Victor Hugo 'The Salsa Artist'
Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Victor Hugo graduated from Universidad Central de Venezuela with a degree in Performing Arts. His mother was an actress and folklore singer and was a well-known face in Venezuelan TV soaps. Whilst still a teenager, Victor starred in and directed several Theatre musicals.
He left his home to go to London to pursue a career in the arts, having won a scholarship from the Venezuelan government to study film making whilst continuing his work in music. Undeterred by the loss of his funding with political change at home, Victor continued in his musical career.
As one of the most accomplished and talented Latin musicians, Victor Hugo has lent his band to, and collaborated with many of the great names of Salsa. This impressive list of Salseros includes: Grupo Niche, Kike Harvey, David Pabon, El Canario, Celia Cruz, Junior Gonzalez, Luis Felipe Gonzalez, Tito Nieves, Mariano Civico, Charlie Palmieri, Oscar D'Leon and now on his latest recordings with Grammy award nominated ' Son de Cali' - from Cali-Colombia with whom he is presently recording his latest compositions.
A pioneer of Latin music in Europe, Victor founded and lead a number of high profile bands as well as making several forays into the world of Latin Pop, including Tequila with Island Records and more recently with the dance hit 'The Latin Thing' with Faze Records, both of which entered the Top 10. Victor's own compositions have been featured in films and advertising and his name has been associated with Bacardi, Colgate, Corona, and Tequila El Cuervo amongst others.
Tropicalisimo! Is one of the first albums that Victor Hugo made that was to define his new musical style. Victor Hugo has a list of recordings, which are available world wide on several record labels around the world and has won an exclusive in Asia after his recent successful tour in Hong Kong and Singapore where his is due back in 2005 by to popular demand.
Currently he has a further three projects being prepared - one for completion shortly in Cali, Colombia, one scheduled for completion in Cuba 'Salsa in English' and a third Salsa Musical 'collaborative project to be brought to fruition in London- England.
Nevertheless, do not miss his other recordings out now. ! El Niche Soy yo!, Salsa PA América and Latinoamérica.
Victor, a charismatic and energetic performer, is first choice for international festivals, theatre events and celebrity parties, receiving superlative reviews wherever he goes. With his band, he performs for many of the rich and famous, throughout the world.
You can also find Victor Hugo lecturing and giving workshops in Colleges and Universities all over Europe about "Latin America Music History" and the social and political influences of past and present on Latin American popular music; as his specialist subject to students of Latin America studies as well as other related studies. Today you are likely to find him performing his own compositions on stage anywhere in the world, as he says 'wherever the music takes me'