Orquesta Tradicion Latina was formed in 2005 in Atlanta, Georgia by Antonio Garcia. It was his ambition to have a Latin Orchestra that would entertain people who truly loves classic sulsa. True to his latin roots, this music would be the tradicional hot latin beat, combined with the traditional latin flavor, which is loved and known as "Salsa"!! Early 1990's, Antonio started his musical career as a percussionist, playing congas for his cousin’s band “Latin Express” out of Fort Worth, Texas. The repertoire included Latin Jazz, Rock, Salsa, and Tejano. After moving to Atlanta, Georgia in the summer of 1997, he played percussion with various Latin and Rock bands performing in restaurants and private parties. During this time, Antonio started to learn different styles of percussion by observing some of the best, such as Karl Perazzo and Raul Rikow of Carlos Santana band. Antoio’s idol Poncho Sanchez, was an inspiration to him as well. In the summer of 2001, he met two local musicians Rojelio Marquez, bass player, and Gustavo Effio, bongo player and singer. Over the next couple of years the three formed smaller bands that performed in local restaurants, festivals, and private parties. The combined musical talent of the three artists and innovativeness moved the group forward and evolved into what is known as "Orquesta Tradicion Latina" today! Tradicion Latina is a twelve piece orchestra with a repertoire that features Salsa, Merengue, Cumbias, Latin Jazz, Rock, and other creative styles. Trios and quartets are also available for smaller venues. They have played in large festivals, restaurants and private parties in Atlanta. In addition, they have opened for latin groups such as: Grupo Niche, Ismael Miranda, Tito Rojas, Fruko, Sonora Carrucel and have performed on stage with latin artists La India, and Orquesta Guayacan The different rhythms created by this group is nothing less than “Hot Salsa” with the true "Tradicion Latin Flavor" at its finest! The hot rhythms combined with the conga beat will have you dancing all night long. Please consider Orquesta Tradicion Latina for your celebrations, festivals, parties, and future events.
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