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domingo, 31 marzo 2019, 05:00 pm

CIMAFUNK COMES TO CHICAGO AND NOLA THIS WEEK



Cimafunk has taken Cuba by storm, including a nomination in Cubadisco 2018 for their album Terapia. I have seen them live twice in Havana (their leader was also a guest on my radio program From the Isle of Music recently), and their live show is more electric than you would guess from the promo video above.   However, Me Voy is their biggest hit in Cuba, so there it is.  Here's a taste of them live to underscore my point:



So far, the tour has met with an enthusiastic reception.  This week, it comes to Chicago on Tuesday and Wednesday and New Orleans on Saturday as follows:
April 2:  Martyrs, Chicago, IL 
April 3:  Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, IL 
April 6:  Tipitina's, New Orleans,  LA 
We will be covering the April 3 performance at OTS here on TIMBA.com.   Also, Bill Tilford interviewed Erik, the leader, in Havana last September for his radio program From the Isle of Music.  To celebrate the tour, that interview (with music) will be repeated on shortwave as follows:
1. For Eastern Europe but audible well beyond the target area in most of the Eastern Hemisphere (including parts of East Asia and Oceania) with 100Kw, Sunday, April 7,  1500-1600 UTC on SpaceLine, 9400 KHz, from Sofia, Bulgaria 
2. For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday, April 9 0000-0100 UTC (New UTC) on WBCQ, 7490 KHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday, April 8,  8-9PM EST in the US).
Station website: www.wbcq.com 
3 & 4. For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday, April 9,  1900-2000 UTC and Saturday, April 13,  1200-1300 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany.
Station website: www.channel292.de



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