Short History of the Orchestra Ritmo Caribeño

The Ritmo Caribeño Orchestra was founded in 2003 by Neville Ainslie and Jonathan Maldonado.

The group has participated to many prestigious festivals, such as the Festival Rythmes du Monde in Chicoutimi, the Festival of Magog, the Festival of St.Jerome and the Festival Traditions du monde. The orchestra has also performed in various discotheques and dance schools in Montreal, such as the Cubanos' Club, the Club Med, the Caroline Paré's Dance School, the Salsa Folie, etc. Ritmo Caribeño Orchestra was also invited to animate corporate events for corporations such as newspapers La Tribune and The Gazette, and for Bell Helicopter.

Furthermore, Ritmo Caribeño was honored to play its music for Channel 14 on television, as part of the Teleritmo show, where the orchestra honored four of the most well-known singers of Latin music, namely Ismael Rivera known as "el Sonero mayor", Frankie Ruiz, Hector Lavoe "el Cantante de los cantantes" and Ray Barreto. Finally, Ritmo Caribeño Orchestra has been accompagnying many famous singers and performers such as Herman Olivera (singer with Eddie Palmieri), Willie Torres (singer with the Spanish Harlem Orchestra), the Dominican singer Cuco Valoy, Jerry Galante, Caridad Cruz and Eddie Santiago.

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Famous singers: Eddie Santiago, Herman Olivera, Jerry Galante and Cuco Valoy