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.
Dr. Nat and Rio Ritmo 1999 Casanova Nightclub
Rio Ritmo new year’s 2001-2002 Marilyn Monroe House
Soul brother and mentor Trevor Salloum w/ Rio Ritmo 2/2010 @ Casanova
Dr. Nat with Rio Ritmo at Manao Radio Mardi Gras Party at Stella Blues Kihei 2012
Dr. Nat and Rio Ritmo 1st Friday Wailuku 2014
Dr. Nat and Rio Ritmo 2015 Seabury Hall Craft Fair
Dr. Nat and Rio Ritmo with Maggie Coulombe at 2016 Makena Resort Fashion Show
Rio Ritmo 2016 Montessori
Rio Ritmo 2017 New Year’s
Dr. Nat and Rio Ritmo Casanova Nightclub 2017
Rio Ritmo Whale Day 2017 with horn section and dancers
Rio Ritmo 2017 with 3 piece horn section