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Grupo Sal unites worlds!

For more than 30 years, Grupo Sal has been an important ‘voice of Latin America’ making an impact in Central Europe. Grupo Sal's musical interpretation is a passionate and multi-faceted approach to Latin American music. The group builds bridges between the diverse musical landscapes of Latin America and explosive developmental and environmental issues. Prominent activists, writers and politicians such as Patricia Gualinga, Alberto Acosta, Gioconda Belli and Niko Paech among others have been at Grupo Sal's unique events. Current affairs create an exciting dialogue that affects us all.


Alberto Acosta, Sandra Weiss,
Grupo Sal SEXTETT & Johannes Keitel

„Die Welt im Zenit“

Patricia Gualinga
und Grupo Sal



„All you need is less“

Niko Paech und Grupo Sal DUO

Grupo Sal Duo


Grupo Sal SEXTETT und Johannes Keitel

„Buen Vivir“ &

Alberto Acosta
und Niko Paech

„Mich lockt die Liebe mit ihren Stacheln“

Gioconda Belli
und Grupo Sal DUO

„Buen Vivir – Das Recht auf ein gutes Leben“

Alberto Acosta
und Grupo Sal

„Der Puls Lateinamerikas“

Grupo Sal DUO
und Johannes Keitel

Next appointments


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05.05.2023 Tübingen
06.05.2023 Gießen
07.05.2023 Hannover
25.09.2023 Bonn
27.09.2023 Aachen
29.09.2023 Castrop-Rauxel
10.10.2023 Husum
11.10.2023 Hamburg
12.10.2023 Köln
14.10.2023 Berlin
18.10.2023 Karlsruhe
20.10.2023 Tübingen
In Planung Tournee Herbst

Niko Paech und Grupo Sal DUO – „All you need is less“

03.07.2023 Weißenburg

Fuego&Luz – Grupo Sal SEXTETT Musik und Projektionen

20.09.2023 Balingen

Gioconda Belli – „Mich lockt die Liebe mit ihren Stacheln“

2023 im Herbst

Grupo Sal Sextett – „Horizontes“

In Planung Tübingen

Grupo Sal DUO – „Der Puls Lateinamerikas“

In Planung

We support many wonderful projects

The music of Latin America

Throughout the years, Grupo Sal has published a lot of high quality CDs and a number of concert readings with some exceptional prominent authors.


1. Tango negro 2. Moliendo café 3. Tiempo de soleá 4. El loco 5. Maria 6. Anacaona 7. Chiquilín de bachín 8. Choropotó 9. Sicarios 10. Oyelo que te conviene 11. Flor de lis 12. Alfonsina y el mar 13. Visa para un sueño 14. El cachapecero

Sin Fronteras

Grupo Sal

„Sin Fronteras  – boundless“ is a journey through the musical landscapes of Latin America. Here, Grupo Sal traces the African, Indian and European roots of the music and presents it with contemporary stylistic elements. Grupo Sal’s catchy sound crosses borders from the Caribbean to Argentina – and everything in between. The musicians explore the wide horizon of Latin America in a sensitive and experimental way –  Merengue or Samba, Candombe or Milonga, Huayno or Tango – and pass on their rich experiences to the audience with passionate playing. In addition, Grupo Sal also picks up more recent influences rooted in modern, multicultural cities such as  „Flamenco-Rock“ or „Mestizo“.

Play time about 60:30 min /2006

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1. Lisboa 2. Gracias a la Madera 3. El Pilón 4. Tonada de Luna Llena 5. Alacrán 6. Carandirú 7. El Hacha 1 8. Sale Sobrando 9. El Hacha 2 10. Negra Maria 12. Toca


Grupo Sal

The search for an identity lead to the creation of this album. Once again, it improved the rich musical spectrum of Grupo Sal. Original compositions and exceptional, unknown pieces – interpretated freely: original pieces like CARANDIRÙ – an instrumental with urban character, LISBOA- a Bossa with intimate, quiet sounds or EL PILON – a cheeky Salsa.

