Orquesta Broadway

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Orquesta Broadway
OriginNew York City, New York, United States
Years active1962 (1962)–1970s

Orquesta Broadway was a mid-1960s/early 1970s New York-based salsa band.

Orquesta Broadway and Tipica 73 were two popular New York salsa bands that played in the charanga format.[1]

Some of the famous musicians initially involved were Monguito "El Único", a Cuban nasal-voiced singer ( he patterned his vocal style on the Cuban sonero Miguelito Cuní), joined in 1962, when he moved to New York from Mexico, Ronnie Baro, 1992, co-founder of Africando and Roger Dawson, conga drummer (bongos are not typically used in charanga bands).

Their song "El Barrio del Pilar" is considered a type song for the marcha rhythm of the conga drums in salsa.


  1. ^ Cesar Miguel Rondón The Book of Salsa: A Chronicle of Urban Music from the Caribbean .- 2008 .. - Page 186 "The actual protagonist of this new spin-off was none other than the Orquesta Broadway, rightfully considered the dean of the ... Orquesta Broadway was formed by the three Zervigón brothers and was the only charanga ensemble able to ..."