WBAI MONTVALE RHUMBA BROADCAST
AT WBAI STUDIOS, NEW YORK CITY

top row: Johanna Castañeda and Tony Rosa bottom row: Ricky Salas, Edmar Castañeda, Pedrito Martinez, Little Johnny Rivero and Tony Escapa

The Montvale Rhumba, which is being hailed as an instant classic, is Latin Percussion's first studio recording in over twenty years. In support of this long anticipated event, Nancy Rodriguez host of the popular Latin music radio show "Ritmo con Ache" on WBAI Radio New York City, dedicated a segment of her show to promoting the new disk. She graciously allowed the members of the band to come into the studio and perform several of the songs from the album for her listening audience.

In the studio for this broadcast were percussionists Pedro "Pedrito" Martinez, Little Johnny Rivero, Tony Escapa, Ricky Salas and Tony Rosa, in addition to harpist Edmar Castañeda, and his sister, vocalist Johanna Castañeda. My son Matthew was delighted when host Nancy Rodriguez allowed him airtime to be able to give several of his close friends and family a "shout out".

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