Over the past few years, Tromboranga has become one of the world’s most sought-after Salsa bands and in February, they will be sharing their music and amazing live show with Sydneysiders at Sydney’s Luna Park. With the impending release of another new album and world tours covering the US, Canada, South America, Europe and Asia, the group is very excited to be coming for their first ever visit Downunder.
As part of a new generation of independent Latin orchestras, Tromboranga is the pure essence of “Salsa Dura”. Tromboranga´s spicy ingredients come from the trombones sound, the solid percussion, and they recover the essence of “soneos” (voice improvisation among the chorus). With influences from salsa music from the 60's and 70's, they bring a raw, strong and a very 'danceable' sound.
Their original songs like "Humildad", "Palo pa la Campana", "Ah Caraj", "Mi China Colombiana", talk about stories that can describe the life of any of us and they have become number ones in Latin radios and dance floors all over the world.
Tromboranga is made up of musicians from the Caribbean and Europe, all residents of Barcelona, Spain. The band members are: Joaquín Arteaga, Band leader, Timbal and composer from Venezuela, known for his long career as a percussionist and also as band leader of the hugely successful “Bloque 53”. Diego Coppinger, a traditional “Sonero”, with an extensive career that includes “Tropicana” in Cuba, gives colour and Cuban flavor with great depth and experience in his amazing soneos. Freddy Ramos, a young and talented singer from Venezuela, also a musical arranger with a wide and impressive musical career. Rafael “Madagascar” Arciniegas adds Colombian flavour with his piano and arrangements. Lorenzo "El diablo" Barriendos, a Venezuelan musician on bass, with tasteful tumbaos, known for his incredible collaborations with orchestras such as Trabuco Venezolano, Mango group Guaco among many others.
The strong and colourful trombone section, which offers a distinctive mark on the band: Vladimir Peña (Venezuela), Josep Blanes (Spain) and Albert Costa (Catalunya) are all supported by the taste and the Conga afinque Oriol Martinez from Spain and the spicy bongo of José Cubas from the Canary Islands.