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  • interview March 24, 2016

    Luis Bran Interview

    The interviews, with Sendero/El Almacén co-principals Luis Bran and Liliam Cedeño, were conducted Jan. 15, 2016, at Luis’ home in Matanzas, Cuba. I spent two and a half weeks there studying Matanzas-style batá drumming with Idalberto (Puchito) Pérez, the musical … Read more »

  • blog May 11, 2015

    Video Premiere! Daymé Arocena’s “Madres”

    Daymé Arocena is a promising young voice, emerging from the talent-packed music scene of Havana. Check out our new show “Music in a Changing Cuba” to hear just how thriving the country’s historically vibrant musical landscape remains. Daymé is just 22, … Read more »

  • review April 6, 2015

    Lost and Found

    Well, they did it: The product of accidental visa problems for Malian musicians in France, the Buena Vista Social Club has at last ended the animosity between Cuba and the United States and now the band is entitled to its … Read more »

  • review April 28, 2011

    Una Y Otra Vez

    Una Y Otra Vez is Sergent Garcia’s musical discovery of Colombia and a crazy patchwork of Caribbean rhythms, pop and hip hop. The result of a trip around the country and collaborations with some of its hottest acts, the record … Read more »

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