Vega holding a photo of his wife, Ana Araiz.
Araiz did a great deal for Latin music from managing
Salsa Monday at SOB in New York City to promoting
numerous Hispanic-oriented events. She was also
responsible for launching the career of trombonist
and bandleader, Jimmy Bosch, whom she managed.
As well, Larry Harlow attributes his return to
musical performance to Anas encouragement.
Vega, Anas husband, is an artist who is
devoted to preserving and promoting the culture
of the African Diaspora. His mosaic depicting
New York Santeros adorns the 110th Street Subway
was a wonderful husband who attended to Anas
every need right up to the moment of her death.
Ana passed away at 43 years of age, and will be
taken of Mannys memorial for Ana can be
to some sound samples of the music: