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Oscar graduated in journalism and education in Colombia, and completed a postgraduate program in Creative Writing in Canada. He works as an English teacher, translator and freelance writer in Bogotá. Oscar is a music collector, explorer and promoter of World Music and Jazz.
Diego El Cigala - Indestructible

Remembering Cigala’s Salsa Masterpiece Album: Indestructible

In late October of 2016, the world looked forward to listening to one of the most awaited salsa albums in history, interpreted and produced...

Doug Beavers: Titanes del Trombón

The Battle has begun, the Battle of… Titans! The Grammy Award winner Doug Beavers brings us his exquisite, new album, Titanes del Trombón, a tremendous...

Rubén Blades’ New Album: Son de Panamá

Two years ago -in 2013- at the great salsa festival “Salsa al Parque” in the city of Bogotá, I had the privilege of listening...

The Louis Romanos Quartet´ Jazz Delight

With “Songo 7”, the first song of this album, you realize the tremendous talent Mr. Romanos and his band have for playing with heart...

Music for Peter Gunn: Harmonie Ensemble New York and Steven Richman

As I jazz lover it will always be a pleasure and a privilege to write about Henry Mancini´s music, the ingenious composer and arranger...

The Debut Album of Mitch Shiner and the BloomingTones Big Band: Fly!

As soon as I played the first track on Mr. Shiner and the BloomingTones Big Band ´s debut album, I was astonished by the...

¡Fuera Zapato Viejo!

Chronicles, Portraits and Interviews about Salsa Music in Bogotá - Many people, including some music lovers, assume that the city of Cali and the Caribbean...

Banda La República: Fiesta Elegante

Explosion of Latin taste and enjoyment is what Banda La República brings us with his new album "Fiesta Elegante". Led by the brilliant composer,...

Rubén and Cheo… A Union of Musical Genius

After many years of being together during that poignant period when the powerful and contagious sound of Joe Cuba was playing everywhere, Rubén Blades...

Still, the New Work of the Brilliant John Funkhouser

This disciplined and wonderful pianist and bass player brings us another tremendous recording project. This is an eight-piece album where Mr. Funkhouser...

Dance and Dance (Baila Que Baila) with Jose Rizo’s Mongorama

You will not be able to stop dancing when you listen to the first few seconds of this master album Baila Que Baila, creatively...

Barquisimeto International JazzFest 2013

Venezuela will host another edition of the Barquisimeto International Jazz Festival. The city of Barquisimeto, province of Lara, will celebrate the eighth edition of...

A Great Night at Birdland with Arturo O”Farrill & The Chico O”Farrill Afro Cuban...

Final Night at Birdland is the spectacular new album by Arturo O’Farrill and the legendary Chico O’Farrill Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra, performing their last...

Maria Marquez’s Tonada

Tonada is María Márquez’s new album, a poignant and impeccable tribute to traditional Venezuelan rhythms, in a marvelous fusion with elements of the jazz...

Wayne Wallace Quintet’s Latin Jazz/Jazz Latin

For the Latin jazz scene it is a pleasure to have a new piece from the brilliant composer and musician Wayne Wallace. This time...

Magnetic is Terence Blanchard’s new album

Recorded by the prestigious label Blue Note Records, Magnetic is the new album of the committed trumpeter Terence Blanchard. This was a teamwork composition...

Pedrito Martínez – Rumba de la Isla

Pedrito Martínez and his Rumba de la Isla, A Tribute to Maestro Camarón Rumba de la Isla is the new album that Pedrito Martínez, the...

Michelle Pollace – New Beginning

Presenting Michelle Pollace’s album, New Beginning Eight original themes and two arrangements of jazz and Afro-Cuban songs make up this Latin jazz work created by...

Maite Hontelé and Her Son Trumpet Sound – Déjame Así

Déjame Así is a rich, syncopated and moving production, full of taste and talent. Any one song you pick on this CD...
Irakere featuring Chucho Valdes - Live at Ronnie Scott's

Remembering the Volcano of the Caribbean… Irakere

Live at Ronnie Scott’s, Birmingham – The 1995 BBC Recording This release is the perfect way to celebrate the 40th anniversary of probably the most...

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