un air de fête permanent... on est jamais au bout des nos surprises" JazzoPhone

"Karishina chemine des hauteurs andines à l'Amérique centrale via les terres africaines aux couleurs d'un jazz chaloupé et chaleureux." 5 Planetes

"Enfin une création andine qui bouleverse les codes et fait voler en éclat les stéréotypes du genre !"   L'Incorrect



Lulled by the rhythms of the Pacific coast and the Andean melodies, Helena RECALDE bassist, double bassist and Ecuadorian singer composes and writes a music loaded with emotion, her experience and stories from her home country.  She surrounds herself with eclectic and talented musicians to colour her compositions of jazz and improvisation.


Her “KARISHINA” disc gives us a mixed music; from jazz with Afro-latin rhythms to take us on a trip to the top of the Andes.


Her texts evoke the valleys of the Cordillera, the mother who cares, the nostalgia of childhood, the joy of simple things, all of which played on Latin American melodies with the energy that characterizes this musician who leads her band through her groovy bass lines.





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