OMARA: Hugo Perez’s brilliant documentary of Cuba’s one and only Omara Portuondo

There is something about the great Cuban chanteuse, Omara Portuondo that bears comparison with Louis Armstrong and...

Los Hermanos/The Brothers: From Heartbreak to Triumph

A review of the breathtaking feature-length documentary Los Hermanos/The Brothers by Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider No matter...

La Guitarra Vuela: Soñando A Paco de Lucía

La Guitarra Vuela: Soñando a Paco de Lucía / Flight of the Guitar: Dreaming of Paco De...

Paoli Mejias – De Jazzambia A Mi Tambor – El Concierto

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 [...]

Reencuentros: Maraca and his Latin Jazz All Stars

Flutist, Orlando Valle, known to his followers as, “MARACA,” grew up in a musical environment. He took...

Eddie Palmieri 50th Year Anniversary

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 [...]

Chico & Rita – Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal – TIFF 2010

Chico & Rita - Animated movie by Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal - 2010 Toronto International Film...

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