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Broadcaster, Musician Ibrahim González Dies

57-year-old was prominent in New York Latin music community

Ibrahim González

Ibrahim González, a radio personality, musician, photographer, writer and teacher, prominent in the New York City Latin music community, died this morning (June 4) at his home in The Bronx. He was 57. A cause of death was not disclosed, however, his wife, Janet Norquist-González, told the Breaking Bronx website that González had been complaining of chest pains earlier in the evening.

The multi-faceted González was the host of two programs on New York’s WBAI radio: Radio Libre! is described on González’s website as a “foray into all things Latino and hemispheric making all of the transatlantic musical and cultural connections. The program seeks to explore the many genres of Latino Music-old and new, traditional and experimental, urban and folkloric.” His other program, In the Moment, is described as a “spontaneous mix of eclectic sounds, interviews and live performances.”

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