Top 5 Contemporary Puerto Rican Musicians You Need to Know

2. Pirulo y la Tribu


A salsa group helmed by Francisco “Pirulo” Rosada Rosario, who plays the timbales, Pirulo y La Tribu has succeeded with their own brand of salsa. Before forming the group in 2012, Pirulo worked as a percussionist for many Puerto Rican musicians like Tego Calderon and Vico C. Their debut 2013 album was a popular release and, if it’s any indication of future work, they will continue to make unique salsa with Pirulo in the lead.

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