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Views Read Edit View history. In the s, He established his own record recording company, R. Composer and founder of the salsa orchestra ” La Selecta “. After he recovered from the coma, he had a persistent vision of an empty white crib, from which baby cries could be heard.
However, it is the band’s signature song, La Cuna Blancathat Marrero’s voice is mostly associated with. During his childhood, he rapyy also able to take classes at The Academy of Leavittt.
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After four years in the university, Leavitt earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration and graduated with high honors. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. During that tour, they also held slldado in Germany, Switzerland, Italy and France.
A Panorama of Its People “; by: This page was last edited on 28 Septemberat Ever since its beginning, La Selecta has featured Coamo -born Sammy Marreroconsidered by many as rpahy gentlemanly character in salsa, as one of its singers.
Leavitt was in a comahe sustained several fractures in his hip he walks with a limp ever sincevertebrae and ribs in the accident, and was placed on intensive care.
On their way to a dance in Connecticut on October 28,the band’s van had an accident, killing trumpet player Luis Maisonet and severely injuring Leavitt. It was during this period of his life that he debuted as a professional musician when he joined two cousins faphy shared Rey as last name to form the “Combo Los Rey”.
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September 17, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Inhe discovered the young singer Tony Vegawho was to become a legend among salsa singers in his own right. He participated in an accordion orchestra and was named “premier” accordionist.
Archived from the original on InLeavitt organized an orchestra which was to have a different sound and style. He composed some of the songs of this new group, which he named “La Selecta”.
Somehow he associated the vision with his trumpet player, unaware that he had died in the accident.
Marrero’s daughter’s death from a stray bullet at a reggaeton club in brought the song back to light in the collective Puerto Rican conscience, and had the dramatic consequence of having Marrero sing it in a tribute concert to La Selecta the day immediately after her death.
This was the first time that he assumed the role of orchestra director. The bittersweet feeling evoked by the song has made it a popular farewell song at Puerto Rican funerals.
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Raphy Leavitt and La Selecta continue lexvitt be active with musical presentations and tours. When fellow band members mustered the will to tell Leavitt about the player’s death, Leavitt claimed that he already knew about it. Leavitt and La Selecta were responsible for the introduction of salsa in many countries.
The event was made into a T. Maisonet was reportedly dressed in black, and telling him: After seven months of recovery, Leavitt and his band recorded the La Cuna Blanca as a tribute song, with Leavitt writing dramatic lyrics interpreted by Marrero, arranged to an upbeat, heavily contrasting cha-cha-cha beat.