Tekwani is the project of musician/artist Diego Villalta, a collision of hip-hop, Latin, jazz and cinematic-western music. Fuelled by the spiritual and artistic vitality of Melbourne/Naarm.
The music features a unique guitar from Cuba called a tres as well as horns, synths and fat beats. The hard Spanish rhyming of international rapper Clandestino is the fire that sets it all alight. Individually, band members have toured countless festivals and shows all over the world, from Glastonbury to Woodford, South America to South Australia, in bands such asVance Joy, Amaru Tribe, Saskwatch, Pataphysics, Good Luck Omen and many more.
Diego Villalta – guitar/Cuban tres
Nic Glennie – trumpet/synth
Memo Beltzer – bass
Alex Gooding – drums
Clandestino – vocals