I recently spent some time at Casa Amadeo, the legendary Latin music shop of Mike Amadeo on Prospect Avenue in the Bronx. Amadeo, who has composed songs interpreted by some of Latin music's greats such as the late salsa singer Hector Lavoe, is this year's godfather or padrino for the National Puerto Rican Day Parade in Manhattan, which is one of the largest cultural parades in the country.
And, he surely deserves this honor. He is a walking library of the Latin music scene of New York City. Felicidades.
For more photos of my day at Casa Amadeo, go to www.flickr.com/photos/clarisel.
For more information on the history behind Casa Amadeo, go to
Or visit, Casa Amadeo's site at www.casaamadeo.com.
-- Clarisel Gonzalez