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WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT “EL MAYIMBE”?

By Ariel Navarro

Fernandito "El Mayimbe" Villalona is musical living legend from the Dominican Republic. As a young man, he participated in a search for new talent type festival. He won third place but Wifrido Vargas, leader of the merengue group Los Hijos del Rey, took notice. Even though he preferred to sing bolero, he sang merengue with his clear and beautiful voice.