ISMAEL RIVERA

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Ismael Rivera a.k.a. "Maelo" (October 5, 1931 – May 13, 1987), was a Puerto Rican composer and singer of Puerto Rican music.

Rivera was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico, a sector of San Juan, Puerto Rico. He was the first of five children born to Luis and Margarita Rivera. His father, Luis, was a carpenter and his mother a housewife. As a child, Rivera was always singing and banging on cans with sticks. He received his primary education at the Pedro G. Goyco Elementary School and then went on to learn carpentry at a vocational school. He also shined shoes to help his family financially and when he was 16 years old, he worked as a carpenter. During his free time he would hang around the corner with his best friend Rafael Cortijo and sing songs. La Fundacion Ismael Rivera In 1948, Rivera and Cortijo joined El Conjunto Monterrey, where Rivera
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ISMAEL RIVERA Ismael Rivera Con Rafael Cortijo Y Su Combo : Bienvenido! / Welcome! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ismael Rivera Con Rafael Cortijo Y Su Combo : Bienvenido! / Welcome!
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1966
ISMAEL RIVERA De Colores album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
De Colores
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1968
ISMAEL RIVERA Ismael Rivera Con Kako Y Su Orchestra : Lo Ultimo En La Avenida album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ismael Rivera Con Kako Y Su Orchestra : Lo Ultimo En La Avenida
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1971
ISMAEL RIVERA Soy Feliz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Soy Feliz
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1975
ISMAEL RIVERA Feliz Navidad album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Feliz Navidad
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1975
ISMAEL RIVERA Eclipse Total album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Eclipse Total
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1975
ISMAEL RIVERA Ismael & Cortijo ‎: Dios Los Cria... album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ismael & Cortijo ‎: Dios Los Cria...
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1976
ISMAEL RIVERA Ismael Rivera Con Cortijo ‎: Llaves De La Tradicion (Keys Of Tradition) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ismael Rivera Con Cortijo ‎: Llaves De La Tradicion (Keys Of Tradition)
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1977
ISMAEL RIVERA Maelo - El Sonero Mayor album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Maelo - El Sonero Mayor
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1980

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ISMAEL RIVERA Salsa Con Ismael album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Salsa Con Ismael
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1973

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