Photo by Daniel Patriasz

Review by Armand Serpenti, Daily De Trouw. May 2010

Leticia. April 2013. Photo by Esther van der Linde


 Leticia's long experience as a Latin percussionist, coro-singer, bandleader and marimba player, combined with her huge longing for adventure, incited her to develop this unique performance. With the help of her loop station she builds complete arrangements, in the presence of her audience. The loop station is a small device which enables her to record herself live on the spot, layer by layer. She starts by playing percussion, then singing polyphonic choral responses (the 'coros') and sometimes even imitating a complete hornsection with her voice. After this basic arrangement has been created, she plays her marimba music on top of it. This way she enchants and fascinates her audience, whom she takes on a trip around the world, stopping in different places and often ending in the Caribbean.

'...fascinating, swinging, sometimes mysterious....' Volkskrant, Ton Maas



Photo on poster by Lilian Jarad

previous performances Leticia's One Woman Latin Band

Tropentheater Amsterdam
Soeterijntheater Amsterdam
Witte Theater IJmuiden
Theater... Amsterdam Oost
Theater City of Wesopa, Weesp
Beatrixtheater Utrecht
Lizboa, Amsterdam
Willibrorduskerk, Holwerd (Fr.)
Café De Hoek, Koudekerk a/d Rijn
Hotel Sonnevanck, Wijk aan Zee
Badcuyp, Amsterdam
Museum 't Kromhout, Amsterdam, several times
Zoomeravond, Artis, Amsterdam, several times
Tropical Sea Festival, texel
Festival Dias Latinos, Amersfoort
Fort Altena
Cantinero, Amsterdam. Several times
RAP Architectuurprijs, Leiden
Dag van het Park, Amstelveen
De Poort, Amsterdam
Restaurant Blauwgrond, Leiden
Dansschool Burnett, Almere
Amstelkerk, Amsterdam
Theater Vrijburcht, Amsterdam
Oporto, Nijmegen, several times
Vierdaagsefeesten, Hennesstage, Nijmegen, several times
Pintohuis, Amsterdam
Goodwilborough Amsterdam
Festival Horen en Zien, Venlo
Kerk Wynaldum
Vondelkerk Amsterdam
De Werff, Amsterdam
Het Koetshuis, Maartensdijk
Muziekpaviljoen, Raadhuisplein, Zandvoort
De Linde, Boxtel, several times
Het Dolhuis,Haarlem
Limbo-Live Festival Amsterdam
Drents Landschap Festival, Orvelte, several times
Latijns Amerika Film Festival Utrecht
Bredewegfestival Amsterdam, several times
Latin Village Festival Amsterdam
Gemeentehuis Bussum, Int.Vrouwendag
Ruigoord, Amsterdam
Amsterdam Percussion Festival, several times
Slagwerkfestival Slagwerkkrant. Frits Philips Centrum, Eindhoven
Theater Het Perron, Amsterdam
Rode Kruis, Oudekerk a/d Amstel, several times
Bijenkorf DDD, Den Bosch, Utrecht, Amsterdam
De Polder, Amsterdam
Festival Onder de Stuwwal, Beek
Chateau de Poussignol (Fr.)
Camping la Gagere (Fr.)
Roggefeest Ameland
Valkhoff Affaire, Nijmegen
Festival Wertheimpark, Amsterdam
Festival Proefmei, Bergen op Zoom
Paradox, Tilburg
De Sfinx, Heiloo
Kerk Wyns
café Diva's, Amsterdam
Café Kamersz, Amsterdam
De Schierstins (Fr.)
Stedelijk Museum Vianen
Museum Vosbergen, Eelde
Museum Martena, Franeker
Museum de Buitenplaats, Eelde
Concertserie MusyQ, Amsterdam
Café Cox, Amsterdam, several times
De Jaren, Amsterdam, several times
Noorderparkkamer Amsterdam
Graaf Leopold, Amsterdam
Ioannis Theatertsjerke, Wier (Fr.)
Mezrab, Club Antre, Amsterdam

Mattie Poels in VPRO

Photo by Esther van der Linde. April 2013

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