SummaryIndie-Latin Dance Grooves. Vocal and instrumental tracks. Percussion driven, heavy horns accompanied by vinatage keys (Rhodes, Farfsisa), piano, electric bass and touch of synths. A tornado of sound combining the rawness of 70's style salsa with the creative touch of indie-rock minded musicians. Internationally recognized as the leading innovators of the post-salsa movement for the past 20 years! Picking up where Fania left off in the 1970s. Bonus track includes remix of instrumental "Dina's Mambo" by E's E (GRC, NYCTrust).
About Bio Ritmo: The 10-member band was formed 20 years ago this September originally as a percussion ensemble brought together by two misplaced Puerto Ricans who met at art school combined with a local punk rock drummer. Their inspiration comes not only comes from studying and listening to the salsa masters like, El Gran Combo, Roberto Roena, Sonora Ponceña and Bobby Valentin, but also bands like The Who, Thomas Dolby, Stereolab, Buzzcocks, Roots Radics and arabic singer Abdel Halim Hafez. Lead singer Rei Alvarez, a native of Ponce, Puerto Rico, is the lead singer, composer, and one of the original founders. All visuals are hand crafted by him, playing off of cultural themes expressions.