Los Rumberos


is the common name of several bands that are united by their focus on Latin-American music (especially salsa) and the person of their founder and bandleader Petr Smetáček (www.petrsmetacek.com). He created the first ensemble back in 2004, and over time more of them were created, thanks to which LOS RUMBEROS has grown into a flexible project suitable for different types of events, such as festivals, club concerts, salsa dance evenings and corporate parties. The performers range from duos to salsa orchestras and are made up of well-known musicians who specialise in this genre (Jan „Juanito“ Burian, Carlo Zegarra Abanto, Maria Victoria Calero etc.).

LOS RUMBEROS has had many successes, including the first Czech salsa CD (Afro Cuban Suite*). The second one (Los Rumberos Trio*) was released by the prestigious Czech Radio label, RADIOSERVIS. It is also worth mentioning that they were the opening act for probably the most famous Cuban orchestra, the BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB, which was a great success at the Congress Centre in Prague. Moreover, the bandleader, Petr Smetáček, created a publication dedicated to Afro-Cuban music (Afro-Cuban Music or Many Flavours of Salsa*), published by MUZIKUS. It also published his piano sheet music for young musicians (Salsa Plays*). LOS RUMBEROS has performed all over the Czech Republic, but also likes to travel abroad, for example to France and, at the most distant, to Turkey.

*If you are interested in any of these products, please contact us at: petr.smetacek@seznam.cz.
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