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Performing Live at Centro de Arte La Estancia
|Origin||Caracas, Distrito Capital, Venezuela|
|Genres||Venezuelan music, Cañonera music|
|Labels||Palacio de la Música|
|Past members||Augusto Rousset
The group Los Cañoneros is a popular Venezuelan cañonero group. It was created to emulate the times and songs of Caracas in 1920. They make their first public appearance in Mérida, in the Bullfighting Arena of Mérida November 20, 1982.
In Caracas they were an overwhelming success, enlivening parties and private shows. Then came the professionalization by recording several albums, performing on radio and television.
The "cañonera music" is a musical style born in the capital of Venezuela in the early 20th century. It is the first urban musical expression in this country. It has many similarities with the Dixieland developed in New Orleans. The groups that play "cañonera" music include several Venezuelan rhythms like the venezuelan merengue, a variant of the pasodoble, joropo, and Venezuelan waltz.
Currently there are only two groups dedicated to preserving the traditional music of Caracas: Los Antaños del Stadium (1946) and Los Cañoneros.
Their most recent record is Esta es Caracas (2012), a venezuelan merengue featuring some of the most important singers in Venezuela: Cecilia Todd, Horacio Blanco (lead vocal for the ska band Desorden Publico), Ramsés Meneses a.k.a. McKlopedia, Aristides Barbella (Malanga), Max Pizzolante, Francisco Pacheco and Serenata Guayanesa.