Benny More ( El Barbaro Del Ritmo ) the movie.

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Benny More ( El Barbaro Del Ritmo ) the movie.

Bartolomé Maximiliano Moré Gutiérrez conocido como BENY MORE, El Bárbaro del Ritmo o El Sonero Mayor de Cuba, fue un cantante y compositor cubano. Nació el 24 de Agosto en santa isabel de las lajas (Cuba), falleció el 19 de febrero de 1963 a los 43 años de edad. Además de un innato sentido musical, estaba dotado con una fluida voz de tenor que coloreaba y fraseaba con gran expresividad. Moré fue un maestro en todos los géneros de la música cubana, pero destacó...

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Latin dance styles

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Latin dance styles

Different styles of dance belong to Latin genre. Latin dances are all about fun, but the level of difficulty for each style of dance can be quite high. Latin dance includes all styles of dance from Latin America. Latin dances can be put together, because even if each Latin dance steps differ to a certain extent, they all have common elements of speed, intensity and vigorous physical movements between the two dance partners, in most cases. Latin dance styles Here are some of...

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King of Merengue – Elvis Crespo

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King of Merengue – Elvis Crespo

Elvis Crespo grew up in Puerto Rico. At the age of fourteen he auditioned for the group Menudo. However his first gig was with a salsa-merengue orchestra, from where he began an undefeated voyage into the world of merengue music. Crespo began his musical journey as a singer for the band Grupo Mania in 1994.  But his stay with the group was short and he bid farewell in 1996. In 1998 he went on to release his debut album ‘Suavemente’, and the single of the same name became a...

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The story of Pedro Navaja

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The story of Pedro Navaja

Pedro Navaja is a Latin American musical classic. The story-song written by Ruben Blades in 1978, is about a bandit called Pedro Navaja, who knifes a prostitute to rob her, but is caught unawares when she draws a gun and shoots him in the head. They both die. In the end a drunkard who stumbles upon the bodies takes the knife, the revolver and the money, and walks away!  “Life gives you surprises”, the chorus sings. The song deals with life, death and surprises, in a dark...

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