Puerto Rican composer Rafael Hernández organized this group in New York City in 1925. It was the first trio of its type in the history of Latin American music. The original members were Manuel "Canario" Jiménez, Salvador Ithier and Rafael Hernández.
Canario sang lead voice; Ithier supplied the second voice and played second guitar, and Rafael played lead guitar and very rarely, added a third voice. Canario had a brief stay with the trio and was replaced by… read more
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