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Los Van Van

Country: Cuba

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"Formed in 1969, Los Van Van is the world's premier Latin dance band. Unafraid to experiment, they have added trombones, synthesizers and drum machines to their rhythms and charanga based sound with use of rock chord progressions and bass lines, inventing what is now known throughout the world as the "songo" rhythm . Since its inception, Los Van Van's objective has been to make people dance. Several generations have already danced to their beat, thanks to Juan Formell's (the Bassist-founder-virtuoso, composer, and arranger of los Van Van) perspicacity and ability to draw inspiration from new colloquial developments, colorful characters, and current social events." (Source)

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    [All translations by Jon Aske. Please give credit and send suggestions.]

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    Last updated: February 11, 2003