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1Tu pueblo es mi pueblo lyrics
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2Medley Rom. (Celos/Pobre Gitana/Lo Siento Por Ti) lyrics
Banco Popular De PR, Chucho Avellanet, Danny Rivera and Marco Antonio Muñiz
3No hay distancia lyrics
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4Por el amor de una mujer lyrics
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5Amada amante lyrics
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6La Resurreccion Del Dia lyrics
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7Mi hijo lyrics
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8La Flor Del Recuerdo lyrics
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9Tu vives en mi pensamiento lyrics
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10Dame Tu Abrazo lyrics
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2Mosaico Vol. 2
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3Viva Nuestra Tradición
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4Amada Amante
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5Hágase La Luz
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7Canciones De Amor
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8Enséñame A Olvidar
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9No Hay Distancia
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10Pido Paz
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Danny Rivera (born February 27, 1945) is a Puerto Rican singer and songwriter who was born in San Juan whose career spans nearly 50 years. He is well known in Puerto Rico for his political activism. In 2008, Rivera acquired the Dominican Republic citizenship. After 12 years of work Danny Rivera and Nelson González in 2014 finished work putting new life into the classical bolero - in Spanish.[3] Latin Luminaries Danny Rivera and Nelson González Hit the Heart of the Latin American Song Book on Obsesión (Release March 25, 2014)

::Musical career::

Danny Rivera is often called "the national voice of Puerto Rico," but his magnificent, passionate way of singing is known all over the Spanish-speaking world. In Latin America, he has been a familiar face on television since 1968. Over the course of a career that reaches its fiftieth year in 2015, Rivera has recorded over seventy albums and is the only Puerto Rican to star at Carnegie Hall in four different decades (1979, 1989, 1999, 2010).

Danny Rivera was born of humble origins in one of the deepest Afro-Rican culture zones—Santurce, Puerto Rico, the home of many of the island's most popular musicians and now part of the modern metropolitan area of San Juan. Born on February 27, 1945 in the neighborhood of 23 abajo, named for one of the stops on a now-defunct trolley line, his first experiences with singing were in the chorus of an evangelical church and in the bars of his neighborhood, and with the barriles (barrel drums) of the streetside bomba that is Puerto Rico's strongest link to the era of plantation slavery.

He made his first professional impression as a big-band singer in 1968, in the Hotel San Juan with César Concepción's orchestra, the finest of its day. Televised music festivals are important talent showcases in Latin America, and after Danny was chosen as Revelation of the Year in the 1968 Popularity Festival, he became a familiar face in Puerto Rico through television appearances. With a repertoire that emphasized the bolero and looked to progressive song movements, he was an emblematic figure of the bohemia of the 70s that based itself at the nightclub in Viejo San Juan called Ocho Puertas (Eight Doors).

After making his recording debut in 1968 ("Amor, Amor," with a group called the Clean Cuts), he began a string of hits that included "Porque yo te amo," "Fuiste mía un verano," "Manolo," "Mi viejo," "Yo y la rosa," and "Va cayendo una lágrima." In 1971 he had a superhit with a version of Roberto Carlos's "Jesucristo," followed up the next year with his album Mi Hijo, which included two of his career-defining songs, "Tu pueblo es mi pueblo" and "Amada amante." For years after that, he recorded and concertized constantly, becoming an international star while maintaining a presence on Puerto Rican radio and TV.

He delved into the rich past of Puerto Rican music, something practically unheard of for Latin pop artists. He signed with the powerful Venezuelan label TH in 1980, and his albums during this period are considered classics, including Alborada, Serenata (with a song that became a standard of his, Don Felo's "Madrigal,") and Danza Para Mi Pueblo, an album of Puerto Rican danzas. He subsequently began his own label, DNA, producing among other titles Así Cantaba Cheíto González, volumes 1 and 2, and an album of Tito Rodríguez's ballads, Inolvidable Tito. On September 15, 1987 he performed a spectacularly successful duo concert with Michel Camilo at the Centro de Bellas Artes in San Juan, called Danny Regresa a Ocho Puertas (Danny Returns to Ocho Puertas)

As his work became increasingly socially, spiritually, and historically conscious, he continued recording and touring internationally, but found himself less in step with the Latin music industry. Still, in the late 1980s he signed with Sony Music and recorded the successful album Amar o Morir, as well as Subiendo y Bajando with Gilberto Santa Rosa. But increasingly he devoted himself to his social projects.
Socially active

Merely to list all the educational, social and peace initiatives Danny has lent his voice and energy to would exceed the available space. He made international news in the summer of 2001 when he spent thirty days in the US federal prison at Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, condemned for civil disobedience in demonstrating for the withdrawal of the US Navy from the Puerto Rican island of Vieques. Later that year his prison diary and poems were published in the book Enamorado de la Paz: Diario en la Cárcel Federal (In Love with Peace: Federal Prison Diary).

His commitment to a style of song that expresses both personal and social love led him naturally to Cuba, where he has been a frequent visitor. In 2004 he inaugurated in Havana the Cátedra Internacional de Artes Plásticas y Música (International School of Plastic and Musical Arts). In collaboration with the Cuban Artists and Writers Union (UNEAC), he made a documentary about Puerto Rican cultural traces in eastern Cuba, published in book form as Ecos Boricuas en el Oriente de Cuba. In 2008 he was made a citizen of the Dominican Republic in recognition of his work with the "Dajaos" – the people of the Dajabón area, on both sides of the Dominican / Haitian border.

He sang "Madrigal," "Tu pueblo es mi pueblo," and "Amar o morir" in front of 1.15 million listeners in Havana (almost all of them wearing all white) at the Paz Sin Fronteras concert organized by Juanes in 2009; the concert was seen throughout the hemisphere and in Europe by hundreds of millions of television and online viewers, the biggest Latin music broadcast event ever.

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