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  • interview March 24, 2016

    Interview With Liliam Cedeño

    Harris Eisenstadt: Thank you for speaking with me. Could you please introduce yourself and your role in the collective? Liliam Cedeño: My name is Liliam Cedeño and I am the director of everything that entails visual art with El Almacén. … Read more »

  • 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 »

  • viv February 23, 2016

    Voices in Vinyl: Matanzas—A Story in Afro-Cuban Culture

    I crossed Customs’ hypnotic thick-hipped women laced in fishnets, and entered a tropical sensuality that hummed in neon accents. Sandwiched between offensively hip New Yorkers, a batch of awkward middle-aged Chinese hippies and a six-toed Scandinavian adventurer, I let my … Read more »

  • interview February 12, 2016

    Kenneth Schweitzer Talks to Ned Sublette

    I met Dr. Kenneth Schweitzer in 2010 when I was in residence at Washington College in Chestertown, MD, where he is presently (February 2016) chair of the music department. Ken is a specialist in what to me is the great … Read more »

  • interview May 17, 2011

    The Legacy of Cuban Son: An Interview with Frank Oropesa of Septeto Nacional Ignacio Pineiro de Cuba

    Translation by Chris Parisoff & Rafael Otto Photos by Rafael Otto Septeto Nacional Ignacio Piñeiro de Cuba is widely regarded as the premier champion of Cuban son music. Founded in 1927 by the talented and prolific Cuban bassist Ignacio Piñeiro, … Read more »

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