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...

John Benitez at the congahead studio

Legendary bassist, John Benitez with a powerhouse band at the congahead.com studio, performing his original compositions: Rumba, Purpose, Bomba Lírica and Pureza. The group...

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...
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Gregorio Uribe Big Band “Cumbia Universal” Ft. Rubén Blades

Big band leader, singer and accordionist Gregorio Uribe was born in Colombia, studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston and is now based...
Yemaya - Alfredo Rodriguez featuring Ibeyivideo

Alfredo Rodriguez & Ibeyi – Yemaya

ALfredo Rodriguez in his new music video, "Yemaya," gives us a glimpse into what Cuba is really like in 2017. Produced by Brock Lefferts,...

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...
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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;...
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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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Ralph Irizarry & Timbalaye Performs Witch Doctor

Ralph Irizarry is a Grammy award-winning percussionist, bandleader, and studio musician who has played on jingles, film and television scores, and whose distinctive playing...
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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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Eliane Elias – Dance Of Time

Grammy® Winning Eliane Elias Celebrates Samba's Centennial Anniversary While Reflecting On Her Pioneering Four-Decade Career With Dance of TimeWatch: Eliane Elias - Dance Of...
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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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Maite Hontelé ft. Orquesta Aragón – Casi Muero

"Casi Muero" with Orquesta Aragón, first single from Cuba Linda, Maite Hontelé's fifth album recorded at Egrem in Havana Cuba, mixed and mastered at...
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CaboCubaJazz – Boas Festas

CABOCUBAJAZZ continues with its irresistible blend of lively Cuban rhythms, beautiful melodies from the Cape Verde islands (West Africa) and adventurous jazz. The collaboration...

Chucho Valdés & The Afro-Cuban Messengers Live at Soka University

Cuba's foremost pianist Chucho Valdés - winner of five Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards - has developed a brand new repertoire. Boasting...

David Virelles: Gnosis at The Music Gallery in Toronto

Gnosis is a must-see event; a unique artistic experience from one of the foremost innovators in jazz today On Friday & Saturday November 27-28, 2015, The Music...

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 [...]

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...

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...

2009 Art of Jazz Festival – Cuban Orchestra Anacaona

Seventy-seven years after the first band was formed, the spirit of the original members of Anacaona is still alive. Today the band's leaders -sisters Georgina and Dorita Aguirre- maintain the legacy they received from the Castro Zalarriaga sisters [...]

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