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Bio Ritmo

Bio Ritmo has undergone a significant change since its inception in 1991. In the beginning an experimental percussion ensemble, the Virginia-based sextet offers switched towards dance-inspiring Latin music. Using their groove-induced mixture of salsa and rhumba, the group offers effectively toured with Latin performers (Tito Puente), reggae performers (Burning up Spear), and neo-swing organizations (the Squirrel Nut Zippers). Bio Ritmo, who requires their name from your biorhythm fad from the 1970s, was co-founded by Puerto Rico-born Jorge Negron and Jim Thomson. Originally released to supply musical accompaniment for IMAX films, the group offers experienced numerous staff adjustments. Negron was changed in 1995 by trombone, tres acoustic guitar, and percussion participant and business lead vocalist Rene Herrera, a 15-12 months veteran from the Cuban symphony who emigrated to america, along with his wife and child, on the rowboat. The group also features Charles Kirkpatrick (keyboards), Eddie Prendergast (bass), Gabo Tomasini (congas), Justin Riccio (timbales, percussion), and Bob Miller (trumpet). Bio Ritmo’s third recording, Rumba Baby Rumba, released in 1998, was made by Jefferey Smaller (the Chieftains, Barbara Streisand). In 2003, after an extended hiatus, the group came back to the studio room to record a self-titled, self-released Compact disc that centered on salsa clasica and its own complex wordplay. Bio Ritmo premiered in March 2004.

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