Orquesta La 33

Orquesta La 33 (commonly La-33) is a Colombian salsa music band.[1][2] The collective was founded in Bogotá in 2001 by brothers Sergio and Santiago Mejía.[3] The name is taken from the city's Calle 33, in Teusaquillo, the 13th locality of Bogotá, where the band first rehearsed.

Orquesta La 33
La 33, Sziget 2016.jpg
La-33, Sziget Festival, Budapest
Background information
Also known asLa-33
OriginBogotá, Colombia
GenresSalsa music
Years active2001 (2001)–present
Websitewww.la-33.com
MembersSee text

DescriptionEdit

The band interprets a salsa dura style music with influences of mambo, jazz and pasodoble. The members of the band saved money from performances in bars in Bogotá to release their first album in 2004.[4] La-33 has performed at many international venues, among others at the popular Sziget Festival in Budapest. In 2016, the band released their fifth album, celebrating 15 years of activity; Caliente.[5][6] The album contains a cover, ofFire, Jimi Hendrix. In the same year, a song by La-33 was featured on the chosen third best album of 2016, by fellow Colombian band Systema Solar; La Plata.[7] Also in 2016, the group performed at a festival in Villavicencio.[8]

MembersEdit

  • Sergio Mejía (bandleader and electric bass)
  • Santiago Mejía (keyboards)
  • Guillermo Celis (vocals)
  • David Cantillo "Malpelo" (vocals)
  • Edison Velasquez (vocals) (Flute)
  • Alejandro Perez (conga)
  • Juan David Fernández "Palo" (timbales)
  • Diego Sánchez (bongos)
  • Vladimir Romero (trombone)
  • José Miguel Vega (trombone)
  • Adalber Gaviria (tenor saxophone and baritone saxophone)
  • Roland Nieto (trumpet)
  • Javier Galavis (sound engineer)
  • Ray Fuquén (field producer)

DiscographyEdit

La 33 (2004)Edit

  • 1. (Gózala Con) La 33, selected extracts which introduce the group members
  • 2. Soledad, "Solitude"
  • 3. Anny's Boogaloo
  • 4. La Pantera Mambo, uses The Pink Panther Theme
  • 5. Que Rico Boogaloo, "What a delicious boogaloo"
  • 6. Suelta el Bongó, "Drop the bongo"
  • 7. La Película, "The Movie"
  • 8. La Vida Se Pasa a Mil, "Life goes on"
  • 9. El Tornillo de Guillo, "The screws of Guillo"
  • 10. Manuela

Gózalo (2007)Edit

 
Orquesta La 33 playing in 2007
  • 1 Descarga 33
  • 2. Bye-Bye, references to Pedro Navaja
  • 3. Quiéreme Na' Ma'', "Love me, that's all"
  • 4. Plinio Guzmán (reprise Lucho Bermúdez)
  • 5. La Fea, "The Ugly"
  • 6. El Robo "Theft"
  • 7. Te lo Voy a Devolver "I'll make it"
  • 8. Gózalo "Enjoy it!"
  • 9. Bomba Colombiana "Colombian Bomba"
  • 10. Porque Yo "Because I ..."
  • 11. Rumba Buena "Good party"
  • 12. El Turpial
  • 13. La Tormenta, "The Storm" (Resume Sandstorm Charlie Palmieri)
  • 14. Arrullo y Son, "Arrullo and Son(g)"
  • 15. My Favorite Things, instrumental cover
Vocals: a new singer, Pablo Andrés Martínez

Ten Cuidado (2009)Edit

 
La-33, Feria de Cali, 2010
  • 1. Ten Cuidado, "Be careful"
  • 2. Conciencia Intranquila
  • 3. Me Quedo
  • 4. Funky Boogaloo
  • 5. Sombra y Desgracia
  • 6. La Salsa Resucitó
  • 7. Cartagena
  • 8. Sonrisas Bellas
  • 9. Roxanne (cover of Roxanne)
  • 10. Vanidad
  • 11. Mambo Con Boogaloo, "Mambo with Boogaloo"

Tumbando Por Ahí (2013)Edit

  • 1. Cuero
  • 2. Patacón Con Queso
  • 3. Ya No Me Amas
  • 4. Óyele
  • 5. La Reina del Swing
  • 6. Tumbando Por Ahí
  • 7. Casanova
  • 8. Guayabo, "Hangover"[9]
  • 9. Sonero de Tabogo
  • 10. Tumbadora
  • 11. Silencio
  • 12. Shooting Mambo
  • 13. Mambo Colombia

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rosa, José; "Pocho" Neciosup, Hector (2008). The History of Music from Cuba, the Caribbean, South America and the United States, 0615201520.
  2. ^ Broughton, Simon; Ellingham, Mark (2000). World Music: Latin and North America, Caribbean, India, Asia and Pacific, Volume 2, 1858286360.
  3. ^ Evening Chronicle (Newcastle-upon-Tyne), A Passion for the Keyboard 10 July 2009
  4. ^ (in Spanish) Radio Nacional – Cultura – La-33
  5. ^ (in Spanish) La-33 cumple 15 años y los celebra lanzando disco con estilo setenteroEl Espectador
  6. ^ (in Spanish) La agrupación de salsa bogotana La 33 estrena su producción 'Caliente'El Tiempo
  7. ^ (in Spanish) Los 20 mejores discos colombianos (más 3 EP) del 2016
  8. ^ (in Spanish) Villavicencio se embriagó de euforia con La 33El Tiempo
  9. ^ Guayabo – Official video

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