Biography

ORQUESTA MERCADONEGRO 

 

The Mercadonegro project was born when three Latin-American musicians, emigrants in Europe for love, met with Bibomusic's producer. The four friends, strongly feeling the emotions, the problems of the emigrants, the legacy of their Latin culture, have kept their musical heart in Latin America. They therefore decided to spread throughout the world the sounds of these countries, together with new beats and vibes, expressive of their own style and of the new musical and life experiences they were making abroad. On this basis they created Mercadonegro. The group was named Mercadonegro not to forget the roots and the legacy of Afro-American music, and also to describe the difficult pattern, for a group of young and almost unknown musicians, to become popular and appreciated worldwide, starting from an unexpected location for Latin-American music, and with a young and independent label, Bibomusic. The musical founders of Mercadonegro are: José Armando Miranda, born in La Habana, Cuba, the lead singer and the author of many of the songs of Mercadonegro. Cesar Correa, the son of two well known Peruvian musicians, was born  in Trujillo, Peru. Cesar play piano and keyboards as only few masters in the world can do. Rodrigo Rodríguez was born  in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia's most Caribbean town. Rodrigo, who sings, plays timbales and many other percussions, writes, like Armando, some of the most successful songs of the group, and is a very versatile artist and showman. 
MERCADONEGRO, thanks to its great live performances, has rapidly become the most interesting new act in high quality Latin music, starring at the most important jazz, Latin and world music festivals, like "Umbria Jazz" in Perugia, “Fiesta” in Rome, "Latinoamericando Expo” in Milano, Afro-Pfingsten Winterthur, Montreux Jazz, “Lugano Estival Jazz” in Switzerland, "Vic Fenzensac", "Paris Jazz Festival", "Marseilles Féte de la Ville" in France, "Red Sea Jazz Festival" in Israel, "Rotskild" in Denmark, Rotterdam Carnival in Holland, North Sea Jazz Festival etc. often with TV live coverage.

 

On this basis they created MERCADONEGRO, a band who therein has become the orchestra of choice for the main Salsa Festivals and Congresses world wide, a band who was called in 2009 to make the opening concert of the most important Latin Festival of the world, the Latinoamericando Expo in Milano.

The group was named MERCADONEGRO not to forget the roots and the legacy of Afro-American music, and also to describe the difficult pattern, for a group of young and almost unknown musicians, to become popular and appreciated worldwide, starting from Switzerland, an unexpected location for Latin-American music.

MERCADONEGRO, thanks to its great live performances, has rapidly become the most interesting new act in high quality Latin music, starring at the most important jazz, Latin and world music festivals, like "Umbria Jazz" in Perugia, “Fiesta” in Rome, "Latinoamericando Expo” in Milano, Afro-Pfingsten Winterthur, Montreux Jazz, “Lugano Estival Jazz” in Switzerland, "Vic Fenzensac", "Paris Jazz Festival", "Marseilles Féte de la Ville" in France, "Red Sea Jazz Festival" in Israel, "Rotskild" in Denmark, Rotterdam Carnival in Holland, North Sea Jazz Festival etc. often with TV live coverage.

 

 

Members

CESAR CORREA - PIANO - DIRECTOR 
RODRIGO RODRIGUEZ - TIMBALES & VOC 
ARMANDO MIRANDA - LEAD VOC 
EDUARDO " DUDU" PENZ- BAJO 
LISBEL ACOSTA - TROMBON 
CARLOS MIÑOSO - TROMBON 
GIANCARLO CIMINELLI - TROMPETA 
OSCAR CORDERO - TROMPETA 
AMIK GUERRA - TROMPETA 
EDWIN SANZ - CONGAS 
WALTER REBATTA - BONGO & CAMPANA 
JOSBEL RODRIGUEZ - VOC 
JOSE MENDOZA - INGENIERO DE SONIDO