Grupo Con Sabor

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Helsinki

Introduction

Grupo Con Sabor, a group of Finnish and Cuban musicians is a salsa band with all spices. The roots of the orchestra, founded in 2000, are in Afro-Cuban music, but the musicians are also strongly influenced by e.g. jazz, rock, r&b and reggae, and that can be heard in the arrangements. The group plays salsa classics, own compositions and pop hits, with ambition and lots of fun! It is almost impossible to listen to them sitting down, the Caribbean rhythms and stage energy forces your hips to move! Ven a bailar!

The group was established in 2000. At first they played old son classics arranged for a big band. Soon modern Cuban timba music got in the picture. In 2007 the group started to compose their own songs and today they play mainly their own songs.

The group has performed e.g. at the following venues:
Hot Salsa Club, Storyville Jazz Club, Fiesta Latina Mikkeli, Club Havanna opening, Kaapelitehdas Hima ja Sali, Ammende Villa Pärnu and firm parties, Tavastia-klubi, Valkoinen Sali, Tuusulan Taiteiden Yö, Jyväskylä Summer Jazz, Klubi (Tampere) and Pakkahuone, Ravintola Bossa, Grand Casino.

Janina Lehto - vocals
Alexander Bravo - vocals
Mikko "el Malo" Mattila - keyboards
Timo "Timba" Tuppurainen -bass
Mikko "el Presidente" Koivisto - congas
Juha "Locopalito" Lahti - timbales, drums
+different brass ensembles

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Technical Information

Normally GCS show lasts about 90 minutes. If ordered, the performances can be longer or shorter. Salsa dance instruction can also be organised. The ensemble needs good PA system; preferably 6 monitors, but at least 4. With smaller line-ups the PA system can be more modest.

Contact

Juha Lahti
Tel. +358 (0) 50 575 55 09