Author: Juan Montenegro

Franferrer, El Gran Combo, Jerry Gonzalez (RIP), Grupo Folklorico, Mambo Legends and more on the 9/24 LATIN EXPLOSION!!! Tune in, turn on! https://archive.wslr.org/ WSLR 96.5FM in Sarasota. Congratulations to John Weber in Billingham, Washington! Winner of the “CARACAS” CD by Bochinche! It’s in the mail! John Weber heard all about it on KUGS 89.3 FM, […]

The sad news about Larry Harlow’s passing came on Friday August 27. I’m going to re-broadcast my November 2020 interview with Larry Harlow, and play his music on the next Latin Explosion, Friday September 3. A special LATIN EXPLOSION! WSLR 96.5FM Sarasota, or on-line wslr.org. The show remains archived and available for the following two […]

“CARACAS’ by Bochinche is the best Salsa CD you’ve never heard of — until now. The year was 1990, the band performed in Seattle, and while the singer was from Venezuela, the rest of the great band were non-Latinos! I’ve been listening to this one for decades, and has gone with me all over. I […]

Oscar D’Leon, Walfredo de los Reyes, Cuban Masters, Markolino, Alfredo De La Fe, Deodato and more! Coming your way this Friday 8/20 7-9AM, WSLR 96.5FM Sarasota! LATIN EXPLOSION is the show. Listen Live at wslr.org, or listen later; https://archive.wslr.org/     /

CELIA CRUZ in Cuba and US, plus the JOE CUBA Sextet making music for the barrio! Their music and their story plus a little more on Latin Explosion! Salsa, Latin Jazz, Musica Cubana. Friday August 13 7-9AM WSLR 96.5FM Sarasota, or on the wslr.org stream. “LIKE” Latin Explosion on Facebook!

Were Johnny and Willie related? Was the FBI after Willie? Was Cortijo into science fiction? And what about COMPAY SEGUNDO? We will answer all your questions on LATIN EXPLOSION! Salsa, Latin Jazz, y musica Cubana. Friday, 7-9AM,WLSR 96.5FM Sarasota. Out of signal range go to https://wslr..org

A Puertorican bolerista y cantante, a very danceable movie soundtrack, one of the top Cuban conjuntos of the 50’s and an incredible girl from Spain. We cover the bases! Plus much more on the next LATIN EXPLOSION July 30 7-9AM WSLR 96.5FM Sarasota, or stream it https://archive.wslr.org/ Salsa, Latin Jazz y musica Cubana every week. […]

CACHAO’S HAVANA YEARS, in hour #1, and CACHAO IN NEW YORK in hour #2. Israel “Cachao” Lopez is among the creators of the “descarga” or Latin Jam Session, that goes back to Havana’s “Golden Age of Cuban Music” in the 50’s. After 1960, Cachao steps into the NYC Latin music scene. Learn about this unique […]

Seattle, New York City, Los Angeles, Sarasota! We criss-cross the country this Friday. Featured groups; Bochinche, (Seattle) pianist Bill Buchman (Sarasota) Orquesta Broadway (NYC) Bongo Logic ( LA). LATIN EXPLOSION Friday, July 16, 7-9AM WSLR 96.5 FM Sarasota, stream https://wslr.org listen anytime https://archive.wslr.org/.

This week on LATIN EXPLOSION: 8X Grammy award winner Ruben Blades the creator of the “thinking person’s salsa dance music.” Plus Mario Bauza, musical director of Machito & his Afro-Cubans, Contemporary groups Bellita & Bomboleo and more. LATIN EXPLOSION, Friday, 7-9am, WSLR 96.5 FM Sarasota, https://wslr.org/stream listen anytime https://archive.wslr.org/ “From Tanga to Pedro Navaja!”


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