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Moods: Mood: Party Music Latin: Salsa Latin: New York Salsa

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United States - New Jersey

Chuti Serrano

BORN IN ARECIBO PUERTO RICO TO A PERCUSIONIST DAD. I CAME TO THE UNITED STATES AT THE AGE OF EIGHT. WE LIVED IN PATERSON N.J. AT THAT TIME PATERSON WAS A VERY SALSA CITY WITH MANY PUERTO RICANS RECIDING THERE. THE RUMBONES AT EAST SIDE AND ROBERTO CLEMENTE PARKS WERE WEEKLY EVENTS. ON SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS DURING THE SUMMER MANY PERCUSIONISTS SINGERS, CORISTAS WOULD GET TOGHETHER TO ENJOY A DAY OF MUSIC AND FUN. SOME OF THESE PEOPLE BECAME FAMOUS FOR THEIR TALENT. THERE WAS FRANKIE RUIZ, JUNITO RUIZ, DOMINGO QUINONES, ATILANO (PAPO) BONILLA, FELIX ORTIZ, LUIS PERIQUITO,AND NELSON “ACEITE “ROMAN, I STARTED PLAYING CONGAS AT THE AGE OF TEN. AT THE AGE OF SIXTEEN I HAD THE OPORTUNITY TO PLAY WITH MAX HERNANDEZ AND HIS ORQ. AFTER A FEW YEARS I WENT ON TO PLAY WITH ORQ. TABU, ORQ. MAYORAL, CONJUNTO GUAYACAN, AND FELIX ORTIZ Y SU SEXTETO TROPICAL.WHILE I HAD A PASSION FOR PERCUSION I WOULD ALWAYS HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE WRITING AND CREATION OF SOME OF THE BAND SONGS.
THEN AN ACCIDENT TO MY RIGHT FOREARM IMPEDED ME FROM PLAYING CONGAS OR BONGOES FOR SOME TIME. LOOKING TO STAY SOMEHOW SOMEWAY IN MUSIC. I STARTED PRACTICING VOCALS AND EXPLORING MY WRITING ABILITIES. I WENT ON TO RECORD WITH CHARLIE LOPEZ AND HIS ORQ. THE ALBUM ENTITLED “DE NUEVO” THE CD CONSISTED OF TEN SONGS. AFTER TWO YEARS WITH CHARLIE LOPEZ. I REALIZED THAT I NEEDED TO MOVE ON. SINCE THE BAND HAD STOPED PERFORMING AND I DID NOT WANT TO STOP. I HEARD THROUGH AN AQUANTINCE THAT CONJUNTO IMAGEN WAS LOOKING FOR A CORRIST AND TOOK THE OPORTUNITY TO SPEAK WITH ERNIE ACEVEDO THE LEADER OF THIS GROUP. WITH CONJUNTO IMAGEN I WAS GIVEN THE OPORTUNITY TO SING ,WRITE, AND COLABORATE IN MANY OF THEIR PROJECTS SUCH AS POR AMOR A TI, IMAGEN 97,ENCUENTRO ESPECIAL,IMAGEN NAVIDENO,ENTRANDO AL MILENIO,CONTRA LA FUERZA,AND AYER HOY Y MANANA. WITH IMAGEN I WAS ABLE TO GROW AS AVOCALIST AND A SONG WRITER. SONGS I WROTE FOR THEESE PROJECTS ARE HURACAN DE AMOR, NO PUEDO MAS, COMO QUISIERA,ENCUENTRO ESPECIAL,RUMORES,CONFUCION”BACHATA”,AND QUE TIENE ESA MUJER.
AFTER ELEVEN YEARS WITH IMAGEN IN 2008 WE PARTED WAYS AND I STARTED TO WRITE SONGS FOR MY PERSONAL PROJECT. COMPLETEING A TOTAL OF NINE SONGS AND AFTER STRUGGLING WITH ALL KIND OF OBSTACLES I FINALIZED THE CREATION OF MY NEW C.D ENTITLED RITMO, SABOR Y MELODIA. SO I STARTED WRTING SONGS AND CREATING NEW MELODIES THAT WERE SOMEWHAT DIFFERENT BUT MAINTAINING THE SALSA ROOTS OF OUR SALSA FOUNDING FATHERS.
ALONG WITH MY GOOD FRIEND MR. JOSE TABARES ONE OF THE BEST BASS PLAYERS OF THIS ERA I WAS ABLE TO PUT TOGHETHER (9) SONGS TO RECORD IN THIS PRODUCTION. ONE OF THE NINE TUNES ENTITLED DIDI I TELL YOU I LOVE YOU, WAS CO. WRITEN BY JOEY HERNANDEZ AND MYSELF. THE OTHER EIGHT ARE ALL MY ORIGINAL LYRICS AND MELODIES. THE TITLE OF MY CD IS RITMO, SABOR , Y MELODIA.
THE NAMES OF THE SONGS ARE MEDIEN CHUTI, ARR. BY EFRAIN “ JUNITO” DAVILA
ME GUSTAS, ARR, BY EFRAIN”JUNITO” DAVILA
ME TIENE SALAO, ARR,BY LUIS”LUCHO”CUETO
TOODAS TIENEN ALGO, ARR,BY LUIS “LUCHO” CUETO
QUE MANERA DE QUERER, ARR. BY PEDRO BERMUDES
DIDI I TELL YOU I LOVE YOU, ARR, BY RENE LEYVA
CARTA DE AMOR, ARR, BY RENE LEYVA
DESEOS DE AMAR, ARR, BY JOSE TABARES
DEDICO A MI MADRE ARR, BY WILLIE RWIZ

MUCISIANS
BASS, JOSE TABARES
PIANO,Y SYNTHESYSER NESTOR MILANES
CONGA, CARLOS”CHINO” GARCIA
BONGO, CARLITO SOTO
TIMBAL, BOBBY AYENDE
TROMPETAS, MANUEL’MANECO” RWIZ
TROMBONES, JOSE(BIMBO) CRUZ
MARRACAS, ATILANO “PAPO” BONILLA Y JESUS SERRANO
GUIRO, JESUS SERRANO
COROS, DANNY PEREZ , GUILBERT VELASQUES AND JESUS SERRANO
CANTA, CHUTI SERRANO
RECORDED AT JAZZ MUZIC STUDIOS AND RIGO SOUND STUDIOS..