@skopemag Q&A Featuring Canelita Sabrosa
Interview done with Chris Nettuno Of Canelita Sabrosa.
@skopemag – Where are we talking from today and how is your summer going so far?
We are emailing you from my house in Atlanta, Georgia, where our band is headquartered.
@skopemag: How many hours per week do you put into playing music and promoting your music?
Some of us have other Jobs but for the most part we are a fulltime band and we spend most of our time playing, practicing, promoting and honing our skills and writing for our up and coming album and promoting our current self titled release. We also have an amazing team at Miles High Productions working hard with us on label support services.
@skopemag: What is the newest project that you have out now and/or coming out soon and how can we watch or listen online?
We just launched our debut self titled album Canelita Sabrosa. We launched it through Symphonic Distribution and it’s available on all digital platforms worldwide. It’s a culmination of 5 cover songs and 7 original tunes. Deeply influenced by the different cultural and musical backgrounds of our different band members gives us that “cinnamon spice” of varied but hybrid genre music with Latin Jazz and Salsa as our predominant genre.
@skopemag: What kind of mood and/or environment do you feel most creative when writing songs or performing?
When writing it depends on what’s going on in the world in our hearts and souls. Sometimes we can be on stage and go with a groove and then work to perfect it. Julio wakes up and writes from music he hears in his dreams. The tracks, “Morning,” and “Te Espere,” were directly from his dreams.
Kenny and his son Kj like to have father/son dinners and open a bottle of wine and write with the feeling of family and love.
When performing, we feel like our music crosses different genres that we love so much. When we get different cultures dancing, moving and most of all feeling our music in their souls that is universal and is a culmination of deep from the heart and soul that layers different genres and overlap with different cultural rhythms that call upon different peoples souls and touches and moves them to their very core.
@skopemag: When you are not making music – what other hobbies and work do you have going on?
I love to cook. I love cigars and wine. My front yard in the heart of midtown Atlanta is a wine vineyard with vines from Italy and Spain. This year we had our first grapes and next year we will make our first barrel of wine. Julio rides bikes and is a custom jewelry artist . Kenny travels as much as possible.
@skopemag: What artist/band has had the most profound inspiration on you and the band members and why?
Santana is a huge cultural hero to Julio.
Kenny and Chris Nettuno grew up listening to James Taylor, country and Bill Withers.
Frankie and Chunky come from Salsa and Soul music and Mat comes from Jazz and funk music.
@skopemag: What would you like to accomplish for the rest of 2022?
We are working hard to push the album and build our fan base hoping to build a larger and more diverse audience. We are hoping to set up a lot of dates for large shows and festivals around the country and hopefully Europe and South America.
@skopemag: Where can readers of @skopemag follow you and stream your music?
Our website which is www.canelitasabrosa.com