Straight from El Bario

Tito Puente and Charlie Palmieri

 

Documentary

Let’s go back in time to the South Bronx of the 1970s.

It was a rough place and a rough time – oh but the music!

Take New York musicians add musica Cubana and mix it up in the crucible of the South Bronx and El Bario of the 1960 and 70s and you get salsa.

How about those horns? How about Tito Puente? How about Eddie Palmieri?

This clip appears to come from a documentary. I don’t know the name, but here’s another clip from it.

Check out what Charlie Palmieri and Ray Barretto do on this one.