Bloque 53 | Artist Profile

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Bloque 53 is part of the new generation of salsa bands that have developed an original and unique sound. Breaking musical boundaries, Bloque 53 is considered as one of Europe’s strongest bands by salseros, DJs, dancers and fans of Latin music. Their songs are heard in Latin clubs and are part of the ‘Top Lists’ of the best salsa DJs, Latin radio stations, salsa congresses and festivals, documentaries & dance instructional videos. Its members have drawn on experience sharing the stage with great figures of Latin music, like Oscar D’Leon, Manolito y su Trabuco, Andy Montañez, Larry Harlow, Adalberto Alvarez y su Son, Frankie Vazquez, Jose Mangual Jr., Calle 13 , among others.

Since 2006 in Barcelona, their musicians from Venezuela, Cuba, Colombia and Spain, have generated a special chemistry and energy at their concerts, hard to match, which led them to engage in major world music festivals and Latino festivals in Europe. His tours have taken them to visit Spain, Switzerland, Holland, France, Germany, Poland and Portugal among others with more than 200 concerts.

In 2009 released their first CD “La ruta de la Salsa” (available on iTunes) in sextet format. It was the first cd of salsa with vibes recorded in Spain. Where you heard songs like “Ese Dolor”, “el Vago,” Baila la negra”. In 2011, after an extensive tour, thay record their second CD “Te hace mover los pies” (available on iTunes) with guest sonero Marcial Isturiz, which highlighted the songs “Yo soy la salsa”, “Callaito”, “Chencha Chula” and ” Tiempo”. ” Also record a single version of the theme “La Palomilla” (Cheo Feliciano), who filled the dance floors in salsa congresses in Europe. In 2012, the family of Bloque 53 grows further, and invite Tromboranga´s orchestra trombones to record their third CD called “Tumba Puchunga” and start their TOUR 2012. Bloque 53 is renewed with Tumba Puchunga, now is an orchestra of eleven musicians, characterized by conversations between the vibraphone, trombones, three singers and the spicy rhythm section.


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