Uptown Legend – Santiago Cerón Lives!

BY Led Black (@Led_Black)

Earlier this week, Uptown, Latin Music and the world lost one of the greats. Dominican Sonero, Santiago Cerón, died from a heart attack at the age of 70 this past Tuesday. The news of his untimely passing made headlines from Quisqueya Heights to Columbia and everywhere in between. To hear Santiago sing was to hear the very essence of Son music, which is a precursor to Salsa and is a musical form that is popular throughout the world but especially in Latin America. Santiago Cerón sang with conviction, verve and authenticity.

Mr. Cerón began his singing career as a teenager in the 1950’s in the Dominican Republic in the only radio station that mattered at the time “La Voz Dominicana”. After relocating to New York City, Santiago Cerón sang with the band of the seminal and influential Cuban musician Arsenio Rodriguez. From there, Santiago worked with such greats as Pete “El Conde” Rodriguez, Johnny Pacheco, Cuco Valoy, Ramon Orlando Valoy and Hector Lavoe among many others. Even though Santiago is no longer with us, his music and legacy will be around for an eternity. Santiago Cerón Lives!



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  • Ceroncito
    May 26, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Santiago, quiero decirle gracias por todo lo que aprendir estando compartiendo con su orquesta. Me esenaste como uno deber comportarse en una tarima, como compartir con el publico, los promotores y la casa disqueras. lo quiero mucho y siempre. Que DIOS lo tenga en el libro de la vida. Amen su primo y compadre Alberto tambien conocido como Ceroncito porque nos parecemos bastante

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    December 15, 2011 at 9:54 am

    Admirable piece.