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Dave Valentin (1952–2017)

Dave Valentin was born on April 29, 1952 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as David Peter Valentin. He is known for his work on I Like It Like That (1994), GRP All-Stars: Live from the Record Plant (1985) and The 22nd New York Salsa Festival (1997). He died on March 8, 2017 in Bronx. See full bio »

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 1990/I Havana (musician: reeds - uncredited)
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 1994 I Like It Like That (performer: "I Like It")
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 2012 Unsung (TV Series documentary)
- Angela Bofill (2012) ... Himself
 1997 The 22nd New York Salsa Festival (Video documentary)
 1995 Somos un solo pueblo (TV Movie documentary)
 1985 GRP All-Stars: Live from the Record Plant (Video)
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His parents were Puerto Rican immigrants. He grew up hearing the music of the popular Latin bandleaders of the day, like Tito Rodríguez, Eddie Palmieri and Machito. He began playing professionally in a Latin dance band when he was ten, emulating his hero Tito Puente on timbales. He played the New York nightclub circuit in his teens, and studied percussion at the High School of Music and Art. See more »

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