Charanga Tropical is a nine-piece salsa orchestra featuring
three violins, flute, and a sizzling Latin rhythm section. Minneapolis Star Tribune
calls the band "a pick to click" while City Pages describes the group as "a musical delight
and a visual spectacle."
The ensemble blends the old with the new to create a sound
that is classic yet modern. The result is music that is rich in harmony and melody, fantastic for
listening and superb for dancing.
With an instrumentation that dates back to the roots of
Cuban music, Charanga Tropical is one of the only groups of its kind performing
in the United States.
The band repertoire features rarely heard danzones and a spicy variety of
modern son, salsa, cha cha cha, and timba. The group is comprised of master
musicians from Cuba, Brazil, Mexico, and the United
States. Their collective accomplishments
include international tours, platinum recordings, doctorate degrees, and multiple Latin Grammy
nominations. Formed in 2006, Charanga Tropical has released a CD and DVD and has
performed at elite nightclubs and major festivals.