Alive and kicking

Alive and Kicking is a documentary about the life of one of the most acclaimed soneros (improvisational singers) of the salsa genre. Born in la Parada 26, Santurce, Puerto Rico, Ramón Luis Ramírez Toro, better known as Chamaco Ramírez, became well known for his unparalleled skills in the art of improvisation, leaving his mark and influence on multiple generations of singers.

Produced by Chamaco Jr, Omar Torres, Eduardo Cintron and Eduardo Ortiz.

Directed by Omar Torres and Eduardo Cintron.


On March 26, 1983, Chamaco Ramirez was killed in the streets of the South Bronx. The case is still unresolved. His career is linked to the Tommy Olivencia Orchestra and was marked by timeless classics, including “Trucutú”, “Planté Bandera”, “Pa’ Lante Otra Vez”, and “Adivínalo”.

Alive and Kicking presents a balanced account of his life through the investigation of his artistic career, as well as the circumstances that surrounded his death. The documentary is backed by the family of the artist. It will include never-released audio and footage, live presentations, interviews and more.

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