Northrop Concerts & Lectures

Charanga Tropical

Jul 2011
About the Event

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.

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