Pedrito Martinez is a Grammy-nominated Cuban rumba and timba drummer and singer. He is the world's 1st-call rumbero, and a true force of nature. In Yoruba tradition, he is Changó, the master of the drum, inventor of the sacred bata. Pedrito Martinez News Pedrito Martinez backs Cimafunk & La Tribu, featuring Chucho Valdés; at the Blue Note in Greenwich Village; … [Read more...] about Pedrito Martinez Backs Cimafunk & La Tribu, Featuring Chucho Valdés, at the Blue Note
Rumba NYC Archive
The Rumba NYC Archive contains New York Latin Culture Magazine's feature coverage of Cuban Rumba in New York City since 2021.
Rumba Flamenca Spanish Flamenco blends many musical traditions from the road between Northern India and Southern Spain. One road went through Europe. The other went through North Africa. The Gipsy Kings have taken Flamenco all over the world by blending it with many Global Music traditions. Flamenco seems to blend with everything. Rumba Flamenca is a style of Spanish … [Read more...] about The Gipsy Kings Featuring Nicolas Reyes Play French Rumba Flamenca at City Winery
Daymé Arocena is a Cuban singer, composer and bandleader who makes the sweetest Latin jazz from her rumba roots and classical music education. Robin Denselow of "The Guardian" (a global English newspaper) called her "Cuba's finest young female singer." Arocena really is that. She is one of the first female voices you think of in Cuban jazz today and she is still … [Read more...] about Daymé Arocena Joins Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra in a Dizzy, Chano and Chico Tribute at The Town Hall
Celia Cruz was is the most famous and influential woman in Latin music and what became La Salsa. She is remembered as the "The Queen of Salsa," although to our ear she is more naturally a rumbera. Her career follows the development of Latin music from Rumba and Changüi to Son Cubano with La Sonora Matancera, to Pachanga (Salsa Cuban-style) with Tito Puente in New York, to … [Read more...] about Remember Celia Cruz, “The Queen of Salsa” Who More Than Anyone Popularized Latin Music Around the World