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SAC Diversity Performance: Rica Obsesion

  • Date: Friday, September 9, 2011
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Location: Dahl Centennial Union—Marty's

Two brothers joined in blood and music founded Rica Obsesion. Dennis and Byron Calito from Guatemala; raised in Chicago, have the talent and ability to achieve in the music industry. They started playing music in church at a very young age, and were inspired by their older brother Victor. Both of them have had the privilege to perform and record with various local bands in Chicago. They have also performed with well-known artist such as, Eddie Santiago, Kevin Ceballo, Tony Vega, Van Lester, Wichie Camacho, Frankie Negron and many more.

Dennis Calito (Timbales/Music Director) and Byron Calito (Congas/Vocals) have brought together some of Chicagos finest musicians to make up Rica Obsesion. The Rica Obsesion family consists of Harley Figueroa (Saxophone) as musical composer, Stuart Mindiman on Piano, Ritchie Pilot on Bass, Micah Frazier on Trumpet, Joe Mende on Trombone, and Alex Torres on Lead Vocals.

Rica Obsesions passion for Salsa, which is vigorously projected through their musical selections from artists like Spanish Harlem Orquestra, the late Frankie Ruiz, and Soneros Del Barrio is undeniably strong. Rica Obsesion also performs variety of music such as Mergenues and cha cha cha by the late Tito Puente and many Latin Jazz tunes.

Rica Obsesions ultimate goal is to show their love for music in their performance, to see and feel the excitement of the audience on the dance floor.

Questions? Contact SAC Diversity Committee, SAC Diversity Committee

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