Marlin Ramazzini & Salsa Beat

Marlin Ramazzini & Salsa Beat


Marlin brings a delightful flavor of the Caribbean and Latin America from Cuban Son to Cha-Cha with her energetic and fun groove turning up the heat with her mix of Latin fire on every performance.


MARLIN RAMAZZINI Marlin Ramazzini is one of the most versatile
and accomplished Latin singers on the West Coast,
with a warm and sensuous voice that can tease out the
essence of any song.
Growing up in Guatemala, she was inspired to start
singing by listening to Cuban son, cha cha cha, mambo,
and other hot rhythms on the radio. After winning a major
talent competition at the age of 12, Marlin realized that
her destiny was to make music.
She studied with several of the greatest Cuban singers - such
as the Buena Vista Social Club’s Omara Portuondo – who helped
refine her vocal technique, and also learned to play percussion
and marimba from master musicians. In the ‘80s,
she toured in Russia, Mexico, Canada and throughout
Central America.
Marlin settled in Vancouver in 1990, where she quickly became
a pillar of the lively Latin scene, working with its leading artists.
Within a few years she had created her own group, under the musical
direction of her husband, Juno Award-winning bassist and
composer Fito Garcia.
The Marlin Ramazzini Band has played in major concert venues
and festivals across Canada – including Les Nuits d’Afrique
in Montreal, the Harbourfront in Toronto, the Calgary Stampede,
and the Vancouver Folk Music Festival. The group’s
critically-acclaimed debut album Quiero Ser Yo (1998)
gained a coveted West Coast Music Award nomination.
For the past six years Marlin has brought her original songs,
joyous dance rhythms, and infectious natural charm
to audiences on cruise ships sailing the Mediterranean
and Caribbean. Marlin Ramazzini continues to forge a reputation
around the world as an artist of quality and integrity
whether performing Latin music, Swing, or Ballroom.
A seasoned professional who’s equally at ease in restaurant,
club, or concert settings, at private parties or corporate events,
Marlin will be delighted to work with you, and for you.


"Quiero Ser Yo"

Set List

Marlin Performs cover tunes and originals in sets of 45min to 1 hour, combining a mix of rhythms that include Bolero, Salsa, Cha-Cha-Cha, Merengue, Danzon, Bosa, Bachata and more.
-Some of the songs in her extensive repertoire include:
-El Cuarto de Tula (Cuban Son)
-Guantanamera (Guajira)
-Suavemente (Merengue)
-Perhaps (Cha-Cha-Cha)
-Besame Mucho (Bolero)
-A Puro Dolor (Bachata)
-Obsecion (Danzon)
-Capullito de Aleli (Salsa)
-Caballo Viejo (Salsa)
-La Dueña del Swing (Merengue)
-Quiero Ser Yo (Salsa)
-Sway (Cha-Cha-Cha)
-Chan Chan (Cuban Son)
-Pa' Que Siga Andando (Salsa)
-What A Difference A Day Makes (Bolero)
-La Negra Tomasa (Salsa)
-La Silla (Merengue)
-Oye Como Va (Cha Cha Cha)
-20 Años (Bolero)
-Abusadora (Merengue)
-Alborada Guajira (Son)
-Almendra (Danzon)
-Autumn Leaves (Salsa)
-Brazil (Samba)
-La Vida Es Un Carnaval (Cumbia-Salsa)
-Como Fue (Bolero)
-Gozala (Salsa)
-Days of Wine and Roses (Bosa)
-Corazon Espinado (Cha Cha Cha)
-Dile A Catalina