Since his relationship with Arista Records ended several years ago, Aparo has taken matters into his own hands with vigorous online promotion and regular touring.

“The most exciting thing for me right now is the Internet,” Aparo said. “I woke up one day last year and saw it not only as a promotional tool, but as a canvas, my art form. I am using outlets like MySpace and to introduce my music to people and create a community that, before now, was unavailable to an artist without a major record label. The possibilities of independence are endless.”

Aparo offers fans weekly podcasts and live performances, and is planning to launch and host a video community site.

El Primero Del Tres is the first of a planned trilogy covering those classic topics, love and war. The second release is scheduled later this year, and the third in 2007.