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Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria
Birth: Apr. 7, 1922
La Habana, Cuba
Death: Feb. 1, 2003
Miami-Dade County
Florida, USA

Musician, Composer. "Mongo," which he later learned meant "head of the tribe," was a composer and latin-jazz percussionist (congas). He was nominated for 6 grammys from 1975-1985. He wrote "Afro Blue" which later became a jazz standard and performed the 1963 hit "Watermelon Man" written by Herbie Hancock. (bio by: Shelly Stager) 

Cause of death: Stroke
Woodlawn Park North Cemetery and Mausoleum
Miami-Dade County
Florida, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Shelly Stager
Record added: Mar 03, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7231869
Ramon Mongo Santamaria
Added by: Ron Moody
Ramon Mongo Santamaria
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 Added: Sep. 15, 2016

- Terry
 Added: Aug. 9, 2016
Your music is STILL making the world DANCE, and it ALWAYS WILL! HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOMS and CHIROPRACTORS make more $$$ off your records than YOU did, but it's $$$ well-spent.....even though my family STAYS broke (and in my case, on the orthopedic ward!!...(Read more)
- The MacCrazy Family
 Added: Aug. 9, 2016
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