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levante



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 4:02 pm    Post subject: Japanese Salsa Reply with quote

Happy New Year to All!

While travelling recently, a friend mentioned something about a Japanese salsa band. When I got back from my trip I looked them up, and low and behold:

Orquesta de La Luz
http://laluz.jp/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orquesta_de_la_Luz

The wikki doesn't provide 2 much info. I was wondering if anyone had heard of them b4? They also have a few videos on youtube.

Who would've thought a Japanese Salsa band singing in Spanish!

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AnthonyF



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW... It's both weird and nice seeing a band like this. I've never imagined there was such a thing. But I like their tunes, i think they're good.

I love both latin bands and anything Japanese. To me this is like the best of both worlds .... Very Happy I will definitely be researching about this band.

^_^ Sugoii... Kanojo ra wa kakkoii desu ne...
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KT



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's pretty cool... I'd be interested in checking out their music, but I've clicked on both links and can't seem to find any links for a demo of their songs, or download.
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AnthonyF



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orquesta La Luz Videos

I'm sure there are more videos on Youtube or somewhere else. i'm too tired to search for them right now but here are some of their videos I like (especially the one with Tito Puente and Oscar D'Leon).

Descarga de la Luz (with Tito Puente and Oscar D'Leon)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lm9xa8e9ZL8

Cuero Sono
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOa6xgN-XhM&feature=related

Paz
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpAGpRBI4us&feature=related

Descarga de la luz
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpAGpRBI4us&feature=related
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KT



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really enjoyed the video with Tito Puente.... the kids who danced during the song are sooooo cute!
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Valentin



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orquesta La Luz sounds very well! I like their legerity on going on improvisations and then getting back on the song together in perfect harmony. It seems so natural - I bet they are all musicians very seasoned in various genres. Nora is contagiously energetic, and her Spanish is impressive, very clear!

Check out other cool clips with them:

Salsa Caliente del Japón: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qFy-UddRKM

Salsa no tiene frontera: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvF5amY3Wc4

Arroz con Salsa: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aczrDWkEmTU

Thanks for sharing it!
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timbero1



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 11:28 am    Post subject: orchestra de la luz Reply with quote

The group is okay. For me, this is old music, but they are good musicians.

But the only reason they are famous is because they are Japanese. Let`s face it they weren`t Japanese, a lot of people wouldn`t be interested. They would be just one of the many good salsa bands around the world that many Toronto salseros don`t know about.
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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 1:59 pm    Post subject: Japanese salsa singer Reply with quote

It is important to remember that nobody in Orquestra de la luz can actually speak Spanish. The lead singer learned to sing in Spanish phonetically, but nobody can carry on a conversation. About their clear Spanish, I can't understand a lot of what the lead singer is saying. It must be the intonation.

Here is a Japanese guy who went to Cuba and studied to sing and speak Spanish. He sings with one of the most famous salsa groups in Cuba and sings in front of a Cuban audience in CUBA !! It is a popular salsa song that many North American salseros like
Somos Latinos by Adalberto Alvarez y su Son.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71CWPo_feWU
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