Here are some songs to whet your appetite for the module ahead. What do they have in common?
El Gran Combo — Arroz con habichuela
El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, commonly known as El Gran Combo, is a Puerto Rican salsa orchestra based in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2012, it is often considered Puerto Rico’s most successful musical group, and is considered “the most popular Salsa group that has ever existed”.
Grupo Fantasma — Arroz con frijoles
Grupo Fantasma is a nine-piece, Grammy Award-winning Latin funk orchestra from Austin, Texas.
The Joe Cuba Sextet — La tortilla
Joe Cuba (April 22, 1931 – February 15, 2009), was an American conga drummer of Puerto Rican descent widely regarded as the “Father of Latin Boogaloo”.
Casi Creativo — Come vegetales
This one speaks for itself.
Ondatrópica – Tiene sabor, tiene sazon
Ondatrópica is a multi-generational Colombian supergroup.
Desconecte (The Sconek-T) – Algodón de Azúcar
Desconecte (The Sconek-T or THESCONEK-T) is an ensemble from Mexico that combines string instruments with electronica. (Desconecte Facebook page)