Salsa: Marco Toro releases his new album “M i Compana” on theClave.
Salsa: Marco Toro releases his new album “Mi Compana” on theClave.
Marco Toro is a talented drummer, percussionist, composer, and arranger born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1969.
Marco is now based in Amsterdam however he has never lost his roots in Venezuelan popular music and culture and he is very appreciated by colleagues for his ability to play in a wide variety of styles.
As a testimony to his multilayered heritage, he plays a wide variety of percussion instruments on all records including timbales, congas, bongos and cowbell. He also masters typical Afro-Venezuelan instruments like cumaco, culo e' puya, drum of San Millán, tambora de gaita, paliteos, maracas, guiro and guira, all of which play an essential role in Venezuelan music.
His credits range from: Laberinto, Osdorp Posse, Drums United, Cubop City Big Band, Beatbusters, Santanico, G. Clarinda y la Ritmica, El Trabucombo, Marejada, Tierra Caliente, Rudy Alvano, Jaqueline Castro, Subject to Change, Tumbao, Grupo Kilele, Javier Plaza y su Orquesta Sonrisa, FP La Banda, Barrio Nuevo, La Misma Gente, Marike Jager etc.
In 2004 he embarked on a solo project, Toro Ensamble. With this he leaves the world of Metalatino and returns in part to the Salsa Brava of his youth and to Venezuelan popular music, showing a lot about his Afro-Venezuelan roots.
We hope that you enjoy this selection of tracks from Marco Toro Y Su Ensamble.
Check it out and I hope to see you on the dance floor.
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