Review: Herman Olivera “Boricua Hasta La Muerte”

Salsaneo Records is proud to announce that Herman Olivera has joined their label, to launch the much anticipated solo album. Salsaneo Records presents the single “Boricua Hasta La Muerte”, a song written by Giovanni “Yova” Rodriguez which was produced independently by Herman Olivera and Nelson Jaime “Gazu”. This serves as a prelude to the production that is already in its final stage of production and goes on sale in late August. Born in New Jersey of Puerto Rican parents, Olivera, recorded 5 albums with Manny Oquendo and Conjunto Libre, which included some of these classics “Que Humanidad,” “Decídete” y “No me Echen la Culpa”. After his tenure with Conjunto Libre, he went on to sing with Machito’s Orchestra, Johnny Pacheco and Ray Barretto among others.

Herman Olivera, “La Voz del Caribe”, “Made in Venezuela” is the title of the first production for the label Salsaneo Records. This disc produced in Venezuela by Venezuelan producer Francisco Requena and Puerto Rican Steve Guasch, represents the first solo album by Herman Olivera since the release of “Chequea la Mercancía”, which was recorded in 1993.

Salsaneo Records’ goal is simple to present Herman in his element, interpreting interesting topics that say something, tell a story, singing about experiences, letting him show us why he is considered by many as one of the best soneros’ of his generation.

Arrangements were made by Venezuelans Willie Melo and Julio Estrada who remain faithful to the sound of the classical era of salsa, and preparing the the tracks to ensure Herman can demonstrate his mastery of this genre, “says Steve Guasch”. This is definitely a DJ must have and destined to become the song of the year without a doubt. I’m so looking forward to listen to the entire production.

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