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miércoles, 28 noviembre 2012, 06:08 am

Alexander Abreu & Havana D' Primera - Live Video - with Fito Reinoso

Featuring the new unreleased song "La Bailarina"

Videography by Patrick Hickey of Idyll Photography &
Patrick Hickey proudly uses the Mitra 3D Mic Pro =

Video courtesy of Zookbeat Productions, Lucumiyque and
Easy Entertainment Group (E.E.G.) 551-482-8766

Alexander Abreu & Havana D' Primera @ Don Quixote's International Music Hall
Felton, California - Tuesday, November 20 2012

Special guest San Francisco's own "El Sonero de la Bahía" Fito Reinoso. 
Stay tuned for more Cuban music at Don Quixote's International Music Hall. 

Alexander Abreu - Director, Singer, Trumpet
Jannier Rodríguez - Coro singer
Enrique Luis Pérez - Coro singer
Tony Rodríguez - Piano
Harold Díaz Escobar - Keyboard
Avis Tobías - Bass
Orlando Vázquez - Trumpet
Uyuni Martínez Romero - Trumpet
Carlos Luis Álvarez Guerra - Trombone
Amaury Pérez Rodríguez - Trombone
Rogelio Nápoles - Guitar
Keisel Jiménez  - Percussion 1
Güillermo del Toro Varela - Percussion 2
Mauricio Gutiérrez Upmann - Percussion 3

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martes, 20 noviembre 2012, 03:40 am


What every dancer and listener needs to know about Cuban music.

Beyond Salsa for Beginners: An Introduction to Latin Music for Dancers and Listeners is the flagship volume for the comprehensive Beyond Salsa series that includes multi-volume sets of books on each instruments of the Cuban rhythm section: piano, bass, drums, timbales, bongó, congas, clave, ensemble, etc. There is an introductory free download of 107 audio files with sample pdf available here. 248 pages (248 páginas) with 184 audio tracks (184 pistas).

Beyond Salsa For Beginners - Cuban music news - Noticias de musica cubana

Format: Beyond Salsa For Beginners is an introductory volume for the comprehensive Beyond Salsa series of music methods books. Each volume is made up of an eBook with accompanying audio (and video if available) tracks. The books and audio tracks are sold separately.

Hard copy: The hard copy version can be purchased here.

eBook: The eBook is made available through our View to Print system. 248 pages.

Audio: All the audio has been organized into 184 audio tracks. 

Free Audio: The FREE audio portion of this volume can be downloaded here.

The Beyond Salsa For Beginners method alternates between two different types of chapters:Listening Tours and Clapping, Singing and Dancing Exercises.

The Listening Tours cover the full history of Cuban music: Afro-Cuban folkloric music, rumba, changüí, comparsa, son, danzón, son montuno, songo, timba, salsa et al. For each genre we have a "highlighted track" - analyzed with time stamps to point out the main features. After a short history of the genre and its place in the overall scheme of things, we have a Further Listening list. The idea is to make a playlist of the highlighted tracks and listen repeatedly to develop an emotional connection with the music before studying the chapter.

Interspersed among the Listening Tours are four Rhythmic Exercises chapters on clapping, counting and singing the basic rhythms on which all of this music is based: clave, the basic dance steps, cinquillo, tresillo, and all the other essential rhythms of Latin music.

Click here for a FREE pdf sample of the Beyond Salsa For Beginners eBook.

Click here to see the table of contents for Beyond Salsa For Beginners.
Email the author = kevin [at] timba [dot] com

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viernes, 09 noviembre 2012, 06:29 pm

Havana D'Primera AND Charanga Habanera Double-Header

Both bands will perform both nights - November 28 & 29

Uff cayó la bomba!!!  Pinch us we are dreaming ... a historic TIMBA double-header at S.O.B.s in New York with Alexander Abreu and Havana D' Primera AND David Calzado y la Charanga Habanera. Yes....BOTH bands will perform BOTH nights November 28 & 29.

Now, la pregunta de los 64 mil chavitos....who will open for who (quien le abrirá a quien) ???? Please leave us a message in out guestbook area (déjanos un mensaje en el area de Saludos). Havana D'Primera will be a tough act to follow so we'll see.... UFFFF. 

Alexander Abreu and Havana D' Primera AND David Calzado y la Charanga Habanera. November 28 & 29 - 2 night double-header at S.O.B.s in NYC - Cuban Music News - Noticias de música cubana

S.O.B.s  --  200 Varick Street  New York, NY 10014  --  (212) 243-4940


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jueves, 08 noviembre 2012, 03:42 pm

Los Papines return to the USA after 12 years

Después de 12 años, Los Papines regresan a los EE.UU.

Los Papines USA Tour - Cuban Music News - Noticias de musica cubana

After tweleve (12) years Cuba's "Ambassadors of the Rumba" LOS PAPINES return to the U.S. to showcase their classic folkloric performances. Los Papines, a five-member ensemble, celebrated their 40th anniversary in 2003. 

"I went last Sunday and Los Papines, comprised of Luis, Ricardo, Jesus, Luisito and Juliet Abreu managed to get everybody’s shoulders and hips moving. The chorus of one of their songs said it all: Even the palm trees move with the wind and the earth shakes. Los Papines are some of the country’s best diplomats. With only five musicians they have inspired people to dance in 62 countries, transmitting the energy of a big band and showing the strength of Cuban music. Many years after the group formed, they continue to be a reference point of Afro-Cuban and Afro-Caribbean percussion." -- Irina Echarry, Havana Times

30 de Noviembre ( Viernes ) , 2012, " The Place ”
833 Southwest 29th Ave: Miami , Florida 33139
Informacion & reservacion: 786-400-5191

3 de Diciembre ( Lunes ), 2012 Night Club “ S.O.B’S ”, New York
200 Varick St. 10014  --  Phone : 212-243-4940 /

4 de Diciembre ( Martes ) Restaurant Night Club “ Guantanamera ”
939 8va Ave.& 56 St. Manhattan  --  Phone:: 212-262-5354.*

08 de Diciembre ( Sábado ) Taller de percusión -
405 West 55 St. on 9th Ave: New York , 10019  --  Phone:917-370-5081

15 de Diciembre ( Sábado ) " Cuba Ocho " Miami, Florida - 11pm
Phone:305.285.5880, 1465 SW 8th 33135, website

Los Papines USA Tour - Cuban Music News - Noticias de musica cubana

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