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Lengaïa Salsa Brava

Lengaïa Salsa Brava is a 11-piece multi-awarded Canadian orchestra based in Montreal and created in 2012 by French Guyanese trombone player Giany Huyghues-Despointes. As its hometown, the orchestra is multicultural and has 7 different nationalities: Colombia, French Guyana, Venezuela, Peru, Quebec, Spain and Dominican Republic. Lengaïa has collaborated with several international artists from the world of salsa such as Ismael Miranda, Ismael Rivera Jr and Jimmy Bosch and is well listed in the new world-known emerging salsa orchestras. 

Lengaïa’s artistic approach  

Our motto: “La salsa dura de siempre con el sabor de ahora” is what defines our musical proposal. The orchestration of 3 trombones and a baritone saxophone gives an aggressive and powerful identity to our music. Constancy and professionalism govern our work. We maintain the heritage of the 70s’ salsa style with original and innovative songs . 

Musical Productions 

Album THE GOLD DIGGERS ft Jimmy Bosch, Label Lulaworld Records, 2020  

Big Band Extended Range, A TRIBUTE TO AMY WINEHOUSE, 2019  

Tour EPIPHANY TOUR IN COLOMBIA, tour in Cali, Medellin and Bogota, 2019  

Album IMPACTO, 2018, Label IM Musician  

Soundtrack, webserieExiliados“, song Comedia del Arte, Canada, 2019  

Soundtrack, ” Ultramarin, ultraterrien” doc, song Salsa Dura Hasta la muerte, France, 2019  

Soundtrack, “Cranks” movie, Canada, released in 2020  

Soundtrack, “Mme Lajoie” movie, Spain to be released in 2020  

Soundtrack, “Diggstownserie, Canada released in 2020  

Awards and nominations  

Salsa Song Contest, Feria de Cali and Zanja Production, nominated TOP 10 finalist, song Don Nadie  

Canada Latin Awards, nominee “Best tropical song” 2020, song Salsa Dura hasta la muerte ft. Jimmy Bosch  

Canada Latin Awards, winner “best tropical song” 2019, song Comedia del Arte  

Canada Latin Awards, winner “best salsa band” 2018  

Canada Latin Awards, winner “best salsa band” 2017 

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