Willie Rosario – El Rey Del Ritmo


The Colombian music journalist Robert Téllez Moreno’s excellent authorized biography of the Puerto Rican timbalero and band leader Willie Rosario is highly recommended reading for all fans of authentic old-school salsa.

Willie Rosario’s band is arguably one of the best salsa orchestras on the planet and has an artistic history that spans a period of over six fruitful decades which spawned numerous unforgettable classics of this genre.

This book is not only a fascinating read but also a valuable document of Latin music history.


Born in the Colombian capital of Bogota, Robert Téllez Moreno is a well known journalist, author and researcher of Afro Latin Music. He is also recognized for his work as a radio and television presenter as well as for his interviews of legendary salsa musicians such as Celia Cruz, Oscar D’Leon and others. Telléz has also appeared as a lecturer in various important salsa festivals throughout Latin America.

Robert Tellez Moreno’s previous book, Fuerza Gigante (2016) which is the biography of the that other Latin music giant, Ray Barretto is also a recommend read for all salsa fanatics.

DJ Ara

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