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Monday, 21 October 2013, 02:37 PM

Peter Maiden's New Site Launched

Peter finally put the finishing touches on his new site and it was worth the wait - historic artists like Celia Cruz and Cachao as well as all the latest timberos. Check it out!

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Monday, 21 October 2013, 02:13 PM

Maykel Blanco in Lima

2 Horas A Toda Máquina!

Maykel Blanco y Su Salsa Mayor en Lima

On Sunday, November 3 Guajiros Room will present an exclusive two-hour concert with Maykel Blanco y Su Salsa Mayor! Lima is famous for it's impressive night life where clubs present three or four bands a per night and each band plays one club for an hour before moving on to another club. But the concert at Guajiros Room is something new! Maykel Blanco y Su Salsa Mayor will perform two one-hour sets and this will be an exclusive performance! 

The event is a matinee that will run from 3pm to 12am, with DJ Napa and Cato Timba DJ spinning, an animation by "El Team Black" - Martin Levalle & Muchi Vallumbrosio and three opening acts each performing for one hour: 4:30-5:30 Ángel Ramírez & El Tren Bala, 6:00-7:00 Robert Armas & Los Conquistadores de la Salsa and 7:30-8:30 Alaín Almeida & La Constalación de Cuba. At 9:00pm Maykel Blanco y Su Salsa Mayor will take the stage performing until 10:pm and followed by a second set from 10:30-11:30. It will be an unforgettable night for dancers!

The organizers advise fans to be on time! To manage the event they will be following the schedule closely. You can purchase tickets in advance starting on Wednesday the 23rd S/.15 or at the door S/.20. Don't miss this historic chance to see Salsa Mayor A Toda Máquina for 2 full hours! And stay tuned for a report from Lima including HD video!

For more information
David Gonzáles: 956253094
Hernan Vivanco: 989419456
Cato Timba DJ: 946043013

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Sunday, 20 October 2013, 12:54 PM

Meet Gema Corredera

In January 2013, Cubana Jazz vocalist Gema Corredera, currently a resident of Miami,  released a fine new album, Derramando Luz, that is winding its way through the early round of the 56th GRAMMY Awards process.  We'll be reviewing it soon, especially since Gema is backed by some familiar names including Yosvany Terry (who is Music Director for the project and co-produced), Yunior Terry, Manuel Valera, Osmany Paredes, Alfredo Chacón and Obed Calvaré.  Here is a video clip about the release:

Speaking of Yosvany Terry, congratulations Yos for being awarded the Cintas Fellowship 2013 for composers!  More about this in our Movimiento en Miami report, which also features a guest article by Eva Silot Bravo about Danay Suárez this week.  

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Friday, 18 October 2013, 03:45 PM

Manolín Announces His Return to Cuba

Para Siempre!

Pachito Alonso & Manolín "El Médico de la Salsa"Pachito Alonso & Manolín "El Médico de la Salsa"

Manolín and Pachito Alonso are rehearsing together for a national tour of Cuba that begins at Teatro Nacional in Havana on November 9th. They took time to give an interview to the online magazine OnCuba in which Manolín announced his intention to move back to Cuba "forever". For now he will be performing with Pachito Alonso's band, doing a repertoire heavy on Manolín's songs. When the Cuban national tour ends they plan to take the tour international. If you read Spanish, click here for the interview with Pachito and Manolín. If you don't read Spanish do not despair! OnCuba also has an English site, but it usually is a few days behind the Spanish version as the articles are being translated. So check back with them in a couple of days.

This is the answer to many a timbero's prayers! Many people believe that it was Manolín's incredible popularity and his gift for lyrics and for putting together a stellar group of musicians that led to the great burst of creativity in Havana at the end of the 90s. When Manolín left Havana to begin what ended up being a 12-year period in Miami, suddenly the competitiveness decreased and the push for new innovations with it. Only time will tell if Manolín's return will spark a renaissance in a timba scene that has been moving more into reggaeton fusions and simpler pop-inspired arrangements. Will the good natured rivalry between Manolín and Paulo FG flare up again? Will Alexander Abreu find himself challenged in his current role as the most popular singer/composer in Havana? We all wait with excitement to see what develops!


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