11 Songs, 47 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Charlie Aponte spent decades commanding dance floors as the charismatic frontman of El Gran Combo. Still impossibly vibrant and vital well into his sixties, the salsa bandleader retains his groove mastery on Pa' Mi Gente, while his voice has only grown richer with time. Aponte remains your stirring guide through all of the throw-your-hands-up peaks and twist-your-hips breakdowns that course through "No Se Le Presta el Alma" and "No Te Me Acomodes." And his tight ensemble keeps the percussion endlessly percolating, even when dipping into a more languorous tempo on "Mi Niña, Mi Flor."

EDITORS’ NOTES

Charlie Aponte spent decades commanding dance floors as the charismatic frontman of El Gran Combo. Still impossibly vibrant and vital well into his sixties, the salsa bandleader retains his groove mastery on Pa' Mi Gente, while his voice has only grown richer with time. Aponte remains your stirring guide through all of the throw-your-hands-up peaks and twist-your-hips breakdowns that course through "No Se Le Presta el Alma" and "No Te Me Acomodes." And his tight ensemble keeps the percussion endlessly percolating, even when dipping into a more languorous tempo on "Mi Niña, Mi Flor."

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