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Los Van Van - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, New York, NY Fri, Dec 9, 2016 08:00 PM

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Saturday, 19 November 2016, 05:47 AM

12 Years of Maykel Blanco y Su Salsa Mayor

Anniversary Concert Tonight

Teatro Nacional de Cuba

Maykel Blanco @Teatro Nacional de Cuba 12 Anniversary Concert Maykel Blanco outside the National Theater after rehearsal
photo courtesy of Maykel Blanco y Su Salsa Mayor Official Facebook page

Tonight Maykel Blanco y Su Salsa Mayor celebrate their 12th anniversary with a concert in Sala Avellaneda at Teatro Nacional de Cuba. The tickets went on sale November 15th and were sold out in just two hours. Maykel has prepared something different this time working with the National Symphony Orchestra in a presentation of their most recent CD "Que no me quiten la fe". Let's hope they also film and upload some of the concert for those of us who  can't attend. Congratulations to Maykel and Los Mayores! In the meantime we can enjoy a taste of their concert from the 2016 Festival de la Salsa  in Havana.

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Monday, 14 November 2016, 03:19 PM

Ahora Es Cuando Es

Aisar y El Expresso de Cuba

New Single and CD on the Way

Aisar y El Expresso de Cuba - Ahora Es Cuando Es

#SaveTheDate Friday, November 25th Aisar y El Expresso de Cuba will release the first single "Ahora Es Cuando Es" from their upcoming album "Musica Cubana Llegó El Expresso" on the Bis Music label. The single will be available worldwide at all the typical digital sources, such as iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Deezer and more. This is a must have for all DJs and timberos.

If you are in Cuba, don't miss your opportunity to see Aisar y El Expresso de Cuba live! You can catch them every Wednesday at the matinee at El Diablo Tun Tun from 5:00pm-9:00pm, the first and third Friday of every month at Café Cantante , and the second Saturday of every month at Los Jardines del 1830 from 10:00pm.

The planned release date for the full album is set for December 22 in Cuba. We are very excited about this debut album. This is the real thing ! There's no question that Ahora es cuando es!

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Monday, 14 November 2016, 02:26 PM

La Charanga Habanera in the US

Post Latin Grammys Tour

La Charanga Habanera - Vivito y Coleando

Just a reminder that Thursday November 17th at 8pm Eastern Time the 17th Latin Grammy Awards will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year's Cuban nominations are:

David Calzado y Su Charanga Habanera
Best Contemporary Tropical Album
Vivito y Coleando

Jacob Forever
Best Urban/Fusion Performance
Hasta Que Se Seque el Malecón

Septeto Nacional Ignacio Piñeiro 
Best Traditional Tropical Album
El Más Grande y Universal

Gente De Zona
Best Tropical Fusion Album
Vizualízate

Omara Portuondo
Best Latin Children's Album
Canciones De Cri Cri “El Grillo Cantor”

Timba.com wishes good luck to all the nominees.

 Following the awards, David Calzado y su Charanga Habanera will do a short US tour with concerts in California, Florida and Texas. Click here for the concert dates. 

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Sunday, 13 November 2016, 01:50 PM

Timbasa & Martha Galarraga

A New Take on Timba-Folkoric Fusion

Timbasa is the latest brainchild of Václav Greif, the young Czech Republic virtuoso who was responsible for the sessions that resulted in the Alain Pérez volumes of the Beyond Salsa series.

Václav wrote the material after years of studying Afro-Cuban folkloric music with various masters, including the legendary Piri López of Los Chinitos and Máximino of Rumberos de Cuba. After assembling a group of Czech and Slovakian musicians, he invited the extraordinary Cuban singer Martha Galarraga, who now lives in France where she works with Omar Sosa and others. Here are the full bios of all the participants.

After a series of concerts, Timbasa recorded all of the material live in one day. Here are some clips from the sessions.

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