A girl with with passion and talent, nominated for a Latin Grammy Award in the category Best Salsa Album, trumpeter Maite Hontelé is transforming the role of women in music. People in America, Europe and Asia have witnessed her magical talent and the way she performs on stage. Born in Holland, but Colombian in her heart, Maite’s music is a perfect mix of European elegance and tropical joy, which is reflected in her 4 albums: Llegó la Mona, Mujer Sonora, Déjame Así, and Te Voy a Querer, the last two edited in vinyl.
Also known as ‘Mujer Sonora, Maite has collaborated with artists such as Rubén Blades, Buena Vista Social Club, Chocquibtown, Oscar D´León, among others, all of them lured by her style. Immersed in Latin American music from her earliest years, she went on to study at the conservatory in Rotterdam, specializing in jazz, salsa, flamenco and Brazilian music.
She was also invited to take part in Buena Vista Social Club’s European tour.
She arrived in Medellín following her heart and her trumpet, releasing one record after another and touring internationally with her salsa band.
Perhaps inevitably, she quickly made a name for herself in Colombia through her exploration of salsa in its many forms.
Oscar D´León says “She is the best in the world, what a delight! The ways she plays is extraordinary, outstanding!”
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