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United States - California - LA United States - California

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Bobby Rivas

Born July 3 1957 in El Salvador Central America , the son of a Nicaraguan father and Salvadorean mother, Bobby began at the young age of six to sing in school shows, church choirs, benefits, weddings, while devoting time to his other passion, playing goalkeeper in his beloved soccer football.

At age eleven, Bobby participated in the "Buscando Estrellas" festival, from which he emerged a finalist. At thirteen, he joined the Chucho Tovar Flores orchestra, in which he had the opportunity to travel and to relocate to Los Angeles, California.

In 1977 he joined the "LA Compañia" orchestra, where he was introduced to the Tropical Music scene in Los Angeles. In 1980, the promoter Roberto Rivera invited Bobby to form his own group. Bobby began to perform at the Hollywood Palladium, opening for such legends as El Gran Combo, Ruben Blades, Willie Colon, Machito, Celia Cruz, and others. It was here that his intense desire to sing Salsa was born. He united with his brother musicians from the barrio, Alex Acuña, Luis Conte, Yari More, Justo Almario and others, to form "The Los Angeles Salsa All Stars," a twenty piece super band famous for their Tuesday night descargas at the Peruvian Room.

It was here that Bobby quickly caught the attention of the media.

Newspapers, television, and radio stations praised Bobby for possessing one of the privileged voices, capable of great power and style, as well as sweetness. It was this sweetness that Bobby cultivated while interpreting romantic ballads and boleros, gaining entrance to an increasing number of international Song Festivals, both as a singer and as a composer.

In 1986, Bobby took first prize in the OTI festival in Los Angeles. He accepted invitations to sing in the the Worlds great song festivals, such as The Curacao Song Festival, Holland Casino Sheveningeng, Colombia Festibuga, Peru Ancon Festival, and New Yorks' "Festival Latino de la Cancion".

Between festivals and concerts, Bobby was busy singing and producing music for television and films and commercials with such great producers as Bebu Silvetti, Jorge Calandrelli, Hector Garrido,Harry Manfrediny,Emilio Kauderer, Cesar Benitez, Sandy Stein, Ramon Flores, Gustavo Farias, Kenny Obrien, Jesus Alejander Perez "El Niño"and others. He enjoyed great reward and acclaim for his work in "Las Palmas De Oro" in Mexico City, acting in the movie "Pesadilla En Las Vegas," starring Cornelio Reyna Jr. "L.A.Confidential." Bobby Riva's voice is the voice of Sebastian in the Spanish version of "The Little Mermaid." His Music is also featured in "The Shield FX."

Bobby recorded an album with Ecuadorian composer, Enrique Izquieta, that was overseen by Nelson Ned. Other recordings followed, including "Paisajes", dedicated to the country of Bolivia, and "Salsa Merengue Bolivia," both of which saw Bobby performing in that country.

On stage, Bobby is a dynamic performer who holds satisfying the audience's need for entertainment as his number one responsibility. He is a master of combining the art of music with diversion. He has performed on stages around the world, and his shows are wildly in demand for a variety of venues including television specials, concert halls, festivals, casinos, clubs, hotels, social and corporate events and fundraisers.



ESPAÑOL
Nacio Julio 3 1957 en El Salvador Centro America, hijo de padre Nicaraguense y madre Salvadoreña Bobby comenzo cantando a la edad de seis años en actos de escuelas, en coros de iglesias, Beneficios sociales, villancicos navideños, como tambien jugando al futbol como guardameta, deporte al cual es apasionado.

A los once años, participa en un festival llamado Buscando Estrellas en el cual sale como uno de los triunfadores. A los trece años de edad ingresa a la orquesta de Chucho Tovar Flores en donde se intercionaliza, viajando en 1974 a Los Angeles California. Para 1977 ingresa a la orquesta La Compañia donde se da a conocer en el ambiente de musica tropical en Los Angeles California .

En 1980 el promotor Roberto Rivera lo invita a que forme su propia agrupacion y comienza en Hollywood Palladium a alternar con diferentes agrupaciones como el Gran Combo, Ruben Blades, Willie Colon, Machito, Celia Cruz entre otros, es entonces cuando nace la inquietud por cantar "Salsa." En esta etapa , se reunen los amigos del barrio; Alex Acuña, Luis Conte, Yari More, Justo Almario y mas, formando la orquesta; "Los Angeles Salsa All Stars" la super banda en donde veinte musicos ejecutan sus instrumentos cada martes por la noche en el Peruvian Room.

Periodicos, TV y Radio comentan sobre Bobby Rivas como una de las voces privilegiadas Por su potencia, sabor, dulzura; y cuando se dice dulzura es por la maestria con la que interpreta la musica romantica, boleros y baladas.

Es asi cuando Bobby comienza a participar en festivales de canciones en donde expone su talento como cantante y compositor. En el 1986 Gana el primer lugar en el festival OTI de Los Angeles y esto da paso a su participacion en otros Festivales como, "Curacao Song Festival," "Holland Casino Sheveningeng," Colombia "Festibuga," Peru Festival de "Ancon," New York "festival Latino de la Cancion."

Entre festivales, conciertos y shows, Bobby canta y produce numerosos comerciales para radio y television, junto a Bebu Silvetti, Jorge Calandrelli, Hector Garrido, Harry Manfrediny, Emilio Kauderer, Cesar Benitez, Ramon Flores, Kenny O'brien, Jesus Alejandro Perez "el Niño" entre otros.

Es reconocido y galardonado por "Las Palmas De Oro" en Mexico D.F. Filma la pelicula "Pesadilla En Las Vegas" Protagonizada por Cornelio Reyna Jr. Participa en "L.A. Confidential." Su musica a sido incluida en tv shows "The Shield FX." Interpreta la voz de "Sebastian" En "Little Mermaid" version español.

En esta etapa Nelson Ned apadrina el acetato realizado con canciones de Bobby Rivas y el compositor ecuatoriano Enrique Izquieta, posteriormente graba el cd "Paisajes" dedicado al pais de Bolivia el cual da paso a un segundo cd titulado "Salsa Merengue Bolivia" con los cuales recorre escenarios del mismo pais.

Cuando se habla de escenarios la responsabilidad de entregar al publico es solo lo mejor; Bobby combina el arte de la musica con diversion y el resultado es; satisfaccion. Bobby se a presentado en numerosos escenarios alrededor del mundo sus actuaciones son altamente aclamadas en eventos de la television, en casinos, conciertos, bailes, hoteles, clubes.