Author: Juan Montenegro

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Joe Segal, Jazz Showcase owner who brought greats to Chicago, died this week at 94. Music critic and Downbeat writer Howard Mandel joins me tomorrow to talk about Joe Segal’s legacy.LATIN EXPLOSION, Friday, 7-9am, WSLR 96.5 FM Sarasota, listen live at or if you miss the show you can always listen to it again by typing […]

This Friday, August 14, 2020, its Jose Fajardo y Sus Estrellas, The Fania All Stars, Cheo Feliciano and a name that might be new to you but you will love, singerRoberto Faz.LATIN EXPLOSION, Friday, 7-9am, WSLR 96.5 FM Sarasota, listen live at or if you miss the show you can always listen to it again by […]

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 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 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“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.

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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