The Note: Eddie Palmieri

Check out our documentary on the Latin music icon and his revolutionary Harlem River Drive album

Inspired by the early ’70s activism of the Black Panthers and the Young Lords, Latin music pioneer Eddie Palmieri produced one of the most daring albums of his already storied career: Harlem River Drive, a politically-charged Latin-funk masterpiece so ahead of its time its influence continues to resonate decades later.

For more on Palmieri and the world he inhabits, check out our collection of articles relating to the documentary, including a family tree of Latin musicians, a photo gallery of the event celebrating the album and more.

By Red Bull Music Academy on May 19, 2016

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