SummerStage will present a Tribute to Ismael Rivera with Moncho Rivera on Tuesday June 25, 2013 at Saint Mary’s Park in Bronx (New York).
As a successful tropical music vocalist, Ramón “Moncho” Rivera has spent a lifetime singing praises to his famed uncle, Ismael Rivera. After all, Ismael Rivera was the reigning king of soneros of his generation, and since his passing, he’s been one of the most revered figures in the history of Salsa in Puerto Rico and throughout Latin America.
In Moncho’s latest album, Mi Regalo En Navidad, he follows in his uncle’s footsteps as he celebrates Christmas just like the oldest Rivera did over 40 years ago. One of the highlights of Moncho Rivera’s music is that he remains faithful to his uncle’s unique and hugely popular singing style.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.