28 Jan '14, 2pm
Get to know Meñique, El Sonero Añejo, joining us at the Salsa Mambo Fest 2014 in the #RivieraNayarit
has produced a number of world class Latin singers, including Azuquita, Rubén Blades, Carlos El Grande and Gabino Pampini. In 1968 Miguel Ángel Barcasnegras "Meñique" became one of the first panameño vocalists to break onto the international scene when he journeyed with Kako's band to New York, then the headquarters of the world Latin music industry. There he went on to work with such luminaries as Arsenio Rodríguez, Tito Puente, Willie Rosario, Santos Colón and Charlie Palmieri, among others. Although he's a dyed-in-the-wool exponent of classic salsa, in 1983/4 Meñique contributed vocals and compositions to the Noche Caliente albums that spawned the salsa romántica craze. Here he speaks to John Child about his notable career, which began in Panama City at the beginning of the 1950s. The piece is followed by a selective discography of Meñique's solo albums and recordings f...