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Sunday, 06 September 2015, 03:58 PM

Juan de Marcos González Residency at UW-Madison

  (photo:  Aaron Granat)

In September and October, Juan de Marcos González , whose resume includes Sierra Maestra , Buena Vista Social Club , Ruben González , Ibrahim Ferrer, and the Afro Cuban All Stars , will be in residency at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.  There will be a series of lectures, workshops and concerts, and there will be some interesting special guests such as Telmary Diaz during the series.  For the complete schedule aof concerts and workshops, the residency page is here. 

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Monday, 31 August 2015, 07:46 PM

Jane Bunnett & Maqueque, Palo! & Orquesta El Macabeo in the Midwest

Also: Yasek Manzano on The Afro Cuban Jazz Edition

Jane Bunnett & Maqueque, Palo! & Orquesta El Macabeo will all be in the Midwest the weekend of September 4-6, and all are don't-miss acts.  For more information and videos, see the Report From Chicago page.  (Palo! is in Louisville, but it's driveable).  Maqueque's drummer, incidentally, is Yissy Garcia, whose new single Última noticia we just posted recently. 

For those of you who are serious fans of Cuban Jazz, The Afro Cuban Jazz Edition has been including music by Cuba's most important Jazz artists along with interviews that yours truly (Bill Tilford) did with some of them in La Habana in May.   Frankie Pineiro, the host, puts together one of the best playlists on the planet, and you'll hear some new and recent Jazz from Cuba that you won't hear in other places, at least not yet.  You'll also be treated to the best Latin Jazz from everywhere else. The most recent guest was  Yasek Manzano, one of the most interesting Jazz artists in Cuba today.  Check out the Facebook Page to learn how to listen on demand; this program is on the front line of what's happening along with enough history to add perspective. 

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Tuesday, 25 August 2015, 02:38 AM

Tom Ehrlich's Cubanismo Photos

Cubanismo made a triumphant return to the US touring circuit this month. Click here for Tom's gallery.

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Sunday, 23 August 2015, 09:57 AM

New Single by Yissy Garcia & Bandancha

Also: More Excitement to Come in Chicago

ENGLISH: Yissy Garcia & Bandancha is one of the most refreshing new musical groups in Cuba.  Labels and categories are always hazardous, but their style is similar to what we once called Acid Jazz in the US with a more sophisticated Jazz element.   A new album will be coming out in the future, and they have released a single, Última noticia, in advance.

You can listen to it here.

This is a great time to be a Chicagoan. Several exciting and important concerts are coming to the area soon. You can read more here. 

ESPAÑOL: Yissy García & Bandancha es uno de los nuevos grupos musicales más refrescantes en Cuba. Las etiquetas y las categorías son siempre peligrosas, pero su estilo es similar a lo que una vez llamamos Acid Jazz en EEUU con un elemento más sofisticado de Jazz. Un nuevo álbum saldrá en el futuro, y han lanzado un sencillo, Última noticia, por adelantado.

Puede escucharlo aquí.

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