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Pabon El Salsero

Edwin Pabon has been a mainstay in Latin music in the Boston and New England areas for many years. Born to a family of Puerto Rican musicians, he began his musical career in the mid-seventies as a percussionist with El Sexteto Pabon, a family band. El Sexteto Pabon was one of the first bands in Boston to feature Latin Music. In many ways, Edwin and his brothers Roberto Pabon, Isreal Pabon and sister Janet Pabon where the pioneers of promoting Latin music in the New England area.

Edwin began his solo career in 1990 when he formed his own orchestra. He assumed all of the responsibilities for the orchestra, i.e., booking, promoting, and acting as the musical director. Throughout his career he has performed with the best artists in Latin music, including: Tito Puente, Carlos Santana, Celia Cruz, Ruben Blades, Tito Nieves, Eddie Palmieri, Lalo Rodriguez, Mongo Santa Maria, Ismael Rivera, Giovanni Hidalgo, Tito Gomez, and Ray Barreto.Edwin is the lead singer of his band, Edwin Pabon & Orchestra, and also plays several instruments—mainly percussion instruments such as the timbales, bongos, and congas. Edwin is also preparing to release his second CD “Solo Un Tiempo” that features “salsa romantica de hoy y de ayer” (romantic salsa) with Afro-Cuban rhythms. He is a passionate performer whose commitment to spreading the vivacity of Latin music and dance continues to inspire him.