Tag Archives: salsa 2012

Rica Obsesion “Llego Mi Turno”


Two brothers joined in blood and music founded Rica Obsesion. Dennis and Byron Calito from Guatemala; raised in Chicago, have the talent and ability to achieve in the music industry. They started playing music in church at a very young age, and were inspired by their older brother Victor. Both of them have had the privilege to perform and record with various local bands in Chicago. They have also performed with well-known artist such as, Gloria Estefan, Willy Torres, DLG, Eddie Santiago, Kevin Ceballo, Tony Vega, Van Lester, Yomo Toro, Alex D’Castro, Wichie Camacho, Frankie Negron and many more.

Dennis Calito (Timbales/Music Director) and Byron Calito (Congas/Vocals) have brought together some of Chicagos finest musicians to make up Rica Obsesion. The Rica Obsesion family consists of Harley Figueroa (Saxophone/vocals) as musical composer, Alex Torres ( Lead Vocal ), Junior Rivera ( Lead Vocal ), Enrique Calderon ( Lead Vocal ), Adrian Rodriguez ( Piano ), Nathan Rodriguez  ( Bass), Brian Rivera ( Bongos ), Micah Frazier on Trumpet (R.I.P), Jaime Rivera ( Trumpet ) and  Joe Mende on Trombone.

Rica Obsesions passion for Salsa, which is vigorously projected through their musical selections from artist like Spanish Harlem Orquestra, the late Frankie Ruiz, and Soneros Del Barrio is undeniably strong. Rica also performs variety of music such as Mergenues and cha cha cha by the late Tito Puente and many Latin Jazz tunes. Rica Obsesions ultimate goal is to show their love for music in their performance, to see and feel the excitement of the audience on the dance floor. With a combination of great music and the best musicians in Chicago, Rica Obsesion is confident that their goals will be achieved and that they will be able to put Chicago back on the map for Salsa once again.

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Eddie Montalvo “Desde Nueva York a Puerto Rico”


Eddie Montalvo, two time Grammy award winner has recorded and performed with some of the best artists of Latin music: Fania All Stars, Ruben Blades, Paul Simon, Celia Cruz, Hector Lavoe, Willie Colon among many other greats, and continues to be a member of Ruben Blades’ Seis del Solar and the Fania All Stars.

Montalvo also known as Mr.Marcha for his rock-steady time and his ability to lock with other rhythm players, returns as a solo artist with his second production titled “De Nueva York a Puerto Rico”. This production is a master piece in the making which has gathered some of Salsa’ greatest like: Ruben Blades on the single, El Hijo del Ricachon, Cheo Feliciano on Caonabo, part two of the worldwide renown song Anacaona, written by Tite Curet Alonso. Also, Domingo Quiñones on Leccion Rumbera, Issac Delgado on Tumba Tambo, Rico Walker on Amor En Serio, Hector Pichie Perez of La Sonora Ponceña on Timba Timbero, Wichy Camacho and Tito Gonzalez.

— Desde Nueva York a Puerto Rico promises to take the Latin music industry by storm and its one production all hard core Salsa lovers can not miss and add to their collection. —

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