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Kike Caicedo

b. José Harbey Caicedo, Cali, Colombia. Caicedo provides perhaps one of the most excellent voices of the existing crop of Colombian salsa vocalists. His husky timbre is normally reminiscent of the fantastic Puerto Rican sonero (improvising salsa vocalist) Ismael Rivera, to whom he will pay tribute on his 1988 record. He began performing in Cali using a music group known as Los Exclusivos and continued to record using the rings: Joe Madrid Y Adolfo Castro Y Sus Afrocosta, Un Chelo Y Su Combo Moderno and La Identidad. He also composed music for the last mentioned music group. In 1987 he debuted along with his very own music group, Orquesta Concepción, and co-arranged over the albumEl Kike Harbey Y La Orquesta Concepción. Caicedo constructed all the music on this as well as the 1988 follow-up, Homenaje. Both information were types of swinging restraint, which stood in sharpened contrast to a lot of Colombia’s more and more formulaic mainstream salsa from the past due 80s. Caicedo came back to La Identidad the next calendar year. He sang and penned the strike monitor ‘Quiéreme’ from La Identidad’s 1990 record, Un Toque De Misterio. The record’s distinctly shiny and relaxing sound was the duty from the manufacturer and arranger of over half the monitors, César Monge (ex-leader of Dimensión Latina). Monge created, directed and organized Caicedo’s 1991 single strike, Salsa, Pachanga Y Amor, an excellent album that highlighted a mellow trombone audio (performed by Monge) redolent of the first 70s’ Dimensión Latina.

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