Son de Tikizia is one of Costa Rica’s groups with more international projection. They have performed in some of the most distinctive and finest venues such as B.B.King New York 2012, Cadiz España 2011, AZ Salsa Festival Arizona 2011, USA, Puerto Rico Salsa Congress 2010, Datch Forum in Milan, Ipodromo delle Capanelle in Rome, Melweg in Amsterdam, Expo Zaragoza 2008, Espai Port Jazz Festival in Sant Feliú de Guixols, Barcelona, Castrelos Park in Vigo, Spain, Las Palmas Stadium in The Canary Islands among others.
They have made appearances with Ruben Blades in his tour around Europe “Panama se queda en ti, 2008”, they have also pleyed with Cheo Feliciano, Jimmy Bosch and Ralp Irizzarry.
Son de Tikizia is a Costa Rican band with outstanding musicians, lead by Walter Flores and Alfredo Poveda.
Walter Flores, musical director of Son de Tikizia has five Grammy Awards and has worked for Ruben Blades for over 13 years as a musician, producer and conductor. He also has worked with Gilberto Santa Rosa, Willie Colón, Jimmy Bosch, Seis del Solar, Abraham Lavoriel, Mercedes Sosa, Tania Libertad, Armando Manzanero and Nestor Torres among others. He also worked on the musical arrangements for the song “Dilo Una Vez” by Humberto Vargas, first place winner in Viña del Mar 2006 the largest latin american Song Festival. He studied music at Castella Conservatory, the University of Costa Rica, Manhathan School of Music (New York) and Berklee Collage (Boston).