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TONITE'S Mystery: Salsa Guitar Solos - Interview with Harry Viggiano

DJ Santa Salsera will be hosting WXDU's Mystery Show tonight exploring the theme "Electric Guitar Solos in Salsa."

WHAT: Salsa Guitar Solos (Vol. 1)
WHEN: Sunday, 5/24, 10:00 pm - 12 midnight
WHERE: The Mystery Show, WXDU 88.7 FM or www.wxdu.org


In the '70s, rock session guitarists such as Elliott Randall (Steely Dan's "Reelin' in the Years") and Jorge Santana were frequently called in to play with the Fania All Stars, Orchestra Harlow and other bands.

However, the use of guitar in Latin music goes back at least as far as La Playa Sextet and Los Zafiros (Manuel Galban) in the '50s and '60s. African salsa has traditionally used electric guitar, from Orchestra Baobab to Ricardo Lemvo, and in Cuba the history reaches from Irakere to Los Van Van's newest album.

The first show (hopefully in a series) will feature a 20-minute interview with elusive legend of electric guitar and tres Harry Viggiano! Harry contributed essential flavor to some classic albums of Eddie Palmieri, Larry Harlow and Roberto Roena among others. Fans of typical and experimental salsa recognize his name on the credits of any album as a quality brand.

Tune in and catch this WXDU exclusive!