Disambiguation: At least two artists with this name. One was a duo (that became a solo artist) signed to Heavenly records in the mid-1990s. The other was an Argentinian progrock band. 1. Espiritu were the sound of a Brazilian street party relocated to West London, a samba magic Notting Hill carnival in the blazing sunshine. The band consisted of one woman, South American born, Parisian bred Vanessa Quinones and a series of collaborators. Vanessa wrote all of the material (and produced virtually all of her recordings), something that most of the British media couldn't get their heads round.