Goodbye to the great Pumarejo…a national treasure

Rest in peace … “Soy Boricua de arriba a abajo, aquí nací y aquí me muero.”


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The beloved musician and comedian “Tavín” Pumarejo passed away yesterday, on September 12…the same day that Don Pedro Albizu C ampos was born.

He was 83 years old.

For decades, until 2005, he offered traditional music and comedy on Show de las 12 and Así canta Puerto Rico.

Millions of Puerto Ricans were members of the Pumarejo “Flan Club,” who loved the sound of his Río Caña Sound Machine. They turned his record Lonplein de la Mantaña into a major hit.

Lonplein was released in 1965…and for 50 years Pumarejo, aka El Hígado de Ganso (the Goose’s Liver) entertained the entire nation of Puerto Rico.

Born in Rio Caña, Caguas, Pumarejo grew up with Ramito, who was his neighbor. The two of them played music together, and Ramito was a strong influence on him…Pumarejo sang and played the guitar in a natural, folkloric fashion.

Pumarejo was also a renowned…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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