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Sunday, 09 September 2018, 02:27 AM

D'Cubajazz, La Esquina del Jazz & AMPM

ENGLISH Cuba's musical infrastructure in the Internet is growing, and a few particularly outstanding resources are worth sharing here:
ESPAÑOL: La infraestructura musical de Cuba en Internet está creciendo, y vale la pena compartir algunos recursos particularmente destacados aquí:

ENGLISH: D'CubaJazz is THE best website anywhere about Jazz in Cuba.   Directed by Editor in Chief José Dos Santos, Cuba's most important living Jazz journalist since Leonardo Acosta's passing, it is massive, deep, well-written and current.  In Spanish, of course, but there is a video section, links etc. 
ESPAÑOL:  D'CubaJazz es EL mejor sitio web sobre Jazz en Cuba.  Dirigido por el Editor Jefe José dos Santos,  el periodista viviente de jazz más importante en Cuba desde la muerte de Leonarda Acosta, es masivo, profundo, bien escrito y actual.  Hay también secciones de videos, enlaces etc.

ENGLISH: Mr. Dos Santos also produces La Esquina del Jazz, which can be heard on CMBF Monday-Friday from 11pm-Midnight Cuban time (Eastern US time).   CMBF is a music station on Cuban radio, and you can catch a live stream of the program. on their website.    
ESPAÑOL:    Mr. Dos Santos también produce La Esquina del Jazz, que se puede escuchar en CMBF de lunes a viernes 11pm-medionoche hora de Cuba (hora del esta de EEUU). CMBF es una emisora musical en la radio cubana, y el program está escuchable en directo via su sitio web.

ENGLISH:   Magazine AMPM, directed by Rafa Escalona,  is an excellent new website with a free downloadable magazine that is chronicling both multiple genres of new Cuban music and the evolution of the Cuban music industry.     Even better, it is available in both English and Spanish.  Their first volume includes a nice writeup of other authorities on Cuban music which kindly mentions but erroneously attributes its founding and direction to Bill Tilford. was founded in 1999 by Bruce Ishikawa; the current owner is Michael Lazarus and the current Editor in Chief is Keven Moore.     It is otherwise a very nice article, and we thank them for mentioning us.    The magazine generally is very well done and worth following. 
ESPAÑOL: La Revista AMPM, dirigida por Rafa Escalona, es un excelente nuevo sitio web con una revista descargable (gratis) que relata los múltiples géneros de la nueva música cubana y es crónica de la evolución de la industria musical cubana. Aún mejor, está disponible en inglés y español. Su primer volumen incluye una buena reseña de otras autoridades sobre la música cubana que menciona amablemente a pero erróneamente atribuyó su fundación y dirección a Bill Tilford. fue fundado en 1999 por Bruce Ishikawa; el propietario actual es Michael Lazarus y el  editor jefe actual es Keven Moore. Aparte de eso, es un artículo muy bueno, y les agradecemos a ellos por mencionarnos. La revista en general está muy bien hecha y vale la pena seguirla.


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Saturday, 08 September 2018, 12:52 AM


Also: Harold López-Nussa US Tour


También: Harold López-Nussa de gira en EEUU

ENGLISH:  Chucho Valdés, founder of Irakere and more recently leader of The Afro-Cuban Messengers, and a winner of at least 3 Latin GRAMMY and six GRAMMY awards, will receive the Lifetime Acheivement award from The Latin Recording Academy in November.    Congratulations Chucho!
ESPAÑOL: Chucho Valdés, fundador de Irakere, más recientemente líder de The Afro Cuban Messengers y ganador  de al menos 3 premios Latin GRAMMY y 6 premios GRAMMY, recibirá el Premio a la excelencia musical de La Academia Latina de la Grabación© en Noviembre.  ¡Felicidadas Chucho!

In support of the new album Un Día Cualquiera,   Harold López-Nussa  is touring the US with his trio, which includes drummer Ruy-Adrian López-Nussa and bassist Gastón Joya.   This is a must see concert.  Harold and Ruy-Adrian are both amazing, but I need to say something extra about their current bassist Gastón Joya -  when he gets into a zone, he is so deep into what he is doing that I would even go watch him play with a Polka band if that is what he chose to do. 

Chicagoans will be delighted to know that one of the group's stops is The Old Town School of Folk Music on September 16, one of the few venues in Chicago that truly does justice to Cuban music (there are others, but not many). 

But hey, don't take my word for it.....

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Sunday, 05 August 2018, 04:38 PM

Adalberto Álvarez y su Son to Play Chicago's Festival Cubano

Also: Maqueque Photo Gallery

The 9th Edition of Festival Cubano in Riis Park, Chicago, Illinois, will have a very special closing Sunday -  Adalberto Álvarez y su Son in their first Chicago appearance since 1999 followed by Gilberto Santa Rosa,  who is Boricua but has become very popular in Cuba lately due to his collaborations with a few artists there.
In its beginnings, Festival Cubano was very cautious (excessively so in this writer's opinion) about booking artists from the island.  In recent years, this has no longer been an issue, and we salute them for that.  Chicago deserves to hear this music.    One thing that the Festival has done well since its beginnings is showcase Chicago's community of  fine Cuban-American musical talent, and it continues to do so this year.  Many of these bands don't have regular club or restaurant gigs, so catch them while you can!
This is a three-day festival from Friday, August 10 to Sunday, August 12.   There are a lot of things besides the concerts - food, rides for the kiddies, dominos etc. etc.   For a complete listing of events and performers, tickets etc, visit the Festival Cubano website here

If you haven't seen it yet, we have a photo gallery of one of  Maqueuque's June performances at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago here Melvis Santa was with them this trip. 

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Friday, 22 June 2018, 02:22 AM

América por su Música 2018

AM-PM (América por su Música), la Fábrica de Arte Cubano (FAC), el Centro Nacional de Música Popular (CNMP)  y la Casa de las Américas presentan un taller especial, Autogestión de la música en entornos digitales, en FAC del 26 al 29 de junio de 2018.  Para más información, visite  Los eventos incluirán la presentación de una nueva revista dedicada a la industria de música en Cuba, Magazine AM-PM.

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