Cambalache

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Cambalache

Since 1999, Cambalache, a Latin band based in Seattle, has challenged and redefined the characteristic sound of Northwest Salsa scene. Never afraid to incorporate new ideas, or to drop others that have been exploited. Their eclectic style is an embodiment of the richness and diversity of Latin America. Deeply rooted in the latest music movements developing in Cuba and Puerto Rico, the band's performances are a blend of great salsa classics and contemporary tunes. At each performance, audiences are seduced by the energetic atmosphere of Rumba and Nueva Salsa.

Cambalache success

Now, after six years of hard work and continuous learning, Cambalache has placed themselves at the top of the Northwest Salsa scene. They have broken attendance records of virtually every salsa club in the Northwest of the USA, Southwest of Canada and Alaska. The show of this Seattle Latin Band is considered to be one of the most entertaining and fun in the NW for salsa dancers as well as for those who just love the music. Testament to this, they were selected to play at the 2001 Major League All-Star Game to a crowd of more than 55,000 people at Safeco Field in Seattle. In addition, Cambalache has opened for some of the biggest names in Latin music including Grupo Niche de Colombia and El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico.

Cambalache CD

Cambalache first CD was officially released on April 23, 2004. Descarga from New York describes the CD as “Killer dance club Salsa... highly combustible, get-on-the-dance floor tracks with zero filler material. DJ alert and highly recommended”. The CD has now gotten reviews from all over the world and it is being sold at the most important Latin music stores in England, Holland, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Japan, Canada, Argentina, Chile and Peru.

Their youth, energy and intense passion for music are the defining element that complements the quality of their sound. This makes Cambalache a band with tremendous potential and a promising future.

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12 responses to “Cambalache”

  1. Client says:

    “The sneak hit of the Alaska Folk Festival was the hot, hot, hot! guest dance band… from Seattle, playing salsa that was impossible to hear without having your hips starting to wiggle”
    Dennis Harris, Juneau AK.

  2. Press says:

    “The burning hot salsa band … played directly out of their hearts and souls, and they were on fire, and they caught us on fire too…”
    -Paul Dudley, The Salsa Informant

  3. Client says:

    “… Extend onto the entire band our deepest gratitude…. I so appreciate your enthusiasm and assistance with technical details. It was fun putting this party with you. Let’s do it again next year!”
    Al Howe, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

  4. Client says:

    Thank you for joining us at Sunset Supper. You all were FABulous!
    The Market Foundation, Pike Place Market.

  5. Press says:

    “[This band] shares rhythm & sabor”
    Cover article at The Hispanic News.

  6. Client says:

    “Thanks to you and the band for playing at our Christmas party. Everyone enjoyed it immensely! Keep everyone’s bodies a-wiggling”
    Tommy Bahama, Viewpoint International

  7. Client says:

    “Thanks for the energy and fun you added to our Salsa & Soul evening. It was a key ingredient to our successful event.”
    -Bastyr University

  8. Press says:

    “…Expect a festive atmosphere created by one of the Northwest’s best salsa bands.”
    -The Herald

  9. Client says:

    “NW’s best salsa band”
    -Fernando Vasquez, promoter of Seattle’s Beso del Sol

  10. Client says:

    Our heart felt thanks to you for helping make The Big Bamboo Ball such as success. [This band] was just wonderful! We are grateful for all the talent and energy you brought to our event.”
    -Northwest Folklife

  11. Press says:

    “…put on a smoking, high energy show that easily ranked among the best salsa shows ever….”
    http://www.eugenesalsa.com

  12. University of Washington says:

    “Today Cambalache is a tight unit of expert musicians from North and South America, laying down infectious Latin rhythms and gathering devotees around the Northwest.” – University of Washington Business Magazine

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