Caribbean musical cruise from descarga latina to reggaelove, by Rodry-Go!, la Estrella Tropical.
Rodry-Go!, a.k.a. Rodrigo Rodriguez Puerta, is the (Cartagena) Colombian soul of Mercadonegro, the leading international Salsa orchestra that he found in Switzerland in 2001, with Armando Miranda, Cesar Correa and Bibomusic's producer Al Gabriel.
The performer on stage.
During these years, he has participated as singer and percussionist with Mercadonegro to hundreds of international concerts with the brightest stars of Salsa and Latin Jazz. In 2001 he was at "Pavarotti & Friends" playingwith the legendary Queen of Salsa, Mrs. Celia Cruz, then he played with stars like Cheo Feliciano, Josè Aalberto "‘El Canario"’, Richie Ray, Tito Nieves, Ray Sepulveda, Albita Rodriguez, Dave Valentin, Chico Freeman, Giovanni Hidalgo, Alfredo De La Fe, Los Hermanos Moreno, and many other stars of the Salsa & Latin Jazz world. He has also shared the scene with artists like George Benson, Carlos Santana, Anastacia, Barry White, Deep Purple, Kool And The Gang, Tom Jones, among others.The author and musician in studio.
Remarkable has been his activity during the recording of the two first Mercadonegro’s albums, "Bailalo!" and "Salsa Pa’l Mundo Entero" the latter remembered for songs like “La Bendición”, “Llegó la hora”, “Yo soy el son”, “La malanga”, but also for its original cover, representing an elegant and trendy Swiss watch, with the names on of the most important towns of the world. As well, he is also remembered and appreciated for his participation in recordings with Italian artists under the trusteeship of Eros Ramazzotti and with musicians of Laura Pausini ’s band, and in several projects of Latin, Jazz, Disco, Pop, Rap music in many European countries.The music of Rodry-Go! is an irresistible and original Caribbean reggaeton, with a heavy and very rhythmic side, known as descarga latina (with tracks like "La melaza", "Dale saoko", "Comenzó el party", "Pump it up!", "Hands Up!"), followed by a surprisingly romantic and passionate side, called reggaelove, starting with the reggaeton-cumbia version of Mercadonegro - and his own - salsa masterpiece, the song "Regresaré", then following with "Solo por ella", "La dueña de mi Corazon" (reggae cha), "Pa’las mujeres" (reggae vallenato), and the heart touching bachata" El primer amor" with the participation of the female voice of Colombian singer Gloria Velandia: thanks to these romantic tunes, Rodry-Go! can rightfully be described as the founder of the reggaelove style.
The album "Mr.Reggae & Roll" is enriched by two irresistible tropical tracks, the merengue-ton "Menéalo" and "Amor sincero", which are sure radio and dance hits, and, naturally, by Rodry-Go!’s salsa trademark: a tremendous salsa with reggaeton, entitled “descargaton”, plus, as bonus track, the famous salsa, "Regresaré", together with his Mercadonegro band.
All the songs are written, arranged and produced by Rodry-Go! himself, with the participation to the recording and the production of Mercadonegro’s hard core, including, Cesar Correa, Armando Miranda, Robert Marcano, Amik Guerra, under the direction of Latin music producer Al Gabriel and sound engineer José Mendoza, for Bibomusic Inc.
In 2010 Rodry-Go! has presented his second solo album, Con Clase (check on-line for more details, and download online the album), which has been very successful, with the golden participation of José Alberto "El Canario".
Rodry-Go! is presenting worldwide his live music, tropical, urban and Salsa, and has produced in 2012 a remarkable show "Tribute to Joe Arroyo", which has been presented in international festivals, such Latinoamericando in Milano, in which he remembers the music and poetry of his master, Joe Arroyo, who came, as Rodrigo, from Cartagena, Colombia.