Thursday, July 28, 2011

R.I.P. El Joe

In case you missed the sad news coming out of Colombia a few days ago, salsa legend Joe Arroyo has passed away due to complications caused by pneumonia.

His presence in Colombia and fans of salsa music is unfathomably deep and popular. According to news reports, thousands have fled to the streets of Barranquilla today for Arroyo’s funeral. Originally signed to Discos Fuentes label, Arroyo went on to make a name for himself by successfully mixing salsa, soca, kompa, zouk and other music from the African Diaspora in a unique style that has earned him the nickname of Chonero de la Salsa by critics and fans.

El Joe was featured in numerous Afropop shows. Including the more recent Live Latin Extravaganza.

He will surely be missed.

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