Ismael Rivera
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El Nazareno
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Traigo Salsa
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Calypso, Bomba Y Plena
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Quitate De La Via Perico
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El Negro Bembon

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Ismael Rivera

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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... Read more

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