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Yoruba Andabo at El Tablao - Havana, Cuba - Photo credit: Danilo Navas, Raul Da Gama

Jazz Plaza 2020: Ancient to the Future

Chapter four of our series: 35th Jazz Plaza International Festival in Havana In recent months I found myself in profound reflection of the term...
Ethiel Faílde and Orquesta Faílde

Orquesta Faílde Presenta: Faílde con Tumbao

Ocho años han pasado desde que el matancero Ethiel Faílde (el sobrino tataranieto del creador musical del danzón Miguel Faílde) y un grupo de...
A Concert for Cuba,” streaming free, world-wide on July 18 & 19

“A Concert For Cuba” Streaming Free on July 18-19, 2020

Renown Musicians, Artists to Unite in the World’s First “Concert for Cuba” - Global Broadcast on July 18 & 19 Brings Afro-Cuban Music and...
Ethiel Faílde and Orquesta Faílde - Faílde con Tumbao

Orquesta Faílde: Faílde con Tumbao

Eight years have passed since Ethiel Faílde (he's the great-great-nephew of the musical creator of the danzón Miguel Faílde) and a group of talented...
Omara Portuondo, Ethiel Faílde

Ethiel Faílde: Keeper of the Flame of Danzón

Did Miguel Faílde (1852-1921) create or even “consciously stumble” upon (both better epithet than “invented”) the now-iconic danzón dance form that Cuba gave the...
Orquesta Failde featuring Omara Portuondo Playlist

Listen to: Orquesta Faílde featuring Omara Portuondo

Ethiel Faílde, great-great grandson of the incomparable Miguel Faílde is, indeed, the keeper of the flame of danzón; the true successor of the iconic...
Alex Cuba: Sublime

Alex Cuba: Sublime

If some of you, like me, devour a new recording even before you first play it, turning the package over and over in your...

Toronto JazzFest 2019 Concert Series at Koerner Hall

Emilie-Claire Barlow WHEN: TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2019 AT 8:00 PMWHERE: KOERNER HALL – TELUS CENTREADDRESS: 273 BLOOR STREET...

The Gypsy-Cuban Project: Damian Draghici

Damian Draghici is far from being a regular guy, although the Cuban and Spanish musicians with whom he made The Gypsy Cuban Project would...

Jazz Plaza Cuba: De La Habana A Santiago

Festival Internacional Jazz Plaza Cuba Announces Full Lineup for 32nd Annual Jazz Plaza Havana & Inaugural Jazz Plaza Santiago - December 15-18, 2016 Headliners Christian...

The Night That Buena Vista Social Club Said Goodbye (In Toronto)

Manuel "Puntillita" Licea (2000), Máximo Francisco Repilado Muñoz aka Compay Segundo (2003), Rubén González (2003), Ibrahim Ferrer (2005), Pío Leyva (2006), Angá Díaz (2006),...

Buena Vista Social Club Featuring Eliades Ochoa and Omara Portuondo

http://youtu.be/Vt1E1zv0hiA http://youtu.be/jIuHqoAu1gc As Cuban revolutions go, it was an entirely peaceable uprising - but its impact could not have been more profound. On the release of...

Blue Cha Cha Celebrates Life of Manuel Galban

Special guests on final recording include Omara Portuondo, Rosa Passos, Trío Esperança, Eric Bibb, Sissoko Ballaké and Marcelo Mercadante, among others...

A Tribute to Carlos Garnett at the Panama Jazz Festival 2012

Report by Oscar Montagut Bogota, Colombia – January, 2012 For nine consecutive years the Danilo Perez Foundation has celebrated the Panama Jazz Festival with the best...