Tuesday, October 04, 2011

TUNES FOR TUESDAY -- Wilson "Saoko" Manyoma

One of the best known lead singers from Fruko y Sus Tesos is Wilson "Saoko" Manyoma. I have mentioned him before when I spotlighted "El Preso" as one of the top songs most Colombians would recognize. (http://raisingcolombiankids.blogspot.com/2011/01/tunes-for-tuesday-songs-most-colombians.html).

El Preso is Fruko's anthem and an achievement in Colombian salsa. Manyoma sang this song just like he did many of Fruko's hits from the early 70s through the 80s. Here it is, translated this time. (He doesn't say Borgona, as the translation reads. He says Gorgona, which used Colombia's Alcatraz, an island prison off the Pacific coast, and which is now a natural park.)


And here's another one of Manyoma's performances:

Los Charcos (The Puddles) with Fruko y Sus Tesos:


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