He is responsible for the designation of origin claim for La Salsa "Made in Spain" A sound elegant and gourmet, updated to our times without losing the Caribbean original essence.
José Luis Morán, nicknamed "El Gato" by the media in Spain, brings world music through the interpretation of musical genres such as Tamborera whose origin is in his place of birth, Maracaibo - Venezuela , and La Salsa "Made in Spain" maintaining the original essence of the genre only incorporating instruments like the "bass drum" of Venezuelan folklore, which replaces the bongo and bell, giving a sound and own characteristic style full of joy, rhythm and fun. An elegant and gourmet sound.
With over 20 years on stage he was an essential part of the Rococo Orchestra, with whom he won first prize “Ronda” also participating in national orchestras such as Combination 77, Samuel del Real in Chicago and is a member of musical groups such as La Mayor, Tambores de Imbangala and Huracan de Fuego.
Travels to Spain to seek new artistic and musical experiences, establishing residence in Madrid. With the criticism in his favour, start acting on important places such as America Day in Oviedo to over 250,000 people and/or in front of a similar crowd at the Festival Son Latino VI on the island of Tenerife. Her performances, steeped in rhythm and harmony, characterized by continuous interaction with the public through the dancers who accompany him and his own way of acting that makes the public participants and protagonists of the show.
"A live concert is an explosion of senses, a colourful spectacle of movement which causes people to travel and sit along the Caribbean Sea. After 4 years in Madrid has become a salsa CAT "(CAT:allusion to the popular adjective for people born in Madrid) TV News at TeleMadrid TV June 2007.
He has shared the stage with artists such as legendary newyorker musician Larry Harlow in 2008, his musical “godfather”, endorsing and legitimizing its music and art. Oscar D’ Leon, Chucho and Bebo Valdes, Tito Nieves, Adalberto Santiago, Carlinhos Brown, Richie Ray and Bobby Cruz, among others.
In 2008 has been prenominated for Latin Grammy Awards and included to five nominations in the Academy of Arts and Science of Music Awards of Spain.
His music was included in 2009 on the soundtracks for the films "The Shame" and "Women Without Piano" which were awarded with the Biznaga de Oro at XII Malaga Film Festival and the Silver Shell at the 57th Festival International San Sebastián-Donostia, respectively.
MADE TOURS IN SPAIN AND EUROPE
He has taken his show to intercultural festivals as "Integrarte" Toros y Salsa Dax-France, "World Music"-Madrid. He has performed as part of cartels feast of Spain sharing with spanish artists like Miguel Bose, Malú, Los Ronaldos, Melendi, M-Clan, David Bustamante and Antonio Orozco, to name a few.
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (in Campo de Golf "El Teide"), Santander (Festival "En Clave de Son"), Seville (Festival Womex), Cáceres, Elche, Oviedo, Cádiz, Zamora, Santiago de Compostela, Barcelona, Alicante, Vitoria, A Coruña, Zaragoza, Lugo, Valencia, Ibiza Guadalajara, or Bilbao and across Europe in Frankfurt (Germany) or France ( "Toros y Salsa Dax").
PUBLISHED WORK: Venezuela: Me Quedaré / Spain: Meeting of Two Queens and José Luis Morán
"El Gato Salsero" (pre-nominated for Best Tropical Album 2008 at the Latin Grammys)