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Ismael Rivera - 76% match to Salsa Celtica

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1931, Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico, d. 13 May 1987, Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Firmly fixed in the Latin music firmament as ‘El Sonero Mayor’ (The Greatest Latin Singer) Rivera has been showered with superlatives and made the subject of numerous tribute songs. He was blessed with a gloriously husky voice, which he honed into a unique improvisational instru Read more

Fruko Y Sus Tesos - 67% match to Salsa Celtica

Genres: World Music
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Los Van Van - 58% match to Salsa Celtica

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

El Gran Combo De Puerto Rico - 56% match to Salsa Celtica

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

Ray Barretto - 56% match to Salsa Celtica

Genres: Funk Jazz Latin World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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29 April 1929, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA, d. 17 February 2006, Hackensack, New Jersey, USA. Born to Puerto Rican parents, Barretto was raised in East Harlem and the Bronx and was a prominent Latin band leader for many decades. However, he started his professional career as a jazz recording session conga player. To escape the ghetto he joined the army at 17. Infl Read more

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