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Cristina Morrison: Impredecible (Voces de Mujer)

When Cristina Morrison released Baronesa she may have been considered an vocal artist of boundless promise, but since then and with the advent of...

New Bojaira: Zorongo Blu

BUY THIS ALBUM ON AMAZON.COM Jesús Hernández and Alfonso Cid (one half of New Bojaira – the others...
Marlon Simon: Rumba a la Patato

Marlon Simon: Rumba a la Patato

There are many reasons why it is a remarkable travesty of justice that the celebrated Venezuelan drummer and percussionist, Marlon Simon, has had to...

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Señor Groove: Little Havana

Señor Groove: Little Havana

The real Cuba may be just about ninety miles away from the tip of Florida, but where Señor Groove come from, in Miami, there’s...
Gregor Huebner: Los Soñadores

Gregor Huebner: Los Soñadores

To listen to the voice of The Dreamers struggling against a manic administration in the 2019 White House is not too much to ask...
Rafael Zaldivar - Consecration

Rafael Zaldivar: Consecration

This album from the Quebec-based Rafael Zaldivar entitled Consecration is completely sonically apposite to almost anything Afro-Cuban you might be used to listening to....

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Trumpeter Mario Alberto Silva Releases “Pan-American Sonata”

Grammy® Award Winning Trumpeter Mario Alberto Silva Releases Blazing New Project Featuring Pianist Chuchito Valdés! Nicaraguan-American Grammy® award-winning trumpet player, music educator and composer Mario...
Angelique Kidjo

Angelique Kidjo Honours “The Queen of Salsa” Celia Cruz

On April 19, 2019, Angélique Kidjo released Celia (Verve/Universal Music France), an album that honors Celia Cruz, widely known as "the Queen of Salsa"...
David Sánchez

David Sánchez to Release New Album “Carib” in June

A Grammy-winning saxophonist and member of the SFJAZZ Collective, David Sánchez presents his newest project, Carib – a deeply personal journey using modern jazz...
El Comité - Cuban Groove

Presenting El Comité (Cuban Groove)

Here are at least 7 good reasons to listen to El Comité: Harold López-Nussa, piano, keyboards; Rolando Luna, piano, keyboards; Rodney Barreto, drums; Yaroldy...

UPCOMING EVENTS

TD Toronto JazzFest FREE Opening Weekend on Bloor Street

Canadian icon Dan Aykroyd, Paul Shaffer and David Wilcox join the legendary Downchild Blues Band to headline TD Toronto Jazz Festival's FREE opening weekend...

Toronto JazzFest 2019 Concert Series at Koerner Hall

Emilie-Claire Barlow WHEN: TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2019 AT 8:00 PMWHERE: KOERNER HALL – TELUS CENTREADDRESS: 273 BLOOR STREET...
Lulaworld Festival 2019

LULAWORLD 2019 Kicks off on Thursday June 6 2019

LULAWORLD 2019 Festival is  Presented by Lula Music and Arts Centre at Lula Lounge and Dundas West Fest International guests, local super stars and emerging...
Armenia Meets Cuba Jazz Project

Armenia Meets Cuba Jazz Project at Jazz Bistro in Toronto

Armenian culture meets Cuban spirit for a knock-out Folk Jazz project featuring world renowned pianist Hilario Durán Music expresses the emotions, culture and ideas of...

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Kiki Sanchez: Praise and Worship con Tumbao

The extraordinary Peruvian producer, composer, arranger, educator and pianist Luis Enrique “Kiki” Sanchez can capture the hearts of many through his skillful rhythmic pianism,...
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Que Vola? video series episode 1: Ramón, percussionist, son of Changó

Ramón Tamayo Martinez, barely thirty years old has been around sacred drums for as long as he remembers. Son of Changó, god of lightning...
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Orquesta Akokán – Un Tabaco para Elegua

From the self-titled debut album Orquesta Akokán, out now on Daptone Records. Recorded in Havana, Daptone Records taps into the soul of Cuba with...

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Marlon Simon

Artist Profile: Marlon Simon

Marlon Simon is the oldest in the latest generation of three musicians bearing the illustrious “Simon”...
Gastón Joya

Artist Profile: Gastón Joya

Born in Guanabacoa, Havana City, Ángel Gastón Joya Perellada comes from an artists’ family. He started playing...
Yaíma Sáez

Artist Profile: Yaíma Sáez

Yaima Sáez Bejarano, is an outstanding singer of Cuban music originally from the Cuban province of Camagüey. University Graduate in Physical Culture, comes to...

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Diego Figueiredo & Chuchito Valdés

Diego Figueiredo meets “Chuchito” Valdés at Flato Markham Theatre

Brazil meets Cuba, a time for Markham and GTA residents to come in from the cold for what was promised to be some hot...
Hilario Durán at Koerner Hall

Hilario Durán Latin Jazz Big Band at Koerner Hall (Concert Review)

On the evening of Saturday, February 9, 2019, Cuban-Canadian piano master Hilario Durán and his Latin Jazz Big Band returned to Koerner Hall in...
Paquito D’Rivera | Harlem Quartet: Music in the Rarefied Realm

Paquito D’Rivera | Harlem Quartet: Music in the Rarefied Realm

The triumphant journey through music by the inimitable Paquito D’Rivera brought him to Koerner Hall at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto on...

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