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Jose Rizo’s MongoRama *Grammy Nominated*

Release Date: February 17, 2018
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Grammy Nominated MongoRama

2011 MongoRama was nominated for a Grammy! Destani is featured on the tune “Bubba Boogaloo”. Mongorama is a 9 piece all star band led by KJazz personality Jose Rizo. They perform fresh arrangements of classic Mongo Santamaria tunes and original material inspired by this legendary conga master.

Some of Mongorama participants are Grammy winners, f Liner Note Author: José Rizo. Recording information: Firehouse Recording Studios, Pasadena, CA (12/21/2010-12/22/2010). Photographers: Pablo Aguilar; Ben Andrade; José Rizo; Leticia Valdivia Rizo. Arrangers: Francisco Torres; Oscar Hernandez. Personnel: Alfredo Ortiz (vocals, guiro); Adonis Puentes, Freddie Crespo, Destani Wolf (vocals); Dayren Santamaria (violin); Danilo Lozano, Hubert Laws (flute); Justo Almario (tenor saxophone); Alberto Salas, Oscar Hernandez (piano); Joey de Leon, Poncho Sanchez (congas); Ramon Banda (timbales).

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Album Review

"The music is raucous and lovingly inspired with several star guests sitting in with the ensembles, including Hubert Laws... ".
- Down Beat