The Marcel Portilla Band is led by Marcel Portilla, a highly regarded South American singer/songwriter. Hear him blend sultry Latin rhythms with modern pop tunes, rhythm and blues riffs and quaking rock arrangements. He is an extraordinary band leader that originates from Cali, Colombia. Marcel has mesmerized countless audiences with his powerful music. Most importantly, his goal is to use his music to spread a message of diversity love and peace. His passion for music was fueled by his family's love for the arts; from his grandmother's opera career, to his father's endless collection of classics. Marcel draws his inspiration from timeless artists, including Hector Lavoe, Willie Colon, Oscar de Leon, Sonora Poncena, Gran Combo, Ruben Blades, Cheo Feliciano, Jose Feliciano, Jose Jose, Tito Rodriguez, Celia Cruz and Fania.
The Marcel Portilla Band plays a fusion of New Latin, Tropical, Pop, Rock, Blues, and Reggae in a way you have never heard before. Blending classic dance and club covers from hit artists, such as: Juanes, Carlos Vives, Carlos Santana, Celia Cruz, Mana, Luis Enrique, Victor Manuelle, Joe Arroyo, Oscar de Leon, Prince Royce, Marc Anthony, Romeo Santos, Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull, Cuco Valoy, Fruko y Sus Tesos, Ricky Martin, Daddy Yankee, Gran Combo, Chino y Nacho and many more. The band also performs originals including "Amor Electronico" and "Amarte a Ti"; the Marcel Portilla Band serves up a must-see show that fits with this year's global theme and will be sure to warm the hearts of attendees on this summer nights.