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Janine Santana

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Janine "NiNi Santana is a musician, actor and recording artist, leading her 12 pc Latin Jazz project, and appearing as a side player on numerous recordings in jazz, world and rock, including some national and international acts.
David Murray Cuban Ensemble Plays Nat King Cole

David Murray Cuban Ensemble Plays Nat King Cole

Nat King Cole’s Latin influenced recordings of 1958 and 1962 were performed in both Spanish and Portuguese. Cole spoke neither, but sang the lyrics phonetically, maintaining his signature phrasing style. Although it sounded odd to native Spanish and Portuguese speakers, his obvious affection for the songs beloved world-wide by Latinos was accepted as it opened the door to a new audience for the music. To be honest, Cole’s versions of the songs my parents loved [...]
Gilson Schachnik and Mauricio Zottarelli - Mozik

Gilson Schachnik and Mauricio Zottarelli: Mozik

It is amazing how it sometimes takes a foreign adventure to find one’s appreciation for the culture of home territory. Whereas the love of...