Friday, March 25, 2016

Niho - Top Cuban Performer

Niho born in Havana, Cuba. Currently lives in Houston, Texas. Her first public appearances were as “advertising image” modeling for many Hispanic media advertising campaigns and as a supporting voice for several programs at the Hispanic radio “K-LOVE” (she has been a central figure in “Noches de Fiesta” with Cesar Augusto). She had written and produced several Musicals, between them are “Havana”, “Language of Love” and “Remembering Broadway”.

Niho is a widely known and highly recognized singer in the Houston artistic scene because of her continuous presentations at the most famous night clubs, Festivals and for her roll as Producer and Performer in her own Musicals. She also does presentations in Miami and México. Variety and versatility are her most appreciated artistic characteristics, along with her captivating voice and musical talent which are supported by a solid and specialized education (she is a graduate of the famous Carnice Musical School of Havana, Cuba). She has performed many times in several operas at a Houston College of Performing Arts where she still continuous studying to further her artistry. Niho is an exciting and vibrant performer who shows her musical talent and excellent voice in the most technically demanding area for any singer: the Opera, but she has a special talent rarely found in singers with highly educated voices because when she sings popular music in her personal presentations she shows a special sensibility a very particular style.

In 2011 she did a show at the Forbbidden City Concert Hall, Beijing (China), presenting her disc with the Allegro Trio, as well at the University of Shengyang. Toured the Dominican Republic with her latest production and she received the "Medalla de la Amistad" (Friendship Award) in the TV program "La Opción de las 12" Niho was also awarded "Mujer del Año 2011 en el Arte" (Women of the Year in the Arts 2011) at the Tributo a la Mujer Hispana Houston.

Grupo Latitude - New Heights

Grupo Latitude is an energetic and talented band with over 20 years of combined music experience. Their talent is unsurpassed and excels in all levels of the salsa community. They are versed in all the Latin flavors and styles of music such as Salsa, Bachata, Merengue Cumbia, Cha Cha, Vallenato and Latin jazz.

They offer a great variety of music with cultural experiences from EL Salvador, Venezuela, The Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Mexico, Nicaragua and many other Latin American Countries! 

Every musician offers a wonderful talent from his or her own experiences that make Grupo Latitude a versatile and fun Latin band.

Houston Salsa Band - Encore!

Son Tumba'o - Since 1999

Son Tumba'o in the play!

Concurrently, a small band had emerged in the late 90's under the name of Son Tumba'o. Having met almost instant success, the small band became a sought after, hand-crafted, boutique band for the upper social events of the Houston scene. This small band had made it's name by breaking the barriers in some of the most sought after venues in the Woodland's, West Houston, and River Oaks. This boutique band would officially change its name to Houston Salsa Band in 2002.          

Making memories one song at a time

In the mid 90's a well known singer named Aldo Rosso from the Dominican Republic started a well balanced and talented band called Kandente. He continued to make his name and brand across the Houston community as one of the best Latin bands in the area. Having played all the local venues and mesmerizing the crowds with his sweet and smooth voice Aldo continued into the 2000's as an undisputed champion of the Latin scene playing some of the best venues like Elvias, Tropicana, The Sky Bar and higher end hotels like the Westin and Hilton Americas.

A balance of synergy and talent

After meeting at an audition, Emmanuel Gonzalez, owner of Son Tumba'o, and Aldo Rosso, owner of Kandente, these two rising stars would soon become best friends and business partners. Emmanuel demonstrated a craft for marketing and business acumen, while Aldo contributed his music talent to the ever evolving synergy between these two stars. Emmanuel would soon adopt the name Houston Salsa Band as the official name of the band, while Aldo continued to work his project, Kandente. Aldo recorded 3 CDs, which have brought him much success. Emmanuel, under the Son Tumba'o brand, recorded 2 CDs and went on to make a name for the newly established Houston Salsa Band.  Now these two Houston natives are unstoppable. Houston Salsa Band is a brand, a musical talent that dominates the Latin scene.