Abbreviated English version
Salsa musicians Cheo Feliciano, Rubén Blades, Roberto Roena and Calle 13, as well as rapper Tego Calderón, pay homage to Tite Curet Alonso in this Banco Popular Special that covers the emblematic work of this Puerto Rican composer.
The project “iSonó Sonó…Tite Curet!” is both a documentary about Curet’s life (1926-2003) and a musical show with Cuban Omara Portuondo, Venezuelan Trina Medina, the Columbian group La 33, Andy Montañez, Lalo Rodríguez, Cultura Profética, la PVC, Danny Rivera and Kiani Medina.
Songs you’ll enjoy include "Vale más un guaguancó", by Blades; "Barrunto" (Feliciano); "Sobre una tumba humilde" (Rodríguez); "Periódico de ayer" (Portoundo); "Marejada feliz" (La 33); "Mi triste problema" (Rivera), "Con los pobres estoy" (Calderón) y "Sorongo” by Calle 13.
Montañez, recorded "Esto es el guaguancó"; Roena, with his group Apollo Sound and trumpeter Jerry Medina, did "De todas maneras rosas"; Trina Medina sings "Lamento de Concepción" and Kianí Medina sings "Tristeza encantada"; the salsa group La PVC does "Pa' los caseríos".
The special was broadcasted simultaneously on the major TV channels in Puerto Rico on December 5, 2011.