Zorita are a raucous rousing rabble. The band’s bohemian music boasts an eclectic mixture of instruments like the accordion, trumpet and violin. In combination with bass, drums and guitars, as well as front man Carlos Zorita Diaz’ raw voice, this creates a completely unique sound. Boldly blending influences from South America, the Mediterranean, Balkan and Folk music, an evening with Zorita is guaranteed to breathe life into any party. In their own words, the eight musicians of Zorita describe their well-oiled ragtag collection of instruments, styles and personalities as ‘Musica Vagabunda’.
The Video: Zorita meets Zorita!
Zorita (born Kathryn Boyd, 1915–2001) was an American burlesque dancer. She was best known for a twenty minute dance which she performed with two boa constrictors called Elmer and Oscar.
In 1949 Zorita starred in the sexploitation film 'I married a savage'. Only the trailer still exists. The movie poster reads: The strange thrill story of a savage love… with secrets unrevealed until now!
Zorita (the band) were intrigued by the obscurity – the story and footage fit their song 'Holy Grail' like a glove. It is a homage to the amazing Zorita.
Music and words: Carlos Zorita Diaz & Robert Orvalho
Music performance: Zorita