Rio Ritmo

Dr. Nat performs with his 5-8 piece band, Rio Ritmo on Maui, Hawaii. The band was formed by Dr. Nat in the summer of 1998. With Rio Ritmo, Dr. Nat plays primarily Afro Latin and Brazilian dance music in Spanish, Portuguese and English. The rhythmic styles include Salsa, Son, Latin Pop, Bachata, Merengue, Cumbia, Boogaloo, 6/8, Cha Cha, Bolero, Gypsy rumba, Samba, Samba reggae, Bossa Nova and the newer Cuban salsa style called “Timba” fusing funk, Afro-cuban, jazz and hip hop elements into the salsa.

The Rio Ritmo band can and will play other genre songs pending the event.  The other styles include Reggae, Jazz, Pop, rock and Contemporary.

Rio Ritmo 1998

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Dr. Nat and Rio Ritmo 1999 Casanova Nightclub

Rio Ritmo 2000

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Rio Ritmo new year’s 2001-2002 Marilyn Monroe House

Rio Ritmo 2004

 

 

 

Rio Ritmo Kauai May 2004 Rio Ritmo 2006 Rio Ritmo 2007 Rio Ritmo Kauai ’07 Enchanted Evening at Princeville Dr. Nat overtop Washington Square Park at NYU 07/07 Dr. Nat and Rio Ritmo 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Nat and Rio Ritmo fashionistas 2009 Dr. Nat and Rio Ritmo with Dr. Dubismo Poipu Kauai 2010 Nat in Poipu 2010

Soul brother and mentor Trevor Salloum w/ Rio Ritmo 2/2010 @ Casanova

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Dr. Nat with Rio Ritmo at Manao Radio Mardi Gras Party at Stella Blues Kihei 2012

2012…new era … year of the dragon


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Dr. Nat and Rio Ritmo 1st Friday Wailuku 2014

 

 

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Dr. Nat and Rio Ritmo 2015 Seabury Hall Craft Fair

 

rioritmowmaggie2016Dr. Nat and Rio Ritmo with Maggie Coulombe at 2016 Makena Resort Fashion Show


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Rio Ritmo 2016 Montessori

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Rio Ritmo 2017 New Year’s

 

 

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Dr. Nat and Rio Ritmo Casanova Nightclub 2017

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Rio Ritmo Whale Day 2017 with horn section and dancers

 

 

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Rio Ritmo 2017 with 3 piece horn section 

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