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Thursday, 04 February 2016, 06:02 AM

Carnaval Cubano

Poland's World Famous Cuban Festival Starts Today!

MAYITO RIVERA - Carnaval Cubano 2016
Posted by Carnaval Cubano on Tuesday, February 2, 2016


Today marks the beginning of the annual Carnaval Cubano in Wroclow, Poland. The Carnaval includes concerts by FClan on Friday and Jose Torres y Salsa Tropical featuring Mayito Rivera on Saturday. You can see a short clip from one of their rehearsals above. In addition to the concerts, parties and dance shows at night, by day you can take part in dance and music workshops, lectures, a culinary presentation and on Sunday don't miss the noon screening of "The Black Roots of Salsa: The Emancipation of Cuban Rumba". Click here for the full program.

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Tuesday, 02 February 2016, 09:25 PM

Reviews, Reviews, Reviews...../ Reseñas, reseñas, reseñas....

Also/Además: Eliades Ochoa & Barbarito Torres in Chicago



ENGLISH:  EGREM has been very productive with some excellent new Jazz releases, all of which are worth listening to.  You can read reviews in English in our Reviews section
ESPAÑOL:  La EGREM ha estado muy productiva con unos excelentes lanzamientos del Jazz, todos los cuales que valen la pena escuchar.  Puede leer reseñas en Español en nuestra sección Reseñas. 
ENGLISH: Also,  a review of Gotas de Sabor by Magic Sax, Santiago de Cuba's answer to Habana Sax
ESPAÑOL:  Además, una reseña de Gotas de Sabor por Magic Sax, el equivalente santiaguero de Habana Sax

ENGLISH: Eliades Ochoa & Barbarito Torres entertained Chicago last weekend, you can read about it and view photos here. 
ESPAÑOL:  Eliades Ochoa y Barbarito Torres entretenieron Chicago el pasado fin de semana, puede leer al respecto y ver las fotos aquí.

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Sunday, 31 January 2016, 01:58 PM

TIMBA LA

Calixto Oviedo Brings Timba Cubana to LA

Calixto Oviedo - Soultone

Get ready salseros of Los Angeles! Calixto Oviedo and TIMBA LA are bringing classic 90s timba to the land of LA Style Salsa. Calixto has put together a team of ten musicians to offer the City of Angles an authentic taste of what timba was like when the Havana scene was at it's most creative. The rhythm section is drums with timbales, congas, bass and piano. The horns are two trombones and two trumpets, and the vocals are by Julio César Bouza (Orquesta Reve and Tumbao Habana) and Lily Hernnández. TIMBA LA will have their debut performance on Saturday March 6th at La Trattoria 25. Book your table now!

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Friday, 29 January 2016, 02:35 AM

Tom Ehrlich's Septeto Nacional Gallery

Septeto Nacional, a Cuban music institution since 1927, performed to a sold out crowd at Brava Theater in San Francisco on January 17, 2016, playing their exquisite form of son. Six out of the seven were members of Septeto Nacional, but because of visa problems of their tres player, Iván Camblor, band leader, composer and tres player played with the group. Iván, who is originally from Cuba, lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and leads a local son group, Pellejo Seco. Tito González, local Cuban sonero, also sang vocals on a couple of songs.

Click here for the full gallery.

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