Aventura (band)

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This article is about the musical group. For other uses, see Aventura.
Agrupación musical Aventura.jpg
Background information
Also known as Kings of Bachata, K.O.B.
Origin The Bronx, New York[1]
Years active 1993–2011[1][2]
Associated acts
Website www.aventuraworldwide.com
Members Anthony "Romeo" Santos
Henry Santos
Lenny Santos
Max Santos
Past members
Toby Love
Syl Peterkin
Rony Joachim

Aventura was a bachata band from The Bronx, New York. Aventura was formed in 1993 by Anthony "Romeo" Santos, Henry Santos, Lenny Santos, and Max Santos, three of them are natives of The Bronx, however, having families born in the Dominican Republic; with the exception of Romeo Santos who has a Dominican father and Puerto Rican mother.[3][4][5][6] Aventura made their big break in 1999, with the hopes of breaking bachata music into the mainstream from its traditional base and fuse it with pop music; more specifically hip hop and R&B.[1] After their separation in 2011, Romeo Santos and Henry Santos embarked on respective solo careers while Lenny Santos and Max Santos joined Steve Styles from the Bachata group Xtreme to form a new band, called "Grupo Vena".[7] According to Romeo Santos, the group is "on pause to do individual projects."[8] Romeo Santos and former members of Aventura reunited to close out the second night of Romeo Santos' sold-out Yankee Stadium concerts on Saturday, July 12, 2014.[9]



Main article: Aventura discography

Studio albums[edit]

as Los Tinellers
as Aventura

Live albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

  • 14+14 (2011)
  • Grandes Exitos (2012)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d allmusic - Aventura - Overview. allmusic.com. Retrieved on February 18, 2010.
  2. ^ Celestrellas. "Aventura Confirms Break Up". Latina. Retrieved July 21, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Romeo Santos Finds His Own 'Formula' After Aventura Success". Billboard. Retrieved April 8, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Heard of Romeo Santos? Will Smith and Usher could change that". tribunedigital-chicagotribune. Retrieved April 8, 2015. 
  5. ^ Carlos Quintana. "Romeo Santos - Biography and Artist Profile". About.com Entertainment. Retrieved April 8, 2015. 
  6. ^ Romeo Santos#Early life and career
  7. ^ Quintana, Carlos. "Top Bachata Songs of 2012". About.com. Retrieved January 29, 2013. 
  8. ^ Mallenbaum, Carly (January 8, 2012). "On the Verge: 'Bachata King' Romeo Santos". USA Today. Gannett Co. Inc. Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
  9. ^ Feeney, Michael (July 13, 2014). "Romeo Santos joined by Marc Anthony, former Aventura members at sold-out Yankee Stadium show". New York Daily News. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 

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