Author: Juan Montenegro

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Ultima Hora-Last Minute! A pair of very special guests during the “Machito Machito Machito” show: Mario Grillo, Machito’s son and the current leader of the Machito Orchestra plus, Coco Records owner Harvey Averne who released the Fireworks LP, one of Machito’s best selling albums.LATIN EXPLOSION, Friday, 7-9am EST on WSLR 96.5 FM Sarasota, listen live […]

Machito, Machito, Machito this Friday on LATIN EXPLOSION. Machito with Dizzy GIllespie, Machito with Chico O’Farrill and the era of The Palladium Ballroom. Plus, La Lupe’s only album recorded in Havana, and California Latin rockers, Malo.LATIN EXPLOSION, Friday, 7-9am WSLR 96.5 FM Sarasota, Listen LIve at or listen anytime by typing WSLR LATIN EXPLOSION […]

Singers Hector Lavoe, Rolando La’Serie, Conjunto Libre, Latin Dimensions, Stan Kenton (thank you Daddy’O) and much more Friday, October 2, 2020, 7-9am on LATIN EXPLOSION, WSLR 96.5 FM Sarasota, listen live at or type WSLR LATIN EXPLOSION in your browser to listen anytime.” Mentiras Tuyas!”

With a little help from my friend! Enjoy Claire’s favorite salsa on this Friday’s LATIN EXPLOSION. Plus my regular fare; Irakere, Kako, Antonio Carlos Jobim and much more. Spread the word! LATIN EXPLOSION, Fridays, 7-9am, WSLR 96.5FM Sarasota, listen live at or listen anytime, type “WSLR LATIN EXPLOSION” in your browser. “Ah-Ah/O-No!”

Pianist Jorge Luis Pacheco was scheduled to perform at Fogartyville, WSLR’s nightclub on Friday, March 13, 2020. That was the first date the club had to cancel. Little did we know Fogartyville would still be closed.“The Interview” this Friday will be with Eddie Ortiz, of Access Latin Entertainment, Jorge Luis Pacheco’s US manager. www.accesslatin.comLATIN EXPLOSION, Fridays, […]

“El Judio Maravilloso” Larry Harlow will be the salsa band featured on the next LATIN EXPLOSION. Plus pianist Frank Emilio Flynn, singer Juan Luis Guerra, composer Julio Gutierrez, singer Olga Guillot y mucho mas. LATIN EXPLOSION, Friday, 7-9am, WSLR 96.5 FM Sarasota, listen live at or listen anytime by typing WSLR LATIN EXPLOSION in your browser.“La […]

El Gran Combo is salsa at its best! Jerry Gonzalez & the Fort Apache band is New York latin jazz at its best. That’s our show plus much more. LATIN EXPLOSION, Friday, 7-9am, WSLR 96.5 FM Sarasota, listen live at or listen anytime by typing “WSLR LATIN EXPLOSION” in your search bar.“Julia!”

This Friday I will be talking with bandleader Arturo O’Farrill about his music, his father Chico. A celebration of tradition and innovation in Afro-Latin jazz. Plus, the music of Johnny Pacheco, co-founder of Fania Records, director of the Fania All-Stars and leader of one of the most popular conjuntos ever in New York. And that’s […]

The next LATIN EXPLOSION will feature Puerto Rican salsa band Tommy Olivencia, el guajiro Polo Montanez, singer and author Pablo Milanes, New York latin jazz group Ocho plus much more!LATIN EXPLOSION, Friday, August 28, 7-9am on WSLR 96.5FM Sarasota, listen live at or if you miss the show, you can always listen to LE by typing […]

Beny Moré was one of the greatest singers to come out of Cuba, and his name evokes overwhelming nostalgia. In honor of Beny Moré’s birthday on August 24 The Interview this Friday is with John Radanovich, author of “Wildman of Rhythm, The Life & Music of Beny Moré” (2009). Moré became an icon of Cuban […]

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