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Raul Da Gama

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Based in Milton, Ontario, Canada, Raul is a poet, musician and an accomplished critic whose profound analysis is reinforced by his deep understanding of music, technically as well as historically.
Mafalda Minnozzi by Murilo Alvesso

Talking Sensorial with Mafalda Minnozzi

Earlier this year – in July to be precise – I critiqued an amazing recording by Mafalda...
Diego Urcola Quartet featuring Paquito DRivera - El Duelo

Diego Urcola Quartet ft. Paquito D’Rivera: El Duelo

Featured Album · Editor’s Pick The juxtaposition of two major musicians – without...
Estrella Acosta: Noche Cubana

Estrella Acosta: Noche Cubana

With this extended play of five songs on Noche Cubana the Cuban-born, Amsterdam-based vocalist Estrella Acosta covers...
Lauren Henderson: The Songbook Sessions

Lauren Henderson: The Songbook Session

You will realise just how much you missed listening to the eloquence of classic standards from the...
The John Santos Sextet - Art of the Descarga

The John Santos Sextet: Art of the Descarga

Featured Album · Editor’s Pick The singular scholarship of John Santos has never...
Pablo Ablanedo: Chistreza

Pablo Ablanedo: Chistreza

Featured Album · Editor’s Pick The most remarkable aspect of the music of...
Aruán Ortíz with Andrew Cyrille and Mauricio Herrera - Inside Rhythmic Falls

Aruán Ortíz with Andrew Cyrille and Mauricio Herrera: Inside Rhythmic Falls

The culture of the Caribbean – entrenched, as it is in the indigenous populations of the various...
Adrien Brandeis - Meetings

Adrien Brandeis: Meetings

The young pianist Adrien Brandeis has taken an extraordinarily challenging step on Meetings, which is just his...
Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Aymée Nuviola - Viento y Tiempo

Gonzalo Rubalcaba & Aymée Nuviola: Viento Y Tiempo – Live at Blue Note Tokyo

The African Diaspora spread rather evenly throughout the Caribbean and it is manifest in many aspects...
Felipe Salles Interconnections Ensemble - The New Immigrant Experience

Felipe Salles Interconnections Ensemble: The New Immigrant Experience

During the course of your mission as a music critic you might come across numerous recordings that...
Tony Succar

Tony Succar: Percussionist with a Big Bang Theory

Tony Succar could have been a professional sportsman – a football player to be precise. Two...
Tony Succar & Pablo Gil: Raices Jazz Orchestra

Tony Succar & Pablo Gil: Raíces Jazz Orchestra

Featured Album · Editor’s Pick A big band project with Tony Succar and...
Marlon SImon: The Music of Marlon SImon

Marlon Simon: The Music of Marlon Simon

Essential Albums Revisited It took a while for Marlon Simon to launch his...

Miguel de León: Malandro

We have always known that Miguel de León can sing with equal facility in both Spanish and...
Duduka Da Fonseca & Helio Alves - Samba Jazz & Tom Jobim

Duduka Da Fonseca & Helio Alves ft. Maucha Adnet: Samba Jazz and Tom Jobim

Thanks in large part to the inimitable drummer Duduka Da Fonseca and Family Adnet, the music of...
Hermeto Pascoal - Hermeto's Universe

The Norwegian Wind Ensemble conducted by Steffen Schorn, featuring Hermeto Pascoal, Marcio Bahia &...

In matters of art – poetry, drama, music and painting – the “timelessness” of the art in...

Antonio Adolfo: BruMa – Celebrating Milton Nascimento

Milton Nascimento remains one of the greatest musicians to come out of that country. He is revered...
Brian Andres Trio Latino: Mayan Suite

Brian Andres Trio Latino: Mayan Suite

It is not easy – by any stretch of imagination – for a drummer to restrain his...
Samuel Torres: Alegria

Samuel Torres: Alegría

Featured Album · Editor's Pick In a world...
Gabriel Chakarji: New Beginnings

Gabriel Chakarji: New Beginning

The legendary Totó La Momposina, a musician of Afro-Colombian and Indigenous descent is at pains to tell...