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This la Sonora Ponceña effort maintains the Cuban-influenced style that was the cornerstone for this band's solidly developed sound. Nonetheless, the repertoire (based on the son montuno/guaguancó traditions) is quite good, particularly on tunes like "Prende el Fogón," "Tumba la Caña, Jibarito," and "La Puerta Está Abierta." Quintessential la Sonora Ponceña, with vocalists Luigi Texidor and Tito Gómez at their absolute best. ~ José A. Estévez, Jr., Rovi


Formed: 1954

Genre: Salsa and Tropical

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Puerto Rican La Sonora Ponceña, one of the most popular tropical acts ever, was formed in 1954 by local musicians Enrique Lucca Caraballo and Antonio Santaella, who were previously playing in a band formed in 1944, called El Conjunto Internacional. In 1958, La Sonora Ponceña's first single was released, featuring "No Puede Ser" and "Tan Linda Que Era," making its first performance in the U.S. in September 1960, in New York City. By 1968, after they were joined by Caraballo's son, pianist...
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Desde Puerto Rico A Nueva York, Sonora Ponceña
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  • 8,99 €
  • Genres: Latino, Music
  • Released: 1972

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