In 1957 began in Medellín (Colombia) the musical group The Teen Agers, which was later renamed 'Los 8 de Colombia'. By the date of release of this album they had published nearly forty records. The group spread his fame to other American countries and even acted in several U.S. cities, where they finished fixing residence in Miami in 1983 for three years before his final return to Colombia. Then the group expanded the number of members coming to collect two trumpets, two saxophones, three percussionists, three vocalists, bass and piano under the direction of Juan José Vélez and Luis Eduardo Peñuela.
Fourteen musicians, 46 instruments, and the astonishing rhythmic variety of the Afro-Cuban culture; ingredients for a percussion fiesta. Under the joint leadership of the veteran drummer Louis Bellson and the gifted Cuban percussionist Walfredo de los Reyes, Sr., a cross-section of American and Caribbean musicians explores the expressive possibilities in the complex rhythms developed within the musical traditions of the Nañigo descendants of Carabali tribesmen taken to Cuba from the Congo. The music is rich in texture, variety, and percussive melody. Warning: the compulsion to dance may be irresistible.
Los Prisioneros was maybe one of the most important and seminal Chilean Rock Punk Pop bands in Latin America.