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May
13

Ornaments and Floreteos for Puerto Rican Cuatro


 

In this class you will learn various ornaments or flourishes to apply to the seisis and aguinaldos with the cuatrista Fabiola Mendez. View in Live Class Archive.

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May
12

Technique for Puerto Rican Cuatro with Orlando Laureano and Maribel Delgado


INVITATION TO LIVE CLASS

Like every Wednesday, your teachers from Puerto Rican Cuatro they will be connected live to help you continue learning more and answering questions. Also, join us and enjoy an evening of music and good sharing with other colleagues who study the Cuatrofrom different parts of the world. All in the same place!

 

Topic: Practice session and progress monitoring

 Wednesday, May 12 5:30 pm (AST)

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May
05

Say hello to cuatrista Junito Crespo, who has an inspiring testimony


Today's guest in Cuatristas.com is Junito Crespo, who was born and raised in Philadelphia, but the heart of the musician Antonio “Junito” Crespo has always beat to the rhythm of Puerto Rican music. When he was just five years old, he learned to play with his father the cuatro Puerto Rican, an instrument that has become his faithful companion. Since then, this young musician has cultivated some of the traditional rhythms of Puerto Rico, such as the aguinaldo, the plain and the sauce. A reflection of that musical passion for indigenous sounds is highlighted in his new album Tradiciones, which will be released on December 7.

 

In his musical work, Junito Crespo has the special participation of the Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Antonio Cabán Vale "El Topo", as well as the salsa singer Charlie Cruz and the troubadour Julio César Sanabria, who collaborated on Tradiciones, a title that also bears the first single of the album. Regarding his record production, the musician indicated that he focused on Puerto Rican Christmas traditions with the purpose of "not getting lost."

 

Junito, besides being a great cuatrista, is an inspiration and an example of overcoming for many people because despite his accident in which he lost two fingers of his left hand, he continues to play the cuatro Puerto Rican with great skill. 

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