Category: Music

Musica Jibara de Puerto Rico

Jíbaro is a term com­mon­ly used in Puer­to Rico to refer to moun­tain-dwelling peas­ants, but in mod­ern times it has gained a broad­er and, specif­i­cal­ly, a nobler, cul­tur­al mean­ing. In Puer­to Rico, the Jíbaro cul­ture has its ori­gins in the Native Taino cul­ture and the term Jíbaro usu­al­ly refers to “La Gente de la Mon­tañas” (the peo­ple of the inte­ri­or moun­tain­ous regions of Puer­to Rico) and emerged in the 16th cen­tu­ry with the blend­ing of the Pre-Columbian Native Taino and Span­ish Euro­pean cul­tures in the cen­tral moun­tains of the island of Puer­to...

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Preciosa (Marc Anthony)

Mar­co Anto­nio Muñiz (born Sep­tem­ber 16, 1968), known pro­fes­sion­al­ly as Marc Antho­ny, is an Amer­i­can actor, record pro­duc­er, singer-song­writer, and tele­vi­sion pro­duc­er. Antho­ny is also the top sell­ing trop­i­cal sal­sa artist of all time. The two-time Gram­my and three-time Latin Gram­my win­ner has sold more than 12 mil­lion albums world­wide. He is best known for his Latin sal­sa num­bers and bal­lads. Antho­ny has won numer­ous awards, and his achieve­ments have been hon­ored through var­i­ous recog­ni­tions. He was the recip­i­ent of the 2009 Con­gres­sion­al His­pan­ic Cau­cus Insti­tute (CHCI) Chair’s Award. He also received the “2009 CHCI Chair’s Life­time Achieve­ment Award”...

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La Sonora Ponceña

La Sono­ra Ponceña,one of the most pop­u­lar acts ever was formed in 1954 by musi­cians Enrique Luc­ca Cara­bal­lo and Anto­nio San­tael­la. La Sono­ra Pon­ceña has been one of the cor­ner­stones of Puer­to Rican sal­sa since it was found­ed in 1954 LA SONORA...

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El Gran Combo

From Wikipedia, the free ency­clo­pe­dia (Redi­rect­ed from El Gran Com­bo) Jump to: nav­i­ga­tion, search El Gran Com­bo de Puer­to Rico El Gran Com­bo de Puer­to Rico.jpg Lead singers from left to right: Jer­ry Rivas, Char­lie Aponte, and Papo Rosario. Back­ground infor­ma­tion Also known as The Uni­ver­si­ty of Sal­sa Ori­gin Puer­to Rico Gen­res Sal­sa music Years active 1962[1]–present Web­site www.elgrancombodepuertorico.net/   El Gran Com­bo de Puer­to Rico, com­mon­ly known as El Gran Com­bo, is a Puer­to Rican Sal­sa music orches­tra based in San Juan, Puer­to Rico.[2] Cel­e­brat­ing its 50th anniver­sary in 2012, it is Puer­to Rico’s most suc­cess­ful musi­cal group, and is con­sid­ered “the most pop­u­lar Sal­sa group that has ever existed”.[3] The group received the moniker La Uni­ver­si­dad de la Sal­sa (The Uni­ver­si­ty of Sal­sa) in Colombia,[4] due to the sheer num­ber of famous sal­sa musi­cians and singers who devel­oped their careers with it, who start­ed with the group (par­tic­u­lar­ly Andy Mon­tañez), or who were occa­sion­al­ly backed up by the band (includ­ing Celia Cruz, Héc­tor Lavoe and La India).   The Sal­sa Orches­tra was found­ed in May 1962,[5] by Rafael Ithier.[6] Ithi­er is still nom­i­nal­ly its musi­cal direc­tor, and is the only remain­ing mem­bers from the band’s orig­i­nal line­up. As of 2010, Willie Sote­lo, who joined the group in 2006 as pianist, has become the band’s de fac­to musi­cal direc­tor on tours, with Ithi­er con­duct­ing the group and play­ing...

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Olga Tanon

Olga Tere­sa Tañón Ortíz (born April 13, 1967 in San­turce) is a Puer­to Rican record­ing artist. Over the course of her career, she has earned two Gram­my Awards, three Latin Gram­my Awards, and 29 Pre­mio Lo Nue­stro Awards. Tañón record­ed a Tex-Mex CD with Mex­i­can singer Mar­co Anto­nio Solís, “Nuevos Senderos”. She was now being heard inter­na­tion­al­ly, and with that record­ing she became the first Puer­to Rican musi­cian to be cer­ti­fied by the RIAA to sell over half a mil­lion records. The lead sin­gle, the bal­lad “Bas­ta Ya!” topped the U.S. Bill­board Top Latin Tracks for sev­er­al weeks and became...

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