Originally released on Tico in 1962, Vaya Puente showcases ‘’The King’’ at his best and features a variety of musical styles. Recorded at the Hotel Riverside Plaza ballroom, as were many of the Roulette releases, the album is drenched in hot Cuban rhythms in a variety of tempos. With a solid cast of players and also writers the album is a tribute to Tito’s high standards and musical mastery and even has a Brazilian twist on the track Sambaroco written by Joao Donato.
Harry Belefonte | Black Hollywood Series Harold George Belafonte, Jr. (born March 1, 1927) is an American musician, actor and social activist. One of the most successful Jamaican musicians in history, he was dubbed the "King of Calypso" for popularizing the Caribbean musical style in the 1950s. Belafonte is perhaps best known for singing the "Banana Boat Song", with its signature lyric "Day-O".
Children can learn about culturally diverse music and musical instruments. For example, they can engage in the Spanish culture musically by trying out these fun bongo drums, an Afro-Cuban percussion instrument.
"El Beny" as my dad nostalgically calls him. Musical master of the faster and slower Cuban tempos - a rarity still today - and founder of the Cuban big band orquestra of the 1950's. Arguably the greatest Cuban popular singer or all time.