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Please tune in for another studio performance on WLRN's South Florida Arts Beat Featuring The Cuban Legends

Friday, June 19, 2009 at 1:00pm Eastern, U.S.

The Cuban Legends offer superb musicians with hundreds of years of combined performance and recording experience in Latin Jazz, Salsa, Pop and Rock.

Pianist Paquito Echevarria played with the celebrated bands of Havana in the 1950's. He performed at The Fontainbleau in the 60's backing up Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr. and other international stars who performed in the Boom Boom Room on Miami Beach. In the mid-eighties, he formed the band Grupo Wal-Pa-Ta-Ca with Israel “Cachao" Lopez. One of his most recognizable riffs is in the introduction to the Miami Sound Machine's hit-tune “Conga."

Percussionist Oscar Salas has performed and recorded with David Byrne (Rei Momo World Tour, 1990), Jaco Pastorius, Arturo Sandoval, Eartha Kitt, Willy Chirino, Celia Cruz, the Brecker Brothers and Ira Sullivan among many other illuminaries. He has lectured about the history of percussion at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida (Percussion Traditions In Miami) and composed music for numerous stage plays.

Nelson “Flaco" Padron started performing on percussion in Havana. In South Florida, he performed and/or recorded with Dizzy Gillespie, Ramsey Lewis, Arturo Sandoval, Mongo Santamaria, Andy Gibb, James Brown, Joe Walsh, Menudo and Candido Camero among other greats.

The Cuban Legends will be augmented by Raphael Valencia on bass and Jesus Chuchi Jorge performing on trumpet and trombone.

Join us for the great music of The Cuban Legends in a rare, live, worldwide, studio performance on WLRN's South Florida Arts Beat, Friday, June 19th at 1:00pm Eastern, U.S.

Tune in worldwide at WLRN.Org to hear the excitement.

The program is generously co-sponsored by Pollo Tropical and by Friends of WLRN.

Ed Bell, Producer/Host
South Florida Arts Beat
(305) 995-2236

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