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The preservation of culture and identity is foremost in the growth and progress of communities. The SpaHa Gallery preserves and highlights the historical growth of the musical genre know as “salsa” for future generations. Much like museums, the Spaha Gallery showcases the rich and diverse history of the music from is African Diaspora to
its development in the Caribbean to its spotlight in New York.

 

When Dizzy Gillespie recorded the hit “Manteca” that he wrote with the Afro-Cuban drummer Chano Pozo it created a trend for congas in jazz and R& B ensembles. After the Fania All-Stars exploded onto the popular music scene, virtually every rock and pop band also featured congas and small Latin percussion and rhythms in their line up.

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SPAHA SALSA GALLERY AT A GLANCE

A Bit of Background

The SpaHa Gallery proposes to expose, exhibit and otherwise present the various contributions of this music and its artists in consistent presentations to attract local traffic from the community, from the various community based organizations, senior centers, youth organizations and tourists visiting the City.

 

The presentations will be recorded for documentation and where appropriate and with proper release documentation, made available for the public.


Because there are no Galleries of this kind in the community, we are attracting media attention from outlets with international reach as the New York Times.

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To local community papers, public access shows and social media. The Spaha Gallery has its own Face book page and is currently constructing its own website and Instagram
pages. Moreover, the SpaHa Gallery partners with the following media outlets:

  • New York Daily News

  • Rolling Stone Magazine

  • New York 1

  • Bronxnet

  • MNN Telvision

  • Twitter

  • Facebook

  • Linkedin

  • CUNY Radio

A visit to the Gallery is a festival in Latin music memorabilia.

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KEY PEOPLE

President

MARIA CRUZ

Vice President

RICHARD PAGAN

Secretary

RAY RAMOS

Treasurer

Steve Pagan

Personal Assistant to Johnny Cruz

ADALBERTO SANTIGO

Director of the Museum

JOSE MANGUAL, JR.

Board Member

Hector Maisonave

Director of the Museum

Diogenes Vallestar

Board Member

David Marin

Board Member / Co-Host Windows of Latin America