We love salsa - music
When Salsa Roja steps onto stage, lively Latin music from some of the most well known artists (Celia Cruz, Los Van Van, Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri and Oscar D'León) starts to pulsate.
The 13-strong formation with its two singers and tight rhythm combo resurrects the world of the Buena Vista Social Club. They get in the groove, playing with great feeling, their captivating sound creating a mood right from the start. Cuban, South American and African, jazz and dance music combine to create a perfectly balanced mix, yet having a fresh and unique style. Salsa Roja makes effortless transitions between Cha-Cha-Cha, Merengue and Charanga with its gifted performance. "We play songs that go straight to your hearts and to your legs ... we live, sing and dance with our audience" says Bandleader and baritone saxophonist Jean-Christophe Marinoni.
Alternating between fast and slow rhythms, the two charming singers from Colombia, the powerful horn section and the precise rhythm combo set the tone and power through the sets with hardly a pause. The audience thanks with appreciative whistles and enthusiatic applause. In order to achieve this, hard work and a close interaction are absolute prerequisites. "Bamboleo" is one of the tunes where every listener simply has to take to the floor. One song follows another without a break. The audience dances and applauds in amazement: the mood in these salseros reaches a peak.
Regarding the band:
Salsa Roja was founded in September 2010 by a group of young Europeans in Munich. Two Colombian-born singers, six wind players and a five-headed rhythm group have strengthened the band, so that a 13-member Salsa Big Band has formed. Salsa Roja plays in Munich and surroundings, in clubs and festivals (for example Tollwood), company parties, private events and invariably brings people to dance and to .... party!