Author: Juan Montenegro

This Friday it’s Latin jazz master Maraca, singer/composer Pablo Milanes, old Cuban charanga with Melodias del Cuarenta, and even Sergio Mendes y mucho mas! LATIN EXPLOSION, Friday, 7-9am, WSLR 96.5 FM Sarasota, listen live at https://wslr.org/ or listen anytime by typing WSLR LATIN EXPLOSION in your browser. “Tomasa No Baila!”

Mucho Macho Machito this Friday on LATIN EXPLOSION! The Interview will be with Mario Grillo, Machito’s son and longtime member of Machito & His Afro Cuban Orchestra. We will talk about music makers and innovators Chano Pozo, Machito, Mario Bauza, Dizzy Gillespie, Chico O’Farrill and many others. LATIN EXPLOSION, Friday, 7-9am, WSLR 96.5 FM Sarasota, […]

Singers La Lupe in Havana and New York, Hector Lavoe, Lucrecia in Barcelona and New York’s Conjunto Libre! Plus a few other surprises on the second LATIN EXPLOSION of the new year, this Friday. LATIN EXPLOSION, Friday, 7-9am, WSLR 96.5 FM Sarasota, listen live at https://wslr.org/ or listen anytime by typing WSLR LATIN EXPLOSION in […]

Kick off 2021 with LATIN EXPLOSION. Kako y Totico, Irakere, Larry Harlow, Enrique Jorrin, and of course, Eddie Palmieri’s “Champagne”. LATIN EXPLOSION, Friday, 7-9am WSLR 96.5 FM Sarasota, stream live at WSLR.org or listen anytime by typing WSLR LATIN EXPLOSION in your browser! Happy New Year/Feliz Ano Nuevo! “Se Las Nenas Me Dejan, Que!”

TBT Holiday Saludos! Listen to the LATIN EXPLOSION Christmas Day Special, tomorrow morning, 7-9am, WSLR 96.5 FM Sarasota or all day https://archive.wslr.org/ “Feliz Navidad!”

“Live It Up” Christmas Day with LATIN EXPLOSION! Larry Harlow, Kako, Asalto Navideno and Irakere! Y mucha Christmas salsa! LATIN EXPLOSION, Friday, 7-9am, WSLR 96.5 FM Sarasota, stream live at wslr.org and listen anytime https://archive.wslr.org/

Alex Masucci is The Interview this Friday, December 18. Hear all about the start of Fania Records, bandleaders Ricardo Marrero and Bobby Rodriguez and the story about what really happened at the Fania All Stars concert at Yankee Stadium! And more NYC Salsa! LATIN EXPLOSION, Friday, 7-9am, WSLR 96.5 FM Sarasota, listen live at WSLR.org […]

Ismael Miranda “El Nino Bonito de la Salsa” is The Interview this Friday! We will talk about his career and influences including singer Rolando La Serie. Don’t miss it! LATIN EXPLOSION, Friday, 7-9am, WSLR 96.5 FM Sarasota, listen live at wslr.org or listen anytime by typing WSLR LATIN EXPLOSION in your browser. “Abran Paso!”

Eddie Palmieri, 1978 to now, this Friday on LATIN EXPLOSION. My picks include music from “Lucumi, Macumba, Voodoo” (1978), “Eddie Palmieri” (1980) “Sueno” (1989), “Masterpiece” with Tito Puente (2000), “La Perfecta II” (2002), “Listen Here!” (2005), “Sabiduria/Wisdom” (2017) and “Mi Luz Mayor” (2018). No Interview this week, just great cuts! LATIN EXPLOSION, Friday, 7-9am, WSLR […]

The Eddie Palmieri years at Coco Records (1971-1975) on the next LATIN EXPLOSION. Top sellers and your favorites “Sentido”, “The Sun of Latin Music”, “Unfinished Masterpiece” and “Live at the University of Puerto Rico” are on the playlist. And a BIG PLUS: Coco Records owner and producer Harvey Averne is going to join us! LATIN […]


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