De Tierra Caliente
De Tierra Caliente is a dynamic Latin fusion band that ignites the air with vibrant colors and irresistible rhythms, creating an infectious atmosphere that gets everyone up and dancing. Their music combines catchy melodies, unaffected lyrics, and a fusion of Latin, Caribbean, Brazilian and American rhythms, resulting in an unforgettable celebration of music and culture.
Formed in 2014, this flavorful band, with members from both Philadelphia and Puerto Rico, has taken their exhilarating performances across the United States, Colombia, Brazil, and Puerto Rico. With two full-length albums under their belt, De Tierra Caliente captivates audiences with their sabor, spice, and alegría, bringing the warmth and joy of tropical countries to stages across the Americas.
De Tierra Caliente delivers a musical experience that transcends cultural boundaries, reminding audiences of the simple pleasures that sometimes get overshadowed in the hustle of daily life. Their intoxicating songs in Spanish, English, and Portuguese resonate with the vibrant colors and familial warmth of a South American kitchen, leaving no one untouched by their infectious energy.
Led by Bronson Tennis, who founded the band after immersing himself in the music and cultures of Colombia, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Cuba and the Dominican Republic, De Tierra Caliente seamlessly blends these influences with Philly’s Americana and Puerto Rican roots, creating a fresh and distinctive sound. Their versatility shines as they surprise audiences with a range of genres throughout their shows, effortlessly transitioning from danceable Puerto Rican and Cuban salsa to Dominican merengue and bachata, from hard-hitting American country to Brazilian samba, from Colombian champeta to funk and reggae.
De Tierra Caliente’s wide array of musical styles present a mesmerizing musical journey that showcases the richness and diversity of the Americas. With authenticity at their core, they breathe life into each genre they embrace.
De Tierra Caliente has graced countless stages, from theaters to festivals, outdoor concert series, schools, and universities. Their performances are not just concerts; they are communal celebrations that invite the audience to dance, sing along (often in languages they don’t speak), and immerse themselves in the universal language of music. These shows not only expose people to new musical genres but also serve as a means for immigrants to reconnect with their roots, finding a sense of home in the melodies and rhythms.
Prepare to embark on a thrilling musical adventure with De Tierra Caliente as they continue to share their passion, spreading joy and unity through their captivating rhythms and unwavering spirit.