La Palabra

La Palabra

 Sherman Oaks, California, USA
BandLatinWorld

Cuban-born "La Palabra" incorporates multiple elements & instruments with a combination of rich arrangements and intense dynamics to produce his powerful sound."The intensity of an R&B band blended with the sensuality of a salsa orchestra" best describes the music and magic of La Palabra.

Biography

Arranger, composer, producer, singer, and songwriter, La Palabra has been performing with his orchestra throughout the world for over 10 years bringing his explosive and unique Cuban sound to packed audiences. Discovered by Stevie Wonder in Detroit, La Palabra is one of LA’s most extraordinary performers.

La Palabra introduced a new genre of music to the Latin music industry when he incorporated a sensual, tropical danceable beat to such well-known English & Spanish ballads such as Lionel Richie’s “Lady” Roberto Carlos "Cama y Mesa" and Emmanuelle's "Todo se Derrumbo"

La Palabra pushes the limits of previously recorded tropical dance ensembles with a balanced repertoire of original compositions and cover tunes arranged in a unique, romantic and powerful style within the genres of , Afro cuban Jazz, salsa, cha-cha-cha, charanga, guaguanco, and mambo.

La Palabra's music has been featured in motion pictures as well as on television including the HBO film The Liberty Kid, the BBC tv series Happiness, ABC's Ugly Betty, Six Degrees, CBS' Cold Case, and FOX's So You Think You Can Dance.

La Palabra's latest release is due out in the spring of 2009 and will incorporate merengue, tango, American blues, bossa nova, and paso doble.

"Orquesta LA PALABRA" Accolades:
2010 European Tour

2009 New CD release "MUSICHOLIC"

2008 China Salsa Congress

2008 China International Latin Festival

2007 Summerfest (Milwaukee, WI)

2007 Colombian Tour

2007 "El Tun Tun de Tu Corazon" holds #1 place in Colombia

2006 Spain Tour & #1 Song (El Tun Tun de Tu Corazon) from BREAKTHROUGH CD

2003 Sandra Bullock Birthday Bash

2002 Winner of the "Salsa Orchestra of the Year" award in Las Vegas (sponsored by Univision
Boulder Station Casino & Al Navarro Productions)

2002 Southern China Tour (Shenzhen, Gaungzhou, Hong Kong)

2002 Appearance in movie "Master of Disguise" (starring Dana Carvey)

2001 Will Smith & Jada Pinkett-Smith Baby Shower

2000 Hawaii International Music Festival

1999 5th Annual Latin Heat Entertainment Conference

La Palabra has also share the stage with artists like:

violinist Regina Carter
flutist Nestor Torres
trumpeter Marcus Belgrave
precussionist Tito Puente
vocalist Velita Woods
vocalist Anita Baker

JAZZ INSTRUMENTATION
Piano
Vocalist
Drums/timbales
Alto sax/flute
congas
bass

Lyrics

Musicholic

Written By: La Palabra

MUSICHOLIC

You, dancing all night long
to my song, that comes from my heart
See you shake, see you move
going wild ‘cause I’m getting to you, Baby
Move me musicholic child.

Spinning around, more and more
Blazing heat coming from your soul
Shiny shoes scratching the floor
But they can’t stop ‘cause I’m getting to you, Baby
Move me musicholic child

Shiny dress getting wet
‘cause your sweat’s running down your face
You’re breathing hard, your makeup is gone
But can’t stop cause I’m getting to you, Baby
Move me musicholic child

Discography

Orquesta La Palabra
MUSICHOLIC - 2009
Breakthrough - 2004
Orquesta La Palabra - On Fire - 1999
Sensation '85 w/La Palabra - Rumores - 1985
Orquesta Versalles w/La Palabra - Self-Titled - 1982

La Palabra's music can be found online at XM Satellite Radio, DMX, Live365, Music Net, Rhapsody, Yahoo.com, Pressplay, Batanga, and Itunes.

La Palabra's videos can be seen on his MySpace page at www.myspace/lapalabra as well as on his YouTube page (search "Orquesta La Palabra

Set List

Set example 1:
Opening jam
Lady (salsa)
El Sabroso Son (cha-cha-cha)
Me Voy (charanga)
CubanJam.com (Latin jazz)

Set example #2:
I'm Going to Shenzhen (rap/cha-cha-cha)
Yo Te Amo (bossa nova)
Cama y Mesa (cha-cha-cha)
C-jam (Latin jazz)

A typical set is 45-60-mins long.