one of salsa music's best dance bands, will
be celebrating its 40th anniversary with
the release of its new, self-titled CD.
The band is a charanga band, which means it has flute and violin, in addition to
keyboard and bass. This form of salsa reached
its pinnacle in the early 1960's, which
is when Orquesta Broadway was formed. As
other band configurations replaced it, Charanga
was in danger of becoming extinct, although
most mambo aficionados will agree that it
is wonderful to dance to.