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La Internacional Sonora Show
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La Internacional Sonora Show is the widely respected professional team of singers, musicians, and composers known as its beginnings as La Sonora Dinamita, and in 1992 adopted the name La Internacional Sonora Show.The group was founded by the unforgettable Kiko Vargas, Sr. and his sons (Billy and Kiko Vargas, jr.); whose mission was to create an organization where the musicians are the stars. In the last decade, they have perfected the musical style that is the "Cumbia”. Their mission is to give a joyful existence to all listeners.

La Internacional Sonora Show rocketed to fame in 1993 with the release of their first CD, “Escandalo” which launched their international cumbia sensation. “Escandalo” is a hit that to this very day is still played in many clubs and anywhere that Cumbia music is played. Although “Escandalo” is used by many others in Cumbia, its origins are with La Internacional Sonora Show. Now, in 2006, we breathe new life into a past hit as we do a reggaeton interpretation of “Escandalo”, along with some of our other greatest hits.
The band counts on stellar vocalists and a full “orchestra” supporting them: including guitars, congas, keyboards, percussion, bass, accordion, and trumpets.

With over a dozen albums under their belt, 2007 finds them gearing up for the most impressive collection they have had in several years. A CD featuring new material was released May 23, 2006. The new music clearly embellishes on their mastery of the cumbia. The album is titled “Todo el Tiempo 24-7”. It features the new songs; “La Virgen De La Macarena,” “La Bomba”, “Del Monton”, etc. The songs are ready for radio; songs that get your hips swinging and are destined for the clubs and everywhere Latin Tropical music is played. Hold on tight for yet another release, as “Otro Escandalo” is in the works!

Why this name?
The name La Internacional Sonora Show comes from the master of cumbia himself: Kiko Vargas Sr. and his sons Kiko Jr. and Billy. Although many have tried to copy our name, no one can come close to delivering the quality entertainment and professionalism that is La Internacional Sonora Show!
Do you play live?
La Internacional Sonora Show tours constantly in major venues like the Hollywood Palladium,House of Blues, and has even filled the world famous Madison Square Garden in NYC. Even though we have international fame, we also tour the club circuit in clubs like the Rumba Room, Conga Room, etc. We support many non-profits and perform at key events such as: National Latino Aids Awareness Day, Padres Contra el Cancer, and the list goes on. We also peform at all the major fairs, like the Los Angeles County Fair, Montery Fair, and many more. When our schedule allows,we also enjoy performing for Private/Corpate events.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
For us, it opened up our genre to an even more diverse demographic! Technology is key to all entertainers.
Band History:
La Internacional Sonora Show is led by bandleader Kiko Vargas, assuming a role vacated by the untimely passing of his father (Kiko Vargas Sr.) in 2004.
Your influences?
Lucho Argain, Tito Puente, are some that were around when we started our career.
Favorite spot?
The world!
Equipment used:
We are a full orchestra of tropical musicians!
Anything else...?
We dedicate our music and our love to the one and only Kiko Vargas, Sr. Rest in peace dad!
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