XXII International Brass Festival Italian Brass Week

26 Luglio

Son de Tikizia

Son de Tikizia

Son de Tikizia, one of Costa Rica ́s groups with more international projection. Their first CD “Salsa Dura, Pa’ Los Pies” was acclaimed by Latin Beat Magazine from Los Angeles and by Jaime Torres from the Puerto Rican newspaper “El Nuevo Día”.

They have performed in some of the most distinctive and finest venues such as Puerto Rico Salsa Congress 2010, Datch Forum in Milan, Ipodromo delle Capanelle in Rome, Melweg in Amsterdam, Expo Zaragoza 2008, Espai Port Jazz Festival in Sant Feliú de Guixols, Barcelona, Castrelos Park in Vigo, Spain, Las Palmas Stadium in The Canary Islands.

They have made appearances with Jimmy Bosch, Ruben Blades, Cheo Feliciano and the Philharmonic Orchestra from Costa Rica. They joined Cheo Feliciano in 2006 and 2008 in the Costa Rica International Arts Festival and Ruben Blades in his tour around Europe “Panama se queda en ti, 2008” (“Panama- It Will Never Leave You, 2008”, in English) and later in Costa Rica in May 2010. Their most recent production is “Salsa-Retro”.

Son de Tikizia is a Costa Rican band with outstanding musicians, lead by Walter Flores and Alfredo Poveda. They are devoted to rescuing the type of salsa music that was once played at the end of the 70’s and beginnings of the 80’s, where each band had their own sound, 

and each musician’s way to perform was what gave each song its own “spice”.

Their first production, “Salsa Dura, Pa’ Los Pies”, with all original songs, has been praised by the media and critics such as Los Angeles Latin Beat Magazine and Jaime Torres from Puerto Rico newspaper “El Nuevo Día”.

Their latest production, “Salsa-Retro”, is a tribute to renowned national and international music names and stars such as Paco Navarrete, Vinicio Meza, Bobby Capo, Ray Barreto and Willie Colón.

All members in Son de Tikizia are professional musicians and master different music styles (classic jazz and popular music). Furthermore, the group is known for its explosive nature in each of its performances, where each instrument’s “Cuban moñas” and “solos” give life to the true meaning of live music.