Roberto Roena

Roberto Roena

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Roberto Roena (born January 16, 1940 in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico) was a latin and jazz percussionist as well as being a dancer and baseball player. He was a founding member of Puerto Rican salsa orchestra El Gran Combo as well as latin band Roberto Roena y Su Apollo Sound. Roena was also a member of the Fania All-stars with whom he recorded his signature song 'coro miyare' In 1970 Roena joined Cameroonian Saxophonist Manu Dibango, a massive step for salsa fusion music.