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La Wanga
A hybrid group that produces infectious dance music, La Wanga is poised to bridge the gap between Hispanic and American pop. Moon Rhythm has produced this group from the ground up, pairing talents Marcus Nand and Ana Sidel to create an edgy new sound. Their hybrid style, a combination of Latin rock and American electronic pop, seamlessly blends two cultural music styles into irresistible dance tracks.

Marcus Nand

Marcus Nand has a colorful multi-cultural background. Born in England to an Indian father and an English mother, he immigrated with his family at the age of 6 to Spain. By the age of 15, he was playing in local bands and gigging regularly in the Costa del Sol area. At 18 he moved to Hollywood to begin a music career in earnest. His first album, Fredericksen/Phillips, was a result of collaborations between bass player Ricky Phillips and guest artists from YES, Chicago, Journey, Mr. Mister, Tower of Power, Mr. Big, and CCR. Shortly thereafter he toured with Freak of Nature throughout Europe and Scandanavia, then returned to Spain to perfect his flamenco guitar skills. After returning to the states he headlined the Los Angeles-based flamenco rock band Ziroq, which was widely acclaimed and quickly gathered a cult following in Southern California. He has played many prestigious venues throughout Europe, including the Royal Albert Hall. Marcus is thrilled to be drawing on his multi-ethnic musical background in performing the new world dance music of La Wanga.

Ana Sidel

Born in the "jungle" of México City, Ana started her carrier as a young music reporter, collaborating and writing concert reviews (Radio-Activo, Expresion Musical, OCESA). Soon she transitioned from writing to performing, becoming lead singer of the band “La Maquina del Sonido" with Armando Molina and Paco Gruexo. She also fronted “Los Corridos” with the Laboriel brothers. After finding success in Mexico’s music scene, Ana moved to Los Angeles to front the band “LA Mixers.” A few years later Ana recorded as a solo artist with the album “A Solas,” produced by Guillermo Pascua. On her solo debut she collaborated with world-renowned musicians such as Carmine Rojas, Brian Tichi, Joe Travers, Al Pahanish, and Jerry Best. During her career, Ana has shared the stage with numerous popular bands in Mexico & Latin America such as "El Tri," "Elly Guerra," "Aleks Syntek," "La Lupita," "Kenny y los Electricos," "Lucybell," "Victimas del Dr. Cerebro," "Heroes del Silencio,” and “Rostros Ocultos," among others. Her career was documented in a 2008 film about the history of Spanish rock entitled “Rock n Roll Made in Mexico: From Evolution to Revolution. Ana is well known in Latin America for her strong, sexy voice and her unique style of Latino Power-Rock. “La Wanga” marks Ana’s first collaboration with Moon Rhythm music.