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Jane Bunnett & Maqueque – Dream

"Dream" is the track 2 of Jane Bunnett & Maqueque's album 'Oddara', released on October 14, 2016. ODDARA is the sophomore release from four–time JUNO...
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Eddie Palmieri – Cuerdas y Tumbao

Eddie Palmieri’s influence on the world of modern music is often celebrated, but just as often underestimated. As he completes his 80th year with...
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WDR Big Band Featuring Hilario Durán

WDR BIG BAND featuring Hilario Durán - Performing Opening 2 / Mambo Influenciado (Rehearsal) For several concerts entitled "Cuban Night", Cuban pianist and composer Hilario...
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Jane Bunnett & Maqueque – Café Pilon

Final track off of Jane Bunnett & Maqueque's new album 'Oddara' ODDARA is the sophomore release from four–time JUNO Award winner, two–time GRAMMY Award nominee...

AfroMantra performs for congahead.com

Conceived at SIR Studios in New York City on November 23rd, 1997 by Chilean-Cuban drummer and composer Alejandro “Alex” García, AfroMantra has been acclaimed for his masterful ability...

Sebastian Schunke: Live in Berlin 2014

"Among the young musicians of today is a pianist who is known not only for his pianism, but also for his soul-searching intellect and...
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Orquesta Akokán – Un Tabaco para Elegua

From the self-titled debut album Orquesta Akokán, out now on Daptone Records. Recorded in Havana, Daptone Records taps into the soul of Cuba with...
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YISSY & Bandancha – Mr. Miller

The archetype of an Afro-Cuban jazz drummer would probably be Chano Pozo, the pioneering "conguero" whose influence on jazz was heard around the world....
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El Violin Latino – Tiempo de Almendra

El Violin Latino - Live in Luxemburg - March 19, 2016 Performing "Tiempo de Almendra" by Gregor Huebner Gregor Huebner: violin; Yumarya: percussion; Klaus Mueller: piano;...

Hilario Durán Big Band with special guest Paquito D’Rivera

Grammy Award-winning sax master Paquito D’Rivera joined internationally renowned pianist and arranger Hilario Durán with his big band of 20 stellar Latin jazz artists. The concert...

2012 TD Toronto Jazz Fest in images

On its 26th edition, one of the most important jazz festivals in Canada and North America took place between June 22nd and July 1st, 2012. The TD Toronto Jazz Festival has always presented some of the biggest names in jazz...

Tutuma Social Club – Afro-Peruvian jazz in NYC

Modeled after the popular Peruvian "peñas" Tutuma Social Club is the first Afro-Peruvian jazz venue in New York City. New York restaurateur and owner of Tutuma, Santina Matwey, got inspired after a trip -tour peru- organized by Gabriel Alegria, who -as Artistic Director of Tutuma- is in charge of [...]

Letieres Leite & Orkestra Rumpilezz

Orkestra Rumpilezz’ acclaimed debut studio album was released in 2009 with mostly positive reviews from the critics. Paulo Cavalcanti from Rolling Stone Magazine granted...

2014 TD Toronto Jazz Fest In Images – Part 2

On its 28th edition, during 10 days in June (from June 19 to June 28, 2014), the TD Toronto Jazz Festival presented more than...

Ray Mantilla and Ali Bello by Andrew James

Jazz Photographer Andrew James Presents Ali Bello & The Sweet Wire Band at the New Haven Jazz Fest 2014 and the Ray Mantilla Ensemble...

Brasstronomical: The Latin Connection

“Misterioso,” a sparkling Latin jazz track from the new Heavyweights Brass Band album Brasstronomical, pays tribute to the great José Luis "Changuito" Quintana. In fact, “Misterioso” composer and Heavyweights trombonist Christopher Butcher...

From Recife, Brazil: SpokFrevo Orquestra

SpokFrevo Orquestra draws inspiration from frevo, a vibrant music of elaborated arrangements and deep roots. SpokFrevo takes the tradition to the centre stage, but...

Gilberto Gil: Gilberto’s Samba

https://youtu.be/P4DWLag9c_Y Gilberto Passos Gil Moreira (born June 26, 1942), better known as Gilberto Gil is a Brazilian singer, guitarist, and songwriter, known for both his...
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Daymé Arocena – Eleggua – Cubafonía

An ode to Santería’s god of the crossroads, ‘Eleggua’ combines sacred Afro-Cuban rhythms with horns-driven, steady grooving jazz. Filmed in Daymé’s home of Havana,...
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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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