Yaíma Sáez

Artist Profile: Yaíma Sáez

Yaima Sáez Bejarano, is an outstanding singer of Cuban music originally from the Cuban province of Camagüey. University Graduate in Physical Culture, comes to...
Lizt Alfonso - Dance Cuba

An Interview with Lizt Alfonso

Conversation with Lizt Alfonso: Dancer, Company Founder, Director, Choreographer Extraordinaire By Patricia Bell-Newson According to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Cuban dancer and choreographer Lizt Alfonso...
Paquito D’Rivera | Harlem Quartet: Music in the Rarefied Realm

Paquito D’Rivera | Harlem Quartet: Music in the Rarefied Realm

The triumphant journey through music by the inimitable Paquito D’Rivera brought him to Koerner Hall at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto on...
Etienne Charles

Etienne Charles – Carnival: The Sound of a People (Concert Review)

On the evening of November 16, 2018, Trinidadian native, amazing trumpet player, recording artist, bandleader, composer, arranger and educator Etienne Charles brought to Toronto...
Jane Bunnett and Maqueque at Koerner Hall - Toronto Nov 30 2018

An Evening with Jane Bunnett and Maqueque in Toronto

The curtain rose on all the polite decorum of Koerner Hall and when the evening exploded it was as if we were swept up...
Arturo O'Farrill and Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra in Toronto

There's something truly striking about experiencing live music interpreted by a large ensemble, a big band orchestra. Even more if it is a band...
Chabuco

From Valledupar To Rio: Chabuco Presents Encuentro

From Valledupar, the cradle of vallenato music, to Rio de Janeiro, where samba carioca was born, Chabuco breaks geographical barriers and seamlessly fuses two...
Elio Villafranca: Epic Journey in search of Cinque

Elio Villafranca: Epic Journey in search of Cinque

There has always been a healthy restlessness to Elio Villafranca. When I spoke to him in February 2015 he was about to debut a...

Chano Domínguez: Prism of Duende

Some twenty-eight minutes into our conversation Chano Domínguez lets me go gently. “Raul, I have to let you go,” he tells me, “But you...
Dafnis Prieto: To the Sunset… and Beyond

Dafnis Prieto: To the Sunset… and Beyond

Of the many – and often chameleonic – ways to describe the music of Dafnis Prieto the word “questing” comes to mind most often...
Pedro Giraudo by Erin Patrice O’Brien

Pedro Giraudo: Córdoba to Köln via New York

Depending on where you come from Martha Argerich may be the greatest Argentinean icon. Some say Juan and Evita Perón are, but culturally speaking,...
Diego El Cigala

Diego El Cigala Pays Tribute to the Soul and Spirit of Salsa Music

"Diego Ramón Jiménez Salazar (born in Madrid, on December 27, 1968), known as El Cigala (Spanish for 'Norway Lobster', a popular crustacean in Spain),...
Jane Bunnett & Maqueque 2018

Jane Bunnett And Maqueque: The New Queens of Afro-Cuban Jazz

Jazz Night in America: The Radio Program with Christian McBride Since Dizzy Gillespie and Chano Pozo birthed "Manteca" in the '40s just as Cuban musicians...
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La Guitarra Vuela: Soñando A Paco

La Guitarra Vuela: Soñando a Paco de Lucía Flight of the Guitar: Dreaming of Paco De Lucía Following the death of Spanish musical legend Paco de...
Hilario Durán "Contumbao" - photo by Danilo Navas

Contumbao receives JUNO Awards nomination – Jazz Album: Solo

Pianist, composer, arranger Hilario Durán makes a triumphant musical homecoming on his new album Contumbao. Recorded in the historic Egrem Studios in Havana, Cuba...
PLena Libre

The Puerto Rico Project 2: Plena Libre

Puerto Rico's Four Time Grammy Award Nominee, Plena Libre Present "Amores En El Camino" (Love's Journey) RELEASE DATE: January 12, 2018 (GN MUSICA, INDIE) In the...

Emilie-Claire Barlow at Koerner Hall – Dec 17, 2017

A Class Act Another first for me, a Christmas holiday show to see a Canadian jazz chanteuse. A debut concert at the Royal Conservatory in...
Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Septet

Eddie Palmieri Celebrates 80th Birthday in Toronto

As part of his 80th Birthday Celebration Tour, Piano Master Eddie Palmieri came to Toronto with his Latin Jazz Septet. It was actually a...
Mervon Mehta with Alfredo Rodriguez and Danilo Perez

Alfredo Rodriguez and Danilo Pérez: The Poetry of Feeling Comes to Town

Alfredo Rodriguez ambles onto stage, but that’s all the ‘ambling’ he would do for the rest of the night. Once he sits at the...
William Cepeda

The Puerto Rico Project: Musicians After the Storm

William Cepeda On Sunday, November 19, 2017, Afro-Rican musician, composer, educator, cultural icon and advocate William Cepeda spoke with Marysol Cerdeira, host of the popular...

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