Costa Rican Vocalist Chino Espinoza Talks Quarantine

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LACMA @ Home presents videos and podcasts that help reconnect artists and audiences even though the museum is currently closed. Latin Sounds: Meet the Musicians is a podcast hosted by Mitch Glickman and featuring musicians who would have performed during the 15th season of LACMA's concert series Latin Sounds.

Title:  Latin Sounds: Meet the Musicians -  Chino Espinoza
Presented by: LACMA
Originally aired: July 2020
Host: Mitch Glickman
Guest:  Chino Espinoza

In this episode of Jazz at LACMA: Meet the Musicians, Mitch Glickman speaks with Chino Espinoza leader of Los Duenos del Son.
Chino talks about growing up in Costa Rica, how music has always been part of his life, and mentions a new project with his kids.

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About the Series
Latin Sounds would have opened its 15th season with one of Southern California’s leading salsa bands, The Echo Park Project. In place of the live concert, we present Latin Sounds: Meet the Musicians, an audio interview series hosted by Mitch Glickman.


About the Artist
Vocalist Mirley Espinoza, known by his fellow musicians as "Chino El Sonero", is a native of Costa Rica. In the early 90's he recorded his first CD for Warner Brothers as the lead vocal of the "Opa-Opa" band. Over the years, Chino has worked with such groups as the Malibu Salsa All Stars, The L.A. Jazz All Stars, The RMM All Stars Band and the "Tito Puente with the Eddy Palmieri" Tribute Orchestra. He has been featured on many recordings, including Bobby Rivas, Bolivia, Mojaditicos, Pete Escovedo, Bette Midler, Los Del Barrio, and Rumba Grande.


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