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Eddie Santiago - 96% match to Luis Enrique

Genres: Latin World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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c.1961, Puerto Rico. Santiago’s record-breaking solo debut Atrevido Y Diferente was full of saccharin-sweet romantic vocals and hip arrangements over a driving yet laid-back beat. It triggered a revival of salsa’s fortunes with a new wave - variously called salsa romántica, salsa erótica, salsa sensual or sexy salsa - and spawned a breed of new solo s Read more

Jerry Rivera - 94% match to Luis Enrique

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Latin World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Geraldo Rivera Rodriguez, 31 July 1973, Humacao, Puerto Rico. Raised in Levittown, near Toa Baja, Rivera sang from an early age encouraged by his parents, singers Edwin ‘Pino’ Rivera and Dominga. Father and son sang together and the former actively promoted his son’s career, recording him when he was 14 years old. This led to Jerry’s reputation quickly sp Read more

Gilberto Santa Rosa - 89% match to Luis Enrique

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Latin World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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21 August 1950, Puerto Rico. Since the mid-80s, the mainstream salsa recording industry in Puerto Rico and the USA has been largely preoccupied with developing and marketing the images of ‘good looking’ young male vocalists, rather than producing solid, stimulating music performed by swinging soneros (improvising salsa singers). Santa Rosa, however, who was one of Read more

Marc Anthony - 86% match to Luis Enrique

Genres: Dance Latin R&B / Soul Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Marco Antonio Muñiz, 16 September 1968, New York City, New York, USA. One of the leading salsa stars of the late 90s and early 00s, Anthony began his career as a session vocalist for pop and dance acts. His Puerto Rican parents boasted a strong Latin music heritage and named their son after a Mexican singer. Under his new name, Anthony worked as a songwriter and backi Read more

Puerto Rican Power Orchestra - 70% match to Luis Enrique

Genres: World Music
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Tony Vega - 70% match to Luis Enrique

Genres: Latin
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Tito Rojas - 69% match to Luis Enrique

Genres: Latin World Music
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Rubén Blades - 64% match to Luis Enrique

Genres: Latin World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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16 July 1948, Panama City, Panama. Blades was brought up in a musical family, with his mother Anoland an accomplished pianist and singer, and his father Rubén Snr. a bongo player. In 1966, while still at school, he became a vocalist with the band Conjunto Latino. He then switched to Los Salvajes Del Ritmo, staying with this band until 1969. In 1970, he travelled to Ne Read more

Grupo Niche - 60% match to Luis Enrique

Genres: Latin World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Emanating from Cali, Colombia, Grupo Niche is led by Jairo Varela, whose many roles include composer, arranger, musical director, vocalist and percussionist. For their albums between 1981 and 1986, Niche’s salsa orquesta instrumentation included a front-line of saxophone, flute, two or three trumpets and one or two trombones, a rhythm section (timbales, conga, bongo, g&uum Read more

Oscar D'Leon - 60% match to Luis Enrique

Genres: Latin World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Oscar Emilio León Samoza, 11 July 1943, Antímano, Caracas, Venezuela. Charismatic singer and bass player D’León, commonly known as ‘El Leon de la Salsa’ (The Lion of Salsa), is one of the few contemporary salsa musicians to capitalize on the strengths of 40s and 50s Cuban big band arrangers, yet recognizably with a distinctive modern flavo Read more

Andy Montañez - 57% match to Luis Enrique

Genres: Latin World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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7 May 1942, Santurce, Puerto Rico. From the early 60s onwards, Montañez’s rich and powerful voice was an essential part of El Gran Combo’s trademark sound. In 1977 the salsa band Dimensión Latina, then based in oil wealthy Venezuela, made him a lucrative offer he could not refuse, and he joined them as a co-lead singer until 1980, when he left to inau Read more

Willy Chirino - 56% match to Luis Enrique

Genres: Latin R&B / Soul World Music
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India - 54% match to Luis Enrique

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Latin World Music
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Willie Colon - 50% match to Luis Enrique

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Latin Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Anthony Colón, 28 April 1950, Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. Born of Puerto Rican parents, Colón, as a trombonist, singer, composer, producer, arranger and actor, organized his first band in 1964. He made his recording debut as a band leader on a self-produced single released on the Futura label, which was co-founded by Al Santiago. At the age of Read more

El Gran Combo De Puerto Rico - 47% match to Luis Enrique

Genres: Latin Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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In May 1962, under the leadership of pianist/arranger/composer Rafael Ithier, members of Rafael Cortijo’s Combo deserted to become the 11-piece El Gran Combo (EGC). The defectors were Rogelio ‘Kito’ Vélez (d. 1990; trumpet and arrangements); Eddie Pérez and Héctor Santos (saxophones), Martin Quiñones (conga), Roberto Roena (bongo and d Read more


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