NG2 is a Puerto Rican Salsa duo formed by Norberto VÃ©lez and Gerardo Rivas. The duo has enjoyed much success during their short career, even winning a Latin Billboard in 2005 for Best Tropical Song. Norberto VÃ©lez and Gerardo Rivas, the groups’ vocalists performed the single “Mi salsa se respeta” as a message to the other groups in the industry. When the group debuted, their success was underestimated by the public and fellow musicians. Both performed also noted that they want the tropical genre to unify their efforts, to gather interest from the public.
Archive for January, 2009
Cojoba is a hardcore/punk band formed in August 1995 in Carolina, Puerto Rico. The original line-up was TaÃna- vocals; Javier- bass; and Gilbert- guitar. Back then, the band did not have a drummer, it had a drum machine instead, which Javier programmed. The band is currently writing new songs and planning more tours.
El Reencuentro was the name that six ex-members of famous group Menudo used for their comeback concert remembering Menudo’s Golden Era. Ricky Melendez, Rene Farrait, Miguel Cancel, Johnny Lozada, Ray Reyes and Charlie Masso re-joined to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of their success in Latin America, North America, Spain and several other countries in the world. They started in 1998 as an experimental project and they had an unexpected success they continued until 2000 through North and Latin America.
Los Chicos was a popular boy band in Puerto Rico that was created by Eric Laboy in 1978, with the name Encuentro. Due to a political campaign slogan, the name was changed to Los Chicos, which translates to The Kids. They enjoyed huge success during the early 1980s, particularly in Puerto Rico and Central America. Many songs, including Puerto Rico son Los Chicos, Ave MarÃa and Mamma Mia became radio favorites, and memorabilia items like posters were mass produced.