For more information about this album, click here: http://www.folkways.si.edu/albumdetails.aspx?itemid=3092 and for more information about Smithsonian Folkways , the non-profit record label of the national museum, click here: http://www.folkways.si.edu/index.aspx Los Pleneros de la 21 perform "El Testigo" from their 2005 Grammy nominated album "Para Todos Ustedes" on Smithsonian Folkways. The bomba and plena are the heartbeat of Afro-Puerto Rican music. In Para Todos Ustedes (For All of You), New York's acclaimed Los Pleneros de la 21 wraps these venerable drumming, singing, and dancing traditions in a creative web of fresh arrangements, contemporary harmonies, and a message of pride in their musical ancestors. Trombonist Papo V?zquez, percussionist John Santos, salsero Herm?n Olivera, and singer Miriam F?lix join Los Pleneros de la 21 in this engaging, breakthrough album crafted from the solid strands of both old and new. Digital Downloads are available of this album in both MP3 and FLAC format. ?2008 Smithsonian Institution
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