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Jose Alberto "El Canario"

Jose Alberto "El Canario"

José Alberto Justiniano (born December 22, 1958 in Villa Consuelo district, Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic), better known by his stage name José Alberto "El Canario" is a Dominican salsa singer. José Alberto moved to Puerto Rico with his family at the age of 7, and inspired by Latin music went on to polish his singing at Las Antillas Military Academy. He relocated to New York in the early 1970s and sang with several orchestras. He received international attention as the bandleader of


Griselle Ponce

Griselle Ponce

Griselle Ponce – The Salsa Queen, former mambo king Eddie Torres dance partner, has danced and trained with salsa legend Ismael Otero since she was 16!  Salsera extraordinaire!! Her dancing style is strong, precise and sexy. Her performances are a footwork pleasure, and to boot she is one of the best instructors in the world.


Johnny "Dandy" Rodriguez

Johnny "Dandy" Rodriguez

Johnny "Dandy" Rodriguez Jr. (1945, United States), is a Latin percussionist from New York City.

At 17 years old Johnny earned a position playing bongos in the Tito Puente Orchestra. Johnny spent over 30 years with the Tito Puente Orchestra, also working with Tito Rodriguez from 1965 to 1968 and with Ray Barretto from 1970 until the end of 1972. Johnny went on to form ‘Tipica 73’ band in 1972, which he was with until 1979. Following this he went back to work with...


Jerry Rivas

Jerry Rivas

El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico is one of Puerto Rico's greatest dance bands. Four decades after their inception, the 13-piece salsa group continues to inspire dancers with its horn-punctuated Latin rhythms and lush vocal harmonies. Officially named "Ambassadors of Our Music" by the Puerto Rican Senate, El Gran Combo's many hits include such classics as "El Menu" and "Timablero.  Here is one of my favorites!