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  • Writer's pictureKristine England


August 2019

Steve Roitstein is well-known as a producer, having worked with greats like Tito Puente and Celia Cruz, among others, but he desired a group of his own. He gathered Latin Grammy-winning vocalist Leslie Cartaya, saxophonist Aldo Salvent, keyboardist Steven Rolstein and percussionists Raymer Olalde and Dayron Gallardo to form the Miami-based Palo! The result was infectious Afro-Cuban funk, Over the years the band has released a live album and two studio recordings, the latest being Yo Quiero Guarachar. Palo! has also been the subject of two critically-acclaimed PBS documentaries, including "Miami Boheme" and "Ivy League Rumba."

Al Monte



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