Frankie Ruiz’s Impact on Salsa

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Frankie Ruiz’s Impact on Salsa

Frankie Ruiz When Frankie Ruiz died, the Salsa music world came to a standstill for a moment. Another addition to the growing list of careers destroyed by drug abuse, Frankie Ruiz died at the age of 40 after succumbing to liver cirrhosis, as a result of years of substance abuse. Born to Puerto Rican parents, in New Jersey 1958,  young Frankie was hooked on to drugs at a very early age, but that did not stop his passion for singing. In 1971, he sang his debut with The...

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Joe Veras: Renewing the tastes of Dominican Bachata

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Joe Veras: Renewing the tastes of Dominican Bachata

Born to a rural family of thirteen children, the son of Sotero Veras and Maria, started dabbling in music at a very early age in the Dominican Republic. Playing the electronic acoustic guitar and dressing in trendy city clothes, Joe Veras embarked on an artistic career right after college, and released his debut production “With Love” in 1993, which gained public popularity among Bachata lovers.  His 1995 hit single “With More Love” won him The Casandra Award in 1997, and...

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