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Thursday, 18 March 2010, 06:22 AM

Pepito in Oakland - Friday Night

with Carlos Caro and Jesús Díaz

Pupy alumnus Pepito Gómez makes his third trip to the Bay Area tomorrow (Friday) night at Club Antón, right around the corner from Yoshi's in Oakland's Jack London Square district.

Pepito not only sang with Pupy, but wrote some of his best songs, including Un poquito al revés, containing the title coro of Pupy's epic Tranquilo que yo controlo, one of the best albums of recent years. As always, the lovely and talented Ariacne Trujillo will be the pianist and musical director and  this time the rhythm section will consist of Bay Area monsters Carlos Caro and Jesús Díaz. Between sets, it will be Walt Digz, a fabulous timba DJ who always embarrasses me by playing some absolutely brilliant track that I haven't heard, forcing me to sheepishly ask what it is. Let's try to sell this thing out so we can keep shows like this coming! Click here for advance tickets.

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Thursday, 18 March 2010, 04:44 AM

First Rumbankete Widescreen Video

Concierto Yoshi's Feb 11 - Tema: Rumbankete Viene

Rumbankete "Viene" - Widescreen Cuban Music Video

Click here to see the widescreen video - Oprima aquí para ver el video (alta resolución)

RUMBANKETE @ Yoshi's Oakland - Open Dance Floor - Thursday, February 11 2010 
13-piece All Star contemporary Cuban music (Timba) orchestra from Los Angeles
Presenting Sponsor: CUBAVERA® (a subsidiary of Perry Ellis International)
Associate Sponsor: e.K. Clothing (salsa dresses & dancewear) 

Led by master trombonist & arranger Denis Jirón RUMBANKETE reigns supreme in the greater Los Angeles area. This new group is the only musical force currently performing contemporary Cuban dance music (timba). The band plays in various formats but prefers to perform with its full 14 piece line-up. Its front line includes singers Gonzálo "Chalo" Chomat (ex Conexión Salsera) and Iris Sandra Cepeda (ex Arte Mixto), both consummate musicians from Cuba who have made LA their home.

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Wednesday, 17 March 2010, 05:41 AM

Chichi Prefers a Mitsubishi

Check Out Mirco's Revé Clips

I assume that everyone follows Mirco's TimbaPorSiempre blog, but if you are new to timba, maybe you haven't discovered it yet. Mirco has great contacts for getting the latest music. Of course he has  a couple of clips to give you an idea of what the new Revé CD "De Qué Estamos Hablando" will be like. He also posted the complete track listing for the new CD. So click here if you haven't had a chance to sample the new Revé songs. And let me tell you right now, if you drive a Chevrolet, you don't stand much of a chance with Chichi.

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Tuesday, 09 March 2010, 07:04 PM


Volume 5 and 8 of Beyond Salsa Piano in Hard-Copy

The first 8 volumes, already available in eBook and digital, and now also online in hard-copy.

Click Here for Hard-copy of V5
Click Here for Hard-copy of V8
Click Here for a master list with all links to all volumes

That's it for a while - I'm going to work on the Beyond Salsa Percussion series and go see some timba concerts!! Volume 9 on Melón will come later this year and be followed by volumes on many other great timba pianists.

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