Grupo La Esencia
The 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:
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!
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.
...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".
...but "La Esencia" did the impossible: this before
lethargic audiance abruptly developed its spirits and the evening ended in a
..this group doesn´t need to shun the comparison
with her international colleagues.
...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.
Copyright 1999-2005 Klaus Reiter (firstname.lastname@example.org). Last updated: 20.07.2005.