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Moreland Leader Monday 10/10/2011 Page: Section: Region: Circulation: Type: Size:

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Competition win would be music to their ears THE Orulas Crew hopes its Latino beats are hip enough to be crowned Australia's best. The 10-piece band seven are from Moreland will fly to Brisbane for the Clave Contra Clave Latin bands competition next week.

Group leader Franchesco Viran said he was

confident the band, formed two years ago, could win and earn a spot in Sydney's Grand Finale.

"Our set is all original music and we have a great sound quality," Viran said.

Having spent a lot of time working on the

band's upcoming album Black Wings, Viran said

Franshesco Viran and Elizabeth Obando from 10-piece Latin band the Orulas Crew.

he was looking forward to the night.

"It will be good to let our hair down after

recording a whole album," he said.

The Chilean singer and songwriter said his music celebrated life and expressed what it

meant to be an Australian Latino. Mixing vocals, drums, trumpets, guitars and the piano, he said the music was very vibrant. "Bigger bands have a much bigger impact on the senses,- Viran said. He said the Orulas Crew had a lot of support and performed regularly at Fitzroy's Night Cat.

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