"The best dance band in Cuba!" New York Times
Los Van Van – the Go Gos – are the ultimate Latin dance band and this CD collects together for the first time all their anthems and live favourites of their 40 year career onto one 2CD set. Known as the Rolling Stones of Salsa they’ve shaped all of the major Cuban dance band crazes of the last 40 years such as salsa, timba and songo.
CD1 features their classics from the 1970s and 80s, songs that have become anthems for the people of Cuba whilst CD2 represents Van Van in the 1990s and 2000s, where by recruiting younger singers and embracing timba music –salsa with hip-hop, funk & reggae – they produced some of their most popular music to date, culminating in a Grammy in 1999.
Los Van Van will be touring Europe and the US spring & summer, including a date at London’s Roundhouse on Saturday March 7 2009.