Ritmo Masacote was originally founded in 2006 as a Latin Jazz band. It crossed over into the Cuban Salsa market in 2009 when the musical director, Joel Masacote, began fusing Timba (Cuban Salsa), Reggae and Yoruba (Afro Cuban percussion). The new Caribbean Salsa sound has gained them tremendous popularity as far as Italy, Japan, Peru, and Colombia.
The ensemble’s music can be heard in motion pictures, on global instructional DVDs, and on major radio stations and satellite radio, both nationally and internationally. Ritmo Masacote is often accompanied on stage by dancers from the Masacote Dance Company, an internationally touring dance troupe. Together, they are making waves in music and dance communities worldwide.