Orquesta Revé, commonly known as "El Charangon", is a music legend in
Cuba and is famous worldwide. The Orquesta Revé was founded in 1956 by
Elio Revé, a brilliant musician from Guantanamo who died in 1996.
Today it is his son, Elito Revé, who ensures the musical direction of
the band. Many of the musicians and singers currently at the
forefront of the Cuban music scene have been at one time or another
members of Orquesta Revé, and it is probably for that reason that the
band was given the nickname of the "Mother" orchestra.
In the more than half-century of its existence, the Orquesta
Revé has been not only an incomparable orchestra of popular dance
music, but also a laboratory from which other orchestras originated,
such as Ritmo Oriental, Los Van Van, daN Den, the 440, Pupy, Chucho
Valdes, Yumuri and others. Orquesta Revé has also been the source of
other innovative and successful musical formulas as well.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_9OqFTS-0M