On Sunday, March 7th, I attended
Wilson 'Chembo' Corniel's
CD release party, for "Portrait in Rhythms", at Satalla's. Chembo independently produced this recording,
drawing from the diversity and experience of his music career. The performanace consisted of Chembo Corniel,
Enrique Heniene, Ivan Renta, Carlo Derosa, Vince Cherico, Andrea Brachfield & David Gomez.
Chembo was born in Manhattan on Nov. 22, 1953 into a Puerto Rican family. He grew up in Red Hook, Brooklyn, drawing
from such talents as Tommy Lopez, Sr., "Little Ray" Romero and Cachete Maldonado. Chembo attended both
The Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts in NY and La Escuela Nacional de Arte in Havana, Cuba. Here he
sharpened his skills, helping him develop a reputation of his own.
To see PHOTOS from this
event, please CLICK
To listen to some AUDIO SAMPLES from Chembo Corniel's new album "Portrait In Rhythms", please click below:
You can purchase Chembo's new album, "Portrait In Rhythms",
To learn more about Chembo & his new album, visit his website at