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Grupo La Esencia

Grupo La Esencia Band FotoThe international Salsa formation around the South American singer Guillermo Valencia has been existing for the past three years and in this time has made a name to itself with numerous concerts.

Their recipe for success consists in particular of the varied and audience close repertoire with modern and traditional Salsa compositions, Cumbia, Merengue and Boleros in the original versions and own arrangements.

Slowly but surely this band has created its own image with the increasing number of own compositions of which four recently appeared on the CD "Para Los Salseros".

The band casting follows the best Salsa tradition:

  • A three-headed percussion-section, developed in Cuba and Venezuela, is responsible for the "pulse-beat" of the music. The musicians play "Mainstream Salsa" just as authentic as complicated Cuban and Puertorican rhythms. This, they have already proofed with famous bands such as "Conexion Latina" and "Orquesta Alka Salsa ".
  • The singing horn-section, consisting of two trumpets and a trombone, can look back at a common long-standing Salsa-Big Band and Combo experience and appears as a chorus.
  • The Salsa-Sound is rounded down by piano and bass, played by two "full blood-Salseros", which in the Rhein-Main area and with bands like "Hamid Baroudi" and "Alka Salsa" look after the harmonic basis.

The burning flame in this formation is the thrilling lead-singing of Guillermo Valencia, who is in his Caribbean native country, but also in Germany, a popular "Sonero". He is supported by Yohanca from Cuba, living and singing Salsa-music from childhood on.

Viva La Salsa, Ahi!


Gerd Radecke
Bornstr. 10
65589 Hadamar

Tel. +49-(0)177-7061844


A sound sample from the CD "Para Los Salseros": Anayanci  (ra, 60s, 115 kB)

You'll find a few pictures from their concert on 4.12.98 on the homeage of Pultern Club.

 Press statements

...The "Grupo La Esencia" has devoted itself, originally with a "hot" horn-section, three-headed percussion-section and the unique leadsinger, for the South American Salsa music... and catapulted itself after this performance surely in the group of popular"live acts".
(HNA 23.10.1994)

...but "La Esencia" did the impossible: this before lethargic audiance abruptly developed its spirits and the evening ended in a famous "fiesta"...
(Bremer Nachrichten 12.09.1995)

..this group doesn´t need to shun the comparison with her international colleagues.
(NRZ 15.04.1996)

...on Thursday evening, the audience, coming from the cold, celebrated the guest performance of "Grupo La Esencia" in the Blue note as musical incarnation of summer, sun and bliss.
(Göttinger Tageblatt 8.02.1997)




Bernd Rosinus
Urban Beyer


Peter Altwasser


Uli Barreis


Rolf Denecke


Christiane Scholz

Bongo / Percussion

Gerd Radecke

Timbales / Batería

Cesar Gamero


Guillermo Valencia
Urban Beyer
Peter Altwasser
Bernd Rosinus

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