Author: Juan Montenegro

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LARRY HARLOW’s music and interview! “El Judio Maravilloso” passed away August 20, 2021, at 82. We had him on the radio for 24 minutes in November 2020. You will hear that conversation Friday August 19, 2022, 7-9AM Eastern on WSLR 96.5FM, Pacifica’s Sarasota affiliate www.wslr.org for the stream… Something new! hear two versions of the […]

Dizzy Gillespie, El Gran Combo, Grupo Folklorico y Experimental Nuevayorkino, Andy and Jerry Gonzalez and a lot more on tap~! Latin Explosion, August 12, 7-9am, wslr.org and on the radio at WSLR 96.5FM, Pacifica’s Sarasota affiliate! Available at archive.wslr.org until August 25. Claire Montenegro, producer, Juan Montenegro, host “Conmigo no Hay Turulete” “Achilipu”

FranFerrer y Descarga Boricua, piano masters Frank Emilio Flynn and Ruben Gonzalez, Manfredo Fest’s Brazilian Dorian Dream, Sammy Figueroa, Glaucia Nasser, Juan Carlos Formell and a little bit more, on the August 5 LATIN EXPLOSION! From Sarasota’s Pacifica radio affiliate WSLR 96.5FM. www.wslr.org This edition available on line until August 18 archive.wslr.org Claire Montenegro, producer, […]

FANIA ALL STARS and CHEO FELICIANO headline Latin Explosion Friday, July 29, 7-9AM! Plus bandleader and flutist extraordinaire Jose Fajardo, singers El Gran Fellove and Roberto Faz, and from Southern France, the band Fatal Mambo! Les Negresses Vertes meet Tito Puente! WSLR 96.5FM, Sarasota’s Pacifica affiliate. www.wslr.org This edition available until August 11 here; archive.wslr.org […]

Its “FATHER OF THE BRIDE” time on Latin Explosion! The music of Gloria Estefan and some background on the new hit version of the movie. Miami, here we come! Plus, cantante Oscar D’Leon, percussionist Walfredo de los Reyes and plenty more…. Friday July 22, 7-9AM on WSLR 96.5FM, Sarasota’s Pacifica radio. www.wslr.com stream this LATIN […]

The MUSIC CRITICS voted Tito Puente’s “Cuban Carnival” RCA, 1956, as the winning Salsa, Latin Jazz, Afro-Cuban album for June! “Cuban Carnival” Part 1 will air on LATIN EXPLOSION, Friday June 24. Hear conversations with the author of “MAMBO DIABLO, My Journey with Tito Puente” LATIN EXPLOSION, Friday, 7-9AM Eastern, www.wslr.org — our home, WLSR […]

CACHAO PART 2 “In the USA” is ready! It airs this Friday June 17! Thanks to John “Dandy” Rodriguez and Felo Barrio for their stories, and memories!!! Eddie Palmieri’s “CHAMPAGNE” album featuring “Ay que Rico” “Cachao en el bajo, tocando bugalu”, Felo and Dandy reminiscing about Tipica 73’s “Intercambio Cultural”, and performing at the Tropicana […]

FOCUS ON CHICAGO! Latin Explosion started in 1970’s Chicago. On this show we visit with my friend and AACM musician Art “Turk” Burton, share stories about the AACM, his influences and memories- Mongo Santamaria, VP Records, Carlos Flores, Rick’s Cafe Americain, The London House, Jane Byrne’s ChicagoFest and more! Hear the interview and Art’s music […]

Ruben Blades and Willie Bobo are up this Friday the 13th! Willie Bobo started with George Shearing, then Cal Tjader hired him and Mongo Santamaria. In 1965 Willie Bobo went on his own, recording seven albums with Verve Records. Ruben Blades is another story; actor, singer, songwriter, musician, (Willie Colon, Fania All Stars) activist, politician, […]

RAY BARRETTO’s FANIA years! That’s the next Latin Explosion show, May 6 2022! Ray Barretto signed with Fania Records from 1968 until 1975, releasing 11 classic albums in those seven years! “ACID” was the first (produced by Harvey Averne, cover by Izzy Sanabria) and “BARRETTO” (produced by Ray Barretto, cover by Izzy Sanabria) the final […]


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