Cast

Salsamania - Eine Band mit vielen Gesichtern

For  different events we can offer different casts of "Salsamanía": if the Orchestra is too big for an occasion you can easily choose a smaller cast. Each Combo has its particular sound. These are the possible band sizes:
Septet, Sextet, Quintet and for certain occasions its also possible to book a Quartet, Trio or even a Duo!

Salsamania Orchestra
Salsamania Orchestra

Salsamania Orchestra
A multi-national group (from Puerto Rico, Cuba , Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, Spain and Germany), Salsamania expresses its sense of life in an „explosive mixture“ of rhythm, harmony, melody and dance, sometimes in a humorous, sometimes in a dramatical way - with songs that tell about love and hatred, desire and desperation, enjoyment and pain.The repertory is completely danceable and includes rhythms that express the typical caribbean joy of life like Mambo, Cha-Cha, Guaguancó, Rumba, Bomba, Bolero, Latin Jazz and the modern hypnotic timba. We invite the audience to enjoy the tropical flair of past decades up to modern contemporary urban sounds to get the fever of this music: the „SALSAMANIA“.

 

Orquesta

Salsamanía Septet
Salsamanía Septet

Salsamanía Septet
The Septetformation is the miniature of the Orchestra Salsamanía- also powerful with the 2 horn players (trumpet and trombone), 2 percussion players (Congas and timbales), Piano, Bass and voice.
The 2 parts voicings of the horn players are a guarantee for high pressure licks, carried by the rhythmical structure of the percussion, the grooving “bass tumbao” and the syncopated pulsing harmonies of the piano: a perfect pendant to the sensitive and unmistakable voice of singer Olvido Ruiz (or Victor Lima). The sonority of the Septet demonstrates the contrasts in the compositions and arrangements, mostly written by piano player Eva Tilly, building up a high level tension.


Salsamanía Septet

Salsamanía Sextet
Salsamanía Sextet

Salsamanía Sextet

The sextet offspring of Salsamanía is also convincing: The cast is known for its compact sound, created by the dense interactive playing of the rhythm section (Congas, timbales, the percussive sound of the baby bass and piano), the gleamy trumpet and the infectious and sensual voice of singer Olvido Ruiz (or Victor Lima). Background singing is alternated with solo singing or instrumental solos, building a vivid structure that gives enough space for each of the six outstanding musicians to express themselves individually as well as to permit a powerful common statement. These features have brought the band a certain cult status.

 

Salsamanía Sextet

Salsamania Quintet
Salsamania Quintet
Salsamania Quintet
Salsamania Quintet
Salsamania Quintett
Salsamania Quintett

Salsamania Quintet
The quintet, drawn from the “Orchestra Salsamanía”, is also known as “the slaves of rhythm” and has dedicated its musical focus in a special way to the Cuban son, other Salsa rhythms and to Latin Jazz. The band interprets original compositions written by the band leader and piano player Eva Tilly as well as Afro-Caribbean standards or contemporary Latin hits in their unmistakable way. Sentimental Boleros, lively Chachachas or fiery Latin Jazz Themes: The Quintet knows how to express the different styles and in the solo parts the 5 musicians prove their talent in sensitive accompanying as well as virtuoso improvisations. Enjoy the Caribbean joy of life!

The quintet, drawn from the “Orchestra Salsamanía”, is also known as “the slaves of rhythm” and has dedicated its musical focus in a special way to the Cuban son, other Salsa rhythms and to Latin Jazz.
The band interprets original compositions written by the band leader and piano player Eva Tilly as well as Afro-Caribbean standards or contemporary Latin hits in their unmistakable way. Sentimental Boleros, lively Chachachas or fiery Latin Jazz Themes:
The Quintet knows how to express the different styles and in the solo parts the 5 musicians prove their talent in sensitive accompanying as well as virtuoso improvisations.

Enjoy the Caribbean joy of life!