Good evening all!
For this week, we have a more of a romantic song… Tomalo Todo, by Manolito Simonet y Su Trabuco.
This song is from their 2010 album, Una Vez Mas, and is a true classic of the salsa romantica genre, with the Cuban tough, of course, that is… a very nice song to start your salsa evening with, if you’re asking me.
The group was founded in 1993 by Manolito Simonet, a talented pianist, composer and arranger, who has been a leading member of Maravilla De Florida since the mid 1980’s.
Manolito’s band is a large one, even by Cuban standards, consisting of 12-16 members over the years; in this song, like in many others, one can clearly hear the vast knowledge Manolito has of the various genres of Cuban music, as well as his more traditional musical background in Maravilla De Florida… one can hear violins, flutes and cellos in many of the band’s musical numbers.
Nevertheless, Manolito y Su Trabuco have never left the top of the timba charts for almost 20 years.