Band manager Ruben Alken is not only a musician, but also a salsa teacher. In 1991 he started one of the first salsa dance schools in Rotterdam / Holland, where he taught and promoted Latin and Caribbean dance in Holland. After his dreams, he also started his own Latin band Los Elegantes-Caribenos in 1997. The band specializes in Salsa, merengue, soka, reggae and more. Los Elegantes-Caribenos started with 10 musicians (piano / keyboards, bass, drums, Conca, timbales, guitar, trumpet and sax, Lead and vocals). The band also acted as Trio Elegantes for small performances or when an acoustic setting is required. Los Elegantes-Caribenos are recognized as one of the famous Latin & Caribbean bands in the region. This is a real party band with lots of entertainment for the public. Over the years, the group has worked with many talented songwriters, musicians, vocalists and arrangers.
Los Elegantes Caribeños is a super swinging dance orchestra that plays salsa, merengue and other Caribbean music with full commitment. The band has a sophisticated repertoire of Salsa, Merengue, Cuban Son and Guajira, Dominican Merengue, Bolero, Soka, Surinamese kaseko, and Antillean music. The band also plays well-known top 40 classics from the 70s, 80s and 90s on request
We take care of the music during your birthday, wedding, reception or company party. The band plays a lot of well-known Caribbean songs and provide a lot of entertainment for the public. Especially for occasions where the space or budget is limited, we have the opportunity to take care of the music with a small staff.
Standard instrumentation: Piano, Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar, Drum, Percussion, Saxophonist, Singer.
Example music fragment.