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Grupo Gale is a self-described "Columbian Orchestra," that currently includes up to nine members (directed by Diego Gale, and spotlights a total of three lead singers -- Diego Javier Gonzales, Carlos Llamosa, and Charly Towers). Their music features a strong emphasis on up-tempo, danceable, salsa-like rhythms, while the band has found great success back home, and has played to enthusiastic audiences the world over -- especially in Europe. Prior to leading Grupo Gale, Diego was a percussionist with Grupo Niche, one of the most respected and renowned salsa dance bands in all of Columbia, and also played along such notables as la Sonora Dinamita, la Inmensidad, the late Frankie Ruiz, El Cantante de los Cantantes, Hector Lavoe, Alex Leon, Marvin Santiago, and Luis Enrique. The group has issued several albums since the mid-'90s (1995's Afirmando, 1996's Dominando la Salsa), and in 2001 Con el Mismo Swing.