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- n. An improvising lead singer in salsa music
On Saturday, the great Cuban sonero (i.e., singer)
No matter how many rhythmic or stylistic accents it manages at once, this music breathes organically, with slinky, propulsive beats supporting Conde's simple melodies and pleasantly low-key vocals -- rather than pile up flashy variations on a simple framework like a showboating sonero, he puts his faith in the strength of his songs.
Cuban sonero and composer Ignacio Piñeiro founded Sexteto Nacional as Columbia Records 'answer to RCA Victor's popular Sexteto Habanero, later adding a 7th member and so defining the classic septet sound.