TROMBORANGA Salsa Orchestra @ Barcelona
As part of a new generation of independent Latin orchestras, Tromboranga is the pure essence of “Salsa Dura”.
Tromboranga´s spicy ingredients are the trombones sound, solid and strong percussion, and they recover the essence of “soneos” (voice improvisation among the chorus). With influences from the salsa music from the 60’s and 70’s, maintaining 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 one in Latin radios and dance floors worldwide.
Tromboranga is made up of musicians from the Caribbean and Europe, all residents of Barcelona, Spain.
Its 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 orchestra “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 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 tastefull tumbaos, known for his 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), Pablo Martin and Miguel Mioses.
Their first EP “Agua que va caer” hit the market in November 2011 in anticipation of the first official CD “Salsa Dura” in April 2012, considered by Latin music lovers, DJs, dancers and specialist salsa critics as among the 10 best CDs of 2012. The band also recorded a CD together with Bloque 53 “Tumba Puchunga” where the song “Me alborotas” and also “Tumba Puchunga” reached number one in many Latin radio listings.
In April 2013 the new CD “Al mal tiempo buena salsa”, took them to do their first major tour in Spain, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Netherlands, Tunisia, Germany and Colombia.
In November 2013 they released an L.P. Vinyl Special Limited Edition (of only 300 copies) called “Solo para coleccionistas Vol. 1”. They were then invited to do four concerts at some of the biggest salsa festivals in the world “La Feria de Cali” and Pereira, Colombia. The concerts were filled to capacity. Since that time, the loyal followers and fans of the band began to call themselves “Salseros Tromborangueros”.
In 2014 the band visited Mexico on a tour of four dates, all concerts were sold out and the public had the opportunity to hear some songs from the 4th Album called “Salsa pa’ rato”, with 10 new original tracks.
From the “Salsa pa´rato” album, the track “Palo pa la campana” is already a hit among salsa dancers and is ranked in the top 10 salsa dancing songs of 2014. This was accompanied by “Sentimiento Caleño”, a song dedicated to the city of Cali. Songs with social messages like “Esclavo de tu apariencia”, “No tengo pa pagar” and “Como la marea” also known for their catchy tunes.
2015 arrived with a new album “Golpe con Melodía” , with 8 new hard and raw salsa tunes, and great melodies for dancers, with songs like “Golpe con Melodía”, son montuno “Carretera” and a cover of “La mafia”. An extensive tour followed in Colombia, Ecuador and in USA for the first time in cities like New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and many more.
In 2016 the songs “Ah Caraj, aquí que pasó”, “Cambumbo”, “El rey sin corona”, “No me vuelvo a enamorar”and “Mi China Colombiana” from new album “Sangre Sudor y Salsa” are already on the set of all the top salsa DJs. The band also released several amazing new official videos of these songs. In 2016 they continued to tour everywhere from Japan to Russia, from USA to United Kingdom and all over Europe.
In October 2017 they released “Tumbando Fronteras” (Grooving Frontiers), a strong album with lots of message on lirycs about the world today, mixed with groovy rhythms from salsa, mambo, son montuno to pachanga. “Otro ladrillo en la pared” (another brick in the Wall), “Guaguanco pal barrio” (Guaguanco for my neighborhood), “Y no lo digo yo” (It aint me who says it) are already popular songs on latin radios and dance floors.
Tromboranga music is also used in diferent TV shows in Europe, including the Tv show “Salsa” in Russia, has won the “Lukas Awards” “European act of the year 2017”, also in Colombia, in Feria de Cali the song “Sentimiento Caleño” was on 4th place “Canción de La Feria year 2015”.
in 2019 they release “Te voy a contar” a heavy salsa album with special guests from Puerto Rico, Ismael Miranda, Jimmy Bosch and Oscar Hernandez. Wtih 9 new strong salsa tunes that are taking them to tour all around the world.
Other songs like “Agua que va caer”, “Humildad”, “Te provoca”, “Adios que te vaya bien”, “Mama Calunga”, “amigo el raton”, “Boogaloo Marilu”, “Rompe colchon” are danced currently on the dance floor of salsotecas, dance schools, salsa parties and salsa festivals worldwide.
-Tromboranga EP “Agua que va caer” (2011)
-Bloque 53 & Tromboranga “Tumba Puchunga” (2012)
-Tromboranga “Salsa dura” (2012)
-Tromboranga “Al mal tiempo buena salsa” (2013)
-Tromboranga “Solo para coleccionistas” (2013)
-Tromboranga “Salsa Pa´Rato” (2014)
-Tromboranga “Golpe con Melodía” (2015)
-Tromboranga “Sangre Sudor y Salsa” (2016)
-Tromboranga “Tumbando Fronteras” (2017)
-Tromboranga “Te voy a Contar” (2019)