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La Makina

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  • Years Active: 1990s, 2000s
  • Group Members: José Díaz


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Group Members: José Díaz

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A Dominican merengue group, La Mákina was organized by entrepreneurs Fernando Colon (former bassist for Los Sabrosos del Merengue) and Orlando Santana (who played with Wilfrido Vargas and Toño Rosario). Santana's intensive help with the group -- writing nine of the ten tracks on La Mákina's debut album, 1996's La Makina...A Mil, as well as arranging and producing -- resulted in the single "La Reina," a huge hit in merengue circles. The group released its second album, Los Reyes del Ritmo, in October 1997.


For the River Plate team during the early 1940s, see La Máquina.

La Makina was a Puerto Rican merengue band formed in the 1990s. The group was organized by Fernando Colon (a former bassist for Los Sabrosos del Merengue) and Orlando Santana (who worked with Wilfrido Vargas and Toño Rosario). Several of the group's songs have ranked on the Hot Latin Songs chart in the United States. The band received a nomination for Tropical New Artist of the Year at the 1997 Lo Nuestro Awards.

^ Shaw, Lisa; Dennison, Stephanie. Pop Culture Latin America!: Media, Arts, and Lifestyle. p. 29. ^ Bush, John. "La Mákina - Biography". Allmusic. ^ "La Mákina - Chart history". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. ^ "Univision Announces The Nominees For The Most Distinguished Awards In Spanish-Language Music: 'Premio Lo Nuestro A La Musica Latina'". Univision. April 2, 1997. Retrieved July 28, 2014.