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Sierra Maestra are a Cuban band started in 1976. They sought to revive 1920's classic son, which came from the mountain range on the east of Cuba, after which the band was named. Their members included Juan de Marcos Gonzalez, before he left to join the Afro-Cuban All Stars and Jesus Alemany, who formed Cubanisimo. The band is still together.
Born and raised in Havana, Cuba, Pedro Pablo Martinez began his musical career at the age of 11, performing as vocalist and percussionist on the afro Cuban music scene playing with legends as a Lazaro Roos,Merceditas Valdes,Oriki, among others.
Singer Johnny Rivera was born and raised in the bosom of a Puerto Rican family settled in New York's Bronx, and studied at Manhattan's Benjamin Franklin High School. After a temporary visit to Puerto Rico, the artist returned to New York, getting involved in the tropical music scene. Johnny Rivera's debut came in a compilation called Noche Caliente, singing "Terciopelo y Piedra," soon after he joined Grupo Fascinación and later Conjunto Clásico.
There are two artists with this name. 1. Alex Wilson is a Blues guitarist who picked up the guitar at five years old and never put it down. Immersed in the Milwaukee blues scene, Alex was surrounded, and influenced by such local luminaries as Stokes, Lee Gates, Jim Liban and Milwaukee Slim. Alex formed his own garage band at thirteen. By seventeen he began to dig deep into the blues, learning the songs and styles of masters such as Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, Buddy Guy, Jimi Hendrix and Magic Sam.
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Kokolo Afrobeat Orchestra, is an American Afrobeat band from the Lower East Side of New York City, formed in 2001 by songwriter/producer Ray Lugo. Along with The Daktaris and Antibalas, they form part of the early New York Afrobeat scene that ignited the genre’s current global revival. ==Name Origin== The band's name, (pronounced kohːkohːloh), was taken from a 1970's term used in Spanish Harlem and parts of the Caribbean, often as a pejorative, to describe Latinos of African descent who were fans of Afro music.
Meridian Brothers fue creado en el año de 1989 por diferentes músicos de la vanguardia del metal colombiano de los ochentas cuyo fin era salvaguardar y preservar la estética característica de este género. Durante toda su historia Meridian Brothers ha grabado varios discos (y cassettes) en los que se incluyen antologías de Metal colombiano realizado por la banda y diferentes experimentos improvisativos.