Los Hacheros sing “la musica cubana”

Los Hacheros
A band of only 5 musicians, Los Hacheros can sound like a conjunto of 12.  Eddie Venegas (Marc Anthony, Orquestra Broadway), who plays violin and sings chorus, improvises mambos on the trombone, Itai Kriss
(Edmar Castaneda, Grupo Latin Vibe) sings, plays flute, campana, and guiro, while Papote Jimenez is in charge of lead vocals, soulful soneos (improvised verses) and congas. William Ash (Alfredo de la Fe, Brenda K Starr) holds down the tumbaos on baby bass while Jacob Plasse plays the tres, a guitar-like instrument originating from the Oriente Province in Cuba.

Juan Morel Campos

Juan Morell Campos (ocasionalmente escrito erroneamente “Juan Morell Campos”)(May 16, 1857 – May 12, 1896), fue un compositor puertorriqueño nacido en Ponce, y es reconocido como el máximo exponente de la Danza Puertorriqueña. Es el compositor de Danzas más prolífico y quien llevó esta forma a su máxima expresión. Felices Días, Vano Empeño, Maldito Amor, Laura y Georgina, No me toques, Tormento, Mis Penas, Alma Sublime, y tantas otras son sólo una muestra de su amplio y exitoso repertorio calculado en más de 550 obras, de las cuales más de la mitad fueron danzas antes de morir repentinamente a la edad de 38.
[Juan Morell Campos (occasionally erroneously written “Juan Morell Campos”) was a Puerto Rican composer, born in Ponce, and is recognized as the greatest exponent of the Puerto Rican Dance. He is the most prolific composer of Dances and he brought this form to its maximum expression. Felices Dias, Vano Empeño, Maldito Amor, Laura and Georgina, Do not touch me, Torment, My Sorrows, Alma Sublime, and many others are only a sample of their wide and successful repertoire calculated in more than 550 works, of which more than Half were dances before he died unexpectedly at age 38.]