The Lebron Brothers were comprised of Angel, José, Carlos, Frankie, and Pablo, all of whom were known for their originality and innovation, which earned them a diverse audience who identified with and loved their music.
The influence and popularity of The Lebron Brothers has challenged the stereotype of what is commercially acceptable on the radio. Some of the hits that earned the most airplay were "Bongo loco," "Regresa a mi," and "Sabor típico.
Listen to dj El Caobo - Lebron Brothers Tribute Mix and read more
Few weeks ago with did an interview with dj Chino (Colombia) to find out more about the Salsa scene in Colombia.
When did you become a Salsa dj?
I became a DJ in Colombia when I was 17 years old, animating parties for friends. I used to play rock at that time, then I discovered a new world in Salsa/Latin Jazz during my stay in Germany for studios purposes beginning to spin Salsa as a DJ in Stuttgart in the renown Zapata Club as I was 20. Now I am 31.
Where can people go to dance Salsa in Colombia?
They have a lot of options to dance Salsa. Being the capital of Salsa, as many people know, Cali has a lot of Salsotecas like Zaperoko, Nuestra Herencia, La Mulenze en Yumbo, La Terrifica, La Ponceña and many others.
I only named places where you can dance Salsa (son, mambo, old school and new salsa). There are places that play crossover (Salsa, Merengue, Folk Music, vallenato, bachata), I don't visit those places, I am radical salsero :)
Are there a lot of Salsa dancers?
Yeah a lot!!!
But if the question is referred to people who are interested in learning new tricks, movements and styles the response is no.
The people here see Salsa as a way to have fun and not like a sport that you have to practice and try to get better. That's why people in Colombia dance a lot Salsa.
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MIAMI and NEW YORK; July, 2010 - Fania Records, home to one of the most well-known Latin catalogs in the world, announced a unique partnership with FADER Media, for a yearlong remix project that will introduce the label’s legendary music to a new generation. The ongoing collaboration begins in August 2010 and consists of one new remix per month. The first artists announced for the program include Colombia’s Bomba Estereo, Mexico’s Toy Selectah, and London’s Isa GT.
Each remix will be released monthly on 7-inch vinyl; with bundled remixes released on a quarterly EP (vinyl, digital). In 2011, all 12 remixes will be compiled on a complete album (CD, vinyl, digital).
Between Fania’s timeless catalogue The FADER’s strong editorial vision and some of the world’s most beloved, cutting edge producers, this unique partnership will cater to music consumers, DJs, music supervisors and ad agencies on a global scale.
The project will continue the success of Fania’s past contemporary releases, including the Fania DJ Series—which featured key tastemakers like Giles Peterson and DJ Format—and global remix projects, including the compilation I Like It Like That: Fania Remixed.
Today Fania is home to more than 200 of the top artists’ catalogs in Tropical music. These artists mixed a cornucopia of styles that transcended the boundaries of traditional Latin music and set the path for the genres of Latin Big Band, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Boogaloo, Salsa and Latin R&B. They include Beny Moré, Sonora Matancera, Orquesta Aragón, Celia Cruz, La Lupe, Tito Rodriguez, Ray Barretto, Cortijo, Hector Lavoe, Willie Colon, Johnny Pacheco, Joe Cuba, Larry Harlow and Ruben Blades to mention a few. The more than 4,000 albums from the 1940s through the 1980s have been carefully documented, archived and placed in a special media storage facility for original recorded media. In addition, Fania has been remastering and reissuing these treasures in digital format, original remastered cds, box sets and vinyl. For more information please visit www.fania.com.
About FADER Media Network
FADER Media Network consists of credible music and lifestyle-focused properties that speak to a combined audience of 1,800,000 influential young adults and generates over 3,000,000 impressions monthly. The FADER Media Network includes The FADER, TheFADER.com, FADER Films, FADER Label, TheTripwire.com, Suite903.com, 1200squad.com, XLR8R magazine, XLR8R.com, EastVillageRadio.com, Insound.com, The Cornerstone Mixtape, The Cornerstone Player.
The next few months are going to be very busy for Ruben Blades. After spending few years in Panama as Minister of Tourism, Blades relocated in New York City last Fall.
During this summer, Ruben Blades will be back on the movie project. He will take his acting talent, elbow with elbow, with no others than Andy Garcia and Eva Longoria. The movie under the name of “Cristiada” will be recorded in Mexico in the next weeks.
On August 14, Ruben Blades will be performing with Fania All Star keyboard, Larry Harlow at Lincoln Center (NYC). Harlow, Blades and other amazing musician will recreate Harlow’s masterpiece, "La Raza Latina (A Salsa Suite).” You better get there early, because this is a free concert and a highlight event for this summer in New York.
Other projects that will keep Ruben Blades busy are the reedit of several inedited tracks that he recorded with Fania records, during the seventies. A new collaboration with singer Cheo Feliciano will become an album of duets between these two Salsa legends. We will, definitely, keep an eye on this one. Plus, recording with Spanish flamenco guitar player, Paco De Lucia, the band Boca Livre and Carlos Franzetti are on Blades to do list.
Click here to find out more about Ruben Blades, including pictures, biography, music and more.