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Pete “El Conde” Rodríguez

Created January 31, 1935, in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Pedro Juan Rodríguez Ferrer 1st began taking part in percussion as a boy. Nevertheless, his skills along with his tone of voice, and not along with his hands, would propel him in to the ranks as you of salsa’s finest performers. Rodríguez …

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Milcho Leviev

The exotic rhythms of Bulgarian music are combined with improvisations of jazz through the piano and keyboard playing of Milcho Leviev. An associate of Don Ellis’ music group in the 1970s and a well-traveled sideman for Billy Cobham, Artwork Pepper and Al Jarreau and head of jazz-rock music group, Free …

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Ricardo Ray

Ray organized his octet in 1963. He was regarded a virtuoso pianist, music arranger, and composer, whose music group enjoyed tremendous sketching power and was one of the better retailers in the ’60s and ’70s.

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Red Tail Chasing Hawks

Representing the mixed efforts of cedar flute player and vocalist Calvin Standing up Carry and piano and keyboard player James Torres, Red Tail Chasing after Hawk combines Native American musical traditions and spirit-driven melodies. Although Standing up Carry and Torres hail from different heritages, their like of music acts as …

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Huey Dunbar

Puerto Rican/Jamaican-descendant singer Huey Dunbar was convinced to try tropical music by arranger/manufacturer Sergio George after executing in a skill contest. Through the following 2 yrs the young musician improved his organic skills, furthermore, he learned how exactly to speak and sing in Spanish. Shortly, debuting being a back-up vocalist …

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Louie Ramirez

Louie Ramirez is a composer, arranger, percussionist, and vibraharpist whose music group is a high record-seller and it is often using to SRO crowds. Ray de la Paz, his vocalist, is certainly a contributing aspect to Ramirez’s great achievement. Ramirez began music research in his teenagers. Produced his pro debut …

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Fania All-Stars

The flagship act for Fania Information, the Fania All-Stars popularized NY salsa through the 1970s by organizing concerts at much larger and much larger venues (from your Red Garter in Greenwich Town completely to Yankee Stadium in the Bronx) that spotlighted not merely the label’s however the salsa world’s biggest …

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El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico

Led by pianist and musical director Rafael Ithier (created Rafael Ithier Eddie Perez), El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico is definitely among Puerto Rico’s very best dance rings. Four years after their inception, the 13-piece salsa group is constantly on the inspire dancers using its horn-punctuated Latin rhythms and lush …

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Willie Colón

Trombone participant, composer, and bandleader Willie Colón is among the pioneers of Latin American music. Despite preliminary criticism, Colón’s record El Malo is becoming known as among the initial albums to feature the “NY Audio” that sparked a restored curiosity about Latin music through the 1970s. Colón continues to be …

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Xavier Cugat

Appreciated for his highly commercial method of pop music, Xavier Cugat (delivered Francisco de Asis Javier Cugat Mingall de Cru y Deulofeo) produced a much greater mark among the pioneers of Latin American dance music. During his eight-decade-long profession, Cugat helped to popularize the tango, the cha-cha, the mambo, as …

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