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The islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao, the last two still forming part of The Netherlands Antilles, where the majority of La Ritmica's bandmembers originate, were for centuries and still are to this day a meeting point for all kinds of cultures such as Indigenious, African, Dutch, Spanish, English, Portuguese and many others. This cultural melting pot clearly reflects in the music of La Ritmica, which is a fresh blend of Latin, French and British West Indian music performed on a solid base of Afro Antillian folkmusic and with a touch of Jazz and R&B. This unique concept is known as Caribbean fusion. Some of the songs are performed in Spanish and some in Papiamentu, the national language spoken on these three islands. "La Ritmica presents Caribbean Fusion" is the title of La Ritmica's latest release which is a live recording made in 2008 in the Hague, the Netherlands, during the celebration of "Dia di Boneiru" or Bonaireday, a yearly event held on every first Sunday of September, celebrating the national day of the island of Bonaire. In this production La Ritmica introduces their new concept, Caribbean Fusion, a mixture of all the Caribbean rhythms with Afro Dutch Antillean folk music and contemporary music which results in a crispy, tasty and innovative sound with heavy rhythmical grooves!

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from La RITMICA PRESENTS: Caribbean FUSION, track released March 25, 2010
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