Besos de Coco, translated from Spanish as “Coconut Kisses,” is comprised of three dynamic women: vocalist/guitarist Lorraine Castellanos, bassist Evona Wascinski, and tap percussionist Claudia Gomez. The merging of talents and influences from each of these women results in a seductively delicious sound that maintains its roots in the romantic music of the old-world Mediterranean, Latin American, and Jazz traditions. Besos de Coco aims to establish an intimate connection with their audiences whether it is through a lyrical soul-searching Afro-Brazilian composition, a pulsating Spanish rhumba, or a sensually driving tango. Through this collective force, passionate renditions of art music become relevant and stirring to the audiences of today.
Besos de Coco is available for concerts, festivals, lecture-recitals, intimate venues, and private events.
“These three women constitute a sublime collaboration: Castellanos has an amazingly clear and emotive voice and is growing as a guitar performer; Wascinski's sense of time is rock solid and her timbre is dark and personal; what Gomez does with her feet makes one hear the sounds of jazz drumming, Spanish castanets, even maracas and the sounds of swirling brushes.” —Robert Bush, San Diego Reader
"Besos de Coco was here last night. They are phenomenal."
—Anne Defazio, Branch Manager
Mountain View/Beckwourth Branch Library