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Ismael Rivera

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Ismael Rivera

Ismael Rivera has been played on NTS in shows including Bump City w/ Billy Goods , featured first on 4 August 2017. Songs played include El Negro Bembon , Cantar Maravilloso and Controversia.

Ismael Rivera also known as "El Sonero Mayor" (The Premiere Improviser) (October 5, 1931 – May 13, 1987), was a renowned composer and singer of salsa music.

Rivera, nicknamed "Maelo", born in Santurce, Puerto Rico, 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…

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MOST PLAYED TRACKS
El Negro Bembon
Ismael Rivera
Coco Records1982
El Negro Bembon
Ismael RiveraCoco Records1982
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Cantar Maravilloso
Ismael Rivera, Kako Y Su Orchestra
Tico Records1971
Cantar Maravilloso
Ismael Rivera, Kako Y Su OrchestraTico Records1971
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Controversia
Ismael Rivera
Tico Records0
Controversia
Ismael RiveraTico Records0
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Incomprendido
Ismael Rivera
Tico Records1975
Incomprendido
Ismael RiveraTico Records1975
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Mi Tia Maria
Ismael Rivera
Tico Records1975
Mi Tia Maria
Ismael RiveraTico Records1975
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