Musical Initiative to rescue Charanga Orchestras
The Charanga de Oro orchestra, founded in 2004, is a cultural project aimed at rescuing the format and sonority of that kind of musical group in Cuba.
Musicians recalled that in the mid 20th century, charanga orchestras promoted Cuban rhythms such as chachacha, son, bolero and mambo.
Charanga de Oro is made up of excellent musicians from the National Symphonic Orchestra, Buenavista Social Club, Afro Cuban All Star and Estrellas Cubanas.
The orchestra usually invites prominent singers to perform in their concerts, including Teresa García Caturla, Emilia Morales, Mundito González and virtuoso musicians such as chekere maestro Pancho Terry.
Charanga de Oro released a CD in 2005, produced by the recoding company Ahí Namá, and has performed in several countries.