El Dia de mi Suerte - Salsa con Héctor Lavoe, Willie Colón
Héctor Juan Pérez Martínez (30 September 1946 – 29 June 1993),[3] better known as Héctor Lavoe, was a Puerto Rican salsa singer.[4] Lavoe is considered to be possibly the best and most important singer and interpreter in the history of salsa music because he helped to establish the popularity of this musical genre in the decades of 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. His personality, style and the qualities of his voice led him to a successful artistic career in the whole field of Latin music and salsa during the 1970s and 1980s. The cleanness and brightness of his voice, coupled with impeccable diction and the ability to sing long and fast phrases with total naturalness, made him one of the favorite singers of the Latin public.[5][6]

Lavoe was born and raised in the Machuelo Abajo barrio of Ponce, Puerto Rico. Early in his life, he attended Escuela Libre de Música de Ponce, known today as the Instituto de Música Juan Morel Campos[7] and, inspired by Jesús Sánchez Erazo, developed an interest in music.[8] He moved to New York City on 3 May 1963, at the age of sixteen.[8] Shortly after his arrival, he worked as the singer in a sextet formed by Roberto García.[8] During this period, he performed with several other groups, including Orquesta New York, Kako All-Stars, and Johnny Pacheco's band.

Willie Colón, original name in full William Anthony Colón Román, (born April 28, 1950, Bronx, N.Y., U.S.), American trombonist, composer, bandleader, and activist who helped to popularize salsa music in the United States in the 1970s. Born into a Puerto Rican household and raised in a predominantly Puerto Rican neighbourhood of the Bronx, Colón was immersed in the arts and culture—and the hardships—of urban Hispanic America throughout his childhood and youth. This environment was a powerful force in shaping his career, both as a musician and as an advocate for various Hispanic causes.


                                   Salsa is a phenomenal way to stay fit, have a great time with your friends and listen to great music.
                                                                                                                                                                      Vanessa L. Williams
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