Malphino is a mysterious band from an imaginative tropical island of the same name that plays cumbia and a heady mix of volcanic sounds. Their music serves as a cinematic score to the backdrop of this mystical isle and its ethos.
The musicians of Malphino reinterpret the traditional banda, playing organ, accordion, tuba, and an array of percussion and rhythms from all corners of the world. Malphino is a gathering of nationalities whose members hail from Japan, Malaysia, Colombia, France, UK and the Philippines, and are based in London. This central idea of multiculturalism is the foundation for Malphino’s conceptual music project.
The inhabitants of the Malphino island are: Alex Maglalang, El Dauphin, Bruce Beach, David Aird, Graham Mushnik, Julian Varencia, and Yu Sato.