Viva la Musica is back at Sea World Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa! The music festival and live concert series is an annual event that takes place on Saturdays at Sea World and Sundays at Busch Gardens. Similar to Bands Brew and BBQ, the festivities will start at 12:00 PM, with concerts at 4:00 PM, unless otherwise noted. The event features world-famous Latin music stars, local acts throughout the afternoon, delicious Latin foods and beverages, and much more! Viva la Musica is included with park admission and with the purchase of Discount Sea World Tickets and Discount Busch Gardens Tickets. Keep reading for concert headliners and dates:
Saturdays at Sea World Orlando
Victor Manuelle is a successful Latin Grammy nominated Puerto Rican American salsa singer, songwriter, and improvisational sonero, known to his fans as El Sonero de la Juventud (“The Youth’s Sonero”). He is identified primarily with salsa romantica or “salsa monga”, but has also experimented with styles ranging from Colombian vallenato to urban reggaeton. Unlike other young salsa performers such as Marc Anthony, he has neither recorded in English, nor made a Latin pop album, nor (with rare exceptions) ventured into acting, preferring to remain a musician grounded within salsa music.
Oscar D’León is a Venezuelan musician who became internationally famous for his salsa music. In Spanish, he is known as El Sonero del Mundo (“the Improviser of the World”). His most famous song is perhaps “Llorarás,” which he recorded in 1975 with his group La Dimensión Latina. He is also ambassador for Operation Smile. During the 1980s, D’León achieved success in salsa music, and is now one of the great singers of Caribbean music. Because of successful tours throughout America and Spain, D’León was the first latino to sign a contract with the BBC.
Talented Sergio Vargas is primarily a merengue singer, but has also earned acclaim for his ability to sing other forms of Tropical music, including ballads. He was born in the Dominican Republic and got his start singing with the local group La Banda Brava. Vargas founded his band, Los Hijos del Rey, in 1986 and by 1988 had become a major star throughout Latin America where he began touring. Later that year, Vargas signed to CBS Records in the U.S. and his debut album eventually went gold. By 1991, he was recording with Sony and remains one of his country’s top artists.
The quartet known as Grupo Manía was formed in 1993 and became one of the most popular young merengue bands at that time. It is composed of three brothers of the Serrano Matos family: Héctor Iván “Banchy”, Edwin and Oscar, along with young choreographer Alfred Cotto. Their debut album A bombazo… ¡sí! reached number one in Puerto Rico radio play with hits such as “Celos”, “Dos mujeres” and “Me sigue pareciendo frío”. A year later, Elvis Crespo replaced Edwin, who was then replaced by Reynaldo Santiago. At the start of the new millenium, the band released their fifth album for Sony: Masters of the Stage. At the same time, “Destiny” was nominated for a Grammy award and for an award at the first Latin Grammy awards celebration, in the Merengue category.
Sundays at Busch Gardens
Nicaraguan salsa vocalist Luis Enrique was one of Latin music’s first pioneers of the romantic “salsa sensual” style. Approaching an otherwise aggressive and bright musical style with a smoother, more emotive sensibility, Enrique laid the groundwork for salsa and Latin pop artists to follow, such as Marc Anthony and Victor Manuelle. Though many had held the title before him, his sensual, romantic approach earned Enrique the title of “Prince of Salsa.” Enrique’s sizable discography has earned him five Grammy nominations and five Lo Nuestro Awards, in addition to numerous gold and platinum records. His 2007 release, Dentro y Fuera, marked a successful 20 years in the industry for the artist.
Zion & Lennox are one of reggaeton’s most recognizable duos. Felix Ortiz (Zion) and Gabriel Pizzaro (Lennox) grew up in Carolina, Puerto Rico, as neighbors. After three years of building their fan base and positive reputation with guest spots and compilation records, Zion & Lennox released their first full-length record, Motivando a la Yal. Thanks to the record’s success as it hit the charts with force, Zion & Lennox toured all over the Americas, performing before large and appreciative audiences. Soon industry demand and personal pressure caused Zion & Lennox to go in different directions. Although new releases are expected from the popular duo in the future, they are no longer tied to one another.
Noted Grammy Award-nominated Tropical Salsa singer, La India is also known as the “Princess of Salsa”. At the early age of 16 India decided to become a singer in the dance group TKA, one of the first ensembles of the Latin Hip Hop generation. Since then La India has become a superstar in the world of Salsa music with her mix of intense emotional overtones that sets her apart from any other female artist in the business. La India also maintains a busy yearlong touring schedule performing past and present club hits around the world along with her Salsa band.
Milly Quezada is a Latin Grammy-winning Dominican Merengue music singer. She is a famous singer in Latin America; especially in those Latin American countries bordered by the Caribbean Sea, and in the eastern seaboard region of the United States.She is also known as the queen of Merengue music. In early 2009, Milly joined eleven other Dominican music legends on a national tour celebrating the merengue and bachata music traditions of the country.
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