Son del Barrio

Son del Barrio

 Norman, Oklahoma, USA


While the whole world is tuning its ear to the musical showcase of the Caribbean and Latin America, Oklahoma is not left behind. Salsa and Merengue music are two genres flowing through Oklahoma that within recent years have gained much popularity among dancers, college students, Latinos and non-Latinos alike. With an average of 15 years experience in the music business, the members of Son del Barrio (Sound of the Neighborhood) are no strangers to the world of Latin music. Their passion for the music they play can be heard as they drive hypnotic rhythms and deliver enchanting melodies. With as much energy as their songs have, there is no option for listeners but to dance and forget about their cares.

Son del Barrio was formed in July of 2002. Forming the rhythmic foundation of Son del Barrio is Armando Rivera, a Congero from Guadalajara, México, Antonio Pacheco, a Timbalero from New York, and Daniel Caldero, a Bongocero from Chicago. Much to the benefit of Son Del Barrio, the gentlemen represent the best Latin percussionists in the state and are true veterans of the music scene. Rounding out the group on vocals are singers Robert Ruiz from San Antonio, Wilmari Ruiz, who is of Puerto Rican heritage, and Osmay Gutierrez Danger from Pinar del Rio, Cuba. These singers also play the trombone, flute, and trumpet, respectively.

Together these musicians recreate the sounds and feelings that are experienced everyday in the world’s Latino neighborhoods for all audiences. Through its musical diversity and energy, Son Del Barrio has the power to please all Latin Music enthusiasts and the ability to energize a wide-variety of events. For an exciting and fun filled performance, enjoy the tropical treasures of Son del Barrio!

Son del Barrio is a member of the Oklahoma Art's Council Touring Roster and Mid-America Touring Roster.

Set List

Burbujas de Amor - Juan Luis Guerra
La Gota Fria - Carlos Vives
Contigo En La Distancia
En Mi Viejo San Juan
Historia de Un Amor
Azuquita - Kumbia Kings
Fuiste Mala - Kumbia Kings
La Canoa - Grupo Niche
La Pollera Colorá - Charlie Zaa
Luna Y Tu - Rafaga
Maldito Corazon - Rafaga
Mayonesa - Chocolate
Mentirosa - Rafaga
Sergio Bailador - Bronco

Black Magic Women - Santana
Corazon Espinado - Santana
La Negre Tiene Tumbao
Levantando Las Manos
Mi Primer Million - Bacilos
Oye Como Va - Santana
Samba Pa’ Ti - Santana

Puerta Negra


A Puro Dolor - Song By Four
Aires de Navidad
Bailando - Frankie Ruiz
Brujeria - El Gran Combo
Caballo Viejo - Roberto Torres
Contra La Corriente
Corazón Espinado - Santana
Detalles - Oscar D'Leon
El Nazareno - Ismael Rivera
La Fiesta de Pilito - El Gran Combo
La Murga de Panamá - Willie Colon y Héctor Lavoe
La Vida Es un Carnaval