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Los Van Van - 82% match to Maraca

Genres: Latin Music Videos & Concerts World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Songwriter/bass player Juan Formell (Havana, Cuba) formed Cuba’s enigmatic Los Van Van in 1969 after a year of tutelage under renowned band leader Elio Revé in Orquesta Revé. Often credited with the invention of ‘songo’, a new Cuban sound influenced by rock, jazz and Brazilian music, Los Van Van became one of the Cuba’s most influential and Read more

Issac Delgado - 80% match to Maraca

Genres: World Music
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NG La Banda - 65% match to Maraca

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Their name standing for ‘new generation - the band’, this Cuban group, who have helped move the island’s music away from its traditional grounding in salsa, were founded by musical director José Luis ‘Chico’ Cortés in 1988. A composer, singer and flautist, in the 70s he was previously a member of premier Cuban dance band Los Van Van, subse Read more

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Willy Chirino - 47% match to Maraca

Genres: Latin R&B / Soul World Music
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Sierra Maestra - 43% match to Maraca

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Contemporary Cuban son and salsa band Sierra Maestra take their name from the mountain range to the east of the island. They formed in 1976 to play traditional son music, using the historic instrumental line-up of tres, trumpet, bongo and claves which had been all but forsaken by new generations. Playing acoustically, they depend on potent harmonies and punchy rhythms to win ov Read more

Irakere - 35% match to Maraca

Genres: Latin
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This pioneering Cuban jazz band, which began recording on an ad hoc basis in the late 60s, has been home to some of the country’s leading musicians. Irakere, which literally means ‘forest’, was the name of a drummer in Yoruba legend. The title was adopted by the band as a homage to the great drummer, and to reflect the percussive, Afro-Cuban emphasis of their mus Read more

Eddie Palmieri - 34% match to Maraca

Genres: Jazz Latin World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Eduardo Palmieri, 15 December 1936, South Bronx, New York City, New York, USA, of Puerto Rican parentage. The self-avowed pioneering ‘oxygen cocktail’ of contemporary salsa, pianist, band leader, composer, arranger, producer Palmieri began playing the piano at the age of eight. He also played timbales, and wanted to specialize in the instrument, but changed his min Read more

Albita - 33% match to Maraca

Genres: Dance Latin World Music
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Rey Ruiz - 32% match to Maraca

Genres: Latin World Music
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Roberto Roena - 28% match to Maraca

Genres: Latin World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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16 January c.1940, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico; his last name is occasionally spelt as Rohena. A salsa band leader, Roena began his musical career as a dancer with various bands in Puerto Rico - he later became known as ‘El Gran Bailarín’ (The Great Dancer). While performing as a dancer and chorus singer with Cortijo Y Su Combo, the band’s leader Rafael Read more

Victor Manuelle - 26% match to Maraca

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Latin World Music
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Charlie Palmieri - 25% match to Maraca

Genres: Jazz World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Carlos Manuel Palmieri Jnr., 21 November 1927, Bellevue Hospital, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA, d. 12 September 1988, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. Known in salsa as ‘El Gigante de Las Blancas y Las Negras’ (The Giant of the Keyboard), Palmieri’s parents, Carlos Palmieri Manuel Villaneuva and Isabel Maldonado-Palmieri, migrated from Ponce Read more

Tito Nieves - 25% match to Maraca

Genres: Latin World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Humberto Nieves, 4 June c.1958, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. One of salsa’s hit-makers in the late 80s and early 90s, Nieves’ family migrated to Brooklyn, New York when he was two years old. The fact that his father played guitar with various trios and that his uncle was a renowned composer, singer and guitarist, created a family climate conducive to music, within whi Read more

Tito Rojas - 24% match to Maraca

Genres: Latin World Music
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Cheo Feliciano - 23% match to Maraca

Genres: Latin World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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José Feliciano, 3 July 1935, Ponce, Puerto Rico. Feliciano took an early interest in music, especially bolero, and when only eight years old he and some friends formed a group, El Combo Las Latas, in which he was a percussionist although all of their instruments were homemade. In his early teens he had some formal tuition in music but then, in 1952, his father moved t Read more


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