Tag: Elmer Ferrer

Joy Lapps: Girl in the Yard

The ubiquitous Trinidadian – and, in Toronto, pan-Caribbean – Instrument: the steelpan has never sounded so exquisite...

TD Toronto Jazz Festival – June 24 to July 3, 2022

10 Days of Free Shows — Say What! My TD Toronto Jazz Festival started mid festival, Tuesday, June...

The Cuban: A film about the power of music over Alzheimer’s

A Musical Journey of Love, Friendship and the Power of Imagination The Cuban is a “a story of...

Miguel de Armas Quartet: What’s to Come

The pianist Miguel de Armas is blessed with a magnificent tumbao and he uses it to great...

Yoser Rodriguez Presents: Pollen

While almost no one was looking the bassist Yoser Rodriguez has slipped in his maiden album as...

‘Papiosco’ and Iroko Project: Ancestral

It seems both significant and appropriate that the eminent rumbero, Jorge Luis Torres Paumier “Papiosco” should choose...

Amhed Mitchel and the Breath of Life Project – Path to Heaven

There are few young musicians who embrace their music with as much mysticism as the Cuban-born, Toronto...

Laura Fernandez – Un Solo Beso (Self Published – 2011)

There is a certain fire that burns with a quietude that, although atypical of the Latin soul, still contains much of the passion that is contained in it. In fact the passion is so contained that the fire actually soars with its very chill. The music of Laura Fernandez “burns” with this cold fire. Much of Miles Davis’ music was “hot” in that sense (that) it burned with a similar quiet fire. Conventional wisdom dictates that Latin music is not meant to be cool but fiery and hot [...]

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