Tag: Havana

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...

Festival Internacional Jazz Plaza Celebrates 35th Anniversary

From January 14 to 19, 2020, the 35th edition of the International Jazz Plaza Festival is being...

Introducing Orquesta Akokán – From New York To Havana

Straight out of Havana, Cuba comes Orquesta Akokán - a blazing presentation of deeply soulful mambo reminiscent...

Bahama Soul Club Presents: Havana ‘58

The year “1958” in Havana ‘58 by Bahama Soul Club has rather risqué connotations – raising the...

Jazz Plaza 2013 to homage Bebo and Chucho Valdés

The 29th Festival Jazz Plaza 2013 will take place in Havana from December 19th to 22nd, and...

Tiempo Libre – Bach in Havana (Sony Classical 2009)

The title of this record – Bach in Havana – should not come as a surprise, after all there is a yet-to-be-fully-discovered European Baroque and Classical music tradition that bubbles and boils in conservatories just barely under the skin of Cuban life, nestling cheek-by jowl with Santeria worship. This culture is very real and continues to turn out a stunning number of brilliant musicians [...]

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