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Raul Da Gama

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.

Dafnis Prieto Featuring Luciana Souza: Cantar

With the spectacularly intriguing album Cantar the drummer, composer, pedagogue and – now in one fell swoop...

Rafael Zaldivar: Rumba

The inimitable pianist, Rafael Zaldivar – like almost every Afro-Cuban musician – has never really left his...

Spanish Harlem Orchestra: Imágenes Latinas

Oscar Hernández and the Spanish Harlem Orchestra have set the bar so high for the kind...

Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Aymée Nuviola: Live in Marciac

There is not too much music that can stir the soul like Afro-Cuban music – especially the...

Joy Lapps: Girl in the Yard

The ubiquitous Trinidadian – and, in Toronto, pan-Caribbean – Instrument: the steelpan has never sounded so exquisite...

Luis Deniz: El Tinajón

The alto saxophonist Luis Deniz may have been a relatively late Cuban arrival in Canada, descending upon...

Azymuth: Telecommunications

This album, Telecommunications, is one of the most iconic recordings by Azymuth, the ineffably funky Brasilian trio....

Omar Sosa’s 88 Well-Tuned Drums: A Film by Soren Sorensen

Anyone approaching this film about the iconic Cuban composer and pianist Omar Sosa, by the award-winning filmmaker...

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