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Led by composer/percussionist/bandleader Raphael Geronimo, Vancouver’s Rumba Calzada is an eclectic, powerful mix of salsa, jazz, and Afro-Cuban rhythms. Stirring up a mesmerizing Caribbean musical fusion, this JUNO-nominated “world class Latin band” (The Province) makes powerful and joyful music that’s guaranteed to bring the house down every time.   -  Coastal Jazz 2018

Canadian based Rumba Calzada brought the house down with their eclectic mix of Latin, Salsa and Afro-Cuban rhythms.
— Adam Lee, Music-Room - Malaysia
If great things are worth waiting for then this soulful almost mesmerizing, project proves it.
— Descarga.com, New York
...a world class Latin Band.
— The Province, Vancouver, Canada
This one stays in the CD player. A classic.
— Descarga.com, New York
...guaranteed to move your feet and reach your soul.
— Latin Beat Magazine, Los Angeles

AWARD NOMINATIONS

Nominated for a 2002 JUNO Award for World Music Album of the Year -Rumba Calzada Volume 3

Nominated for a 2002 Westcoast Music Award for Best Roots / Traditional Release -Rumba Calzada Volume 3

Nominated for a 2002 Canadian Independent Music Award for Best Global Album -Rumba Calzada Volume 3

Nominated for a 2008 Western Canadian Music Award for Outstanding World Recording of the Year - Rumba Calzada Album 4

International Salsa Magazine Article, Venezuela, April 2014 by Ingrid Hernandez