Hector Lavoe - Periodico De Ayer (Victor Amauri Balaguer & Los Callejeros Cover)





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Published on May 26, 2016

Welcome to the Fania Bushwick Sessions! We have partnered with Sol Society Recordings to bring you the best covers from up and coming artists in different cities around the country. We continue our Fania sessions with Bushwick, NY. The fifth video is an amazing cover of Hector Lavoe's "Periodico De Ayer" by Victor Amauri Balaguer and Los Callejeros.

Cuatro: Hector "pucho" Alamo

Guitar: Rafael Rosa

Bongó: Marcos Lopez

Contrabass: Michael Gam

Backup vocals: Melanie Lozano

Victor Amauri Balaguer Datiz, 25, has been making his way steadily into the Salsa scene both in Puerto Rico and New York. He is a classically trained singer with the soul of an old "sonero". He started singing professionally at the age of 16 when he became lead singer of one of Mayagüez oldest salsa institutions, Son D' Aki. In 2009, at the age of 19, Victor Amauri met “timbalero” Nelson Rodriguez (NG2, Vico C.) after realizing the need for “new blood” in the scene they decided to form "Orquesta La Calle". The group composed mainly of young musicians became a staple of salsa clubs all through the west side of Puerto Rico. In 2011 , Victor Amauri, put a pause on his music career to pursue his academic career in social work and psychology in Boston where he completed a degree in social work. He then moved to New York in 2015, where he has found a new musical home under the tutelage of NYC piano legend Gilberto Colon Jr. (musical director of Hector Lavoe, Ensalada de Pulpo), and as singer of New York Charanga powerhouse "Charansalsa".

Victor Amauri has teamed up with top young talent from New York and Puerto Rico for his first commercial project titled: Victor y Los Callejeros. Influenced by Latin-American and Caribbean rhythms, and deeply rooted in Puerto Rican folkloric sounds, the group released their first single "Llegaron los Callejeros" to critical acclaim in November of 2015. Victor and his group are currently working in their first studio album with aims to release it in early 2017.

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Producer: Maria Fernandez
Director: Sebastian Demarco
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  • Song

    • Periodico De Ayer
  • Artist

    • Victor Amauri Balaguer & Los Callejeros
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    • Downtown Music Publishing, and 2 Music Rights Societies


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