Day 11

Mike Amadeo

January 10th, 2012

As I was walking down Prospect Avenue in the Bronx today, I noticed a Latin music store named Casa Amadeo that looked familiar to me for some reason. Then I remembered why: it was featured on an episode of Bronx Flavor, a supremely weird, exuberant, and passionate show that celebrates the culinary diversity of the Bronx. Watch the episode!

Mike is a musician and composer who has written almost 300 songs for well-known Latin artists. He used to work at Casalegre, a record store that was owned by Alegre Records, and he discovered several up-and-coming musicians, and signed them to the label, during his time there. He bought Casa Amadeo (formerly Casa Hernandez) in 1969, and he's been running it ever since.


  1. Brittany O. says:

    How cool! Its Interesting the people you meet in a city you live in if you actually take the time to just “stop and smell the roses”

  2. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    Hi Mike!! what a great guy. Love the history.

  3. Luis Garcia says:

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    Thank You

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