Willie Bobo

American jazz percussionist (1934–1983) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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William Correa (February 28, 1934[1] – September 15, 1983),[2] better known by his stage name Willie Bobo, was an American Latin jazz percussionist of Puerto Rican descent. Bobo rejected the stereotypical expectations of Latino music and was noted for combining elements of jazz, Latin and rhythm and blues music.[3][1]

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Willie Bobo
Background information
Birth nameWilliam Correa
Born(1934-02-28)February 28, 1934
East Harlem, New York, U.S.
DiedSeptember 15, 1983(1983-09-15) (aged 49)
GenresLatin jazz, Afro-Cuban jazz, Boogaloo
Instrument(s)Timbales, conga, various percussion instruments

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