Cesta Records Inc



Joe Quijano's CESTA RECORDS Inc

Joe Quijano is the proprietor the recording company, Cesta Records which he formed in the 1960s. Joe was born on September 27, 1935, at Puerta de Tierra, Puerto Rico, his family relocating to New York City in 1941. Over the years he has contributed greatly to the development of Latin music in New York City.


  • Classic salsa
  • Classic descargas, son montunos, guaguanco
  • Classic dance music

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La Gran Orquesta de Joe Quijano

Estimados Amigos,
iBuenas Noticias! Una vez mas el conocido musico Joe Quijano esta disponible para amenizar todas sus actividades sociales, sea en San Juan o en la isla.
El Conjunto Cachana, se compone de 11 musicos para su deleite, o si prefiere el sonido del "Big Band" de antano para sus galas y convenciones, La Gran Orquesta de Joe Quijano, cuenta con 20 musicos para tocarles la musica de ayer y de hoy. 
Llamenos al: (939) 645-8930
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Joe Quijano El Conjunto Cachana

Dear Music Lovers,
Good News! Renowned musician Joe Quijano is now available for all your social activities. 
Dance to the music of El Conjunto Cachana, composed of 11 members. If you prefer the Big Band sound for your gala affairs and conventions, The Joe Quijano Orchestra, with 20 musicians will delight you and take you back in time. Whether in San Juan or the Island, we can be there!
Call us at: (939) 645-8930
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Articles and bios of Joe Quijano

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This articles first appeared in the legendary publication LATIN N.Y. in September 1977. The archives of the magazine are held by its publisher Izzy Sanabria, aka, Mr Salsa. Joe Quijano's first gig was dancing on tables at Pelham Bay Park. He was six years old then... more>>

'Hey everybody, Quijano's back!' by Chico Alvarez Peraza
When Joe Quijano debuted in 1957 as e bandleader, his showmanship and fine musical taste were already evidenced in his selection of songs, his choice of musical arrangers and outstanding musicians, and of course his own skillful leadership and playing. During the subsequent years, the 'swinging sixties' as he calls them, Quijano achieved his greatest national prominence as a band leader and percussionist... more>>

'On my Lunch Hour' by Joe Quijano
My musical career started in 1950, when I was in Junior b High School, P.S. 52 in the Bronx. I joined a group of amateur teenage musicians - Orlando Marin (Timbales), Eddie Palmieri (Piano), Larry Acevedo (Congas), Albert (Nappy-Hair) Ramirez (Bongos), and I became Joe Baya, as Vocalist and Maracas. more>>

'Joe Quijano Esterás'
Este artículo apareció originalmente en Puerta de Tierra-San Juan

'Joe Quijano' by Betsy Moreno
Joe Quijano is one of the unforgettable Orchestra Leaders, Composer and Singer of our time, and, Oh, how he can woo the ladies, with his romantic melodies and sexy voice... more>>

'Joe Quijano' entry for The Penguin Encyclopedia of Popular Music, by John Child
This is of one of over 130 Latin music entries written by John Child for The Penguin Encyclopedia of Popular Music, 2nd Edition, edit. Donald Clarke; Penguin Books; 1998; 1524 pages; US$22.95, UK£16.99, also viewable online as the MusicWeb Encyclopedia of Popular Music... more>>


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