26 Jul '16, 7pm
How Cali’s DIY dance clubs keep the spirit of salsa alive https://t.co/bDuPMdfjGd
Born in 1936, Jesús Dagoberto Hernández Toro (Dago to friends), didn’t have a phonograph or radio growing up, but his father was a musician who played guitar and clarinet and his mother sang tangos while washing clothes or cutting wood. As he got older, he started to buy records, thinking that when he’d collected 100 he’d stop. Today he has more than 10,000, bought mostly on the streets of Cali since there are few record shops in the city. His collection is made up mostly of 78s: the oldest is by Italian tenor Enrico Caruso (1905). He also has an impressive collection of French-Argentine tango singer Carlos Gardel records, and enjoys playing Edith Piaf’s version of Jacques Brel’s Ne Me Quitte Pas.