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The work of Somos Collective points to the future of Latin roots music in Canada. The group tastefully blends a soulful Latin flair, inspired by Colombian, Brazilian and Cuban rhythms, with groovy dance beats that make it hard for audiences to sit still. Influenced by Manu Chao, Ozzomatli, Juanes, The Buenavista Social Club and Caetano Veloso, they form their repertoire mostly by original songs that speak of cultural experiences and the many shades of love. Their compositions are simple and direct, yet sophisticated melodically and harmonically. Somos Collective is: Cary Garcia on piano, Miguel Benavides on drums and vocals, William Benavides on guitar and lead vocals, Myles Bigelow on congas, percussion and 'rap', and Michael Rush on bass.