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Celia Cruz

Celia Cruz was among Latin music’s esteemed vocalists. A ten-time Grammy nominee, Cruz, who sang just in her indigenous Spanish vocabulary, received a Smithsonian Life time Achievement honor, a Country wide Medal from the Arts, and honorary doctorates from Yale University or college as well as the University or college …

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Generoso “El Tojo” Jiménez

Even though trombone often gets short shrift behind vocals, flute as well as saxophone in Cuban music, Generoso “El Tojo” Jiménez is noteworthy among the best trombone players in Cuban history. He was created in the tiny city in Cruces, in what’s right now the province of Cienfuegos, on July …

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Israel “Cachao” Lopez

b. 14 Sept 1918, Havana, Cuba, d. 22 March 2008, Coral Gables, Florida, USA. The name of revered bass participant Cachao (who also organized, composed and performed piano, tres, bongo, trumpet and trombone) was associated with the roots of mambo and was practically associated with descarga, that was described by …

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Ignacio Piñeiro

Ignacio Piñeiro is among the founding fathers of Cuban music. The first choice of Septeto Nacional, an organization he founded in 1927, Piñeiro was among the initial bandleaders to include the trumpet to the original instrumentation of boy, the Cuban dance design that progressed into mambo, salsa, and Latin jazz. …

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Bobby Capó

Although Bobby Capo is best-known being a Latin vocalist, he was also a noted composer and TV director. Blessed Félix Manuel Rodríguez Coveró on January 1, 1922, in Puerto Rico, Capo afterwards relocated to NY, learning to be a musical idol throughout Latin America and Cuba with the 1940s. Although …

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La Sonora Matancera

Led by 90-year-old guitarist and vocalist Don Regelio Martinez, La Sonora Matancera continues to be called, from the Guinness Book of World Files, “the group using the longest duration.” Shaped by Valentin Cane, bassist Pablo “Babu” Vasquez, vocalist Eugene Perez, timbale participant Manuel “Jimagua” Sanchez, trumpet participant Ismael Goberna, and …

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Septeto Nacional de Ignacio Piñeiro

Founded by Havana-born bassist and vocalist Ignacio Piniero in 1927, Septeto Nacional De Ignacio Piniero possess played a significant role in Cuba’s music for a lot more than seven decades. Pioneers of Child, a rhythmic mixture of African and Cuban music that developed into Salsa, the Mambo, and Latin jazz, …

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iLe

iLe may be the stage name of Ileana Mercedes Cabra Joglar. Prior to going single she was most widely known for ten years being a vocalist and rapper with Calle 13 under her nickname PG-13. She actually is Visitante’s (Eduardo Cabra Joglar) sister, and Residente’s (Rene Perez) stepsister. iLe may …

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Don Swan

More around the kitschy easy hearing side compared to the even, great Latin recordings of Cal Tjader, Don Swan was non-etheless among the better light musicians to create inroads into Latin jazz through the ’50s. Swan was created Wilbur Clyde Schwandt in Manitowoc, WI, on June 28, 1904; he analyzed …

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Eddie Gomez

The surname Gomez has eight entries in Helio Orovio’s Cuban Music from A to Z, non-e of these Eddies, Eds, Edwards, Eduardos, or Edgars. non-etheless, the name Eddie Gomez offers some stature in Latin music, including credits to get a vocalist and percussionist who got part in popular ’50s recordings …

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