Gio Fuertisimo

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NicknameGio
Complete nameGio Fuertisimo
GenreRitmo Kombina
MembersGibi Doran
Previous membersTico Libiee,Irving Jano, Clarck Zalm, Lendry Gonzales

In 1993 Gibi I Orkesta also known as “GIO Fuertisimo” was founded by Gilbert Doran along with some friends and colleagues of the musical organization Explosivos. The band Gio Fuertisimo is known as the founder of the “ritmo kombiná” genre in Curaçao. Ritmo kombiná is a fusion of the well-known Caribbean sounds of salsa, merengue and also zouk.

In that same year their 1st album titled " The Winning Team" was released with hits like "Djis Pa Mi Drumi Band'e Bo and " E Hendenan A Jega". This album was very well received by the Gio fans.

During the last 22 years the band provided good music to not only Curacao but the rest of the Dutch Caribbean and even a concert in Brazil. Gio Fuertismo has had several lead singers in the past such as Roald Balentien, Clarck ‘Yuyu’ Zalm and Clifton End. At the moment Gilbert Doran Jr. (Dibo), Leandry Gonzalez (Rasta Lè) and Djuric Virginie (Djudju V) are the lead singers of GIO Fuertisimo. Furthermore GIO Fuertisimo is known for their ability to adapt to any environment (ritmo Kombiná and comeback genre) and providing their sounds to teenagers but also “bailadores” turning it into an unforgettable musical experience for all ages. With their flexibility when it comes to music, it is no surprise that there is a big demand for GIO to play at parties. 

Many of the current local bands from Curacao and Aruba have been succesfull using this popular ritmo as their baseline. 

Update: In 2016 the band leader, Gibi Doran declared that band Gio Fuertisimo will stop performing in the current constelation. Instead "Gio Legends" was created. 

The latest Gio Fuertisimo hits can be heared daily on Fruzitime Radio but it's in the weekends that you'll enjoy the classics. It's a well known fact that we have all Gio Fuertisimo's studio albums but we're proud to have also the largest 'Live played' songs of this popular band.

 

In 1993 Gibi I Orkesta also known as “GIO Fuertisimo” was founded by Gilbert Doran along with some friends and colleagues of the musical organization Explosivos. The band Gio Fuertisimo is known as the founder of the “ritmo kombiná” genre in Curaçao. Ritmo kombiná is a fusion of the well-known Caribbean sounds of salsa, merengue and also zouk.

In that same year their 1st album titled " The Winning Team" was released with hits like "Djis Pa Mi Drumi Band'e Bo and " E Hendenan A Jega". This album was very well received by the Gio fans.

During the last 22 years the band provided good music to not only Curacao but the rest of the Dutch Caribbean and even a concert in Brazil. Gio Fuertismo has had several lead singers in the past such as Roald Balentien, Clarck ‘Yuyu’ Zalm and Clifton End. At the moment Gilbert Doran Jr. (Dibo), Leandry Gonzalez (Rasta Lè) and Djuric Virginie (Djudju V) are the lead singers of GIO Fuertisimo. Furthermore GIO Fuertisimo is known for their ability to adapt to any environment (ritmo Kombiná and comeback genre) and providing their sounds to teenagers but also “bailadores” turning it into an unforgettable musical experience for all ages. With their flexibility when it comes to music, it is no surprise that there is a big demand for GIO to play at parties. 

Many of the current local bands from Curacao and Aruba have been succesfull using this popular ritmo as their baseline. 

Update: In 2016 the band leader, Gibi Doran declared that band Gio Fuertisimo will stop performing in the current constelation. Instead "Gio Legends" was created. 

The latest Gio Fuertisimo hits can be heared daily on Fruzitime Radio but it's in the weekends that you'll enjoy the classics. It's a well known fact that we have all Gio Fuertisimo's studio albums but we're proud to have also the largest 'Live played' songs of this popular band.