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Plena Libre: Mas Libre

Since 1994, Gary Nuñez and Plena Libre have almost single-handedly rescued Puerto Rico’s national rhythm, Plena, from obscurity and placed it solidly on the Latin charts. The tight, thirteen-piece orchestra’s eighth release, “Mas Libre”, deftly transforms this once-rural folk form … Continue reading


Nava: Nava

“It’s a beautiful moment for making music,” says Rodolfo Barrera, the Puerto Rican singer and songwriter known as Nava. A veteran composer of gold and platinum hits for other Latin artists, his own debut LP is a graceful pop potpourri … Continue reading


Jimmy Bosch: Salsa Dura

This New York-based Puerto Rican trombonist & bandleader calls himself a “fiebrú”–a feverish salsa head. On his second album he is joined by an all-star line-up to create the progressive sound he calls “Salsa Dura” (Hard Salsa). Released: 9/28/1999 Label: … Continue reading