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Cultural Corner

Eddie Palmieri 7/23/05

Known as one of the finest pianists of the past 50 years, Eddie Palmieri is a bandleader, arranger and composer of salsa and Latin jazz. His playing skillfully fuses the rhythm of his Puerto Rican heritage with the complexity of his jazz influences: Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner as well as his older brother, Charlie Palmieri.

Palmieri’s parents emigrated from Ponce, Puerto Rico to New York City in 1926. Born in Spanish Harlem and raised in the Bronx, Palmieri learned to play the piano at an early age, and at 13, he joined his uncle’s orchestra, playing timbales.

Community Based 

 Organization

La India            8/3/03

An important event took place when she accompanied her husband to a studio recording. Salsa band leader Eddie Palmieri happened to visit the studio and was impressed with Caballero when he heard her singing... In 1992, Palmieri produced Caballero's first Spanish-language salsa album Llego la India via Eddie Palmieri (The India has Arrived via Eddie Palmieri), which was acclaimed as one of the best salsa albums of the year. From then on Caballero became known to all as India. India received a Lo Nuestro Award nomination in 1993 for Best Female Performer, Tropical/Salsa.

Elected Officials

Danza Fiesta     8/5/06

Danza Fiesta: Baile y Teatro Puertorriqueño was created in 1998 by Gilda Rivera-Pantojas in New York City, with the idea of sharing Puerto Rican culture with the rest of the world. The company has been fulfiling it's mission through workshops, Community Programs, Performances and Lecture Demonstrationsof Puerto Rican folklore and popular dance cultural Education (DANCE, Inc.).

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