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Ray Barretto / by Maria Hinojosa | August 5, 2011

Ray Barretto

Ray Barretto was lovingly called “El Rey de las Manos Duras” – literally translated, ‘The King of Hard Hands’. In this 2002 interview with Maria Hinojosa, Ray talks about everything from the history of conga rhythms to how he and his friend Dizzy Gillespie worked together to create Afro-Cuban Jazz. He passed away on February 17, 2006 at 76-years old.


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