La Sonora Carruseles is a salsa band originating in 1995 from Colombia. They are currently established in Miami, Florida. Their music has been featured in televised competitions such as So You Think You Can Dance. Sonora Carruseles was grouped in the Colombian city of Medellin in 1995. The group is headed by Manolo Puerto. They originally started as an experiment for Mario "Pachanga" Rincon, who was musical director at Colombian based record company, Discos Fuentes. After a sound rehearsal, the project was approved and an album was released that same year. The group has released an album every few years and traveled most of Europe and Latin America. It is now half Colombian, with other members from Latin American countries. In 2009 Sonora Carruseles released their latest production entitled "Maestros De La Salsa Dura" . Opening with the Dante Vargas version of Joe Cuba's classic "Bang Bang," Masters of Hard Salsa goes on to prove the title is justified. Listen to the insane "Quinto Y Trompeta" to taste this particular brand of salsa. Trumpeter Dante Vargas is joined by bassists Alex Duque and Sergio Munera, pianists Pablo Grajales and Cristian Cuevas, percussionists Morist Jimenez Jr and Fabian Picón. Sonora Carruseles has been received well in many Spanish-speaking countries.