If you’re a fan of music, period, go ahead and jump onboard the Reyna Tropical train, because there’s just so much here to love. Fabi Reyna, (vocals and guitar), was living in Portland when she called her musical partner, Sumohair (percussions, backup vocals, more), to join her and together they formed Reyna Tropical.
The music is a cross between Mexican happiness, Caribbean hip-moving, Afro-Mexican rhythm, and, as NPR stated, “bright guitar riffs and meticulously layered samples with lulling lyricism… to create a tropical sound as complex and expansive as their shared experiences of bicultural Latinidad.”
If that’s not enough to get you to hit play, throw in that Reyna’s voice is as soothing and beautiful as Norah Jones.
What makes the music that much more interesting is that Reyna is the founder of She Shredz, “a community-driven, comprehensive answer to guitar culture and music media. Dedicated to women & gnc guitarists and bassists, their mission is to educate, empower, and inspire people through unexplored musical and cultural landscapes. Their vision is to continuously refine, redefine, and reimagine the possibilities of how music connects us, ensuring an inclusive and accessible music community 100% of the time.” (And, yeah, no, we didn’t write that. Credit She Shredz.)
Just hit play!