From the YouTube collection of Neil Axelrod.
Beautiful footage from a wonderful time. Dave Valentin shines as host and leader of an impromptu flue summit.
Now out of business, La Maganette was a salsa magnet.
Here’s how New York Magazine described it:
Midtown’s kitschy old-Italian La Maganette (825 Third Avenue, at 50th Street) specializes in charanga, with performances by such vintage regulars as flute legend José Fajardo and New York’s seminal Orquesta Broadway.
– Ken McCarthy
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