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  • review March 4, 2016


    The new album from New York’s Los Hacheros is a consistent work of truly soulful Afro-Cuban/Puerto Rican/Nuyorican neotraditional popular music. There is a deep sense of swing and sabor (flavor) in every coro (chorus vocal), tumbao (bass and conga groove) and montuno … Read more »

  • blog May 7, 2014

    RIP Juan Formell, Founder of Cuba’s Los Van Van

    We have recently lost many great musicians and artists, including Cheo Feliciano, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and now Juan Formell, the founder of Los Van Van, the band that changed Cuban popular music forever. Formell was also a bassist, singer, composer, … Read more »

  • blog April 15, 2014

    Concert Review: Legendary Cuban Charanga Orquesta Aragón Live at Schimmel Center

    All photographs by Oresti Tsonopoulos. For more of Oresti’s photos from the concert, please click here. Every seat was filled at the Michael Schimmel Center For the Arts at Pace University. Chatter turned to applause as the band took the stage: … Read more »

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