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Johnny "El Maestro" Pacheco: The Man who Invented Salsa"

From: Dred-Scott Keyes
Length: 10:03

Musician Johnny Pacheco to be honored in NYC

Pacheco_copy_small On Friday, March 20th, NYC will celebrate the 74th birthday of musician/composer/producer, Johnny"El Masetro" Pacheco and honor his commitment to the developement of young musicians through his scholarship fund. Dred-Scott Keyes caught up with Pacheco-as he is known-and files this feature on the life of the man they say invented the Latin musical genre called "Salsa".

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On Friday, March 20th, NYC will celebrate the 74th birthday of musician/composer/producer, Johnny"El Masetro" Pacheco and honor his commitment to the developement of young musicians through his scholarship fund. Dred-Scott Keyes caught up with Pacheco-as he is known-and files this feature on the life of the man they say invented the Latin musical genre called "Salsa".