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Omar Sosa & NDR Big Band: es:sensual

Omar Sosa & NDR Big Band: es:sensual

Everything about the music of Omar Sosa seems not only to say that “Tradition is a wonderful reality,” but also something else: “not understanding...

Joaju Cuarteto: Ahoraite

Few recordings that have come out of the pen of (and performances by) Paraguayan musicians have captured the frenetic effervescence of Ahoraite by the...
Espontáneo: The Abdala Sessions

Espontáneo: The Abdala Sessions

Espontáneo or spontaneity is the key reason why the world falls in love with Afro-Cuban music. From the trova tradition through to performances of...

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Magela Herrera: Explicaciones

Some of us are familiar with the prodigiously gifted Magela Herrera from her virtuoso flute playing on the recording I’ll See You In Cuba...
Carlos Henriquez Dizzy con Clave

Carlos Henriquez: Dizzy con Clave

Carlos Henriquez may not be the first to (rightfully) pay tribute to Dizzy Gillespie nor will he be the last. But his is a...
Alfonso Fuentes - Plena - Improvisaciones Para Piano

Alfonso Fuentes: PLENA – improvisaciones para piano

Alfonso Fuentes is better known for his classical work that has been performed – and recorded – by musicians of some of the most...

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Hilario Durán and his Latin Jazz Big Band with Horacio "El Negro" Hernández and Sarita Leyva's Rumberos

Hilario Durán Awarded the Louis Applebaum Composers Award

Toronto, February 6, 2019 – Jazz Pianist and Composer, Cuban born Hilario Durán is this year’s recipient of the Louis Applebaum Composers Award. This...
Oscar Peñas Jazz Quartet at the City College Center for the Arts

Oscar Peñas Jazz Quartet in Concert at Aaron Davis Hall

City College Center for the Arts presents the Oscar Peñas Jazz Quartet with special guest the Mivos Quartet Acclaimed jazz guitarist’s Almadraba offers audiences a glimpse...
Eddie Montalvo

Inside Latin Jazz Featuring Eddie Montalvo

The Inside Latin Jazz series continues to offer fascinating and penetrating onstage interviews with leading Latin Jazz artists Presented by the Ruth B. Shannon Center...

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Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba - Made in Cuba

Lizt Alfonso Presents “Made in Cuba” at Flato Markham Theatre

Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba is back in Canada to warm our spirits in the heart of winter! The company of 17 beautiful and technically...
Yaima Saez in concert

Yaíma Sáez y su Grupo in Concert at Flato Markham Theatre

Yaíma Sáez's music provides a fresh and unique contemporary perspective, descending all musical genres, while paying homage to her indigenous Cuban roots. She performs...
Jazz Project - Armenia meets Cuba

Live in Concert: Armenia Meets Cuba Jazz Project

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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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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Roy McGrath Remembranzas Quartet – Plena Julia

"It may be no surprise that many listeners may not have heard of the Puerto Rican tenor saxophonist Roy McGrath. But it is also...

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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...
Carlos Henriquez

Artist Profile: Carlos Henriquez

Carlos Henriquez was born in 1979 in the Bronx, New York. He studied music at a young age, played guitar through junior high school and...
Sebastian Schunke

Artist Profile: Sebastian Schunke

For 15 years, Sebastian Schunke has been an energetic part of the international jazz scene. Schunke is one of the young leading Jazz composers...

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Arturo O'Farrill and Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra in Toronto

There's something truly striking about experiencing live music interpreted by a large ensemble, a big band orchestra. Even more if it is a band...
Diego El Cigala

Diego El Cigala Pays Tribute to the Soul and Spirit of Salsa Music

"Diego Ramón Jiménez Salazar (born in Madrid, on December 27, 1968), known as El Cigala (Spanish for 'Norway Lobster', a popular crustacean in Spain),...

Emilie-Claire Barlow at Koerner Hall – Dec 17, 2017

A Class Act Another first for me, a Christmas holiday show to see a Canadian jazz chanteuse. A debut concert at the Royal Conservatory in...

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