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Cuba based rap duo, Zona Franka, blends traditional rhythms with the grit and swagger of hip-hop and rap vocal phrasings. Their clever shout choruses create instant tropical dance classics using their unique self-titled "changui con flow" style.

SpanishEnglishAndrés "El Paisa" Fernández Ordoñez

El Paisa & Contrabando

instrument: trombone, keyboard, arrangements, compositions

groups: Contrabando (director),Klímax, Enrique Álvarez y su Charanga Latina, Manolín: El Medico de la Salsa, trombone cuartet IRE

recordings: Contrabando: "Abriendo Caminos" 2010,  Contrabando: En Mi Habana 2007, Clave Cubana: Dicen Que El Son 2001, Pupy y los que son son: Que Cosas Tiene La Vida 2002

birthplace: Ciego de Avila ,Cuba

musical background:
Vocational Arts School "Luis Casas Romero”(elementary level), Camaguey
School “José White”(middle school level), Camaguey.
graduado del Instituto Superior de Arte, La Habana

lugar actual de residencia/current residence: Bélgica/Belgium

El Paisa has worked with high level groups in Cuba such as Pupy y Los Que Son Son, Klímax, Manolín "El Medico de la Salsa" and Enrique Álvarez y su Charanga Latina. He has also had the opportunity to record the CD "Dicen Que El Son" together with Hugo Morejón, trombonist from Los Van Van.

He currently lives in Belgium where he formed the group Contrabando. The group's first CD, "En Mi Habana",was released in 2007. In 2010 they followed up with "Abriendo Caminos". To read the PDF about Contrabando click here and to see their concert dates for the spring and summer, click here.

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El paisa con su grupo Contrabando
Foto courtesia de www.nochedesalsa.be

Michelle White - Wednesday, 23 March 2011, 03:31 AM