Sparrow & Barbossa

Sparrow & Barbossa

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Sparrow & Barbossa is a Madrid-based DJ and producer duo formed by the Swiss Bryan Coletta and the Uruguayan Emiliano Haberli.

Bryan is a pianist born to a musician's family; his father is the legendary guitarist Francis Coletta who worked with artists like Whitney Houston, Quincy Jones, and Frank Sinatra.
Emiliano was born and raised in Uruguay, a region dominated by African colonials, and was widely influenced by 'The Culture Of Candombe,' a pure African tribal rhythm from colonialism.

Since a very young age, Bryan has been inspired by Soul, Jazz, and Funk, which he uses in his creations with a remarkable capacity for improvisation and versatility. Emiliano embarked on his music career when he moved to Europe in 2004, where he connected with the electronic music scene of Madrid. He played drums in night clubs where he met DJ Chus for the first time, working with him as a percussionist on Chus & Joeski's classic track 'El Amor.'

Bryan and Emiliano created a fusion between organic instruments and electronic sounds. Their age difference has a positive influence on both their releases and performance. While Bryan brings the freshness of modern sounds and melodies, Emiliano fine-tunes the rhythmic part and builds up his knowledge throughout the years. Globe-trotters, who're true lovers of ethnic and lost cultures, are devoted to transmitting this legacy through electronic music.

Sparrow & Barbossa's production debut came in 2018 with their version of Mory Kante's classic 'Yeke' released on Wired Records. The track became a #1 Afro House record. In 2020, they released 'Nterini,' a remix for Fatoumata Diawara's on MoBlack Records that became a #2 Afro House Record with around 2 million plays on Spotify.

DJ Chus's Label, Redolent Music, released Sparrow & Barbossa's debut album 'Seven Seas' in 2021, featuring starring collaborations with Mo'Horizon 'Quango Te Veo' also released on Stereo Mcs label, Connected Frontline. Dele Sosimi, Floyd Lavine, Josh Milan, Francis Coletta, Idd Aziz, and DJ Chus with 'Nyakua' became a #1 Afro House single on Traxsource and reached over 1 million plays on Spotify. 'Morena,' also included in the Album, became an Ibiza Anthem thanks to the Keinemusik crew, Adam Port, &Me, and Rampa, their strongest supporters. The Album was a milestone setting a new course in Sparrow & Barbossa's career. They aim to transmit ancient cultures' roots and democratize World Music through Electronica with a House Music core and are all about Organic, Latin, Deep, and Afro Electronic Dance Music.

2022, in a time of frenetic worldwide overture traveling the world around and spreading the musical message of this 'Infamous-Afro-Latin-House-Pirates Duo, and right after the global Pandemic, they started running their own record label, Tortuga Tribes, giving a voice and a home to a whole community of artists and musicians from all Latin America, under the flag of the Caribbean House Music.

Sony Music Latin Label Orianna is releasing Sparrow & Barbossa's second album 'Réciprocité.' In 2023, featuring performers such as Starving Yet Full (Hungry For The Power), Maria De Moraes (Vinicius de Moraes' Daughter), Phindile Ndlovu (Lion King) and remixers such as Monkey Safari, Boddhi Satva, Manoo, Amine K and DJ Chus amongst others.