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Los Panchos

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...From the 1960s through the 1980s, Puerto Rican salsa singer Héctor Lavoe helped to establish the form as a global phenomenon. He was born into a musical family in Ponce in 1946. Lavoe’s father wanted his son to learn the trombone....

Luis Miguel

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...The Puerto Rican singer Luis Miguel became the best-selling Latin American artist in the late twentieth century despite not having been able to break into the American market during the form’s vogue in the 1990s. Born in San Juan in 1970...

Artie Shaw

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Beny Moré

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...Leader of Banda Gigante, Beny Moré’s tenor voice defined, for many, Cuban popular music in the 1950s and early 1960s. Moré was born in Lajas in 1919; his great-great grandfather was rumored to be the son of a Congolese king who was enslaved...
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...The salsa musician Willie Colón incorporated the aesthetics of Nuyorican culture into his music, which led to a career of social activism. Colón was born in the Bronx, New York City, in 1950; both of his parents had come to the United...

Juan Gabriel

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...Known as El Divo de Juarez, Juan Gabriel developed an eccentric style that propelled him to international fame and a position as one of the most important Mexican singers and songwriters. Born in 1950 in Mexico, Gabriel was was part...
...In being one of the first composers to adapt Colombian traditional idioms for an orchestra, Lucho Bermúdez changed the musical culture of Latin America. Born in the department of Bolivar in 1912, Bermúdez studied music in Santa Marta and,...
...One of the most iconic figures in Mexican film and music, Pedro Infante was born in 1917, one of fifteen children. As a young man, Infante, whose father was a musician, showed proficiency on strings, wind, and percussion instruments. His...