Elito Revé Y Su Charangón
A truly wild orgy of Afro-Cuban rhythms! Elito’s raspy vocals and the fast and furious pulse of timba guarantee that you won’t listen to the 16-piece band sitting down. You will get up and dance like crazy!
Elito’s father Elio founded Orquesta Revé in 1956. Mixing the rarely heard changui rhythms of the remote Guantánamo area with the popular son, the band quickly became such a hit maker that it challenged even Los Van Van, which was thought to be the number one band in Cuba. When Elio died tragically in a car accident, Elito took charge of the orchestra. He and many other musicians in Charagón played already in Orquesta Revé. The powerful sound of the band, which also incorporates some rap elements, comes from five singers, three trombones, tres guitar, piano, bass and, of course, congas and timbales drums.