Led by Juan Formell, Los Van Van have become one of the most successful son groups in the world. To the Afro-Spanish sound of traditional Cuban music, Los Van Van have added a strong jazz emphasis. It is this fusion that has led to their popularity outside of Cuba. They can be heard on Songo, Sandunguera, and Dancing Wet. The group released Azucar in 1995; La Habana Si followed a year later, and Los Van Van remained a prolific presence throughout the decade, releasing albums including 1997's Con la Salsa Formell and 1999's Llego Van Van.
Van Van's Llego Van Van shows off their diverse, energetic sound once more. Produced by group leader Juan Formell and engineer Charlie Dos Santos, Llego Van Van features their spicy mix of timba, songo, charanga, salsa, jazz, and rock, and songs like "Permiso Que Llego Van Van" explain why they are still Cuba's most popular dance band.
Llego Van Van won the Grammy for Best Latin Salsa Album.