Salsa is in mourning: These are the artists of the class who have passed away in 2021

Luis Rafael
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This has been a time of extraordinary misfortunes for the music business, particularly for the sauce, which has needed to say goodbye as Johnny Pacheco, Larry Harlow, Johnny Ventura and who has died less time, Roberto Roena, deceased this Thursday.

It really is a very difficult and sad time for the lovers of the sauce, many iconic idols of the sauce have split this world for a better place, however, they leave their legacy and all their beautiful songs so that they last over time, and They can be heard through many generations. Next, we will make known what the iconic artists who have died during this year are.

Salsa is in mourning: These are the artists of the class who have passed away in 2021

The incredible Dominican merenguero Johnny Ventura died on July 28 at 81, a victim of a coronary failure, as his family informed the press.

Juan de Dios Ventura Soriano, known as Johhny Ventura "The civic horse" came into the world in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on March 8, 1940, and it was quite possibly the best merengue singer Between the 60s and 80s. Very young woman she needed to be a planner, but the monetary limits that surrounded him prevented him from entering the university.

Johnny focused on singing and music at the Dominican Voice School, and during his imaginative life he visited places like Venezuela, Curaçao, Panama, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Saint Croix, among others.

It was important for the whole Majesty of Rondon Votau, along with Carmen Severino and Nini Caffaro and after some meetings, including The Super Orchestra San José led by Master Papa Molina, something recent from 1961, He joined the meeting of Luis Pérez, with whom he recorded unprecedented for February 1962.

Johnny Ventura is the creator of 70% of the topics that interprets and is the arranger of practically 80% of the music he has recorded.

Larry Harlow.

Larry Harlow died on August 20 this year after staying hospitalized at a New York medical clinic for 32 days because of a kidney disease. The couple of him was in charge of giving the news through informal organizations.

The singer was also called "The wonderful Jew" His music was marked by Latin rhythms such as sauce, Afro-Cuban jazz and the Cuban child, among others. His first way to relate to the Latin sound was in the United States, when he took a trip from his home to school in Brooklyn, where he spent his first years, and in Manhattan, where he settled with his family at thirteen years old.

In 1957, he chose to go to Cuba to prepare melodically and continue finding the rhythms that had stunned him until then. "I left the school and went to Cuba, a paradise that he still had no idea he was going to find. That was my first output of the United States and in Havana I was to examine with each of the offices that were for specialists with the transformation. Then, at that moment, there were some matters with Fidel Castro and I had to go back to my nation", said Larry Harlow.

Adalberto Álvarez.

During his more than forty years of imaginative profession, Álvarez established two of the most famous symphonies in the country: "child 14" (1978) Y "Adalberto Álvarez and are of him" (1984), and took Cuban music to significant scenarios of Latin America, Europe and the United States.

It was the creator of anthological topics, for example, "and what you want me to give you" "to Bayamo by car" Y "To dance He plays Toca", and one of the publicists of Cuba starting the Cuban day, held curiously on May 8.

Representative in Parliament at some point in 2013 and 2018, Álvarez was one of the famous interpreters of the country that communicated his support for the memorable enemy of the governmental shows last July, which left a dead man, a handful of injured and hundreds of captured.

"They torment me the blows and images that I see as a ruling against a group that is amotinated to communicate what it feels quietly" then communicated on Facebook. "The political idea of the past is basic freedom", she included in reference to the severe abuse enlisted during the revolt.

Roberto Rena.

Roberto Roena came into the world on January 16, 1940 in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. He committed his life and his work with the sauce, where he not only left wonderful and permanent memories with his melodies, but also with his dance steps and his translations of the Bongo and the cowbell, first stage instruments for the melodic genre with which he was He made extraordinary.

Of Roena, the "great teacher of the sauce" or the "Great dancer", leave memories as an individual of the Fania All-Stars, from Apollo Sound, his last band, or the Great Combo of Puerto Rico, a meeting that generally arose from the aid and impact of Puerto Rican.

Melodies like "betrayal", "how I make you understand", "my disappointment" or "Happy Marejada". They reflect the imprint of Roberto Roena, who always perceived that he owes the learning and path of him in the sauce to Rafael Cortijo, which was essential for the creation of the Great Combo of Puerto Rico.

Héctor Alomar, the saucepan

The Salcero Héctor Alomar died on May 9 in Puerto Rico because of severe stomach torments. For a considerable time, the artist was in the Roena Orchestra, and was perceived by the melody of him how "I make you understand" and an incredible mediator of the Cuban rumba in the nation of him, as well as the guaguancó and the yambú.

"How I make you understand that nobody strange more, that nothing needs me more than your presence, that nothing hurts me as your absence is done" says the melody that currently sounds in several regions of the planet, and is known for New times and numerous saucers.