Adrian Rodriguez: MARLINS CELEBRATE VENEZUELAN HERITAGE NIGHT WITH OSCAR D’ LEON... Oscar D’ Leon or better known as El Sonero del Mundo, is a latin grammy award winning artist from Caracas, Venezuela. D’ Leon, who is known for is salsa hits, was influenced by Cuban musicians including Beny Moré and La Sonora Mantacera. His career began as a founding member of the Velenzuelan leading salsa band, Dimensón Latina and recorded six albums with them from 1972 to 1976. It was in 1976 that he departed the group and organized his own two trumpet/two trombone band called Salsa Mayor. Oscar recorded more than 20 albums and has been nominated for several Grammy’s throughout his musical career. He has received the Latin Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Tropical Album and was nominated for Latin Grammy’s Best Salsa Album and Best Contemporary Tropical Album. His music will continue to play around the world and his authentic rhythm continues to be an inspiration for the upcoming musicians today.