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FRONT PAGE - PRIMERA PLANA
Havana D'Primera en Miami - One night only!
Debut y despedida de Havana D' Primera en Miami
**LATEST UPDATES - 2 more shows added, new website for The Place, new ticket link
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Domingo 25 de Noviembre 4pm de la tarde
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Alexander Abreu & Havana D' Primera en Concierto Bailable
Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 4:00 PM
Domingo, 25 de Noviembre 2012 marca el debut y despedida de Alexander Abreu y Havana D'Primera en Miami. Este será el úlitmo concierto en los Estados Unidos y su debut en Miami.
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Pronto actualizamos este escrito con el enlace para compra de boletos en linea
THE PLACE - 833 SW 29nth Avenue, Miami FL 33139
The Miami debut and farewell US show of Alexander Abreu y Havana D' Primera will take place at THE PLACE in Miami = 833 SW 29nth Avenue, Miami FL 33139 = on Sunday, November 25, 2012.
This post will be updated wth the ticket link a.s.a.p., in the meantime tickets can be purchased by calling toll-free +1.888.584.3070
PABLO MILANÉS IN LIMA
Oct. 31 - Polideportivo de la PUCP
I had the privilege of seeing Pablo Milanés for the first time two weeks ago in Madrid. The concert report is pending but I want to make sure everybody knows that Pablo is still on tour and will perform this Wednesday, October 31 at Polideportivo de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. This is truly a must-not-miss concert.
In addition to the tour, Pablo is about to release a new CD that is going under the working title "Renacimiento". On this album he has continued incorporating Cuban traditional dance music, this time using rumba and changüí in his arrangements. His popularity with the younger generation of troveros has led to recent collaborations with artists such as Maná, Buena Fe and Andrés Suárez.
Pablo Milanés' musical career spans more than 50 years. From the very start he was a part of some of the most interesting and important developments in Cuban trova music, from his collaboration with Grupo de Experimentación Sonora de ICAIC (GESI) to his decisive roll as one of the founders of the Nueva Trova movement in Cuba and Latin America. While he has faced controversy at times for always speaking his mind, his fans deeply love him as you can see in the video below from the Madrid concert, which he closed with: "El breve espacio en que no está" . Stay tuned for the full concert report.
Chicago, Your Fix is Here
Hector Silveira steps up with Timba, Rumba and more
Chicago, we were at Hector's rehearsal this afternoon. Hector is originally from Camaguey, Cuba, and is now based in Chicago. The band was blowing the doors off the rehearsal space today - this IS the real thing. Miss this for any reason other than illness, work, out of town or death, and your license to publicly complain about any aspect of the local concert scene will be officially revoked. For more details, see our Report From Chicago section for October 28, 2012.
The Difference Between Salsa and Timba
... and Timba Trivia Quiz
Here's a timba trivia quiz from my upcoming book for non-musicians. The idea is to demonstrate a key difference between salsa and timba - the "song-specific" accompaniment. So, this track starts by playing a typical vamp four times through with the generic conga, piano and bass parts - then it segues into a timba version with a unique part for each of those three instruments. The idea is that you should be able to know what song it is just from listening to these three accompaniment parts.
Here are some preview pages on the new book .
And for Bay Areans, tickets for HdP are on sale now ! [Kevin Moore]