Inspired by the suave, urban Nuyorican and Cuban dance bands of the 70’s, Malo Malo is one of the top salsa dura groups in Sydney. They’ve headlined at the Salsa Palladium for the past four years, are featured this year at Melbourne’s Johnson Street Festival and have performed in Colombia with special guests from Grupo Niche and Hermanos Lebron.
The eight-piece Malo Malo Orquesta is gaining notice around the world with their popular original recordings, “El Robo”, “Tombola” and “Derecho”.Their repertoire also includes classics by Eddie Palmieri, Hector Lavoe, Celia Cruz and Ray Baretto. A strong jazz influence enriches the various latin rhythms including son, cha cha cha, rumba guaguanco and the occasional bolero.
Malo Malo bandleader and pianist Danny G Felix is also a member of the famous Orquesta Calibre based in Cali, Colombia, “the world capital of Salsa” with which he has written and recorded some of the biggest current international salsa hits.
The Malo Malo sound is equally enjoyable as a listening experience and as dance music. Don’t miss the chance to hear them while Danny G is in Australia.