Yelba

Yelba

Yelba is a joy to watch and can break out in a steamy salsa, meringue, or cumbia which will have the audience wildly dancing and whirling to the sounds of exciting rhythms. She is a versatile entertainer that sings in Spanish, English, and Portugese with a band can perform as a full 7 piece combo, an acoustic duo, and any size band in between!

Nicaraguan-born Yelba came into this world with a gift for harmonies and a joy of entertaining. She learned to play the guitar by watching her father strumming while he sang Nicaraguan folk tunes to his five children. The gifted family performed in Pittsburgh, PA for Roberto Clemente’s Memorial Service in 1972. Yelba and her sister were featured every week on Nicaraguan television during their childhood. Since then Yelba has traveled to and performed in many different countries, including Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Spain and Peru. While residing in Peru for three years, she performed music of South American and African descent with an all-girl band. Her globetrotting allowed this versatile vocalist/guitar player to appreciate music from several different regions of the world, and because of this unique heritage, she brings music to us with a zest and gusto second to none.

SALSAS
Abriendo Puertas
Ayer
Bemba Colorado
Caballa Viejo
De Que Callada Manera
Estoy Aqui
Herida
La Bomba
La Cumbia del Sol
La Negra Tiene Tumbao
La Vida es un Carnaval
Lloraras
Mi Tierra
Moliendo Café
No Le Pegues a la Negra
Petalos de Fuego
Que Le Den Candela
Talisman
Yo Vendo Unos Ojos Negros

MERENGUE
A Fuego Lento
Africano
Cana Brava
Don Goyo
Es Mentiroso
Fruta Fresca
La Bilirrubina
Machucalo
Negro Batey
Pachanga
Palo Eh
Porompopero
Sopa de Caracol
Suavemente
Tu Sonrisa

CUMBIAS AND CHA CHAS
Alumbra Luna
Amor a la Mexicana
Baila Esta Cumbia
Canoa Ranchaa
La Mucura
La Piragua
La Pollera Colora
La Suegra
Parece Que Va a Llover
Ultimo Beso
Corazon Espinado
Derroche
Frenesi
Guajira
Guantanamera
Oye Como Va
Quien Sera

LATIN JAZZ
Besame Mucho
Girl from Impanema
Contigo Aprendi
Involvidable
Jurame
La Barca
La Mentira
La Puerta
Manana de Carnaval
Sabor a Mi

SONGS IN ENGLISH
Don’t Know Why, Come Away with Me (Norah Jones)
Smooth Operatror (Sade)
Killing Me Softly with His Song (Olivia Newton John)
I Can’t Help Falling in Love, Hound Dog (Elvis Presley)
Proud Mary (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
September (Earth Wind and Fire)
We Are Family (Pointer Sisters)
I Will Survive (Gloria Gainer)
On The Radio (Donna Summers)
Believe (Cher)
Play That Funky Music (Wild Cherry)
Let’s Groove Tonight (Earth Wind and Fire)
Wind Beneath My Wings (Bette Middler)
Angel of the Morning (Juice Newton)
Blue Bayou (Linda Rondstadt)
Take Me Home Country Road, Leaving on a Jet Plane (John Denver)
Crazy, I Fall to Pieces (Patsy Cline)
Superstar (The Carpenters)

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