Salsa Magazine’s 4th Anniversary has brought about a wonderful addition to our family tree Luis Chaluisan

David Forestier-That is my Titi Providencia hija de Providencia Chaluisant madre de Nestor Torres 2 David Forestier David C. Forestier has shared with me photos of a part of our family (Providencia Chaluisant Forestier) that I had known about since 1977 when I met Nestor Torres at The New Rican Village where he played with Conjunto Libre and we discovered there was a family tie between the Chaluisant clan and Forestier Family. Here is a selection of Photos David has shared with me.

Conjunto Libre Article 1977 Featuring Nestor Torres David Forestier- Hermanos de Conrado Forestier David Forestier-Dona Providencia Chaluisant, Conrado Forestier y hijos (left to right Providencia, Clara, Conrado Jr., Irma, David seated btw parents) David Forestier-Irma, Provita y Clara hijas de Providencia Chaluisant de Forestier David Forestier-My grandmother's brother Damaso Chaluisant a Puerto Rican Police Officer. David Forestier-Providencia Forestier (Torres)  David Forestier-That is my Titi Providencia hija de Providencia Chaluisant madre de Nestor Torres. Providencia Chaluisant Forestier y familia 1 Providencia Chaluisant Forestier y familia 2 Providencia Chaluisant Forestier y familia 3 Providencia Chaluisant Forestier y familia 4

Providencia Chaluisant Forestier y familia 5There are no coincidences in life but blessed occurrences and such is the case I feel has happened after a near two hour conversation with David Forestier. It is like meeting a twin brother of another mother. It turns out not only are we related but that he attended Cardinal Hayes High School as well (class of ’76-I am Class of ’75). We both share a passion for reading and writing. Plus we have a deep commitment to archiving our families histories. Much respect that he went to Howard University while I attended Amherst College.. Plus there are many more unique aspects of his career that I have invited him to be part of the presentation in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico on April 20, 2015 when I present my work for la Sociedad Autentica De Coleccionistas Musica Popular Oeste De P.R. arranged by Efrain Bayron Barbosa and Junior Cancel. Life is a beautiful thing when you receive such a blessing from God. Presented by WEPAwebTV – New Edge Theater El Extreme Luis ChaluisanWEPAwebTV Roughrican Productions Rocker Roller Rican vlɒɡSalsamagazine.com 2014 Recognition Awards Federico Chaluisan Maria Hernandez L.f. Chaluisan Batlle Luis Chaluisan Editor Salsa Magazine WEPAwebTV New Edge Theater http://www.luischaluisan.com/

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