Saturday, May 23, 2009

Oscar the Sea Urchin

Oscar is an outstanding maracas player, he has the rhythm dancing through his blood straight from his Dominican Republic roots. He grew up in Brooklyn where he and Larry were classmates in elementary school.

After a couple of years Oscar's family moved to Washington Heights, it was there where he developed his musical talent and started a merengue band called "Oscar Erizo y sus Players". From the beginning he was quite successful, gigging in little restaurants and cafes in the hood. Now his band has gained more popularity. He and his band have been very busy particularly in summer time when they have the party started all over the city.

For Larry's birthday he has come up with a cool present, a pair of handmade maracas he brought from the Dominican Republic. Larry will love this present, he always wanted a pair of maracas.

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