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viernes, 18 mayo 2012, 10:00 am

New Havana D' Primera Photo Gallery

Introducing Patrick Hickey Photohgraphy

Havana D'Primera - Yoshi's april 29, 2012 - Cuban Music - Música CubanaAlexander abreu of Havana D' Primera - All photos courtesy of CultuCuba
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Patrick Hickey Photography - Cuban Music News - Noticias de música cubanaPatrick Hickey is a retired career technologist in the Silicon Valley, with a liberal arts background and a long-standing passion for photography. After over 30 years in high technology, he has taken a "time out" in order to enjoy life and not spend all day with Power Point presentations, budget wars and personnel tetras.

His introduction to shooting the Bay Area timba and performance dance scenes was a result of his daughter's casino performing group (Rueda con Ritmo), and the subsequent introduction to the various bands. He has very fond photographic memories of the late afternoon lighting at the famed Jelly's on the wharf in San Francisco, as the sun knifed through the windows and created an almost perfect place to enjoy timba.

Click here to read more about Patrick (bio and equipment list).

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lunes, 14 mayo 2012, 01:08 am

Aprietan los cubanos en Francia

New Tirso Duarte Release (with La Mecánica Loca)

Currently #1 on Radio Timba ( http://timba.com.radio ) is a new, auto-biographical  track entitled "Lucharé".  If you listen, Tirso Duarte tells you...

"Sé que muchos se preguntan que me ha pasado, que si me he vuelto loco, que si estoy acabado, que si todavía estoy cantando y con quien ..... (I know many are wondering what happened to me, if I went crazy, if I'm finished, if I'm still singing and with who...)"

Well the answers are all laid out in this new release "Tirso Duarte y la Mecánica Loca" (Agorila).

New Tirso Duarte Release (with La Mecánica Loca) - Cuban Music News - Noticias de música cubana

Recorded in France and released by the French label Agorila, the album is a collaboration between Tirso and an award winning percussionist and band-leader Julien Garin

Click here to continue reading and review the full track list and musician listings....

Also from France and making the rounds on YouTube is a project from trumpeter / band-leader Alexander Batte called "Cuban Monsters". Based in Paris, their first single "La Rumba La Pongo Yo" features some excellent bass playing and mambos on this blend of traditional son / salsa that leads into a heavy timba coro-pregón. Enjoy! 

Alexander Batte and his Cuban Monsters - New Tirso Duarte Release (with La Mecánica Loca) - Cuban Music News - Noticias de música cubana

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martes, 08 mayo 2012, 09:11 pm

ALL VISAS APPROVED FOR NYC TIMBA MEGA CONCERT !!

Todas las visas aprobadas - Ticket rush begins

New Venue - Non-Stop Music from 6pm to 4am

ALL VISAS APPROVED for the Timba Mega Concert happening Memorial Day, Saturday May 26 in New York City. Live music begins at 6pm until 12am, and there is more dance music non-stop until 4am. Direct from Cuba, the following artists have their visas approved and are confirmed for the show (todas las visas aprobadas):

César Pupy Pedroso y los que Son Son 
Manolito y su Trabuco  
Lazarito Valdés y Bamboleo 
Alexander Abreu & Habana D' Primera
José Luís Cortés y NG la Banda
 
With Special Guests:
 Mario Mayito Rivera & Pedro Calvo (ex-Los Van Van)
Tania Pantoja & Vania Borges (Ex-Bamboleo) 

AHORA LA COSA SE PUSO BUENA
To purchase TICKETS click here or call 1-888-584-3070 
** 10% discount promo code = Timba.com **

NYC Timba Mega Concert - Cuban Music News - Noticias de música cubana

NEW VENUE From Havana's Copa Room to the Copacabana club in NYC, a truly historic night. The newly renovated 8 million dollar facility with huge dance floor is located at:

Copacabana 268 West 47th St., Corner of 8th Ave, NY, NY 10036

All tickets already sold are valid, and no need to change them. The same conditions apply to the event. VIP Tickets will be located in front rows. Meets and greets will be available to VIP clients. 3 floors of food,  music and dance, from 6pm to 4 am. Non-stop music. Here are some pictures of this new club:

NYC Timba Mega Concert - Cuban Music News - Noticias de música cubana

 

NYC Timba Mega Concert - Cuban Music News - Noticias de música cubana

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miércoles, 02 mayo 2012, 04:13 am

Gozando En Miami con la Charanga Habanera

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La Suerte (Live) - Charanga Habanera - Cuban Music Videos

Cuba's pop / timba supergroup la Charanga Habanera (led by David Calzado) perform Gozando En Miami and La Suerte at Yoshi's Jazz Club in San Francisco. The original release of Gozando on the album No Mires La Caratula is a collaboration with rapper El Chacal. La suerte appear son Acabaito De Nacer. Courtesy of Yoshi's & Blue Night Entertainment. Videography by Tom Erhlich of TIMBA.com.

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