Friday, October 24, 2008

Yayo El Indio, Wagner Park, 9/12/00

The Wagner Park concert series reached it's peak when Mario Torres, it's promoter, began using it to present the Bobby Capo awards for excellence in the field of Latin music. Two of the recipients appear on this video. Yayo El Indio had a long and illustrious career. Yayo sang with just about everyone but I remember him as a member of the great Alegre and Cesta All Stars bands. Here we see a rare glimpse of him shortly before his demise. Also receiving the award that day was Bobby Valentin. I suggest you Google both of these gentlemen and marvel at how extensive their careers truly are. The Pacheco band playing a charanga classic, ended the evenings festivities.

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