LOS ANGELES, Calif. (ABC4 Utah) – Legendary Los Angeles-based Latin band Rhythm Tribe, whose legacy spans more than 100 years and 4 generations, is back atop the Billboard charts and ready to take on the Grammys in 2022. Qualifying in 4 different Grammy categories, Rhythm Tribe recently released new music honoring their family history while keeping it new and fresh with the younger members of the family now leading the band and landing their single “You Are The One” charted on the Billboard ‘Top 100’ Chart at #28.
Bridging the generation gap, Rhythm Tribe is now led by siblings Brisa Guzman-Sanchez on lead vocals and brother Mason on guitar and vocals, their father Thomas on bass and close family friend Esau Garcia. to the battery. Representing a new generation of musicians in the family, Bria’s stylized R&B voice with Mason’s guitar proficiency, anchored by Thomas, has created a musical force that speaks to all music lovers.
The Guzman-Sanchez family has been playing music since 1915. Rafael “Fello” Sanchez is a legendary Cuartista and professional musician from Corozal, Puerto Rico. Rafael Guzman-Sanchez, also born in Corozal PR, was a professional player who performed on radio throughout the 50s and pioneered a new rhythmic approach to Guaracha music. Thomas is the third generation of professional musicians. Mason, 25, is a fourth-generation guitarist, and Brisa, 22, with her mesmerizing R&B voice, represents a new generation of musicians as a family. Thomas was inspired to reach out to his kids to see if they wanted to start a new incarnation of Rhythm Tribe. It was their collective decision that made this new album possible. Together they called the album “Generations”.