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Guaco (band)

Guaco (band)

Tropical music band from Venezuela formed in Maracaibo, Zulia in 1960. Having begun as a regular Gaita band (a folkloric Zulian rhythm with a heavy use of drums and percussion), during the 70s Guaco diverged from the traditional way of playing the genre by integrating it with elements of Salsa music (like complex horn arrangements), violins and electric guitars (very unusual instruments in a Gaita band). Nowadays, the Guaco rhythm continues to evolve through a complex mixture of Gaita, Salsa, Pop music, Jazz, Funk and even Rock and roll and Vallenato music beats, concocting a recognizable and unique style that is considered to be a landmark of the genre.

Band members

  • Juan Carlos Salas - Musical Director, trumpet
  • Gustavo Aguado - Founder, Director, and Vocals
  • Luis Fernando Borjas - Vocals
  • Ronald Borjas - Vocals
  • Alexis Moreno - Charrasca
  • Yonis Flores - Drum (Tambora)
  • Vladimir Quintero - Congas
  • Julio Rivera - Timbales
  • Humberto Casanova - Drums
  • Gustavo Molero - Bongó, Bells and Percussion
  • Julio Flores - Saxo Tenor (Tenor Sax)
  • Norman Cepeda - Trombone
  • Edepson González - Keyboards
  • Rafael Querales - Bass
  • Carmelo Medina - Guitar

Discography

  • Esta gaita si está en algo - 1972
  • Gaita a todo color con los Guaco - 1973
  • Guaco 73
  • No diga que no los ha escuchado ni los ha visto - 1974
  • Guaco 75
  • Guaco 76
  • Grupo Guaco 77
  • Criollo y Sabroso (Disco doble) - 1978
  • Guaco 79
  • Guaco 80
  • Guaco 81
  • Guaco 82
  • Guaco 83
  • Guaco es guaco - 1984
  • Guaco 85
  • Tercera Etapa - 1986
  • Maduro - 1987
  • Dejando Huella - 1988
  • Betania - 1989
  • Atraccion Fatal - 1990
  • Guaco 90
  • Guaco 91
  • Guaco 91 (Japanese version)
  • Guaco 92
  • Guaco 93
  • Triceratops - 1993
  • Guaco Clásico I
  • Guaco Clásico II
  • Guaco Clásico III - Sabroso
  • Archipiélago
  • Amazonas
  • Cómo era y cómo es - 1999
  • Guaco es Guaco - 2000 (Compilation album under Universal Masters Collection label)
  • Equilibrio - 2001
  • Galopando - 2002
  • El sonido de Venezuela - 2005
  • Equus - 2006

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