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Thursday, 28 February 2013, 03:44 PM

Manolín Photos, Part II

by Tom Ehrlich

Here's  Part II of Tom's Manolín photos. On drums was the electrifying Ángel "Pututi II" Arce from the original band that took Havana by storm in the 90s. Also from that band was trumpeter "El Niche" Romero, now a Bay Area resident, joined by Roberto Morris (ex-Sur Caribe).

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Wednesday, 27 February 2013, 05:08 PM

Buena Fe in Miami

The Concert Report

Buena Fe @ Miami-Dade County Auditorium Photo courtesy of Buena Fe (Página Oficial)

It has been nearly a week since the big concert by Buena Fe February 22nd at Miami-Dade County Auditorium, and I have now posted my concert report which I was able to complete thanks to the cooperation of friend and fellow Buena Fe fan Líen Álvarez and Javier Otero of Blue Night Entertainment . Since we had such a build-up to the Karl Marx concerts, I start this report with a bit of a summary of the events n Miami beginning with the arrival of Israel and Yoel on February 18th and including their television appearences prior to the concert. There is also a short interview with Javier Otero as well as a playlist of songs from the concert. Click here to read the concert report.

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Wednesday, 27 February 2013, 02:34 AM

Tom's Manolín Gallery is Up

Part 1 - Part 2 coming

Here's the first gallery from Manolín's incredible show with Jiovanni Cofiño and Ángel "Pututi II" Arce at Café Cócomo in SF.

Book News: Volume 1 of Beyond Salsa Bass should be out soon.

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Monday, 25 February 2013, 03:48 PM

Elito Revé y su Charangón in Europe

Tour Begins March 8

Elito Revé y su Charangón European Tour 2013

Timba fans, La Aplanadora de Cuba will be rolling through Europe again in just about ten days! They are touring for three weeks and will be in Italy, France, Spain and Germany. Click here to find a concert near you. In my opinion, El Charangón is the most hardcore timba band today! Check out Susel and tell me if I'm right. Todo lo que sube tiene que caer!

Susel sings "No debo explicarte nada" from the upcoming new release.

Maykel Blanco is also in Europe again continuing his solo promotional tour for the new CD "A toda máquina" in preperation for the summer tour with the entire band. He has the CD wth him on the tour so take some cash and get yourself a copy. I bet he'll even autograph it for you. The dates and locations of where you can meet Maykel are below.

Maykel Blanco y Salsa Mayor - A toda máquina
February 25 - Conference - Salerno, Italy
February 26 - Isola Verde - Pontecagnano, Italy
February 27 - Studio Uno - Castera, Italy
February 28 - Nada Más, Termoli, Italy
March 1 - Area Disco - Frosinone, Italy

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