Thursday, June 24, 2010

De Musica Ligera: Eddie Palmieri, immortalized

On Wednesday the U.S. Library of Congress named several pieces of music, comedy, and spoken word into the National Recording Registry. Among the notable inclusions are country music legend Loretta Lynn, alt-rock pioneers R.E.M., and the late rapper Tupac Shakur. Salsa music was also included on this list via nuyorican musician Eddie Palmieri and his toe-tapping "Azucar Pa' Ti":

Palmieri joins the likes of Tito Puente and Antonio Carlos Jobim to the National Recording Registry, which started in 2002 and currently includes 325 recordings.

Online Sources - Gawker, BBC News, YouTube, Wikipedia

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