At the beginning of 1999, eight musicians from the some of the most famous salsa bands came together to form the group MACUMBACHÉ. Without doubt, they belong to the top ten salsa formations in Germany. At the front of the band are two outstanding trombonists. Impressive too is the singer, Edisney Portales from Cuba, who sang for years with Sonoc de las Tunas. On request it is also possible to book the Cuban female singer Marta Galarraga, who has regularly appeared with Omar Sosa. Together with the percussion section, the like of which is difficult to find, the band leader and musical director, Mario Corrado, has made it his aim to have the full range of sounds and nuances of traditional salsa and modern timba Cubana (a mixture of Afro-Caribbean styles with elements of funk, soul and jazz) echoed in the group’s repertoire.
Whether as a sextet, an octet or in a formation of up to 12 musicians, Macumbaché can be seen performing in concert halls or at dance events, stirring their audience to dance with their rousing rhythms and their own arrangements of famous works by Isaac Delgado, Celia Cruz, N.G. La Banda, Pablito F.G. and so on. There is something for everyone.