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   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...

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