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Tomas Peña

A graduate of Empire State College with a dual major in journalism and Latin American studies, Tomas Peña has spent years applying his knowledge and writing skills to the promotion of great musicians. A specialist in the crossroads between jazz and Latin music, Peña has written extensively on the subject.

Boricua Jazz: La Historia del Jazz Puertorriqueño

Desde Rafael Hernández a Miguel Zenón (Second Edition) In November 2020, author, journalist, educator Wilbert Sostre Maldonado released...

Tribute to the Masters: Tite Curet Alonso

Any discussion about popular Puerto Rican music is remiss without the name Tite Curet Alonso. In a...

Tribute to the Masters: Willie Bobo

WILLIAM CORREA, better known as WILLIE BOBO, was a consummate percussionist, drummer, vocalist and showman. He was...

Fabiola Mari Méndez Quiñones: Afrorriqueña

Cuatrista Fabiola Méndez Pays Tribute to her Afro-Puerto Rican Roots As a child, kids teased Fabiola Mari Méndez...

Boricua Pioneer: Dr. William Cepeda

Dr. William Cepeda is a highly regarded trombonist, percussionist, shell player, composer, arranger, bandleader, producer, and visionary....

New York and the International Sound of Latin Music – 1940-1990

In his second and most ambitious book to date, the Grammy-nominated musician, professor, educator, author Benjamin Lapidus...

Tribute to the Masters: Pete “El Conde” Rodríguez

Pedro Juan Rodríguez Ferrer, better known as Pete "El Conde" Rodríguez, was a consummate sonero (vocalist), dancer,...

Boricua Pioneer, Dama de la Salsa: Yolanda Rivera

Yolanda Rivera is the Undisputed Afro-Puerto Rican Queen of Salsa, a role model for emerging salseros and...

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