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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.
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 Pablo Gil at the helm has probably been in the making for...
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 celebrated career as a leader of his own ensembles. He took the...

Miguel de León: Malandro

We have always known that Miguel de León can sing with equal facility in both Spanish and Portuguese, which can be a daunting task...
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 the great Brasilian maestro, Tom Jobim remains...
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 question is effected by the fact that...

Antonio Adolfo: BruMa – Celebrating Milton Nascimento

Milton Nascimento remains one of the greatest musicians to come out of that country. He is revered and adored by Brasilians living in Brasil...
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 instrument from taking over the musical soundscape...
Samuel Torres: Alegria

Samuel Torres: Alegría

Featured Album · Editor's Pick In a world mad about Afro-Caribbean music, the name Samuel Torres may not be the first to come to mind,...
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 anyone who will listen that there is...
Quatro - Music by John Finbury

Quatro: Music by John Finbury

John Finbury has long since displayed a prodigious gift for musicianship in all its forms – not simply popular forms, but also traditional  and...
Mart'nália Canta Vinicius de Moraes

Mart’nália Canta Vinicius de Moraes

Featured Album · Editor's Pick Mart’nália sings in a voice like seda crua cara – expensive raw silk – and she makes the words of...
Duende Libra: The Dance She Spoke

Duende Libre: The Dance She Spoke

Mother Africa – and everything that makes her ineffably beautiful – has probably never been as alive and the centre of attention since the...
Edson Natale: Âmbar - Os Afluentes da Música

Edson Natale: Âmbar – Os Afluentes da Música

It doesn’t take much any longer – not after Jurassic Park – to imagine how amber could be a miraculous, almost living crucible of...
Spanish Harlem Orchestra: The Latin Jazz Project

Spanish Harlem Orchestra: The Latin Jazz Project

Featured Album · Editor's Pick In the nearly two decades of its existence, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra has come to be regarded as one of...
Mart'nália photographed by Marta Azavedo

Mart’nália: The Art of Love and Beauty in Music

Mart’nália’s eyes are like large, limpid pools. They draw you into their world. Once you’re in, the quietude of this portal opens out into...
Mafalda Minnozzi - Sensorial - Portraits in Bossa & Jazz

Mafalda Minnozzi: Sensorial [Portraits in Bossa and Jazz]

Editor's Pick · Featured Album It is rare – very rare indeed – that a foreigner singing Brasilian music in the native Portuguese language could...
35 Festival Internacional Jazz Plaza 2020 De La Habana A Santiago - Opening Night: Tributo a Juan Formell y Los Van Van - Photo credit: Danilo Navas, Raul Da Gama

Jazz Plaza 2020: Abrazando la Cultura del Jazz

Capítulo 1 de la serie: Edición 35 del Festival Internacional Jazz Plaza en La Habana Autor: Raul da Gama / Traducción del inglés: Oscar Montagut La...
Yoruba Andabo at El Tablao - Havana, Cuba - Photo credit: Danilo Navas, Raul Da Gama

Jazz Plaza 2020: Ancient to the Future

Chapter four of our series: 35th Jazz Plaza International Festival in Havana In recent months I found myself in profound reflection of the term...
Francesco Cataldo - Giulia

Francesco Cataldo: Giulia

The pairing of a piano and a guitar – though not so rare in popular music of any style – makes for unusual and...
Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Arturo O’Farrill | The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra: Four Questions

Editor's Pick · Featured Album To say that the art of Arturo O’Farrill is “fascinating” would be telling only part of his story, for Mr...