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Cuba based rap duo, Zona Franka, blends traditional rhythms with the grit and swagger of hip-hop and rap vocal phrasings. Their clever shout choruses create instant tropical dance classics using their unique self-titled "changui con flow" style.
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domingo, 03 junio 2012, 09:15 am

New CD Release

New Cuban Express by Manuel Valera

A few weeks ago, we mentioned that some really astounding Jazz recordings were coming out this year.  New Cuban Express is one of them, and it's a masterpiece.    If you dug GES, Emiliano Salvador, Irakere, Afrocuba etc. back in the day, this new project is the next step forward from those beginnings, and it will bowl you over.     (If you have no idea who those other groups are, you have been ignoring some of the best music in our solar system.)  This recording is about to hit the streets this week, but there is already a lot of buzz about it for good reason.  Read the review, which includes links to sound samples, here...

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viernes, 01 junio 2012, 01:22 am

Celia Cruz Wins Vote for Special Smithsonian Portrait

Celia Cruz was the winner of the recent public vote for a special historical portrait to be exhibited by the Smithsonian.    The Smithsonian still seeks your comments about Celia Cruz and the project.   To read their announcement, click here...  

Celia Cruz fue la ganadora de la reciente votación del público para un retrato especial para ser exhibido en el museo.   El Smithsonian  sigue buscando  sus comentarios acerca de Celia Cruz y este proyecto.   Para leer su anuncio,  haga clic aquí...

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lunes, 21 mayo 2012, 08:15 pm

Congratulations to the Winners of the Cubadisco 2012 Awards

Felicitaciones a los Ganadores de los Premios Cubadisco 2012

Para leer este artículo en español, haz click aquí

Cubadisco 2012 was officially dedicated to the guitar, but in some ways it was also the year of the retrospective.  Many of this year's nominees were recordings that looked back on the careers of the musicians.  It is also worth noting that based on the number of awards (14) that it was associated with, Colibri has emerged as a new powerhouse for Cuban recordings.  Bis Music was associated with at least 9 awards, and EGREM was associated with at least 7.  Several other labels were represented as well.  We mention this because some people still mistakenly believe that the Cuban recording industry is a monolith.  Here are some of the award results that will be of particular interest to Timba.com readers:  

Cubadisco 2012 - Cuban Music News - Noticias de música cubana
CUBADISCO 2012 GRAND PRIZE:
   
Veinte Pianos, Música de Ernán López Nussa, various artists (Colibri).  Ernán has sometimes been underappreciated througout his career but had a very good year this time with 4 awards.  Veinte Pianos also won the awards for CD/DVD and Didactic Recording, and Ernán was recognized as Producer of the Year.  He is one of Bill Tilford's favorite Cuban Jazz artists. This is also Ernán's second Grand Prize - the first was in 2002 for his recording From Havana To Rio.

SPECIAL GRAND PRIZE:   Chucho's Steps, Chucho Valdés and the Afrocuban Messengers (Colibri). This is an excellent Jazz recording.  

SPECIAL AWARD: Mis 22 Años, NG La Banda (EGREM), 30 Años de Son 14,  Son 14 (EGREM),Sueños del pequeño Quin, Joaquín Betancourt (Colibri)

JAZZ:  Travesia, Iván Melón Lewis Quintet (Casa Limón).  (This actually won 2 awards. Timba.com's Kevin Moore has written a lot about Melón, who has also made major contributioins to the genre of Timba. 

TESTIMONIAL  and FOLKLORIC MUSIC : Las Estrellas del folclor, Los Hermanos Arango (Bis Music). Los Hermanos Arango made a great impression on listeners during their tour of the United States a few months ago. 

Cubadisco - Cuban Music News - Noticias de música cubanaTROVA FUSION:   Pi 3.14, Buena Fe (EGREM).  Buena Fe is a favorite of our own Timbera Mayor. 

ARCHIVAL MUSIC:   Origenes, Eduardo Ramos y Grupo Experimentación Sonora del ICAIC (Colibri)

LATIN MUSIC:  Mala, Haila (Bis Music).  Haila's solo project is a dance album that incorporates several different genres of popular music.  

*****CURRENT POPULAR DANCE MUSIC*****   Acabaito de nacer,  David Calzado y su Charanga Habanera (EGREM).  This recording does not break new ground musically, but it is a solid dance album, and one of the selections, the fusion number La Suerte,  also had a very popular video. In the near future, we will review both this recording and the other nominees for this category in more detail.  

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jueves, 17 mayo 2012, 06:42 am

Latin Grammy adds new Tropical Fusion Category

El Latin Grammy añade una nueva categoría bajo Fusión Tropical

(To read this article in English, click here )

¡Atención Músicos!  LARAS  (La Academia Latina de la Grabación) añade la Categoria  ”Mejor Album de Fusión Tropical”

En un comunicado de prensa 10 de Mayo 2012, LARAS anunció algunos cambios en las categorías de los premios Latin GRAMMY 2012.  De interés especial para los músicos que tocan la música progresiva es las nueva categoría “Mejor Álbum de Fusión Tropical”.  Veremos qué tipo de grupos y grabaciones serán reconocidas en esta nueva categoría, pero esto parece ser un cambio similar a lo que sugerimos en estas páginas en 2011 como una manera de ayudar a distinguir la formas más nuevas de la música en comparación de los estilos más antiguos la música tropical bailable.  

Animamos a los músicos que tocan la Timba , funk cubana y otras formas experimental o " mixta" música tropical de aprender tanto como sea posible acerca de esta nueva categoría , ya que esto puede ser un lugar más apropiado para presentar su grabación que la categoríaMejor Album Tropical Contemporáneo” .

                           Dos  ejemplos recientes de fusion tropical -  Palo! Interactivo

Timba.com saluda a LARAS para la expandir las categorías y expresa la esperanza de que ayudaría a proporcionar una oportunidad de mayor reconocimiento a los grupos que tocan la Timba, Fusión, Funk cubana etc. en los Estados Unidos, Cuba y más allá.

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