DJ Saoko was born and raised in the oil town of Cabimas, Venezuela. Salsa was a part of most everyone life, when he was growing up. Salsa could be heard and seen in TV shows, radio stations, public transportation and in the neighborhood.
His father frequently bought salsa vinyls at that time, and they were played in his house often. At the age of 8, he remembers chipping in with his sisters to buy his first album, “Siembra”, by Willie Colon and Ruben Blades. DJ Saoko received salsa influence from his neighbors’s friends, since they used to have a salsa band named “Saoko’s Orquestra”. Based on this he decided to name himself DJ Saoko. Ever since his teenage years he has liked to share his music with others, and his favorite way to do this is by being a DJ.
DJ Saoko has been collecting Salsa as long as he can remember. In 2001 he moved to the Rhode Island area, near Boston, with his music collection. He was pleasantly surprised to find that there was a good-sized salsa scene in Rhode Island and Boston. In the same year he said to himself “why not become a DJ?” And that is how things got started for him.
Clubs,Socials,Events & Congresses since 2002
La Cabana night club, First Providence Salsa ball, JJ latin dancers’ socials, New England Venezuelan association celebrations, Salsa at Showcase Live, Salsa Sundays at Boca Bar, El gaitazo en Boston at Milky way club, Salsa Thursdays at Club Caribe, Havana Salsa club, Iguana Club NYC, Salsa & Latin New Year’s Eve at Club Caribe, Salsa Fever Thursdays at Rosihna’s Restaurant, Dance for Haiti fundraiser, Risque at An tua nua, Mambo Fateegz social NYC, Cuban conference, Spring gala at Rosihna’s rest., Ryles Jazz Club by NLDC, Noche latina dance company socials, The Spot underground, Vera Rowe’s social, Plaza 59 Houston, SalsaEddy’s social, Houston Salsa dancers’ socials, Fuego y Candela’s socials, Enigma Salsa Fridays, Sabor Salsa social, Salsa in the Park, Salsa y Control dance company’s socials, Boston-Cuba jam weekend, Houston Salsa congress, Texas Salsa classic, Boston Salsa congress, Connecticut Salsa Fest, New York Int’l Salsa congress, Brooklyn Salsa congress and Boston Salsa mini-congress.
DJ Saoko’s tracks