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C u b a n   S a l s a  &  L a t i n  B a n d

In the 1980s and 1990s this female singer was LA’s hottest Cuban singer, attracting huge crowds of admirers and fellow musicians to the Conga Room, La Masia and, despite the distance, Muriel’s Supper Club in Palm Springs. She made appearances with Celia Cruz and Andy Garcia at Carnaval Azucar, with Oscar de Leon at the LA Coliseum, with Poncho Sanchez, Anita O’Day and Eddie Cano at Jazz on the Hill and with Juan Pablo Torres and Paquito de Rivera at Miami’s famous Calle 8.
Cuban Salsa Band

But being the tropical flower that she is, she sought warmer climes. She moved first to Puerto Rico where she played at Hotel La Concha and Hotel Conquistador, regarded as the San Juan’s best Latin Jazz venue. From there she left for Costa Rica where she enjoyed a smashing career on exclusive contract with the country’s biggest hotel and nightclub chain. In addition to regular venues - the Empresas Costa Sol and Hotel Herradura San Jose - she performed for television, radio and visiting diplomats.

She never intended to leave the tropics, but when Alan Geik, Jose Caridad and Perico Hernandez decided to reunite Caravana Cubana for a follow-up album to the Grammy-nominated ‘Late Night Sessions’, they offered her an opportunity she couldn’t refuse. She was brought on as a new member of the Caravana Cubana familia, becoming part of this exclusive group which includes Chucho Valdez, Orlando Valle, Bamboleo, Pancho Quinto and Rolo Martinez.
It was during this time that she had the opportunity to fulfill her life-long dream of returning to Cuba, the homeland she had left as a child under Project Pedro Pan**. In her hit song Llamada Collect, she tells the story of being in a Miami refugee camp with only one phone and trying to call collect to Cuba. She then leaves the camp and, as an adult, calls the Tropicana and explains her wish to return there to perform.

As the featured subject in a film by world renowned producer Estella Bravo (to be released in 2005), she had the opportunity to realize this dream. In August, 2002, she returned to Cuba to take the stage with Chucho Valdez and become the first Cuban-American singer to perform at the Tropicana since the Revolution.

Now settled back in LA after a 10-year hiatus, she performs weekly. She is currently working on a CD of boleros which will include original compositions and pieces from Armando Manzaneros among others. She is at the top of her game so stay tuned for more of this dynamic voice!

Unique Duo: This band offers a unique two member option that sounds like a 4 piece band. Their Bass player sings background vocals and also plays the keyboard, including instrumentations for the Mambo and Mona sections. The female vocalist plays Guiro, Guira [the metallic one] and Maracas, while running a drum machine with her foot to add a fuller sound.

Song List

Ahora Seremos Felices
Amor De Mi Bohio
Amalia Batista
A Caballo Vamos Pa'l Monte
Besame Mucho
Bonito Y Sabroso
Capullito De Aleli
Corazon Espinado
Chan Chan
Contigo Aprendi
Cuando Vuelva a Tu Lado
Cuando Ya No Me Quieras
Contigo En La Disancia
Cuando Sali De Cuba
Cu Cu Ru Cu Cu
Como Han Pasdo Los Anos
Dos Gardenias Para Ti
Dos Cosas Tuyas
Desvelo De Amor
El Yerberito
El Carretero
El Reloj
Frutas Del Caney
Flores Negras
Francisco Guayabal
Gracias a La Vida
Juguete De Amor
Lagrimas Negras
La Negra Tiene Tumbao
La Ventanita
Chan Chan
Los Marcianos Llegaron Ya.
La Media Vuelta
La Gloria Eres Tu
La Ultima Noche
Los Ejes De Mi Carreta
La Mentira
La Barca
Manana De Carnaval
Mienteme Mas
Mama Ines
Mucho Corazon
Mi Tierra
Nuestro Juramento
No Me Quieras Tanto
No Me Platiques Mas
Noche De Ronda
Negrito Del Batey
Oye Como Va
Piensa En Mi
Piel Canela
Procuro Olvidarte
Poquita Fe
Quiereme Mucho
Que Manera De Quererte
Quimbara Quimbara
Solamente Una Vez
Sin Ti
Son De La Loma
Somos Novios
Toda Una Vida
Tu Solo Tu
Tres Palabras
Tu Me Acostumbraste
Vereda Tropical
Volver Volver
Veinte Anos
Y Volvere

Hot Peppers Productions
40170 Stowe Road
Temecula, CA 92591 USA
Tel. 951-491-0480