Bachata – Live in Edmonton!

Latin Tracks for October

Song (iTunes)




Ya Comenzó – Jukebox Luis Enrique Salsa Nicaragua
La Rutina Del Mujeriego Grupo Arcano Salsa USA
La Música Es Mi Vida – Noche De Salsa Dura Herman Olivera Salsa Puerto Rico
Rumbero de Corazon – Rumbero de Corazon – Single Dorance Lorza, Sexteto Cafe Salsa England
Un Beso y una Flor – Bailar Con Tacones Azúcar Negra Timba Cuba
El Que la Hace la Paga – El Que la Hace la Paga – EP Havana C Timba Cuba
Mi Lluvia De Amor – Mi Lluvia De Amor – Single Ephrem J Bachata Curazao
Contra El Mundo Bachata Heightz Bachata USA
Estranha Remix by LBeatz Mika Mendes feat P. Lowe Kiomba France / USA
O Teu Toque – Kizomba Mix Mona Nicastro Kizomba  Angola


Introducing Son Bachata

Son Bachata was formed only few months ago but don’t let that lead you to believe that these guys are new to the Latin music scene. The 7 talented musicians who make up the band have over 20 years experience playing Latin music both in Edmonton and internationally and it definitely shows in the music they make. Add to this the fact that the they all have Latin American roots and the result is a band that brings an authentic and polished sound to their live performances.

With a name like Son Bachata it goes without saying that this group has a repertoire that features Cuban son and bachata and in fact they are the only Edmonton based Latin band to focus on Bachata. The reason for the name, as bandleader Rene Abaunza explained it, is that son is a very traditional style of music that has influenced a number of Latin genres that are popular today. As such, Son Bachata wanted to communicate the fact that though they specialize in bachata their music is also inspired by other musical traditions including those from Cuba and across Latin America. This is demonstrated in the variety of music that the band is able to perform. On top of the two musical styles after which the band is named, Son Bachata also covers a diverse range of Latin genres including merengue, cumbia and vallenato among others.

Son Bachata’s first gig was in Saskatoon on June 4, 2014 and since then they have performed at various venues and events around Alberta including a number of performances in both Edmonton and Calgary. Over the summer the band was invited to share the stage with a couple of Salsa’s biggest artists, Puerto Rican Power and Victor Manuelle in Calgary. The crowd loved what they heard and it’s not just the covers of popular songs that they enjoy. It’s also Son Bachata’s original material that often has the greatest impact on the audience. This is a band that is not only talented but also ambitious and we are definitely looking forward to seeing and hearing more from them in the future.

Son Bachata is made up of

  • Rene Abaunza
  • Frankie Hidalgo
  • Manuel Vealencia
  • Freddy Ruiz
  • From Cuba
  • Daniel Pena
  • Isaias Lamarou
  • Alex Cruz