MP3 Oral Fuentes Reggae Band - Oral Culture
Funky Reggae. A mixture of Reggae, Bruk-Down (Belizean Music) and other Latin and Caribbean Rhythms.
12 MP3 Songs
REGGAE: Smooth Reggae, WORLD: Reggae
The out-door stage at the SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival in Saskatoon, Sk. Canada was well packed, as Oral and the boys shake the entire area with a mixture of Reggae, Soca, Punta Rock and Bruk-down(music from Belize). Kevin Tobin the Artistic Director of the Jazz Festival was impressed. Also, impressed was Mark Sabbatini a writer from "All About Jazz." He wrote"Oral Fuentes is a larger funk/reggae collaboration that, unlike Friday''s shows, is heavy on fresh material and interactive jams.
It''s one of the few times all week I see a decent number of people dancing and the only performance I witness that gets calls for an encore."
The Odeon Events Centre in Saskatoon is another place you can always find Oral and the Band. Usually anywhere from 600-1000 people comes out for their Caribbean/Latin Parties.
Oral Fuentes'' musical experience started in his home country of Belize, where he was involved with a multicultural band, ''Caribbean Jam'' in the mid eighties, playing for many local and countrywide events. Since then Oral has traveled intensively to Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Suriname, Guyana, USA and the Caribbean.
Moving to Saskatoon,Sk. Canada, in 1992, Oral teams up with musicians from Saskatoon, bringing Oral Fuentes Reggae Band to the fore front of Festivals. "We must enjoy our own culture", says Oral, " I want to take people on a mental vacation." This Caribbean Band does just that. Oral writes and performs his own songs.