On Eddie Palmieri . . .

Eddie Palmieri is one of the most important innovators in American music.

He redefined American music and never capitulated to the capitalist design of this nation that seeks to put free creative thought in shackles.

They said he was crazy.

They always say the revolutionaries are crazy.

They call him The King of Salsa, but he dislikes that word.

Mr. Palmieri feels it’s a generic name for a distinctive folk art.

He prefers the term Afro-Caribbean or Afro-World Music


– Nicholas Payton aka The Savior of Archaic Pop

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