Highly energetic and infectious, traditional old school Salsa, Merengue and Cumbia Latin music ensemble.


Samecumba is a Latin dance band, formed by different musicians living in and/or out of the state of North Carolina. The popular growth of the Salsa, Merengue and Cumbia Latin rhythms, make it imperative for the presence of a band where all these styles of music can be found. From these three rhythms, the band's name came to be; "Sa" for Salsa, "me" for Merengue and "cumba" for Cumbia.

Samecumba has had a very busy performing schedule since its inception, back in June of 2001. They have shared the stage with many big name acts such as as La Sonora Dinamita, La Banda Flakka, Luisito Rosario y su Orquesta, the Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Rey Norteno and Santino. Many of Samecumba's former and current musicians have been involved in the local, national and international Latin music scenes previously, in both recordings and performances with Roberto Roena y su Apollo Sound, Richie Ray, Hector Tricoche, Andy Montanez, Pedro de Jesus, Anthony Cruz, Tommy Olivencia, Carnavalito, El Grupo Cardi, Orquesta Tropical, Ciclon Band, Fusion Caribe, Sarengue, Songo, La Sexta Clave, El Grupo Camaleon, C4, Voces del Ayer, Charanga Carolina, Conjunto 23 and La Orquesta Gardel. Adding to this diversity, some of Samecumba's musicians have also been involved in many other styles of music as well, including jazz, funk, fusion, rock, soul, reggae, ska, rhythm 'n' blues, heavy metal, folk and classical.

Samecumba es el sonido Latino hecho en Carolina del Norte!


Our 8-song debut CD "Samecumba Llego" should be released anytime now. Stay tuned!

Set List

Set lists range anywhere from a single 60 min. set to two or three 45-50 min. sets of both cover and original material. Some covered artists include:

Tito Puente
Celia Cruz
Willie Colon
Hector Lavoe
Stevie Wonder
Eddie Palmieri
Jossie Esteban y La Patrulla 15
Tito Rodriguez
Willie Rosario
The Beatles
Johnny Pacheco
Larry Harlow
Ismael Miranda
Tommy Olivencia many others.

Special song arrangements can be made upon requests given in advance.