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Spokane, Washington, United States | SELF

Spokane, Washington, United States | SELF
Band Latin World


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"Spokane Music Group, Milonga Making an Impact"

"Milonga not only satisfies the craving for a hot Latin band but also brings together audiences of all ages and races, proving that its musical appeal is a powerful factor which can stimulate positive dialogue between boths sides of any border.." -

"Milonga Long Time"

"The Hardest Working Band in Spokane.." - The Local Planet

"Pigout In The Park Preview 2008"

"Milonga does such a fine job of getting the emotion across through their music that the listener doesn't necessarily need to speak Spanish in order to understand what the song is about". - Spokesman Review

"Salmon Arts Commission"

"the Inland Northwest's Premier Latin Act." -sponsored by Salmon Arts Commission & Nat'l Endowment for the Arts.
- Recorder Herald

"Milonga Spices Up Spokane Scene"

"In a world of Salsa, Milonga is the Whole Enchilada." - Spokesman Review


June 29th, 2002 - released Zambullida (orig. demo)
October 2003 - Senor Horrible (w/Green Card All-Stars)
Dec 31st, 2004 - Princesa Fria (Single)
May 5th, 2006 - Milonga (EP)



Milonga was founded in summer 2001 by lead vocalist, singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Nicolas Vigil, a native of Spokane, WA. Milonga has spent the past few years coverting widely diverse club & festival audiences into rabid fans of the Inland NW's hottest Latin band. The band focuses mainly on roots & dance styles from all Latin countries around the globe while deftly displaying their ability to blend in elements of funk, jazz & hip-hop. The band's lineup of musician's spans several different genres and doesn't dissapoint between live & studio peformance. Influences come from all over the place. You might hear something that sounds like Buena Vista Social Club break into Led Zeppelin or Earth, Wind & Fire. Or you might hear a Tex-Mex accordion driven cumbia emerge from a Latin hiphop groove more characteristic of Orishas, Ojos de Brujo, or Yerba Buena. Milonga's repertoire reflects the band members' cultural and musical journeys as well as their desire to supply the NW with a formidable and original Latin band. Milonga has gotten to meet and jam with some of Latin music's hottest names, thus shaping the band's musical path. By age 13, Brooklyn-born Boricua conguero George De La Rosa had rubbed elbows with none other than Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, and Giovanni Hidalgo. Sax maestro, Brian Lassiter has played with Paquito D'Rivera and band leader Nicolas has jammed onstage with Ozomatli, Los Lobos & Quetzal. Culturally, Milonga strives to bring unity to the community by representing musical styles from Spain, Mexico , Cuba, Puerto Rico , Central & South America as well as the USA. This helps give the average listener a distinct and fresh view perspective on the diversity of la Musica Latina.