La Banda Gorda

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La Banda Gorda
Origin Dominican Republic
Genres Merengue
Years active 1994–present
Associated acts Kinito Mendez
Members Jose Peña Suazo

La Banda Gorda is a popular Merengue group from Dominican Republic directed by José Peña Suazo. The band plays fast Merengue from Dominican Republic and some of their albums contains salsa music. It is a popular Latin music group, known for its diverse style and caribbean flavor. La Banda Gorda is Suazo's 1st group directly working under him.

History[edit]

Creator, Jose Peña Suazo had previously worked with Latin music makers including Alfonso "Pochi" Vásquez and Kinito Mendez. In 1994 Suazo went on his own and formed his own group which he named "Jose Peña Suazo y la Banda Gorda", dubbed 'Banda Gorda' for short. The group's first album "Libre al fin" (Free at Last), was released on April 19, 1994. The group has made albums regularly, though not yealry, ever since.

Discography[edit]

  • Libre al Fin (1994)
  • Candela Pura (1995)
  • Tu Muere Aquí (1996)
  • Por el Mismo Camino... Durísimo (1997)
  • Calienta Esto (1998)
  • Evolución (1999)
  • Aquí, Pero Allá... (1999)
  • 20th Anniversary (1999)
  • Esta Noche (2000)
  • Melao' (2002)
  • 10th Anniversary (2002)
  • Sueña (2004)
  • Puro Mambo (2004)
  • Más Durísimo (2005)
  • Unplugged!!: En Vivo!! (2006)
  • The Number One (2008)
  • Ironía (2008)
  • 2 Grandes del Merengue Vol. 2 (con Kinito Mendez) (2008)
  • Esto Se Baila Así (2011)

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