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Anibal "Tito" Rivera

Composer, Arranger, “Congero”, and Lead Vocalist

Tito, born in Brooklyn, NY de “sangre” Boricua, is self-taught musician in the art of playing guitar, cuatro and congas was blessed with the ability to spontaneously create swinging melodies, and lyrics at an early age.


He worked with several local bands including the Xavier Cugat Orchestra y Pipo y La Superior, but for creative differences, decided to focus on his musical calling.


After attending a refresher course on music theory at Boys Harbor, Tito joined forces with Tommy Mattioli in the mid 1990’s and recruited a group of excellent musicians and created the unique sound of Grupo Latin Vibe.

Tito co-led Grupo Latin Vibe with Tommy after the group became the Friday night house band at The Parkside Lounge from 2000 ~ 2013. During those 12 years, the group produced 3 albums (“Mambo City” in the spring of 2003, “All That Vibe” in July of 2005, and “Amanecer” in the spring of 2007), released on CD's, and became internationally recognized as one of the best bands for salsa dancing.

In 2024, Tito and his beautiful wife, Awilda Rivera, played an instrumental role in the development and creation of the album “Nostalgia”, released on vinyl record, which is a recompilation and remastering of a few top hits of the past 3 albums.

  1. Mambo City

  2. All That Vibe

  3. Amanecer 

  4. Nostalgia




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