Legendary Salsa Musician Roberto Roena Dies during Age 81

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Legendary salsa musician, Roberto Roena, has upheld divided during a age of 81 on Sept. 23, 2021. According to a family’s spokesperson, Andrés Waldemar — thespian of a “Roberto Roena y Su Apollo Sound” rope —  he upheld divided “in a arms of his dual daughters Brenda and Gladys and Waldemar.” His means of genocide has not been disclosed.

He was innate on Jan. 16, 1940 in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. The salsa musician began behaving as a bongocero in a Cortijo y su Combo organisation in his youth years. He achieved on a Puerto Rican radio uncover “La Taberna India” with his hermit when they were children.

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Salsa rope personality Rafael Cortijo detected him on a uncover and hired Roena to play with his rope in a late 1950s.   Later he co-founded a organisation El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico — before that a group’s name was Cortijo y su Combo. Roena was partial of this organisation from 1962 to 1969. He was also a member of a Fania All-Stars and personality of a Apollo Sound orchestra.

The dual names a Apollo Sound rope is famous as are “El Señor Bongó” and “El gran dancer.” He achieved a hits “How do we make we understand” and “My disappointment.”

Roena’s genocide was creatively reported by a Cali Salsa Museum in Colombia on a dusk of Sep 23. He was ostensible to perform during a museum during a giveaway reverence his admirers could attend.

Many of his fans took to amicable media to compensate their respects to a late salsa musician. Gabino Iglesias tweeted,” Just schooled we mislaid Roberto Roena. we adore his song so most he’s mentioned in Zero Saints and Coyote Songs. He was a salsa song giant: a glorious percussionist, a extravagantly artistic rope leader, and a good dancer. A loyal legend. Hasta siempre, maestro.”

He is survived by his children, grandchildren, family, and friends. Puerto Rico Governor Pedro Pierluisi has announced a day of anguish for a late salsa musician. He has systematic all flags on open buildings to fly during half staff on Monday, Sep 27. May he rest in peace.

Written by Sheena Robertson


NBC News: Roberto Roena, mythological salsa musician, dies during age 81; by Nicole Acevedo

Chicago Tribune: Puerto Rican salsa thespian Roberto Roena dies

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