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Bogotá, Bogota D.C., Colombia | SELF

Bogotá, Bogota D.C., Colombia | SELF
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La-33, a band full of Urban flavor!!! Its name comes out from the name of the street where the house they use as a meeting place is located. Many musicians go there to rehears, experiment or just hung out. You can feel that urban flavor in their conversations, improvisations and compositions. Different ways of thinking, dressing up, and making music bring out a whole new movement where we can find compositions, musical and even graphical and audiovisual productions with a mayor impact in the Colombian capital city culture.

Since the beginning of the new millennium the brothers Sergio and Santiago Mejía along with a group of their friends, most of them with previous experience in Jazz, Rock, Reggae and Ska, began to study the hot rhythms that come out of the Caribbean many of them used in what we enjoy and know as Salsa. After mixing all this elements and after listening to artist such as La Fania, Héctor Lavoe, Larry Harlow, La Sonora Ponceña y Los Van Van among others. Despite the Bogotanian Cold this 12 guys found out the potencial they had to become the new ambassadors of Salsa traveling around the world with the mission of making move even the stiffest set of hips. Clasic Salsa became the axis of their project including Boogaloo, Guaguancó, Timba, Latin Jazz, Son Montuno, Guajira, Funk, and Mambo.

2002: After 2 years of work the group announced its official launch to the music world.

2003: They began to play in well known clubs and stages from Bogotá.

2004: Entered Audiovision recording studio in September 2004, in record time they left a pleasant recording. On December 4th, 2004, La-33 released their first album titled LA-33.

2005: The debut album LA-33 traveled the world very quickly and settled on the Internet. In 2005, it was voted best CD of the year in some cyber European music distributors and it was heard in the shows of almost every Salsa DJ in Europe and Japan. In many European charts "La Pantera Mambo" was in first place for most of the year, followed by “La 33”, “Qué Rico Boogaloo”, “Soledad” y “Suelta el Bongó”, which also reached several first places and many appearances in the Top Ten. They also got to get out of Bogotá visiting Cali and Ecuador. The journey has began.

2006: First European tour bringing salsa to Italy, Belgium, Germany among others. As a result of this boom, several tracks from their album were included in European compilation albums such as Tropicana, Spanish Garden, and Baila from Putumayo records.

2007: In March 2007, they returned to Audiovision studios to record their second album named Gózalo (Enjoy it), In August of that same year they made the official release. Conducted its second European tour with 10 concerts where they visit countries like Spain, Germany, Holland, England, Austria, Switzerland and Italy. First visit to Mexico.

2008: Their first visit to Japan and their third and fourth European tour where traveled countries such as Poland, Holland, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Belgium, Germany, Britain, Switzerland and Slovenia.

2009: On April 2009 for the third time they go back to Audiovision studios to record their third album “Ten Cuidado” (Beware) wich was released On December. Accomplished their fifth and sixth European tour where they visit countries like Holland, France, Norway, Czech Republic, Finland, Switzerland, Spain, Sweden, Morocco (Africa), Denmark, Germany, Italy, Romania and England.

2010: They visit North America for the very first time where they made their debut in New York, Chicago and Canada. Also first visit to India. Their seventh European tour where they visit countries like Spain, Italy, Austria, Britain, France and Belgium.

- LA-33


LA-33 - 2004
Anny's Boogaloo
Pantera Mambo
Qué rico Boogaloo
La película
Suelta el bongo
La vida se pasa a mil
El tornillo de Guillo
GOZALO - 2007
Descarga 33
Quiereme nama
Plinio Guzman
La fea
El robo
Te lo voy a devolver
Bomba Colombiana
Porqué yo?
La rumba buena
El turpial
Arrullo y son
My favortie things
Ten Cuidado
Conciencia intranquila
Me quedo
Funky Boogaloo
Sombra y desgracia
Salsa resucitó
Sonrisas bellas
Mambo con Boogaloo



La-33 was born in the year 2001 as a life project for the brothers Sergio and Santiago Mejia who thanks to its exposition and projection turned out to be the objective, the reason and until the necessity of an extensive work party that includes from musicians to an audio-visual team.

Like the “salsa dura” from the 70's La-33 was born in an urban environment, to be more precise in the city of Bogotá (Colombia) on 33rd street, now you know where the band name comes from.

After a prudent gestation time La-33 consolidates as a group of 11 musicians who at the rate of their commitment and the pressure of their listeners, partiers and followers decided to sponsor by themselves their first album “La-33” that was presented to the public on December 2004. Thanks to this independent recording La-33 started sounding all over the world mainly by “La Pantera Mambo” song that includes an adaptation of the melodic line of Henry Manzini’s “Pink Panther”.

Without no support but the power of their music and their live shows full of energy La-33 it’s been able to reach different countries such as Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Belgium, Italy and Germany, participating in important festivals next to artists like Chucho Valdez, Los Van Van, Isaac Delgado, Ng la banda, Willie Colon, Cheo Feliciano, Larry Harlow, Jerry Rivera, Orishas and Kinky among others.

During the year 2006 the young and talented singer Pablo Martinez enters to thicken the rows of La-33. He will debut in the new album programmed to be given to the world during the second semester of 2007.

At this moment the guys from La-33 are finishing recording their second album and they are packing up for their second European tour…

To be continued .......