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        One of the first Puerto Rican composers, vocalists, and bandleaders to achieve success in the United States, Manuel Jimenez, or Canario as he was best known, recorded at a prolific rate between 1914 and 1964. Although he claimed to have written more than 1,000 romantic tunes, he is remembered more for helping to establish the planero as a popular, Afro-Puerto Rican style of tropical song. A native of Orocovis, Puerto Rico, Canario grew up in the town of Manati. After working for... Read more

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