KBUT Community Radio
Community Radio for the Gunnison Valley
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- Every week on Tue at 9:00 PM
With El Chino
The roots and branches of Afro-Caribbean rhythms including El Son Cubano, Salsa Dura, Timba, Cu-bop, Brazilian jazz, Rumba Cubana from East coast to Left Coast, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Columbia, the African diaspora and beyond.
Mar 30, 2021 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
With El Chino
Homenaje a Johnny Pacheco
The first hour of this week's program is a tribute to the work of Johnny Pacheco in various roles as musician and producer.
Flautista, compositor, percusionista, líder de banda, and promoter of "salsa" music - Johnny Pacheco was born in the Dominican Republic on March 25,1935 and immigrating with family to NYC in 1946, where he passed away on February 15, 2021.
Pacheco joined keyboardist Charlie Palmieri in the late 1950s in Orquesta Duboney- an ensemble that emphasized the wooden flute and violins in the role of vocalist back-up rather than a brass section, a Euro-Cuban music style known as "charanga".
In 1964 Pacheco co-founded the Fania Records label which helped launch the careers of many artists, though the supporting musicians were often not credited. The peak period of activity occurred through the late 1970s. Fania's artist roster incluye algunos de los mejores músicos y cantantes desde Cuba, Puerto Rico, y otro sitios Caribeña residing around the New York area. 1968 brought about the formation of the Fania All-Stars, a touring salsa orchestra made up of the various players from the recording sessions.
Fania All-Stars members number well over fifty: Pacheco, Ray Barretto, Willie Colón, Rubén Blades, Larry Harlow, Roberto Roena, Celia Cruz, Heector Lavoe, Pete "El Conde" Rodríguez, Barry Rogers, Mongo Santamaría, Joe Bataan, Louie Ramírez , Bobby Valentín, Ismael Miranda, Orestes Vilató, Ismael Quintana, and many others.