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