In the Honolulu Star Advertiser's TGIF, by John Berger:
(RSC Music Hawaii)
When Rolando Sanchez came to Hawaii in 1984 there were two distinct types of Hispanic music in play here. One was the contemporary salsa music that Puerto Rican military personnel enjoyed. The other was the folkloric jibaro music played by members of Hawaii’s kamaaina Puerto Rican community. Nicaraguan by birth but a product of the San Francisco music scene, Sanchez believed that contemporary Hispanic music should not remain isolated within those two ethnic communities. With his first Hawaii recordings, he connected with the local mainstream.
On his new CD-single, Sanchez leads a five-piece group in expressing his love for Hawaii, mambo-style. A second instrumental track showcases the rhythm section. Visit rolandosanchez-salsahawaii.com.