Bloque 53 is a band based in Barcelona, formed with musicians from Venezuela, Colombia and Catalunia, with a large musical career. Influenced by the 70's salsa dura and latin jazz (Joe Cuba, Grupo Mango, Ruben Blades, Seis del Solar, etc.), Bloque 53 puts fire on the dance floor and offers an original project and sound, marked by the original touch of the vibraphone and a solid rhythm section.
Their first CD "La Ruta de la Salsa" (Bloque 53, 2010) provides a groove from Latin jazz to Salsa, spiced with chachacha, son montunos, rumba and Afro-Venezuelan songs that offer both group soneros. Launched in January 2010 and self-produced "La Ruta de la Salsa" is the first cd of Salsa recorded in Spain with a vibraphone. Something magical happens when salsa dura and the vibraphone engage in musical discourse; ice melts, clouds part and the soundtrack to a groove-driven life is revealed. The instrument, when played by someone like Marcel Pascual, makes even the most gritty of urban Latin dance music disarmingly sexy.
In their second album, Te Hace Mover Los Pies, they continue to push the envelope; it includes 13 new original compositions, dedicated to salsa dancing. In the mix are montunos, descargas, salsa brava, and even a little reggaetón.
Here is the new sound of salsa in Barcelona.
~ Taken from bloque53.com
|2011 Te Hace Mover Los Pies|
|2010 La Ruta de la Salsa|
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- Last update July 19 2011 by Mario -