Gente de Zona: a hit in Toronto
The popular Cuban reggaeton group Gente de Zona was a hit at the Opera House in Toronto, with more than 16 musicians on stage.
The Cuban band’s concert at the theater, considered one of the city’s historical showbiz sites, was termed as one of the best reggaeton concerts held in Toronto this year.
Gente de Zona is a Cuban reggaeton group set up by Alexander Delgado in Havana in 2000, and is made up of composer and singer Yosdany Carmenates (Jacob Forever), and musical producer and arranger Fernando Otero (Nando Pro). The band has gained international recognition with its tunes Farandulera, Soñé, Pa'la gente de mi Zona, and others.
Many of its songs are topping the music charts not only in the United States and Europe, where they take two annual tours. In 2010 they had a successful tour of ten US cities. Experts say that Gente de Zona has an explosive style and the energy of reggaeton does not hide the latent musicality of Afro Cuban rhythms.
A mixture of good voices, effective lyrics and a successful choreographic display on stage characterize the group and define the tremendous success that it is currently having.