Zon Del Barrio

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Genre: Latin

Aurora Flores
David N. Fernand?z
Hector "Papote" Jimenez

Official Site: http://www.zondelbarrio.com

Band Bio: Bringing dance style classic Afro-Boricua music from the barrios, Aurora & Zon del Barrio bring its foot stomping, funk based classic salsa, plena, merengue, bomba & boogalu to the corners of the Barrios where Latinos live, work and play. Creative, musically diverse in taste while resourceful in survival, Latinos from the barrio zones have sophisticated tastes in music that is not relegated to one particular genre. Zon del Barrio emerges as one of the few orchestras to express the varied genres of Latin music from the African Diaspora and the urban streets of New York. This group of veteran and young musicians is led by music journalist & historian, Aurora Flores with musical direction provided by David Fernandez, a multi-instrumentalist who defers to his almost encyclopedic knowledge of the classics for his creative arrangements.

With original tunes penned by Flores, Zon del Barrio introduces the dynamic young vocals of Hector "Papote" Jimenez, an up and coming sonero of the 21st Century who channels the spiritual voicings and phrases of the great Latino singers such as Benny More Ismael Rivera and Hector LaVoe.

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