Flutist, Orlando Valle, known to his followers as, “MARACA,” grew up in a musical environment. He took up the flute at an early age and was invited to join Irakere, one of Cuba’s most popular bands, at the age of twenty-two. During his six years with the band he...
Dedicated to his wife, Iraida Palmieri, this long-awaited DVD (due to some technical issues its release was delayed a few years) serves two purposes. It celebrates 50 years of Eddie Palmieri's prolific musical career (one of the most influential and acclaimed in Latin music). 50 years since Mr. Palmieri started to perform as a pianist, and 50 years since he formed his first band, Conjunto La Perfecta. Innovative, respected and adored by fans and peers alike [...]
Master percussionist Paoli Mejias belongs to a generation of artists who are redefining puertoricanness in musical terms with their artistry. Mixing diverse Afro-Caribbean styles with global rhythms, based upon traditional/popular puertorican music, bomba, plena, aguinaldo, and holding it all together within the realm of modern jazz, Paoli is at the forefront of creation of an exciting, recognizable sound. While watching this concert, "Paoli Mejias de Jazzambia [...]
Chico & Rita - Animated movie by Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal - 2010 Toronto International Film Festival A seemingly ordinary, but tormented love story between a pianist and a singer, takes on a transcendent grandeur and sublimity through the eyes of Spanish filmmaker Fernando Trueba, and through the animated...
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 Lucía in 2014, his famous guitar of his own design, “La Maestro,” goes on a journey across nine countries. La Guitarra Vuela follows...