Legendary Salsa singer leaves us physically but never musically, Farewell Cano Estremera
Unfortunately today legendary singer Cano Estremera has said his final farewell. Known for his amazing voice and incredible talent to create “pregones” on the fly, his departure leaves a true space in many fan’s hearts. It is incredible to think that La Vero and I were just talking about him, she stating she had the honor to accompany him as a corista. One of her antedotes of her experience with him was his ability to continue to create rhymes on stage, live. She stated she had counted 30 pregones in just one song. The true value of a “Sonero” is what this amazing artist had the ability to do. He was able to create phrases and not only create them but actually tell a story, bring different rhythms, melodies, all while keeping the clave. This talent is one that few artists have the ability to do. Not only did he have the ability to create soneros live but his voice was smooth, rhythmical, and able to interpret salsa dura as well as salsa romantica. His career was full of Salsa hits some of my favorites:
- Amame en Camara Lenta
- La Boda De Ella
- Viernes Social
These are only a few of his many hits. Thank you Cano Estremera for inspiring many of us to continue to follow humbly in your footsteps. Thank you for bringing us songs that today fill our hearts with memories. If you have never heard of this legendary Salsa singer, please find his music and enjoy the journey.
Cano Estremera 1958-2020