Palo!

Palo!

Afro-Cuban Funk is Cuban music for the new generation.

PALO! was nominated for a 2015 Grammy and a Latin Grammy for their album PALO! Live. They perform their own brand of music they call “Afro-Cuban Funk”. Just think “funky, jazzed-up salsa”, or better yet, listen to some of their music. The group’s unique, danceable sound blends the allure of Cuban music with funky beats and jazzy improvisation.

There’s nothing like the experience of a live PALO! show. Thir influences include Beny Moré, James Brown, Celia Cruz, Earth Wind and Fire, Cachao, The Spam AllStars, Stevie Wonder, Perez Prado, The Beatles, Willy Chirino, Ismael Rivera, and many more innovators of latin and urban music.

PALO! was nominated for a 2015 Grammy and a Latin Grammy for their album PALO! Live. They perform their own brand of music they call “Afro-Cuban Funk”. The group’s unique, danceable sound blends the allure of Cuban music with funky beats and jazzy improvisation.

PALO!’s catchy original songs feature the sultry vocals of Latin Grammy-nominated Leslie Cartaya and the impromptu virtuosity of legendary saxophonist Dr. Ed Calle. The scorching percussion and vocals of Philbert Armenteros and Raymer Olalde punctuate their performances with Cuban fire. Producer/pianist Steve Roitstein (Celia Cruz, Willy Chirino, Tito Puente, Cheo Feliciano, Oscar d’ Leon) fuses these elements with a foundation of edgy, unforgettable rhythms.  The New York Post proclaims “Afro-Cuban Funk is Cuban music for the new generation. And the leader of the sound is the Miami based band PALO!”