[ Calle Real, Salsa, Timba ]
Calle Real is a Timba band from Sweden founded in 1999. Calle Real currently has twelve members who play modern timba with distinctive pop influences. The music is well arranged and suited for the club scene. There is a definite heavy groove with a sound that differs from the mainstream. There are elements of rock, funk, R&B and especially pop, which is not unusual considering the band members grew up with MTV.
The band was founded towards the end of 1999 by Patricio Sobrado, initially as a trio, playing old Cuban songs in the style of the Buena Vista Social Club. Since then, new musicians have joined the band while others have moved on. The group has changed its style to timba.