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Alberto Barros is a salsa trombonist, arranger, and songwriter who has collaborated with some of the genre's biggest superstars and whose recording career includes solo efforts as well as group efforts with Los Titanes. Born in Barranquilla, Colombia, he first made a name for himself as a member of Los Titanes, one of the leading Colombian salsa groups of the 1990s. The group released a series of albums including Amor y Salsa (1990), Tentacion (1991), Basto una Mirada (1994), Sexta Avenida (1995), Rompiendo Esquemas (1996), Salsa al Máximo Voltage (1998), Tributo a Héctor Lavoe "La Voz" (1999), Salsa Magic (2001), and Salsa Super Power (2003). As a solo artist, Barros made his full-length album debut in 1995 with El Titan de la Salsa, a live album on Sony. The following decade he once again received top billing on a series of independently released albums including Alberto Barros y Su Titanez de la Salsa (2003), Alberto Barros y Su Titanez de la Salsa en Vivo (2004), Titan de la Salsa (2006), and Mano a Mano (2008). Another of his albums during this time period, the in-concert CD/DVD recording Tributo a la Salsa Colombiana (2007), was a major-label release on the Universal subsidiary Machete Music. The album spawned a hit on the tropical airplay charts with "La Palomita." In addition to his recording career with Los Titanes and as a solo artist, Barros has contributed his talents for trombone and arrangement to albums by Latin music superstars including Marc Anthony, Ricky Martin, Ricardo Arjona, Gloria Trevi, Issac Delgado, Tito Nieves, Ismael Miranda, India, Olga Tañón, and Andy Montañez. ~ Jason Birchmeier
Alberto Barros Caraballo
November 30, 1957 in Barranquilla, Colombia
'70s, '80s, '90s, '00s