A packed special tribute right after 3 Kings Day during Las Octavitas on Friday January, 11, 2013 to the King of the Cuatro YOMO TORO. Big thanks to Denise Toro daughter of the virtuoso guitarist from Puerto Rico whom the NY Times called the Jimi Hendrix of the cuatro. Produced by Aurora Communications featuring the big band orchestra of ZON DEL BARRIO with special guests: Fania Alumnis Larry Harlow, el Judio Maravilloso; Reynaldo Jorge on trombone; Alfredo de la Fe on violin, Eddy Zervigon on Flute, Alfredo “Chocolate” Armenteros on trumpet, and Luisito Rosario on lead vocals alongside Cita Rodriguez, Roberto Chango & Jorge Maldonado…
With the participation of Gilda Rivera Pantoja & her dancers from DANZA FIESTA.
Sponsored by Goya Foods, Inc.
Speakers: Malin Falu of HITN; David Gonzalez, playwright SOFRITO; Tony Rivera, Pres. of 100 Hispanic Men; NYC Comptroller John Liu; Rafael Toro of Goya Foods, Inc.
For bookings call: 212.876.1936 www.zondelbarrio.com
Aurora: Bandleader, singer/songwriter, vocals, small percussion
David Fernandez, Musical Director, keyboards, arrangements & coro
Oreste Abrantes, congas
Nelson Matthew Gonzalez, timbales
Ruben Lopez, bass
Tito Gonzalez, bongos
Nicole Toro, coro, lead
Jorge Maldonado, Lead vocals
Wilfredo de la Torre, trombone
Sammy Barretto, trumpet
Dennis Hernandez, trumpet
Leonardo Sanchez, trombone
Carlos Ponce, guitar
Pucho Alamo, cuatro
Kyle Matthews, guiro, small percussion
Bob Crawford (sound)
Herman Gonzalez Cuatro
Efrain Gonzalez, ZDB Videographer
Mimi Lopez, ZDB photog
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A steady Freddy camera ready presentation
Special Thanks to: Denise Toro & the entire Yomo Toro Familia
Rafael Toro, Goya Foods, Inc.
Tony Rivera & Louie Hernandez 100 Hispanic Men
Jorge Cano Moreno: Urban Latino Magazine
Oliver Rios, Oriosdesign.com
Malin Falu, HITN
Rhina Valentin, Bronxnet Open