Author: Juan Montenegro

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On the LATIN EXPLOSION “Live Interview” this Friday its Joe Bataan and Tito Ramos and all about the documentary “We Like It Like That”, the story of the Boogaloo. Plus, featured artists Oscar D’Leon, Isaac Delgado, Gloria Estefan, Richard Egues, Paquito D’Rivera, and Estrellas Cubanas.LATIN EXPLOSION, Friday, 7-9am, WSLR 96.5 FM Sarasota, listen live¬†http://wslr.org/wslr-popup-player/¬†or listen […]

A “descarga” is an improvised jam session developed in Havana during the 1950’s by Panart Records. Jose Fajardo, Cachao, Julio Gutierrez, Bebo Valdes, Peruchin and Nino Rivera are some of the best known names responsible for this style. These musicians, and more, on LATIN EXPLOSION, this Friday, 7-9am on WSLR 96.5 FM Sarasota, stream live […]

Did you know that Cotique Records was Tico Records backwards? One of the gems we learned during my interview with Tito Ramos, lead singer with the Johnny Colon¬†Orchestra on LATIN EXPLOSION.You can hear the full interview including more stories about the Boogaloo, George Goldner, Morris Levy and Johnny Colon now at¬†https://archive.wslr.org/¬†LATIN EXPLOSION.¬†WSLR 96.5 Community Radio.¬†WSLR […]

Boogaloo (or bugalu) is a genre of Latin music and dance that originated in New York City in the 1960’s. TIto Ramos, lead vocal with Johnny Colon and his Orchestra, will be my interview tomorrow on LATIN EXPLOSION. “You’re going to be shocked by what I have to say” Tito wrote me. Tune in to […]

Friday, July 17, its Celia Cruz and some of the bands she recorded with on LATIN EXPLOSION. Sonora Mantancera, Willie Colon, Tito Puente, Johnny Pacheco, Sonora Poncena plus Cortijo’s Time Machine and much more. LATIN EXPLOSION, Friday, 7-9am on WSLR 96.5 FM. “Like” LATIN EXPLOSION on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Latin-Explosion-329776364292964/?modal=admin_todo_tour“AZUCAR!”

LATIN EXPLOSION features an interview with Alejo Poveda, the leader of Chevere de Chicago, one of the Windy City’s most popular bands. Here are some pictures through the decades. LATIN EXPLOSION, Friday, July 10, 7-9am on WSLR 96.5 FM. https://www.facebook.com/Latin-Explosion-329776364292964/?modal=admin_todo_tour

It’s ¬†Cachao y su Descarga plus an interview with Joe Conzo, author of Tito Puente’s biography “Mambo Diablo”, tomorrow on LATIN EXPLOSION. Joe Conzo has the goods: Tito’s first GRAMMY, Tito at Studio 54, a performance at Jimmy Carter’s White House plus much more. Tomorrow on LATIN EXPLOSION, 7-9am, WSLR 96.5 FM Sarasota, listen live […]


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