International Salsa Magazine Profiles Rolando Sanchez!


Rolando Sanchez and Salsa Hawaii's CDs are sold worldwide and have received a number of awards and accolades from the press, government, musical organizations, community organizations, locally, nationally, and internationally. 

 Now you can read about Rolando╩╗s history and achievements for over 20-years performing, recording, touring, and just sharing the love and ALOHA of Latin Music Wolrdwide in International Salsa Magazine!


Born in Masaya, Nicaragua, to a musical, artistic family; his father, an accomplished songwriter, pianist, and singer. His mother also played piano and sang as with most of his immediate family. 

 His musical influence began at a very young age playing drums with neighborhood kids emanating the music of the time (i.e.: Beatles, Trini Lopez, Paul Anka, etc.). In his early teens he began listening to more Latin music styles, which formed the basis for his music today. The bands that influenced him at the time were Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Billo’s Caracas Boys, Sonora Matanzera, Sonora Santanera, Daniel Santos, and a Nicaraguan band Los Satelites del Ritmo.

In the late 60s, the family relocated to San Francisco, California where he grew up and truly realized that music was to be his life. The music scene in the Bay Area at this time was very diverse. He delved in all the different styles...