Hector Lavoe: A Salsa King's Troubled Reign Celebrated salsa musician is the subject of the film El Cantante. Our music critic takes a look at his career, marked by dazzling musical highs and personal lows including heroin addiction and a suicide attempt.
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Hector Lavoe: A Salsa King's Troubled Reign

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Hector Lavoe: A Salsa King's Troubled Reign

Hector Lavoe: A Salsa King's Troubled Reign

Hector Lavoe: A Salsa King's Troubled Reign

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Celebrated salsa musician is the subject of the film El Cantante. Our music critic takes a look at his career, marked by dazzling musical highs and personal lows including heroin addiction and a suicide attempt.