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Chico Alvarez

bgo, cng, voc,
A.k.a. Ernesto Álvarez Peraza

Multi-talented New York based visual artist and art director who worked at West Side Latino Records and Coco Records in the 70's. He also collaborated with the photographer Ron Warwell and provided photography and graphics for various US record companies. Chico is also known as an author: liner notes for LPs; interviews and columns at Latin Beat Magazine) and a broadcaster, hosting a show called New World Gallery at WBAI 99.5 New York. He is also a latin/jazz singer, percussionist and band leader with his own conjunto Mafimba and as the conductor of The Palomonte Afro-Cuban Big Band. Chico owns the company Chic Art Studio. For artist credits can also be Chic-Art Studio, if written as this on release.

  • Bongos
  • Congas
  • Vocals
  • Latin
  • Jazz
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El Mazucongo on El Mazucongo by Chico Alvarez

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Band Members
Title Artist Year Type
Country Roots / Urban MastersChico Alvarez2012Album
The Contemporary Charanga Sounds of Orquesta RiversideOrquesta Riverside Featuring The Voice Of Chico Alvarez1983Album
Esa BrujeriaChico Alvarez Con Eric Salgado Y Sus Las Siete Potencias Y La Orquesta Habana Brass1982Album
MontuneandoChico Alvarez1981Album
Con El Ritmo Del TambóChico AlvarezSingle
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