Salsa de la Mata de la Sabrosura!!!
Latin Music Expert/Composer/Lyricist/ Music Radio Programmer/ Consultant/Show Host/Basketball Trainer-Coach
Native of the cities of Arroyo & Gurabo, Puerto Rico and son of Tomasa & Catalino, brother of Madeline, Janet, Milagros & Luis.
Lino, began his involvement in the field of Latin Music at the early age of 14, when he became the "Band-boy" of he's Arroyo, hometown Band the "Orquesta Nabori," when he was invited to work with them by Valdo Caban (Manager) & Roberto Sanchez (Bongo Player & Dir.), for whom eventually he composed several of the tunes featured on the group's first discographic recording entitled "Ritmo Afro-Antillano."
In the year 1984, he moved to NYC where he participated as lead vocalist and composer for several Salsa groups including; Conjunto Suave of Chito Rosario, Cruz Control of Ray Cruz & Sergio Rivera, Grupo Raices of Pedro Ithier, Conjunto Real of Mike Torres & Ralph Marzan Jr. and The Rikoson All Stars.