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Friday, 16 August 2019, 03:37 AM

Manolito Simonet & Leoni Torres US Tours to Begin

Two US tours worth catching if you can are about to begin:  


I.  Manolito Simonet y  Su Trabuco  are touring multiple US cities from August 23 to 31 as they celebrate 25 years for the band.   Currently-announced dates and locales are

August 23, 2019 - Miami, FL. - Cubaocho Museum & Performing Arts Center 
August 24, 2019 - Tampa, FL. - Avalon Event Center
August 25, 2019 - Chicago, IL. - JC Martini Club
August 29, 2019 - New York, NY. - S.O.B.s
August 30, 2019 - Washington D.C. - Howard Theatre
August 31, 2019 - Newark, N.J. - Palacio Europa

We will be covering the the Chicago performance.   

II.  Leoni Torres will be touring the US from August 23 to September 22 and again with a visit to Miami Beach in February 2020.   We will be covering the Chicago concert on August 29 at the House of Blues

This being TIMBA.com, Manolito Simonet is already well-known to you if you are reading this, and you already know why you need to go.   Leoni Torres sang with Maravilla de Florida and Charanga Habanera  for several years before launching a solo career in 2006.  His style is eclectic but tends towards Salsa Cubana including ballads. In a addition to his solo work, he has had collaborations with Gente de Zona and Gilberto Santa Rosa among others.  Here is a taste of him with Gilberto Santa Rosa

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Saturday, 27 July 2019, 09:10 PM

CUBADISCO 2019 IN REVIEW

CUBADISCO 2019 EN RESUMEN

ENGLISH:  Cubadisco is Cuba's most important awards program for recordings, on a par with the GRAMMY Awards in the United States, but also much more.   In the most comprehensive coverage of Cubadisco published outside of Cuba, we are pleased to bring you Bill Tilford's impressions of Cubadisco 2019, including multiple photo galleries with commentaries, official videos of several of the winners and the official nominees and winners booklets.   You can read this in English here. 
Several winners were guests on Bill's weekly radio program From the Isle of Music, a program with a global audience that deals with the entire spectrum of Cuban music.   You can learn more about that program here. 




ESPAÑOL
:   Cubadisco es la premiación más importante para grabaciones en Cuba, a la par con los premios GRAMMY en EUA, pero también mucho más.  En la cobertura de Cubadisco más completa publicada fuera de Cuba, nos complace traerle las impresiones de Bill Tilford de Cubadisco 2019, incluyendo múltiples galerías de fotos con comentarios, videos oficiales de muchos ganadores y los folletos oficiales de nominados y ganadores.  Puede leer todo en español aquí. 
Muchos ganadores fueron invitados en el programa radiofónico semanal de Bill, From the Isle of Music, un programa con un público mundial que cuenta con el espectro entero de la música cubana.  Puede aprender más sobre el programa aquí. 

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Sunday, 07 July 2019, 09:49 PM

CHICAGO LATIN JAZZ FEST THIS WEEKEND

ALSO: NEW CUBADISCO GALLERIES


The Chicago Latin Jazz Festival takes place July 12-14 this year.   Two special highlights are Melvis Santa and Ashedi, who open the Festival in Humboldt Park, and Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, who close it at Navy Pier.  The full schedule is as follows:

FRIDAY, July 12- Humboldt Park Boathouse

7 PM – 8 PM: Melvis Santa and Ashedi
8:15 PM – 9:45 PM: Chicago Latin Jazz Collaborative led by Victor Garcia
Tribute to Jerry Gonzalez

SATURDAY, July 13- Humboldt Park Boathouse

1 PM – 2 PM: Melvis Santa: Afro-Cuban Music Traditions Workshop
2:15 PM – 3:15 PM: The Black Hawk Performance Company
2:15 PM – 3:15 PM: The Black Hawk Performance Company
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Latin Jazz Chat with Roy McGrath and Alejo Poveda
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM: Fred Cantu Big Band
6:50 PM – 7:50 PM: Nythia Martinez Duo
8:10 PM – 9:30 PM: Jane Bunnett and Maqueque

SUNDAY- Navy Pier 

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Chicago Latin Jazz Collaborative led by Victor Garcia
Tribute to Jerry Gonzalez 
5 PM – 6 PM: Jane Bunnett and Maqueque

For more details, see Chicago Latin Jazz Festival

Melvis Santa and Ashedi are also performing at Sabor a Café Steakhouse on July 13 as follows:

Saturday, July 13, 2019, 9:00pm-12:00am
Melvis Santa & Ashedi at Sabor a Café Steakhouse
2435 W. Peterson Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60659
Come with an appetite, Sabor a Café also has excellent food. 



ENGLISH: Part of Cubadisco every year is an academic symposium presented by CIDMUC.  You can view a photo gallery and the official schedule for the 2019 symposium here.
ESPAÑOL: Cada año, parte de Cubadisco es un simposio academico presentado por CIDMUC.  Puede ver una galería de fotos y la programación oficial aquí. 

 

 


ENGLISH:
EGREM celebrated its 55th anniversary  with a gala concert at the Teatro Karl Marx on May 25.  You can view a photo gallery here
ESPAÑOL: EGREM celebró su 55 aniversario con un concierto de gala en el Teatro Karl Marx en el 25 de mayo.  Puede ver una galería de fotos aquí.

 

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Sunday, 23 June 2019, 02:15 PM

Cuban Music Events in Chicago

The following Cuban music events are coming up in Chicago:

Monday, June 24 at 6:30-8:30pm: 
Chucho Valdés & Jazz Batá at Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph Street, Chicago, Illinois   

This outdoor concert is free and is in support of the recent album Jazz Batá 2, the batá being the double-headed drums used in sacred (and in more recent times, secular) music in Cuba.   Fareed Haque & Casseus also perform.


Saturday, July 13, 2019, 1:00pm-9:00pm  
Jane Bunnett & Maqueque at Chicago Latin Jazz Festival
Humboldt Park
1400 N. Sacramento, Chicago, Illinois
Maqueque is a headliner at this festival, more details closer to the date. 

Saturday, July 13, 2019, 9:00pm-12:00am
Melvis Santa & Ashedi at Sabor a Café Steakhouse
2435 W. Peterson Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60659
Ashedi is Melvis' Rumba project.    Come with an appetite, Sabor a Café also has excellent food. 

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