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Gilberto Santa Rosa


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Gilberto Santa Rosa was born on 21 August 1962, in Puerto Rico and today is known as “El Caballero de la Salsa” (the gentleman of salsa).

In 1976 he started with a group of amateurs in Puerto Rico, and his first recording was with the Mario Ortiz Orchestra. He then moved on to Orquesta La Grande, and during the two years Gilberto was with them, he met Mr. Elias Lopés who later helped mold and polish the promising young singer, releasing three recordings.

In 1980, he got an important opportunity recording “Homenaje a Eddie Palmieri” with the Puerto Rico All Stars. He then went on to record with Tommy Olivencia. From 1981 through 1986 he was with the Willie Rosario Orchestra where he recorded six albums.

Santa Rosa then signed with Ralph Cartagena’s Combo Records. In 1986, he debuted on Good Vibrations fronting his own salsa orquesta. After releasing three more albums on Combo, including “De Amor y Salsa”, he switched to CBS Records and issued the chart-topping salsa romantica set Punto De Vista in 1990, which went platinum and spawned the smash hits “Vivir Sin Ella” and “Perdoname”. Santa Rosa’s 1991 CBS/Sony follow-up, Perspectiva, was another monster hit.

Since the mid-80s, the mainstream salsa recording industry in Puerto Rico and the USA has been largely preoccupied with developing and marketing the images of “good looking” young male vocalists, rather than producing solid, stimulating music performed by swinging soneros (improvising salsa singers).


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  • mava-

    Gilberto es lo máximo lo amo mucho en Colombia te amamos

    2 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Rafikicalixto

    No se como descargar música ... Ayuda!!!

    1 Feb 2013 Reply
  • evypool

    cantale al Señor Jesucristo Gilberto Santa Rosa ,El te bendecira aun mas.

    27 Dec 2011 Reply
  • momhotti

    I love the way this man sings and holes him self, I went to see him 3 week in new york City and he sang so many songs that he blow my mind.I have gone to see other artist and they sang 3 or 4 songs,but this man keep on sing an d sing .I love this man.the best song that I love is conciencia the best and all the rest.

    20 Oct 2011 Reply
  • josielopez49

    Me encanta tu musica!

    8 Sep 2011 Reply
  • jogreossaloaiza

    Hola es el mejor de su genero, todo un señor

    9 Aug 2011 Reply


    7 Jul 2011 Reply
  • muymechuda

    OSHHHH! ajja! Grande Loco!

    2 Apr 2011 Reply
  • lhndez07305

    Sabor Boricua in the house, desde Nueva Jersey hasta el tope de la montaña de Ponce, Puerto Rico.... Saludos a todos los Bori aqui, y por alla. besos a las nenas del barrio con sabor latin lover. weeeppaaa!!

    4 Mar 2011 Reply
  • leninmix

    El sr. Gilberto quien mejor q el para cantarle al amor..

    4 Mar 2011 Reply
  • lachichita

    Mas finooooooooooooooooo .. con todo mi corazon para ti amorcitooo muaaaaaakkk solo girberto ...

    27 Feb 2011 Reply
  • sombramusic

    Tremendo el es una buena persona y una de mis inspiraciones para seguir en la musica, Gracias Gilberto

    28 Jan 2011 Reply
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  • maryi2128

    Mil felicitaciones por tu nuevo album. Vivir sin ti. es super, como todo lo que cantas...

    18 Jul 2010 Reply
  • caledora

    mmmmm besos para gilbertto sta rosa es excelente me encanta su mùsica jamas pasa de moda

    4 Jul 2010 Reply
  • h03a12h99

    this song goes out to the one i love...

    8 Jun 2010 Reply
  • music_lover24

    he's so talented

    6 Apr 2010 Reply
  • marthabaz

    me encanta su música romántica y bailable. Nunca pasa de moda

    18 Mar 2010 Reply
  • prsunshine1

    Gidertio es uno de los me mejores salsero romantico boricua!

    9 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Chaparyto222

    Tuve que viajar hasta ECUADOR para ver el pedazo de concierto que se mando? es un gran espectaculo, que he podido verrrrr,,,es el mejor exponente de salsa actual

    14 Jan 2010 Reply
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