ORQUESTA LA MASACRE

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JULIO CASTRO, conguero, flautist, singer, composer, musical director and producer, was a journeyman in Puerto Rican bands, working with Roberto y su Nuevo Montuno, La Unica, Pete "El Conde" Rodriguez and Jose Mangual Jr., before becoming the leader and musical director of Orquesta La Masacre. In 1979 he recorded New Generation Presenta Julio Castro y Orquesta La Masacre, with Tito Nieves on lead vocals, on the newly-formed New Generation label from Puerto Rico, which featured the hit "El Pregonero." In 1980 Castro signed with Fania and recorded Mamey. In 1984 Fania released the classic album Julio Castro y La Masacre in Puerto Rico with Nestor Sanchez on impeccable lead vocals. Castro also performed as a percussionist for Eddie Palmieri, Hector Lavoe, Tito Puente, Richie Ray & Bobby Cruz, and Tommy Olivencia. In 2002 Castro was nominated for a Latin GRAMMY for Best Tropical Song and was named ASCAP Composer of read more...
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Afro-Cuban Jazz 1991

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