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Son Boricua

(Caiman Records)

A celebration of the music of Puerto Rico by musicians both from the island and from Puerto Rico's largest adopted city: New York, equals Son Boricua. A jubilee of classic party favorites composed by Rafael Hernández, Angel Canales, Mon Rivera, Tito Puente, and Alberto Amadeos, among others, interpreted by a handpicked ensemble under the musical direction of percussionist José Mangual, Jr. (son of the late José Mangual), this CD features the talents of Jimmy Sabater, Frankie Morales, Sonny Rivera, Lucho Cueto, and Papo Pepin for starters.

Like a burst of fresh air, this...

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