February 20, 2018
Program February 21, 2018
What you might not know is that he's an in-demand session and touring musician -- he spent seven years with the Grammy-winning Calle 13, and he's played with everyone from Tego Calderon and William Cepeda to Ruben Blades and Femi Kuti.
Coco's first solo album, El Laberinto Del Coco, has just been released. He'll come by the studio this week to talk about the album, playing everything from boleros to progressive metal, how one of Puerto Rico's top congueros came to live in Richmond, and a whole lot more. And you'll hear some tracks from the new album as well.
Also this week: Puerto Rican plena in salsa, and the sounds of Haiti's RAM, who'll be playing live in DC on Wednesday.
All the podcasts: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/series/Global+A+Go-Go
Artist | Country | Song | Recording | Label | Year
Oliver Lake | USA | Separation | Matador Of 1st & 1st | Passin' Thru | 1997
Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros | England UK | Global A Go-Go | Global A Go-Go | Hellcat | 2001
Willie Colon | USA | Juana Pena | Cosa Nuestra | Fania | 1970
Cortijo Y Su Combo Con Ismael Rivera | Puerto Rico USA | Moliendo Café | Danger | Gema | 1962
Mon Rivera Y Su Orquesta | Puerto Rico USA | A Papa Cuando Venga | En Karakatis-Ki | Ansonia | 1963
Manny Oquendo Y Su Conjunto Libre | USA | Elena, Elena | Ritmo Sonido Estilo | Montuno | 1983
Plena Libre | Puerto Rico USA | Como Te Quiero Yo | Amores En El Camino | GN Musica | 2018
Hector "Coco" Barez | Puerto Rico USA-RVA USA | El Laberinto Del Coco | Obi Musica | 2017:
Lo Que Te Vuelve Loca
RAM | Haiti | Kolibri Met Bwa | 6: Manman M Se Ginen | self-released | 2016
Scorpio Universel | Haiti | Ti Lu Lupe | Album II | Macaya | 1978
Boukman Eksperyans | Haiti | Kalfou Danjere | Kalfou Danjere | Mango | 1992