The documentary “Breve historia de una idea sabrosa” or “Brief history of a tasty idea” gives a vision of the creative process, founding members and brothers Santiago and Sergio Mejia told El Espectador.
The documentary will be shown on Thursday March 17 from 9PM at In Vitro, Calle 59 No 6-36, Bogota.
“The group is trying to revive the time of hard salsa. One day a music lover told us that salsa fans were waiting 30 years for our first record because the salsa of the 60s and 70s is was still being played but not being made and there was a massive gap. Luckily along we came to fill that gap” said the brothers.
The salsa “orquesta” was formed by the brothers and ten of their friends in 2002 and released its first album in 2004. The musicians draw on their experience in jazz, rock, reggae and ska, and also on boogaloo, funk, mambo, timba, and latin jazz. The globally popular group play “heavy” salsa and cite artists such as Hector Lavoe, Sonora Poceña, Los Van Van, Larry Harlow, and La Fania as their influences.