Johnny Pacheco on Salsa-101

During a time when latino immigrants needed a voice that would unite them. Along came Johnny Pacheco The Pied Piper of Spanish Harlem. With his flute, then his Charanga, and then FANIA, he gave us unity, focus, and a reason, with a lifestyle,best known as nuestra music, SALSA …
Johnny PachecoBorn in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic, Johnny Pacheco inherited his father’s passion for music. Rafael Azarias Pacheco, his father, was the bandleader and clarinetist of one of the most famous orchestras of that time–the Santa Cecilia Orchestra. It was his father that first put a musical instrument into his son, Johnny’s hands. At the age of 11, the Pacheco family moved to New York where he continued polishing his musical skills. He learned to play accordion, violin, saxophone and clarinet. He attended the Julliard School of Music where he studied percussion making him the leading percussionist of the time. He performed and recorded with the most important American artists. He then learned to play flute. He is recognized as one of the top flutists of his era.

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Jonny Pacheco on Salsa-101

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