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Samecumba is a Latin dance band, formed by musicians living in the State of North Carolina. The popular growth of such Latin rhythms as the Salsa, the Merengue, the Cumbia and the Bachata, make it imperative for the presence of a band where all these styles of music can be found. From these four rhythms, the band's name came to be; "SA" for Salsa, "ME" for Merengue, "CUM" for Cumbia and "BA" for Bachata. Samecumba has had a very busy performing schedule since its inception, back in June of 2001. They have shared the stage with such big name acts as La Sonora Dinamita, La Banda Flakka, Luisito Rosario and his Orchestra, the Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Rey Norteno and Santino. This versatile group includes musicians from Venezuela, Puerto Rico, the United States and Colombia. Many of Samecumba's members have been involved in the local and international Latin music scenes previously, in both recordings and performances with Roberto Roena y su Apollo Sound, Richie Ray, Hector Tricoche, Andy Montanez, Pedro de Jesus, Anthony Cruz, Tommy Olivencia, Carnavalito, El Grupo Cardi, Orquesta Tropical, Ciclon Band, Fusion Caribe, Sarengue, Songo, La Sexta Clave, Charanga Carolina, Sajaso, La Orquesta Gardel and Conjunto 23. Adding to this diversity, some of Samecumba's players have had involvement in many other styles of music as well, including jazz, funk, fusion, rock, soul, reggae, ska, rhythm 'n' blues, heavy metal, folk and classical.
Samecumba es el sonido Latino hecho en Carolina del Norte!