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Camilo Azuquita

b. Camilo Luis Argumédez, 1945, Colón, Panama. Azuquita’s parents had been both performers of Cuban child and Panamanian tamborito (an African-derived music type). At age 15 he authorized his 1st professional agreement to sing in Peru. Azuquita relocated to Puerto Rico within the middle-60s and sang business lead vocals around the recording Se Pone Bueno/It Gets Better by Roberto Roena and his music group Megatones. In 1966 he became a member of Rafael Cortijo’s music group. In NY in 1968 he documented Live It Up with Kako as well as the descarga (Latin jam program), The Salsa All Celebrities, with Kako, Charlie Palmieri, Israel ‘Cachao’ López, Louie Ram memoryírez, Pupi Legarreta among others. In 1969 he produced Ahí Na Má!/Place It There with Cortijo, and do a six-month stint with La Sonora Matancera. Between 1972 and 1976 Azuquita toured and documented with his personal music group, Melao. He reunited with Kako on Union Dinamica (1976), made by Louie Ram memoryírez. In 1977 Camilo changed Tito Allen as business lead vocalist of Típica 73 and produced two albums using the band, along with them he frequented Paris for the very first time. Johnny Pacheco created 1979’s Llego Y Dijo, that was among pianist Isidro Infante’s first New York documenting times. Azuquita relocated to Paris and his 1st release there is the live Salsa En Vivo (1980), documented in the Bataclan on 20 Dec 1979. For the day, Melao was comprised of both Paris-based music artists, such as for example Cuban trumpeter Ernesto ‘Tito’ Puentes and Colombian conga participant Rodolfo Pacheco, and NY accompanists like long-standing Tito Puente music group member, percussionist and arranger José Madera. In 1981 Azuquita sang lead vocals and made up half the tunes on Tito Puente’s recording Ce’ Magnifique, like the cut ‘Virgen De Regla’, that was later referred to as a ‘unpleasant melody’ (in a confident feeling) by trombonist Joe de Jesús, who was simply on the program. The same 12 months he appeared on a single expenses as Bob Marley in a concert in Bourges, France, where he performed before an target audience of 75, 000. He also made an appearance at Paris’ popular Olympia. His 1983 Salsa Internacional 83 experienced one side documented in Paris as well as the additional in NY. Azuquita came back to the united states. Pianist Oscar Hernández (who spent some time working with Libre, Ray Barretto, Rubén Cutting blades among others) created and performed on 1988’s Azucar A Granel! Trumpeter José Febles was the recording’s musical movie director and was in charge of a lot of the agreements. The discharge of Azucar A Granel! was the event for the concert at the brand new Morning hours in Paris. Azuquita became a member of the salsa romántica craze with Amantes Secretos (1989) with creation, musical path, keyboards and agreements by Isidro Infante. Azuquita became a French resident in 1995.

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