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Buika - La Noche Mas Larga

Buika – La Noche Más Larga

In a recent interview Buika said “I want what Charlie Parker has, I want eternity”. Well, just like Bird, Coltrane, Miles or any other...

Pedrito Martínez – Rumba de la Isla

Pedrito Martínez and his Rumba de la Isla, A Tribute to Maestro Camarón Rumba de la Isla is the new album that Pedrito Martínez, the...

Gabriel Alegría Afro-Peruvian Sextet: Ciudad de los Reyes

“Once again this exciting ensemble does a star turn as it brings to life the wild and burgeoning rhythm of the...

Manuel Valera: New Cuban Express

This album, New Cuban Express is Cuban-American pianist, Manuel Valera’s attempt to redefine his relationship with Cuban music including the classic Cuban son and bolero...

John Benítez: Purpose

Eclectic might be a good word to describe the music on Purpose. This is the new release by Puerto Rican Grammy Award winning bass...

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...

Catching Up with Percussionist, Composer, Arranger Samuel Torres

My grandfather, Manuel Martinez was a trombone player. He came from a small town in southern Colombia near Ecuador. At the age of fourteen he escaped from the Ecuadorian army and he traveled throughout the Caribbean during the 1930s and 1940s. Before returning to Colombia he picked up a lot of musical influences. My grandmother was a self-taught musician and my uncle, Francisco Martinez, who is the father of (pianist, composer, arranger) Edy Martinez [...]

Samuel Torres – Yaoundé (Self Produced – 2010)

For the spirits to materialise when they are summoned in worship the practice of the worship must reach a level of intensity—get to the blue part of the flame, so to speak—and arouse the angels and God as well to come down and bless the worshippers a million-fold. When David played his harp, so intense was his music that Samuel was inspired to anoint him King. Now it is the turn of another Samuel, not to anoint, but to call up the angels and saints [...]

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