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First Annual International Salsa Musician’s Seminar

First Annual International Salsa Musician’s Seminar This year’s 6th Annual West Coast Salsa Congress will be hosting over 40 dance workshops and several special new seminars including a the 1st International Salsa Musicians Seminar. Scheduled to be held on May 24 and 25, this workshop/seminar will give musicians from all walks of life the opportunity […]

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Orlando Marín: and the band swings on – cantante

Orlando Marín: and the band swings on – cantante – TA: singer Max Salazar During the last 50 years, many bandleaders disappeared from the public’s view because their orchestras could not add new tunes to their book, could not perform rhythms of a new music trend, and their recordings no longer received radio exposure. Orlando […]

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Latin jazz: la combinacion perfecta: the sights and sounds of Latin Jazz fill the Smithsonian institution for a landmark exhibit in Washington D.C. hailing the fusion of jazz and Afro-Latin rhythms

Latin jazz: la combinacion perfecta: the sights and sounds of Latin Jazz fill the Smithsonian institution for a landmark exhibit in Washington D.C. hailing the fusion of jazz and Afro-Latin rhythms Jesse Varela Visiting Washington D.C. in mid-October, 2002, was like walking a tight rope of tension as a sniper held the capital city hostage. […]

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Desde Borinquen: Puerto Rico – noticias de eventos en la isla del encanto; noviembre de 1997 – TT: From Borinquen: Puerto Rico

Desde Borinquen: Puerto Rico – noticias de eventos en la isla del encanto; noviembre de 1997 – TT: From Borinquen: Puerto Rico – TA: news about the events on the enchanted island; November 1997 Elmer González CASA MUSEO ISMAEL RIVERA. El pasado 5 de octubre, se cumplieron 66 años del natalicio de Ismael Rivera (1931-1987). […]

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Joe Torres Latino Con Soul

Joe Torres Latino Con Soul Jesse Varela (Pacific Jazz) When Joe Torres recorded Latino Con Soul for Richard Bock’s World Pacific label in the 1960s, the timbal playing bandleader was relatively unknown around Los Angeles. The 1966 date came on the heels of the jazz-boogaloo craze fueled by Mongo, Barretto and Tjader. Featuring a seasoned […]

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Saxomania: el saxofón latino en el jazz

Saxomania: el saxofón latino en el jazz – TT: Sax-mania: the Latino saxophone in jazz Luis Tamargo Cuentan que en la década de los 20 ya existían saxofonistas, tales como Tamaro Valdés y Armando Romeu, que estaban realizando improvisaciones jazzísticas en La Habana. Al popularizarse el formato de jazz band en la isla en los […]

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De Canario a Plena Libre: Mi Plena Sigue Sonando – música autóctona; Puerto Rico – TT: From Canario to Plena Libre: Plena music keeps on sounding

De Canario a Plena Libre: Mi Plena Sigue Sonando – música autóctona; Puerto Rico – TT: From Canario to Plena Libre: Plena music keeps on sounding – TA: music form; Puerto Rico Elmer González El ritmo de plena es una de las expresiones musicales autóctonas de la isla de Puerto Rico. Hace poco más de […]

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Rosa Passos & Ron Carter Entre Amigos

Rosa Passos & Ron Carter Entre Amigos – Resena de audio grabacion Jesse Varela (Chesky) We all know who Ron Carter is. No doubt one of the world’s greatest double bassists in jazz. But who is Rosa Passos? For Brazilphiles she is no stranger, as a result of her long list of collaborative efforts with […]

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Danilo Pérez: Haciendo Caminos a Tono Con Los Tiempos – TT: Danilo Pérez: leading the way at the beat of the times

Danilo Pérez: Haciendo Caminos a Tono Con Los Tiempos – TT: Danilo Pérez: leading the way at the beat of the times – Entrevista Elmer González Por su posición geográfica, a Panamá se le conoce como “el Puente de las Américas”, pues parece ser el cartílago que une a las dos grandes extensiones que cubren […]

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Sergio Rivera’s Grupo Caribe Un Congo Me Dio la Letra

Sergio Rivera’s Grupo Caribe Un Congo Me Dio la Letra Frank M. Figueroa (CMS Records) The moment you hear a few bars of this CD’s opening track, you know what follows will be “un banquete de ritmo y sabor.” The group has a traditional conjunto swing that, combined with jazz-tinged charts, culminates in a delightful […]