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Archive for February, 2009

The Collaboration of Willie Colón/Rubén Blades at Fania Records

Icon Written by Cumba on February 22, 2009 – 12:54 pm

In 1977, when Hector Lavoe left Willie Colón to pursue a solo career, many feared that Willie will never be able to find a comparable collaborator. Eventually, he teamed up with Rubén Blades and took his career in a different direction. Their collaboration brought about many new classics most of the written by Rubén. Eventually, [...]

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Angela Bofill

Icon Written by Cumba on February 14, 2009 – 2:17 pm

It’s a shame that many of the singers that gave us so much pleasure through their music have to suffer in silence while the music business continues to profit from their talent. Angela Bofill is one of those extraordinary talents, born on May 2, 1954 in the Bronx, she became the most successful Latina in [...]

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The Mentor Magazine – A Trip to Puerto Rico Articles

Icon Written by Cumba on February 7, 2009 – 12:56 pm

I recently posted a photo slide show with images from an old magazine called “The Mentor” published in 1921. The articles that accompanied the images have been scanned and I am posting them as a historical insight into Puerto Rico in 1921 as seen through an outsider’s point of view. The articles have been posted [...]

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