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Juan Formell Y Los Van Van

One of the most influential Cuban musicians of the Castro era, Juan Formell formed Los Van Van in 1969 after developing Afro-Cuban meldings with the changui sound of Elio Reve's Orchestra. From there he did more to influence the sound of Cuban music than anyone else during the '70s and '80s.

Born in Havana in 1942, Formell was taught both by his father and the bassist Orestes Urfe. By the age of 17 he was a member of a military band (playing bass as well); several years later, he moved to the nightclubs and began working on the new sound of Cuban dance, with Elio Reve as well as Elena Burke. After forming Los Van Van, Formell introduced the songo sound, which became one of the most popular forms during the '70s. The birth of the '80s brought a new sound, that of buey cansado, and unsurprisingly, the new form proved just as popular as songo. Los Van Van released several high-selling LPs and toured most of South and Central America, as well as Asia and the then-Soviet Union. Formell has recorded several solo albums, though Los Van Van appears on all of them. ~ John Bush, Rovi
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Per Encima Del Invel

1. Por Encima Del Nivel (Sandunguera)

2. Chirrin Chirran

3. El Baile Del Buey Cansao

4. Nosotros Los Del Caribe

5. Anda, Ven Y Muevete

6. Que Palo Es Ese

7. Me Gusta Y No Puede Ser

8. Y Que Tu Crees

9. La Habana No Aguanta Mas

10. Aqui El Que Baila Gana

11. El Negro No Tiene Na

12. Se Acabo El Querer

13. Que Le Den Candela

14. La Titimania

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Track List: Colección Juan Formell Y Los Van Van, Vol. 8

1. Por Encima Del Nivel

2. De 5 A 7

3. Ay Mama Recibeme

4. Que Pista

5. Dale Calabaza

7. Consejo De Un Viejo

8. Que Palo Es Ese

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Track List: Colección Juan Formell Y Los Van Van, Vol. 12

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Track List: Colección: El Negro No Tiene Na

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Track List: Colección Juan Formell Y Los Van Van, Vol. 10

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Track List: Coleccion Juan Formell Y Los Van Van, Vol.9

1. Anda, Ven Y Muevete

2. Sera Que Se Acabo

3. La Habana No Aguanta Mas

4. Y Que Tu Crees

5. El Danzonete

6. Habla Claro Camara

7. Artesano Del Espacio

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Track List: Te Pone La Cabeza Mala

1. Esto Te Pone La Cabeza Mala

2. Llevala A Tu Vacilon

3. Que Pasa Con Ella

4. Regresamelo Todo

5. Barriste Con El

6. Ni Bombones Ni Caramelos

7. Lo Que Dejo Sebastian

8. La Shopimaniaca

9. Ella Tiene Algo Que No Se

10. El Tren Se Va

11. Esto Te Pone La Cabeza Mala. Repris

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Track List: ¡Ay Dios, Ampárame!

1. Ya Empezó La Fiesta

2. Hay Mujeres

3. Deja La Ira

4. De Igual A Igual

5. Soy Todo

6. La Fruta

7. Camina Pa' Que Te Conozcan

8. Abusadora, Me Enteré

9. De La Habana A Matanzas

10. Hoy Se Cumplen Seis Semanas

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Track List: Arrasando

1. Arrasando

3. Me Trajo Dos

5. La Rumba No

7. Dame La Luz

8. Mi Songo

9. Un Tumbao Pa Los Dos

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Track List: La Formellmania. Antologia De Juan Formell Y Los Van Van, Vol. 1

1. Aqui Se Enciende La Candela

2. El Baile Del Buey Cansao

3. Dale Dos

4. Yuya Martinez

5. Si Una Mamita

6. Te Traigo

7. El Martes

8. La Habana Joven

9. Chirrin Chirran

10. Marilu

11. Que Palo Es Ese

12. Nosotros Los Del Caribe

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Track List: La Formellmanía. Antología De Juan Formell Y Los Van Van, Vol. 2

1. Qué Tiene Van Van

2. Aquí El Que Baila Gana

3. Ya Empezó La Fiesta

4. Un Socio

5. ¡Qué Sorpresa!

6. Soy Normal, Natural

7. De Igual A Igual

8. Camina Pa' Que Te Conozcan

9. De La Habana A Matanzas

10. Qué Pasa Con Ella

11. Esto Te Pone La Cabeza Mala

12. Oh, No

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Track List: La Formellmanía. Antología De Juan Formell Y Los Van Van, Vol.3

1. Ay Mamá, Recíbeme

2. Por Encima Del Nivel (Sandunguera)

3. La Habana No Aguanta Más

4. Anda, Ven Y Muévete

5. La Habana Sí

6. La Titimanía

7. Recaditos No

8. El Negro No Tiene Ná

9. Hay Mujeres

10. Hasta Las Cuántas

11. Ese Es Mi Problema

12. Ella Tiene Algo Que No Se

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Track List: Papá Formell

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sexxy_bunny8 6
Candela a todas esas gallinas viejas de miami gosaaa he he
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En Perú tambien nos gusta la música cubana.
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One of the best ever musicians and orchestra
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Hoy por hoy una de las mejores bandas cubana..
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Si la paloma voló, que le den candela, ay dios amparame, anda ven y muévete, quien no ha bailado y gozado con su arte y su carisma. Para el gran Juan Formel mi admiración y a Los Van Van que toquen, que la buena música cubana se respeta.
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Soy Boricua casado con tremenda mujer Cubana y gozo cuando escucho esa musica, que bueno es recordar.
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Again reading the LA TIMES OBITS 5/3/14) JUAN FORMELL a great Cuban musician and composer has died at age of 71. He was the driving force behind the great Salsa orchestra LOS VAN VAN. Born JUAN CLIMACO FORMELL CORTINA on Aug.2,1942, and as a young man he joined important musical groups and the Reve group in 1967 and made use of the electric bass and keyboards, he also composed musical scores for the theater and cinema, and received 2 Latin Grammy awards. May he rest in peace (5/1/14).








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Son de lo mejor
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They mantain the cuban tradition
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sexxy_bunny8 6
K rico mis van van gosa papi
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son los mejores
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they don't make music like they used too
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The name Van Van comes from the time that Fidel bet everything on reaching 10 million tons of sugar in a harvest. When the experts said they did not have the resources, they were labeled worms and sent to the fields along with every able hand. Only the most radical communists kept insisting they were going to do it. This is when this character named his band Van Van, los 10 millones van. Now the want to be perceived as non political and nobody talks about this.
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SO true beautiful music that has the soul encapsulated within its intricate rythm.
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Regarles politic belives this band represent the sound of cuba, a living legend, the better music to dance (casino style). Viva cuba!!!

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