2016 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards

To ALL My Fans Family & Friends
If you are a voting member of the Hawaii Academy of Recording Artist and you like my music, I humbly ask for your vote for my single CD release for the upcoming 2016 Awards!
“Suenan Mis Timbales”
© 2015 Rolando Sanchez-new zalsa music-Ascap
Pacific Island Salsa

Rolando Sanchez & Salsa Hawaii
Hawaii’s Premiere International Latin Music Award Winning Recording Artist
RSC Music Hawaii
808-342-011
“Hawaii’s Sound of Latin Music”

CELEBRATE CUBA! January 23, 2016


Ballet Hawaii's 2016 Benefit Gala!!!
We invite you to join us to 

CELEBRATE CUBA!

Saturday, January 23 at 5:30 PM
at the
Royal Hawaiian Hotel
 
An Evening Inspired by Havanas's balmy nights with a taste of Cuban inspired cuisine and the live Latin beats of 
Rolando Sanchez & Salsa Hawaii All Star Band!!
 
Rolando Sanchez-Vocals~Percussions
Jules Kam-Vocals-Percussions
John Loo-Keyboards
Ernie Provencher-Bass
Scott Shaffer-Drums
Gordon Tokishi-Sax
Stanton Haughen-Trumpet
 
CALL (808) 521-8600 www.ballethawaii.org
more info:
https://www.facebook.com/BalletHI/

Vamonos De Fiesta by Rolando Sanchez

Available now on CDbaby.com!

 

Provided to YouTube by CDBaby Vamonos De Fiesta · Rolando Sanchez Vamonos de Fiesta ℗ 2010 Rolando Sanchez Carrion

Amanecer by Rolando Sanchez

This beautiful song was written by my Father Enrique Sanchez for my mother Lila Amanda Carrion de Sanchez. 

Available on CDbaby.com.



Provided to YouTube by CDBaby Amanecer · Rolando Sanchez Vamonos de Fiesta ℗ 2010 Rolando Sanchez Carrion

FELIZ NAVIDAD IN THE TOP 200 LIST!


From Jango.com:

Congratulations Rolando Sanchez,

Out of over 3000 submissions, your song "Feliz Navidad" has been selected as a top 200 song to be placed in the Independent Holiday ’15 station on Jango.com. In addition, we want to reward you for this accomplishment.

(Mahalo to Jango Radio stations all over the world!)



Rolando Sanchez in MIDWEEK!

Old Friends--Rolando Sanchez, by Jaime Kim
(From Midweek, November 25, 2015)

Rolando Sanchez comes from a family chock full of musicians. His father was a pianist and singer-songwriter. His mother and aunt also played music and sang. Then there's the uncle who played percussion in various bands, and who knows how many others.

Music is in his blood, you might say.

So at a very young age, when Sanchez recalls getting ahold of his mother's wooden spoons so he could hit pots and pans, he realized something: "It was a natural thing for me to do--bang on things," he says, laughing.

His drum of choice is the timbales, a percussion instrument he puts on full display with his latest album, Suenan Mis Timbales.

Released earlier this year, the 10-track album initially was to be only a single. Also titled Suenan Mis Timbales (a phrase that translates to "sound of timbales" or "listen to my timbales"), Sanchez chose to include nine other songs from his albums dating as far back as 1989. The result is a compilation of sorts, in addition to the single, which Sanchez says is doing well throughout the world in places as varied as the U.S., Mexico, Japan, India, France and many others.

"When you release something from Hawaii, especially when it's something different, and it's getting accepted worldwide, that is beautiful," he says.

Since all but one song previously had been recorded, Sanchez says Suenan Mis Timbales came together rather quickly. The album marks Sanchez's 11th in a career of more than two decades--and if Sanchez has his way, it won't be his last.

"I just want to keep recording, keep writing songs," he says, adding that he hopes to enter Suenan Mis Timbales for Na Hoku Hanahano Award consideration.

When it comes to music, there seems to be no part of it Sanchez doesn't like.

"The physical, the mental, the fans, the musicians with the band--just everything," he says.

He's lived in Hawaii now since 1984, having moved here from the San Francisco Bay Area, though his decision to relocate here came much earlier than that. In 1979, while on tour in Japan, Sanchez stopped here for one day.

It was enough to convince him to return.

"I realized that this place reminded me of my country, completely--I'm from Nicaragua," he says. "When the time came for me to make a decision to relocate, Hawaii was the best choice."

It's a similar landscape, he explains. Hawaii and Nicaragua are both home to volcanoes, mountains, beaches and surf, for example.

"I love it," says Sanchez.

Up next, Sanchez is in the process of recording a brand-new single, though he's coy in the details. Even the title of it was a secret until now. Expect Aloha Mambo to be released sometime in January or February 2016.

"It is going to take Hawaii by storm, and hopefully internationally," says Sanchez.

Suenan Mis Timbales is available online only. For more information, to purchase the album and to keep up with Sanchez, visit rolandosanchez-salsahawaii.com.

--Jaimie Kim

Arigato Gozaimasu!

Japan is on it!
Mahalo Thank You Gracias Arigato Gozaimasu!

From Fab-On.com:

"Fresh Latin music landed from Hawaii. Spicy horns and percussion sounds, perfect for resort vacation in party events. Good for: walk-out & gym, drive, party, vacation. Artists like: Santana. Latest Release / Recommended Movies: Suenan Mis Timbales. Official website: http: //www.rolandosanchez-salsahawaii.com"

New Song on the Way!

New Song is DONE!!! 
Look out it's a HOT ONE! 
More details as we progress on the project! 

Thank you everyone involved: Jules Kam-Vocals, Alika Lyman-Bass, Danny Del Negro-Piano, Stanton Haugen-Trumpets and yours truly on Timbales-Congas-Bongos-all hand percussions and Vocals...Dave Tucciarone-Production Engineer, Tammy Yee-CD CoverArtwork, Wanda Sanchez-RSC Music Productions! New Zalsa Music-ASCAP! 

 In the recording studio with Dave Tucciarone, mixing my new song... 


Reconnecting with Friends

Reconnecting after all these years...President ObamaŹ»s sister, Maya Soetoro Ng, enjoying my music!