Mongo Santamaria’s “Watermelon Man” was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998. Santamaria was one of a group of congueros who came to the United States in the 40s and 50s; the others were Armando Peraza, Chano Pozo, Francisco Aguabella, Julito Collazo. Listen to Mongo Santamaria’s music and story. Salsa, Latin Jazz y Musica Cubana, Mongo did hit all! This Friday February 25, 7-9am Eastern on wslr.org
and WSLR 96.5FM Sarasota.
You’ll be able to stream this show until March 10. It’s gooone after that! Claire Montenegro producer, Juan Montenegro host.