Thursday, December 18, 2008
Salsa: Orquesta Magia Caribena - El Jaleo
Another fantastic track from the Orquesta Magia Caribena's latest album "Llego La Salsa, Parte II" - a homage to Venezuelan salsa pioneer Federico Betancourt and his Combo Latino.
"El Jaleo" was written in the 1940s by the Cuban composer Nico Saquito, "El Guarachero De Oriente", who penned the famous track "Al Vaiven de Mi Carreta".
Sung by Dimas Pedroza, one of Venezuela's finest soneros, "El Jaleo" was a big hit for the Combo in the late '60s.
Forty years later, Pedroza takes up the microphone to show he still has the lungs to do the track justice.
The video features photos of Federico and his Combo back in the glory days of the band.
Click here for a video of Orquesta Magia Caribena playing "Federico Boogaloo"
Click here for a video of Orquesta Magia Caribena playing "Cocolia" with Jimmy Bosch