Exceptional, unknown songs like TONADA DE LUNA LLENA – a milking song from Venezuela, EL ALACRÁN (the scorpion) – a fascinating drum piece from Kuba/Peru or GRACIAS A LA MADERA – a love song dedicated to wood,  sung passionately with three voices.

Play time about 49min / 2011


1. La Pomeña 2. Lisboa 3. Abuela de Anta 4. Canto de Ossanha 5. Quedémonos Aquí 7. Mediterraneo 8. Feiticeira 9. Camina y Ven 10. Paloma 11. Trasnochados Espineles 12. Chiquilin de Bachin

The new album „Porta La Plata“ by Fernando Dias Costa and Anibal Civilotti contains 12 songs which take the listener on a musical journey through Latin America. The duo gives the audience a feeling of a summer holiday even though the songs are concerned with a variety of different topics. Friends and fans of the duo can look forward to this journey.

Porto La Platamore...

1. Mediterráneo 10. Mares vacíos 2. Pedro Canoero 3. El Niño del Volcán 5. Balada de Outono 6. Contrabando 7. Canción a un Semejante 8. Ojalá que Ilueva Café

Canto del Agua

Grupo Sal

This CD is the musical embodiment of the programme „ Water is Life“. The songs are concerned with this diverse element: bubbling, foaming, powerful, flowing. A huge variety of styles and atmospheres from Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese music.

Play time about  44.23 | 1999

Canto del Aguamore...

De Maiz y Fuego

Grupo Sal

The liveliness of Central American and South American music. Traditional, but nevertheless interpreted in a modern way.

Music between lyrical intensity and vitality – arranged in the distinct style of Grupo Sal.

Play time about 62:03 min | 1996

De Maiz y Fuegomore...

Encuentros (out of stock)

Grupo Sal

Original compositions and modern Latin American music. Here influences from different cultures come together seamlessly as they do in Latin America.

Play time about 44:52 min | 1993


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Musik & Lesungen



Ernesto Cardenal, Dietmar Schönherr, Grupo Sal


This CD reflects the lifetime poetic creation of Ernesto Cardenal. A selection of well-known and less known poems expresses the core message of his life work.

Dietmar Schönherr recites his friend´s poems with great insight. Grupo Sal contributes with songs and sounds composed especially for this CD and thus establishes a unique feeling.

The CD „Canto a la Vida“ contains mostly live recordings as well as unpublished recordings that were made under diverse conditions and a broad range of places.


We are very happy to have a common historic document together with Ernesto Cardenal and Dietmar Schönherr.

Play time about 65 min /2008


Träger der Träume

Gioconda Belli, Suzanne von Borsody, Grupo Sal

And God made me a woman…
Gioconda Belli embodies self-confident femininity in her writing. Her poems which are equally passionate and sensual, are full of faint irony longing for intimacy , but also a want for freedom. Suzanne von Borsody interprets these texts in a powerful and sentimental way. Grupo Sal accompanies this recital with Latin American music.

Play time about 61 min /2007

Träger der Träumemore...

Das Lied der Erde singen – In einer Welt der Gewalt

Dorothee Sölle, Grupo Sal

This is the last project Dorothee Sölle and Grupo Sal shared. It came to an unfortunate early halt due to her sudden death in March 2003. Created three months before her death, this CD with recordings of our last appearance together, simulatenously reflects the fragility and power of that great woman.

Play time about  64:48 min | 2003

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500 Jahre Einsamkeit (out of stock)

500 years of loneliness ( out of stock)

Dietmar Schönherr, Viola Gabor, Grupo Sal

The first CD-production of the group , a critical-poetic collage on the subject „500 years conquest of Latin America“. The texts among others by E. Galeano, L. Rugama and Native American sages presented by Dietmar Schönherr and Viola Gabor, are interwoven with the music in a sensitive manner.

Throughout the CD, there is a synergy of recital and music. Compared to the other Grupo Sal CDs, it presents the largest musical spectrum ranging from indigenous soungs, melodies and instruments up to the composition of contemporary song writers.

Play time about 74:30 min / 1992

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