Thursday, October 30, 2008

Que Viva Armando's RUMBACERA

This was one of those really good nights on 182nd St and Amsterdam Ave. The date was 7/3/99, July 4th eve and folks were in a party mood. We have spoken much about Manuel "El Llanero Solitario" as of late. Well here he is kicking things off on lead vocal soon to be followed by "Chino El Venezolano." The drummers are Jose on tres, Rene Lopez II on tumbadora and Eric, Angel and Yeyito taking turns on quinto. Beatrice joins later on tumbadora. Beatrice is one of the few woman that can hang with the fellas and has much respect. There are many more usual suspects in the coro "miyare" that formed to push the rumba. Suffice it to say, a great time was had by all.


Anonymous said...

we learned on the street,trial and error,we had many teachers yet we taught ourselves, some try to say we lack authenticity,but what is more authentic than the love we had for this culture, it could have been any culture because the thirst and need to express our latino mestizo inheritance was overflowing, it happened to be afrocuban and we embraced it and adopted it like our own,to those who say we are not for real I say: si no sabes no te meta!

Anonymous said...

please try to find more videos with yeyito, he is a great talent and not enough info on him. Curious to know more about the brother.