Bio Ritmo

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Bio Ritmo has invested over two decades in the study and performance of ‘salsa’ music – a genre that evolved during the 60’s and 70’s that fused traditional African, Latino and Caribbean rhythms and melodies with American Jazz sensibilities. The members of Bio Ritmo represent a new generation of ‘salseros’ and are recognized around the globe for their innovative song writing and for pioneering the ‘indie’ salsa movement. This movement aspires to not only preserve the roots of salsa but to contribute to the evolution of the music by incorporating new sounds, rhythms and influences from around the world.

Based out of Richmond Virginia, since 1991, Bio Ritmo began as an experimental percussion ensemble. Founding members Jorge Negron, Rei Alvarez and Jim Thomson shared a love for classic salsa and soon thereafter decided to expand the group’s instrumentation, thus creating a full-fledged salsa orchestra.

Over the last 21 years, the ten-member, Bio Ritmo has performed throughout the US, Puerto Rico, Canada, Europe and The Republic of Georgia. They have independently released 10 albums and have been featured on numerous compilation albums including the 2012 'Rough Guide to Salsa' distributed by the UK’s World Music Network, which also featured a bonus compilation CD of exclusively Bio Ritmo music. Their albums have been featured in the iTunes top ten best Tropical albums of the year and recent publications such as Wax Poetics, Latin Beat Magazine and Spain’s EnLace Funk magazine have spotlighted Bio Ritmo, further strengthening the band’s reputation as one of the most original and forward thinking bands in the modern indie Salsa music movement.
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Albums

SHAM 003 Bio Ritmo - ¡Que Siga La Música!  album art Bio Ritmo ¡Que Siga La Música! (CD, Album) Shameless Records SHAM 003 US 1996 Sell This Version
PERM006 Bio Ritmo - Salsa Galactica album art Bio Ritmo Salsa Galactica(CD, Album) Permanent Records (8) PERM006 US 1997 Sell This Version
Bio Ritmo - Rumba Baby Rumba! album art Bio Ritmo Rumba Baby Rumba! (Album) Triloka Records US 1998 Sell This Version
Bio Ritmo - Biónico album art Bio Ritmo Biónico (Album) Locutor Records US 2008 Sell This Version
Bio Ritmo - La Verdad album art Bio Ritmo La Verdad (Album) Electric Cowbell Records US 2011 Sell This Version
Bio Ritmo - Puerta Del Sur album art Bio Ritmo Puerta Del Sur (Album) Vampi Soul Spain 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

004 Bio Ritmo - Que Venga Toda La Gente/Le Canto album art Bio Ritmo Que Venga Toda La Gente/Le Canto(7", Single) Tenderizer Records 004 US 1993 Sell This Version
MRG-083 Bio Ritmo - Piragüero / Asia Minor album art Bio Ritmo Piragüero / Asia Minor(7", Single) Merge Records MRG-083 US 1996 Sell This Version
Bio Ritmo - Salsa System (EP) album art Bio Ritmo Salsa System (EP) (EP) Locutor Records US 2006 Sell This Version
Bio Ritmo - Lisandra / Shoe Shine album art Bio Ritmo Lisandra / Shoe Shine Locutor Records US 2008 Sell This Version
none Bio Ritmo - Bionico album art Bio Ritmo Bionico(CD, Single, Promo, Smplr) Not On Label (Bio Ritmo) none US 2008 Sell This Version
EC 009 Bio Ritmo - Dina's Mambo album art Bio Ritmo Dina's Mambo(7", Single) Electric Cowbell Records EC 009 US 2010 Sell This Version
45058, VAMPI 45058 Bio Ritmo - Saoco Now! album art Orquesta El Macabeo / Bio Ritmo Orquesta El Macabeo / Bio Ritmo - Saoco Now!(7", Single) Vampi Soul, Vampi Soul 45058, VAMPI 45058 Spain 2013 Sell This Version
PARISDJS035-D Bio Ritmo - Picaresca album art Bio Ritmo Picaresca(File, Single, WAV) Paris DJs PARISDJS035-D France 2013
Bio Ritmo - Oriza album art Bio Ritmo Oriza (Single) Peace & Rhythm US 2015 Sell This Version
none Bio Ritmo - Se Fue El Lechón album art Bio Ritmo Se Fue El Lechón(File, WAV, Single) Not On Label (Bio Ritmo) none US 2015

Videos

none Bio Ritmo Live At SOB's Recorded March 19th, 2010 New York City(DVD-V) Locutor Records none US 2011 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

MECT 209 Bio Ritmo A Sample From Rumba Baby Rumba!(Cass, Promo, Smplr) Triloka Records, Mercury Records MECT 209 US 1998 Sell This Version

Reviews

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djgurygury

djgurygury

March 6, 2014
Bio Ritmo are the hardest working Salsa band on the scene. I love their enjoy and love for the music. They have a great do-it-yourself attitude and bring the Punk Rock ethic to Salsa. Thank you for your years of dedication to la music....

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