Grupo Fuego, which translates to “The Fire Group,” formed in the fall of 1999 as a six-piece Latin band with Afro-Cuban leanings and urban flair. Latin bands for the past ten years and have a rich repertoire of Latin grooves. They describe their music as “tropical music full of hot rhythms combined with cool melodies to the sounds of merengue, reggaeton, bachata, salsa, and balada.”
It’s hot stuff. With a wide range of styles, GF appeals to a broad range of music fans, with an energy filled approach to style and rhythm and a sound that’s ultimately inspiring of dance. Though whittled down to a core threesome, the group has a mass of shifting musicians in the line-up (in the Parliament-Funkadelic tradition) and continues to grow in popularity and they’re helping put Cleveland on the map as a bastion of Latin music.
The group’s bilingual sophomore effort is titled The Element, produced by three-time Grammy Award winner, Freddy Mendez. He seems to understand their chemistry and ability and plays to the group’s penchant for melody. With a spicy set list that ranges from slow-burning (“Decidete,” “Pa Que Lo Bailes Tu”) to crowd-pleasing dance numbers like “Chica De Fuego,” these guys have taken local Latin music to an all new level. Time to get your groove on, Cleveland.
On Friday, November 9 at 9PM, Grupo Fuego films their new music video from The Element at the View Nightclub, 618 Prospect Ave. They will also be debuting all their new music material live on that evening. Visit the band at http://www.grupofuego.com. For more details on the evening of live music and filming, visit http://www.tropicalcleveland.com.
Check out the hot track “Chica De Fuego” by clicking here. Buy the disc at http://cdbaby.com/cd/grupofuegomusic.