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LEONI TORRES - BAJO LA PIEL
European Tour September/October 2016
Leoni Torres has arrived in Europe where he will begin his September/October 2016 tour "Bajo La Piel" with a concert at Salsa Republica in Barcelona, Spain on Sunday September 18th.
There has been much speculation in the media lately concerning Marc Anthony's interest in Leoni. In the meantime his European tour will include the following dates, among others.
September 18 Barcelona, Spain
September 22 Madrid, Spain
September 23 Paris, France
September 25 Montpellier, France
September 29 Naples, Italy
September 30 Rome, Italy
October 2 Zurich, Switzerland
Stay tuned for more concert dates or click here to follow Leoni at his official Facebook page .
I think most timberos are familiar with his recent hits "Es tu mirada" and "Para que un día vuelvas". Most recently he released the video for the single "Soledad", another collaboration with Yeandro Tamayo featuring Leoni in a more cinematic role than before and also starting his partner of 12 years Yuliet Cruz.
A Fabulous Live Timba YouTube Channel
Recent Live Video from Issac, Bamboleo, Revé, HdP etc.
Click here for the full list. Also Liga Habanera, El Noro, Maikel Blanco, etc.
New Ivan Melon Lewis Project
Cuban Swing Express debuts in North Beach
Ivan 'Melon" Lewis brings the US debut of a new project, the Cuban Swing Express , to the North Beach Bandshell (7275 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach) from 7-10pm, Thursday, September 9. It's free (suggested donation $5.00), and the repertoire has been announced as a very eclectic mix of composers including some of Melon's own works. This is a 10-piece band consisting of Cuban musicians living in Europe.
For more information, visit
Various Events of Interest This Week
Pedrito Martinez Group , City WInery
Wednesday, September 7
The PMG has become a regular here and in the NYC flagship location; in fact, City Winery has even made a custom wine a couple of years ago (we are not sure whether it is still available).
Habanarte , Various Locations
This is the third edition of an extended festival of the arts; in edition to concerts, there are events designed to sponsor collaboration between artists, producers and managers. This edition will feature a forum sponsored by WOMEX in addition to the other events. Art on La Rampa , an exposition of arts and crafts that also features textiles, footwear, jewelry, ceramic, garden furniture and other items for sale along with books, multimedia and photography presentations, already in progress in the Pabellon Cuba, has been extended until September 18 this year to permit visitors to enjoy both events simultaneously.
Habanarte has not updated its website for 2016 but does have a Facebook Page .
and on the radio....
From the Isle of Music, a shortwave radio program dedicated to all genres of Cuban Music (even Cuban chamber music), has a short segment with special guest William Roblejo this week; it includes a special theme that he recorded for this year's Habanarte . This week also includes a segment with special quest Maria Ochoa , sister of Eliades Ochoa . She has an interesting career of her own. For several weeks, Guido López Gavilan has been on the program narrating selections from one of Cubadisco 2016's Gran Premio winners, Caribe Nostrum . From the Isle of Music has a Facebook Page with complete program information including how to listen.
During the two weeks following, the program will feature some of Timba 25 , a forthcoming EGREM release dedicated to a quarter century of Timba.