DESEO CARMIN plays a sultry fusion of Latin/Flamenco/Funk music -"Spanish music with an edge". The band has been mostly performing in the Seattle area for the past 5 for years but their music has already transcended borders as far as Latin America where they currently receive radio play at radio stations in Paraguay and Chile. Throughout the years they have performed at several well-known venues and events such as World Rhythm and Folklife Festivals. Their music has been featured in local radio stations as well as Seattle Channel and KCTS Channel 9’s “Arts Zone”.
They were selected as one of the featured performing artist in the Seattle.gov website and their music featured in "Seattle on Hold". They are proud to have been nominated for a music award in 2011 at the New Music Seminar Artists on the Verge (AOV) project which takes place in Los Angeles, CA. "AOV" identifies the 100 artists most ready to break each year and it’s a great achievement for DESEO CARMIN to have been nominated to this exclusive list from millions of artists throughout the US.
STELLA ROSSI: Guitar, vocals, percussion and professional dancer. Originally from Asuncion, Paraguay, she started her artistic career at the young age of 3. She studied at one of the most important Art Schools in Paraguay were she graduated with a Master’s Degree. At the age of 15 she was chosen to join the National Ballet Folklorico Municipal of Asuncion, Paraguay and became principal dancer. With this Ballet Company she represented her country as an ambassador of the Paraguayan culture in several International Festivals around the world. She initiated her professional singing career as a soprano with the choral group “ Marandu” in Asuncion, developing then through the years as a singer and guitarist with several bands throughout the US as well as in Europe.
ANDRE STOMMA: Flamenco and electric guitars. He studied guitar in several Music Schools in his native Saint Petersburg, Russia and took an interest in orchestra composition and arrangement. For many years he played and arranged for various punk and rock bands, touring through Russia and Scandinavia. Since his move to the United States 1993, he has worked on an array of commissioned works for companies such as Bolshoi Ballet and the Moscow Circus. Aside from being one of the founding members of “Deseo Carmin”, he continues to work on several studio projects, writing, composing and doing post-production for various local and national artists.
FERNANDO ALLENDE: Drums and vocals. Fernando “Pocho” Allende is a Chilean-born drummer, percussionist, and vocalist. He started his musical career as one of the pioneers of South American “beat” music, working with Palito Ortega and Luis Dimas. Fernando learned rhythms from local musicians as he toured throughout Latin America and shared his knowledge when he became the musical advisor to Don Francisco’s “Sabados Gigantes”. He moved to the west coast in 1980 and since then has participated in our vibrant Latin scene.