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Grupo Modelo

Led by singer/guitarist Hector Fregoso, Grupo Modelo produced their debut in 1992 with Comparte Mi Soledad; 1997’s Te Acordas de Mi was their U.S. discovery, followed a calendar year afterwards by Tu Admirador Secreto.

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Ray Martinez

We were young in NEW YORK, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, bassist Ray Martinez first started performing in ny with an organization called Frequency. Manufacturer Teo Macero, no slouch with regards to looking for skill, found this band for the CBS documenting, kick-starting Martinez’s energetic career being a bassist, …

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David Álvarez

Cuban singer/songwriter David Alvarez started tinkering with traditional music following going to percussion and acoustic guitar classes in his homeland. His live debut arrived while touring Cuba with regional performers and playing their very own songs towards the nueva trova fans, a style also called nueva canción (fresh music). After …

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Byron Lee

Within the years before reggae as well as ska was known beyond the Caribbean, Byron Lee was the 1st bandleader to accomplish a global following playing Jamaican music, and he performed an essential role in popularizing it all over the world. So when Bob Marley was a battling young musician …

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Tommy Olivencia

Vocalist and bandleader Tommy Olivencia was a pioneer within the advancement of Puerto Rican salsa music. His renowned support combo, la Primerisima, was the releasing pad for upcoming superstars including Frankie Ruiz, Gilberto Santa Rosa, and Marvin Santiago. Delivered Ángel Tomás Olivencia Pagán within the Santurce portion of San Juan …

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Toña “La Negra”

b. María Antonia del Carmen Peregrino, 1912, Veracruz, Mexico, d. November 1982, Mexico Town, Mexico. Toña ‘La Negra’ would be to the bolero what Billie Vacation would be to the jazz ballad. Just like the mambo, danzón, as well as other melody types, the bolero started in Cuba. The Mexico …

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Albita Rodriguez

Among Cuba’s best performers and songwriters, Albita Rodriguez offers continued her assault around the strike parade since emigrating to america in 1993. Her 1st American recording, No Se Parece a Nada, released in 1995, offered a lot more than 100,000 copies and included the solitary “Parranda, Laud y Child, which …

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Al Santiago

b. Albert Santiago, 1932, Spanish Harlem, Manhattan, NEW YORK, NY, USA, of Puerto Rican parentage. Pianist, saxophonist, composer, arranger, music group head, conductor, record manufacturer, Latin retail record shop owner/supervisor, Latin record label creator and employer, Santiago, represents himself as ‘an extrovert of manic proportions, an over-achiever, pioneer, catalyst and …

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Alberto Barros

Alberto Barros is really a salsa trombonist, arranger, and songwriter that has collaborated with a number of the genre’s biggest superstars and whose saving career includes single efforts in addition to group initiatives with Los Titanes. Blessed in Barranquilla, Colombia, he initial produced a name for himself as an associate …

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Albita

Referred to as the Cuban diva, Albita graces audiences with her Cuban renditions of dance and spirit. Her songs frequently reflect her existence experiences, as with her track “Que Manera de Quererte,” and her recording Dicen Que, translated as “THEY STATE That.” She performs worldwide, with ballets and orchestras, and …

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