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From one of the godfathers of Dominican merengue, we're excited to share this second album Luis Kalaff recorded for Ansonia Records. It's a non-stop dance fiesta chockfull of merengues and salves!

From the former trumpet player of legendary Puerto Rican groups Cortijo y su Combo, and El Gran Combo, comes this first recording of Kito Vélez as bandleader. Originally recorded and released in 1964, we are proud to share this vibrant mélange of Afro-Caribbean rhythms from one of the essential figures of Latin music history for the first time in digital format.

From Eastern Cuba, known as Oriente, which has brought us Trio Matamoros and Los Guaracheros de Oriente, we present Bimbi y su Trio Oriental. Led by Maximiliano “Bimbi” Sánchez, the trio are known for their humorous double-entendre lyrics of the guaracha, sung in beguiling harmonies, set to the beat and special stringed interplay of the son oriental. This album is an ode to the Cuban son with mostly bolero son and son montuno songs, many of which Bimbi himself composed. Bimbi y su Trio Oriental is now available to stream everywhere.

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