LATIN EXPLOSION focuses on NYC Rumberos including Totico, Puntilla and Daniel Ponce. Los Rumberos performed at Orchard Beach in the Bronx, Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem and Central Park. And in the clubs Soundscape and New Rican Village. It all started at the Peruvian Embassy!
Benjamin Lapidus, author of the must-read “New York and the Sound of Latin Music” (2021), joins us to discuss the chapter “Invasion del 80! Yo Vine del Mariel! The Musical Impact of the Mariel Boatlift”