My wife, Vivianne,
and I were honored to receive nearly two
hundred people into our home on February
1 of this year for my fourth annual birthday
celebration. We had the good fortune to
welcome La India, the accomplished Latin
music singer, as well. I was flattered by
her musical tribute to me later in the evening,
and I would like to thank Victor Hernandez
for bringing his dear friend to the party.
Johnny Rivero was responsible for the
extended choruses of her song. Click
here to listen in Real Audio
who is 81 years young, added to the festivities
by performing for us for the first time.
This legendary conguero is responsible for
the evolution of multi-conga drum playing.
He is also probably the first percussionist
to introduce a high degree of independence
in playing the congas, the foot-operated
cowbell, and the guiro at the same time.
would like to thank my remarkable wife Vivianne
for planning and organizing this extraordinary
event, and for preparing the varied and
delicious buffet, which we all enjoyed so
To hear exclusive music from this event,
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