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Singer Charlie Aponte releases “La Historia Continua”

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CHARLIE APONTE, born Carlos Juan Aponte Cruz on February 2, 1951, in Caguas, Puerto Rico, is a renowned Puerto Rican salsa singer. His career took off in 1973 when he joined the renowned group El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico following the departure of Pellín Rodríguez. Aponte assumed the lead vocalist role alongside Andy Montañez, whom he deeply admired.

During his tenure as a member of El Gran Combo, Aponte played a significant role in crafting numerous hits that went on to become salsa classics, including “No hay cama pa’ tanta gente,” “El Aguacero,” “Brujería,” “Arroz con Habichuelas,” “Falsaria,” “Se nos Perdió el Amor,” “Un Verano en Nueva York,” “Companera Mia,” and “Trampolin,” among others. His unique voice and style greatly contributed to the band’s worldwide recognition.

In 2014, Charlie Aponte left El Gran Combo after a successful career with the group. That same year, he collaborated with award-winning producer Maestro Sergio George to release “Una Nueva Historia,” featuring several renowned composers and arrangers. The single “Para Festejar” received a positive reception and stayed on the Billboard charts for ten consecutive weeks. In 2015, after 41 years with El Gran Combo, he returned to the music scene as a solo artist.
Charlie, who passionately puts his heart and soul into his interpretations, assures that his most recent album, “La Historia Continua,” will please dancers and listeners alike.
CHARLIE APONTE, nacido Carlos Juan Aponte Cruz el 2 de febrero de 1951, en Caguas, Puerto Rico, es un reconocido cantante de salsa puertorriqueño. Su carrera despegó en 1973 cuando se unió al reconocido grupo El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico tras la salida de Pellín Rodríguez. Aponte asumió el papel de vocalista principal junto a Andy Montañez, a quien admiraba profundamente.

Durante su mandato como miembro de El Gran Combo, Aponte jugó un papel importante en la creación de numerosos éxitos que se convirtieron en clásicos de la salsa, entre ellos “No hay cama pa’ tanta gente”, “El Aguacero”, “Brujería”, “Arroz con Habichuelas”, “Falsaria”, “Se nos Perdió el Amor”, “Un Verano en Nueva York”, “Compañera Mía” y “Trampolin”, entre otros. Su voz y estilo únicos contribuyeron en gran medida al reconocimiento mundial de la banda.

En 2014, Charlie Aponte dejó El Gran Combo luego de una exitosa carrera con el grupo. Ese mismo año, colaboró con el galardonado productor Maestro Sergio George para lanzar “Una Nueva Historia”, con varios compositores y arreglistas de renombre. El sencillo “Para Festejar” tuvo una acogida positiva y se mantuvo en las listas de Billboard durante diez semanas consecutivas. En 2015, luego de 41 años con El Gran Combo, regresa a la escena musical como solista.
Charlie, que pone apasionadamente su corazón y alma en sus interpretaciones, asegura que su más reciente disco, “La Historia Continua”, complacerá tanto a bailarines como a oyentes.
A graduate of Empire State College with a dual major in journalism and Latin American studies, Editor-in-Chief Tomas Peña has spent years applying his knowledge and writing skills to the promotion of great musicians. A specialist in the crossroads between jazz and Latin music, Peña has written extensively on the subject. His writing appears on Latin Jazz Network; Chamber Music America magazine and numerous other publications.

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