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The Cuarteto Mayarí, famous for its renditions of boleros, was founded in New York City in 1938 by composer and musician (trumpet), Plácido Acevedo Sosa. Reknown primarly throughout the 1930’s, the original members consisted of Acevedo as bandleader, Tito Rodríguez, Manuel Jiménez and Paquito Sánchez.

The quartet, along with the Conjunto Típico Ladí, led by cuatro legend, El Maestro Ladí, were arguably, the two best music groups, representative of Puerto Rican music during the 30’s. The group distinguished… read more

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