SummarySETENTA is a Latin Funk combo of seven musicians with a vision. The idea of the band is to create an innovative bridge between the Latin musical vocabulary and the soulful funk counterculture of Paris.
In 2006, band leader Osman JR wanted to infuse the Nuyorican salsa sound into the funk universe like it was done during funk's golden age in the 1970's. He wanted to break all the academic rules and perpetuate the meeting between Latin melodic structure and the classic funk rhythm. So he reunited all of his best musician friends; the common thread between them was their profound love for Jazz, Salsa, Funk, Hip-Hop, and Soul. After many successful live exhibitions in their native France, they decided to make the leap into creating their own original Latin Funk Fusion. This is the fruit of their inspiration.
Setenta found a unique sound during their exploratory, inspired recording sessions: a mix between seventies-style analog production, contemporary funk/soul arrangement, and of course rootsy, body-moving percussion. Recorded live-to-tape from March 2007 to December 2009, Setenta's new record Funky Tumbao is poised to capture the future of funk.