Banda Blanca

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Banda Blanca
Origin Honduras
Genres Punta rock
Years active 1971 (1971)–present
Labels EMI, Rodven Records
Members Julio Ardón (Leading Vocalist),
Óscar Gerardo Galindo (Bass Guitar),
Juan Pompilio Tejeda Duarte (Keyboard and backing vocals),
José Luis Rodríguez (Drums),
Héctor Altamirano (Electric Guitar and backing vocals),
Adán Rodríguez (Keyboard and backing vocals)

Banda Blanca is a Honduran musical ensemble formed in January 17, 1971. They began as a rock band, but eventually integrated elements of merengue and Punta rock to their music. The name of the band came after Antonio Lungas wanted a band to perform at the night club named "Garzas Blancas", and afterwards the band decided to mix the names, creating Banda Blanca.[1] The band rose to fame in early 1990 when their song "Sopa de Caracol" became an international success, peaking at number-one in the Billboard Top Latin Songs in the United States.[2] They also released the songs "Fiesta" and "Swing Latino", reaching the American charts.[3] Their album, Baila Blanca, became a number-one hit on the Tropical Albums chart.[4] The group received a Lo Nuestro award for "Tropical - New Artist of the Year".[5]


  • 1990: Sopa de Caracol (Promotion of the World)
  • 1991: Fiesta Tropical (Sonotone)
  • 1992: Alegría (no label)
  • 1994: Swing Latino (Musivisa)
  • 2000: Hot, Hot, Hot (Legend Recordings)
  • 2015: Saben Quien Llego (M-Gen Stream)

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  1. ^ "Banda Blanca" (in Spanish). Aldos del Recuerdo. Retrieved January 15, 2011.
  2. ^ Recasens Barbara, Albert. "El Baile de las Caderas, el Impacto de la Punta en las Otredades". A Tres Bandas: Mestizaje, Sincretismo e Hibridación en el Espacio Sonoro Iberomericano. Sociedad Estatal para la Acción Cultural Exterior: 146. Retrieved January 15, 2011.
  3. ^ "Banda Blanca — Chart History". Billboard. Archived from the original on 15 January 2011. Retrieved January 15, 2011.
  4. ^ "Tropical Albums – Week of April 20, 1991". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. April 20, 1991. Archived from the original on 16 April 2011. Retrieved April 17, 2011.
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