National Arts Centre
1, rue Elgin, Ottawa, (Ontario), K1P 5W1
Amanda Martinez is a singer-songwriter whose music exultingly blends her Mexican father and South African mother’s roots with Latin soul and folklore. Her sultry, bright vocals and upbeat sound get entire audiences on their feet around the world. Her third and latest CD "Manana" was helmed by Grammy-winning producer Javier Limon. Limon hails Martinez as "one of the greatest voices in the world." Her songs have appeared on three Putumayo world music collections: Bossanova Around the World, Latin Dreamland and, most recently, Cafe Latino.