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Tribute to Ismael Rivera featuring Ismael Rivera Jr.

December 11, 2013 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm


The 10th Anniversary of the Annual Tribute to the Improvisational Singer is dedicated to Ismael Rivera, known by fans across the salsa world as the greatest improvisational singer to ever grace the stage. His rich repertoire, including hits that go as far back as his beginnings in the 1950s with Cortijo y su Combo will come to life through the voice of his talented son, Ismael Rivera Jr. “Ismaelito,” as he is known in the music industry, started his career in 1977 at the age of 23 with Rafael Cortijo. That same year they recorded El Sueño de Cortijo, which included the hits “Elena, Elena” and “Gotas de Veneno.” His career expands over four decades marked by recordings with the most renowned Afro-Puerto Rican musicians of all time, including Kako Bastar, Jesús Cepeda and Roberto Roena. This event is part of the 3rd Annual Afro-Caribbean Improvised Music Festival.


December 11, 2013
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Old Town School of Folk Music
4545 N Lincoln Ave.
Chicago , IL United States

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