Los Van Van
Los Van Van is a musical group of Cuba, created by the bass player Juan Formell in 1969, former member of the orchestra of Elio Reve, which will be joined by another member of this orchestra, Cesar " Pupy" Pedroso. " Changuito ", percussionist of the group, invented the rate/rhythm called Songo which will evolve to the Timba, which is the principal musical style that currently plays Los Van Van.
Musicians: Formal Juan (Directing and low), Cesar " Pupy" Pedroso (Piano), Jose Shine Quintana " Changuito" (Drinking cups), Formal Samuel (Battery), Mario " Mayito" will rivet (Song), Pedro " Pedrito" Calvo (Song), Yenisel " Yenny" Valdes (Song, ex NG Bandaged It), Mario Valdes (Song), Abdal " Lele" Rasalps (Song), Roberto Hernandez (Song, ex Pachito Alonso known there Kini Kini),
Boris Luna (Keyboards), Roberto Carlo Rodriguez (Piano),
Alvaro Collado (Trombone), Hugo Morejon (Trombone), Edmundo Piña (Trombone),
Geraldo Miro (Violin), Irvin Frontela (Violin), Jesus Linares (Violin), Pedro Fajardo (Violin),
- 1969-1990 : Los Van Van, Flight I to XV (Egrem)
- 1993: Azúcar disco music: included Disco Azúcar of Cesar Pedroso and That the den candela
- 1994: Lo último in Vivo (Three platinum discs) (+ compilation " 25 años of Formal Juan there Los Van Van" , Disc of gold)
- 1995: From Cuba, included Por Encima del Nivel (Sandungera)
- 1995: ¡Ay Dios Ampárame! : included Ya empezó Fiesta and Soy Todo (Two platinum discs)
- 1997: Te Pone Cabeza Mala included Esto you pone the cabeza mala and Neither demi-johns nor caramelos of Cesar Pedroso
1999 : Van Van - Van Van is Here, gained a Grammy (Havana Caliente LLC. Atlantic Recording Co). The titles all are of the tubes:
- 2002: In el Malecón of Habana (live), recoveries and news such as Tim-Pop idiot birdland (Reprise again of Weather Report), Mid Mimi and That cosas holds emptied it (Cesar Pedroso).
- 2005: Chapeando (Latin Grammy Awards 2005)
- 2007: Participation in compilation Cuba laid it has Serrat Volume 2 in homage to the Catalan singer Joan Manuel Serrat. Titrate If the muerte rammed semi huerto .
- official site (VanVanDeFormell.com)
- Los Van Van on MySpace
- Discography with accompanying notes on warr.org
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