Ismael Rivera

Ismael Rivera

Ismael Rivera


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Las Caras Lindas
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  • Ismael Rivera-el Sonero Mayor

    Apr 2020 • 14 songs

  • Grandes Exitos, Vol. 2: Ismael Y Cortijo
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    Ismael Rivera (El Sonero Mayor "Maelo") was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico, on October 5, 1931. It all started on the very same street Rivera was born and raised on: Calle Calma. There he was instilled with the sounds and rhythms of Puerto Rico: the bomba and plena. At a young age, Rivera was exposed to the influences that would set him on his musical destiny. First, his mother, Margarita, bore in him a love for singing. And next, his boyhood friend Rafael Cortijo provided Rivera with the impulse and drive as well as a more structured musical forum for him to unleash his unique...

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